When a man is found dead, the NCIS team investigate with DiNozzo later discovering that the death is connected to a case that he investigated during his time as team leader three years ago.
At a hotel room numbered "742", a man leaves the room, bringing with him a large suitcase that he wheels.
As he walks down the hall, a maid asks the man if he found his friend.
The man tells her that he did and thanks her.
He then passes another hotel room owner who's trying to get into his own hotel room but failing miserably.
The man then arrives into a room and dumps the suitcase down a chute.
Outside, the chute leads to a skip filled with rubbish and trash-bags.
Seconds, the suitcase arrives and splits open, revealing that there's another man inside.
It then cuts to a close-up of the man's face and shows his eyes are glazed over, revealing that the man is in fact dead.
A while later, the man who dumped the suitcase is walking through the lobby and heads up to the desk with the man revealing that he's checking out.
The female receptionist asks for his name.
It then cuts to the man who tells her that his name is Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo.
As the team process the crime scene, Elaine Davis states that they got it all wrong and that her husband likes to be handcuffed with Tony asking about the broken nose.
Elaine states that her husband slipped.
Ziva wonders about the lighter fluid.
Elaine tells her that after what her husband did, it was either that or Elaine's garden shears.
- It's revealed that NCIS has an office in Tokyo, Japan.
- Gibbs's Rule 38 is revealed to be "Your case, your lead".
- The song playing when Tony visits Abby's lab for the second time is "Love Is Like" by Skold Vs KMFDM.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||NCIS Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Mossad/NCIS Liaison Officer and a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Forensic Specialist associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner.|
|Renny Grant||Paul Greene||Wrongly imprisoned for embezzlement, the case was DiNozzo's first case as team leader during Gibbs' brief retirement. It is implied he took the money but he cannot be tried again for embezzlement due to double jeopardy.|
|Sergeant Mitch Wilkins, USMC||Scott Connors||Non-Commissioned Officer USMC.|
|Elaine Davis||April Parker-Jones||Wife of Carl Davis. Bound and tortured her husband when she received the photos of him with another woman.|
|Desk Clerk (Bounce)||Emily Baldoni||Hotel Employee. Works the morning shift at the hotel where Lt. Justin Grady was murdered.|
|Commander Carl Davis, USN||Paul Terrell Clayton||Naval Officer. Renny Grant's former supervisor, he asserted he was in Hawaii with another woman at the time of Lieutenant Grady's murder.|
|Curt Carver||Matt Crabtree||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Unnamed Maid||Ana Maria Lagasca||Hotel Employee.|
|Business Man||Jonathan Nail||A man who appears in the episode.|