While serving as protection of the Chief of Naval Operations, all Hell breaks loose when McGee, having spotted an argument occurring in a darkened alleyway shoots one of the men. Things take a shocking turn when it's revealed that the victim is actually a detective who was working undercover for the Metro Police Department which has the victim's captain and the victim's partner arriving at NCIS with the intention of conducting their own investigation. The team believe that McGee made mistake but Gibbs has his suspicions about the meeting that took place....
In a change from their usual crime scene investigating, the NCIS Major Case Response Team are acting as protection detail for the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chapman who's attending the Navy League of the United States Dinner. In the hallway, Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo and Mossad/NCIS Liaison Officer Ziva David are standing guard.
While waiting, the two quickly discuss Tony selling his sperm while he was a freshman in college and that the only reason he's interested is because he got a registered letter from the Sperm Bank requesting that Tony contact them as soon as possible but the talk is interrupted when Leroy Jethro Gibbs tells the two that they're moving.
This prompts Tony and Ziva to turn around and head back to where they originally came from.
Gibbs descends the stairs with the Admiral and his team coming behind him. The group soon head into the main area with Tony and Ziva joining them almost immediately. In the garage, Timothy McGee tells them that the car's ready. Gibbs then tells McGee to check the exit.
McGee agrees to do that before yelling to the men at the Admiral's car that the group are coming down. One of the guards states, "Yes, sir!" with another guard telling him they're standing by. Back in the hotel, the group with Tony and Ziva now in tow head for the car-park, taking a side-tour through an empty corrider.
Outside, McGee having gotten outside soon spots two men in the corner, arguing about something. This prompts him to tell Gibbs to hold one for a second.
Back inside, the party have reached the car-park with Gibbs signalling the group to stop as he asks McGee what he's got.
Outside, with his hand on his SIG-Sauer resting in his holster, McGee cautiously approaches the two men, telling Gibbs he isn't sure yet while the two men unaware of McGee's presence continue engaging in something resembling a very, very loud shouting match.
Back in the garage, Gibbs tells McGee to talk to him but things take a turn when everyone hears the sound of gunshots. Almost instantly, Gibbs reacts, ordering Tony and Ziva to get the Admiral out of the building which they do, joining the Admiral in the limo.
Gibbs then takes off down the car park area with the limo behind him. He eventually emerges outside in the same area that McGee was in only mere minutes before with his gun drawn. He then sees McGee roll over the body of the man the young Agent saw in the alleyway moments ago.
After holstering his gun, Gibbs approaches McGee with his flashlight at the ready.
McGee wordlessly looks at Gibbs, his left hand still holding his gun.
It then cuts to McGee who looks stunned at what he's done.
- Tony reveals that he donated sperm while he was in college.
- It's revealed that Number 8 in Gibbs's Rules is "Never take anything for granted".
- Abby reveals that she believes she's ready to assist with an autopsy now that she's successfully beaten her fear of being afraid of going down to Autopsy in the past.
- This was the most watched episode of Season 3.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Mossad Liaison to the NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Jennifer Shepard||Lauren Holly||Director of NCIS.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Ducky's assistant.|
|Cynthia Summer||Stephanie Mello||Jenny's secretary.|
|Dan Karzin||Christopher Allport||The captain of the Metro Police Department.|
|Keith Archer||William Gregory Lee||A Metro Police Department detective who's involved with an Irish drug lord named Edward Halligan. Gibbs shoots him when Archer attempts to kill McGee or Gibbs himself.|
|Assistant||Taryn O'Neill||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|John Benedict||Gary Sommers||An undercover Metro Police Department detective who McGee accidentally shoots dead while the team are protecting the Chief of Naval Operations.|
|NCIS Season Three|
|Kill Ari Part 1 ♦ Kill Ari Part 2 ♦ Mind Games ♦ Silver War ♦ Switch ♦ The Voyeur's Web ♦ Honor Code ♦ Under Covers ♦ Frame-Up ♦ Probie ♦ Model Behavior ♦ Boxed In ♦ Deception ♦ Light Sleeper ♦ Head Case ♦ Family Secret ♦ Ravenous ♦ Bait ♦ Iced ♦ Untouchable ♦ Bloodbath ♦ Jeopardy ♦ Hiatus Part 1 ♦ Hiatus Part 2|