|Ships in the Night||Credits||Transcript|
A Marine is gunned down while on a pleasure cruise, reuniting the NCIS team with CGIS Agent Abigail Borin and in investigating the death, they uncover a plot involving millionaire business magnates and a high-society scandal.
|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||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin||Diane Neal||Special Agent with the CGIS. Neal previously made her debut appearance as Agent Borin in the Season 7 episode, Jurisdiction (episode).|
|Wayne Grossman||Roark Critchlow||The Nolan's Attorney and in house counsel.|
|Kimberly Nolan||Tiffany Dupont||Lt. Nolan's sister.|
|Tom Adams||Patch Darragh||CFO of the Nolan Corporation.|
|Devin Lodge||Tyler Hynes||Boyfriend of Kim Nolan who is arrested for having sex with an underage minor.|
|First Lieutenant Jeremy Nolan, USMC||Wes Brown||Victim.|
|Captain Jared Bratton, USMC||Leith M. Burke||Marine Reservist who redrafted the victim's will.|
|Steve Mehlman||Kurt Scholler||A passenger on the pleasure cruise.|
|Bouncer (Ships in the Night)||Christopher Guyton||A man who appears in the episode.|
- The team are reunited with CGIS Agent Abigail Borin when they are called to investigate the murder of a marine who was on a pleasure cruise.
- Borin reveals that number one of her own set of rules is to never make excuses.
- It's soon discovered that the marine's death was the result of a conspiracy between his sister, the family lawyer, and the corporation's CFO.
- The song playing in the club where Tony and Ziva are interviewing Devin Lodge is Ke$ha's "We R Who We R".
|NCIS Season Eight|
|Spider and the Fly ♦ Worst Nightmare ♦ Short Fuse ♦ Royals and Loyals ♦ Dead Air ♦ Cracked ♦ Broken Arrow ♦ Enemies Foreign ♦ Enemies Domestic ♦ False Witness ♦ Ships in the Night ♦ Recruited ♦ Freedom ♦ A Man Walks into a Bar ♦ Defiance ♦ Kill Screen ♦ One Last Score ♦ Out of the Frying Pan ♦ Tell-All ♦ Two-Faced ♦ Dead Reflection ♦ Baltimore ♦ Swan Song ♦ Pyramid|