The bodies of a Lance Corporal and his civilian girlfriend are discovered in a car that has gone over the edge and the team originally assume that it's nothing more than a tragic accident but it quickly becomes a murder investigation when Ducky determines that the female passenger was dead long before the car ever went over the edge. As the NCIS team investigate the circumstances surrounding the case, Abby finds herself recalling some painful memories of her first case that she investigated as a young child in New Orleans.
In a car, Marty and Lester are complaining with Marty telling Lester to quit driving like an old man while Lester tells Marty to relax and that the girls know that they're worth waiting for.
Marty states that he doesn't want to screw this up and that he likes Janice as she understands him.
Lester remarks that Janice is also easy on the eyes with Marty agreeing.
Lester also states that it's good to be a few minutes late because it keeps them on their toes.
Marty snaps at Lester that he's not playing games and that he's too old for that nonsense.
"Who said anything about games?", Lester says. "I'm talking about keeping her interested".
Marty just rolls his eyes.
Lester states that he's talking about psychological foreplay.
Marty sarcastically laughs before telling Lester that he's still awake and how's that for foreplay?
The two chuckle.
Suddenly, Marty spots something that has him yelling at Lester to stop the car.
Lester stops the car, the tyres screeching loudly as he asks Marty what's wrong.
Marty hops out of the car and tells Lester to come on as Lester wonders where Marty's going.
Marty reaches an area with Lester demanding answers and then going "What the..." when he sees what Marty sees.
It then shows that the two are looking a car that has apparently gone off the ravine with a man lying against the rock. Marty tells Lester to call 911 now.
Inside the car a young woman sits in the passenger seat.
It then cuts to that the man is wearing an uniform associated with the United States Marine Corps while in the background, Lester begins dialing 911 as he and Marty look on.
Tony wanders into the bullpen, saying "Good morrow, fellow humans", causing Ziva to remark that he has a bushy tail this morning.
- It's revealed that the first ever case Abby worked on when she joined NCIS concerned a dead Marine at a car wash.
- It's also revealed that since joining NCIS, Abby has never missed a single day or even called in sick.
- It's shown that Abby has revised her "Abby's Lab for Dummies" book.
- This is the 50th episode of NCIS that Dennis Smith has directed, Smith having directed his first ever episode, the Season 1 episode, High Seas (episode).
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||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||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Medical Examiner Assistant. Credited but didn't appear.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS. Credited but didn't appear.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Young Abigail Sciuto||Brighton Sharbino||Abby as a young girl.|
|Walter Dunn||Michael McGrady||Lance Corporal Chad Dunn's father.|
|Scott Cutwright||Edward Kerr||Lyla Cutwright's father.|
|Meredith Dunn||Michelle Clunie||Lance Corporal Chad Dunn's mother.|
|Jake Ford||Robert Catrini||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Brandon Singer||Drew Rausch||Lance Corporal Chad Dunn's cousin and also the man responsible for killing both Lance Corporal Dunn and Lyla Cutwright.|
|Patricia Richert||Melody Butiu||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Lester (Hit and Run)||Sy Richardson||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Marty||Richard Balin||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Ricki's Father||Michael Eaddy||Ricki Evans's father.|
|Delores||Judith Drake||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Young Luca Sciuto||Cole Sand||Abby's adopted brother as a young boy.|
|Ricki Evans||Corinne Massiah||A young girl Abby befriended as a child.|