Swan Song, is the twenty-third episode in Season Eight of , and the 185 NCIS th of the series as a whole.
After evidence comes to light suggesting that the "Port to Port" killer has infiltrated the Navy Yard after the body of
an NCIS Special Agent is found, NCIS is placed on high alert. However, Gibbs and the team soon suffer a personal and devastating tragedy when a close, personal friend becomes the killer's latest victim.
Tony after EJ has told him that the Port-to-Port Killer is back in town and that they're targeting NCIS and its Agents.
Act Two Gibbs after learning that Trent Kort is the owner of the eyeball that Tony and Ziva received in Two-Faced (episode)
Having been murdered by the Port-to-Port Killer, Mike Franks appears as a hallucination to Gibbs.
Franks, the Port to Port killer's latest victim.
McGee, Tony, Ziva and Abby have a group hug in the elevator.
Assistant Medical Examiner
Former Supervisory Agent, NCIS who dies after being stabbed while fighting the Port-to-Port Killer.
Special Agent Trent Kort
David Dayan Fisher
Special Agent, CIA. It's revealed that it was his eye that was sent to Tony and Ziva at the end of "Two-Faced".
Erica Jane Barrett
Sarah Jane Morris
Special Agent in Charge of a team formerly based in Rota, Spain. She is later taken hostage by the Port-to-Port Killer.
NCIS Special Agent attached to Barrett's MCRT previously stationed in Rota. Is shot and gravely wounded by the Port-to-Port Killer.
NCIS Special Agent attached to Barrett's MCRT previously stationed in Rota. Dies at the hands of the infamous Port-to-Port Killer.
Lieutenant Jonas Cobb, USN
United States Navy, he was recruited by the CIA and trained as an assassin. But the training caused his mind to snap and as such, he became a brutal, unforgiving mass murderer known as the Port to Port serial killer.
As a result of the murder of Special Agent Earl Stark, Gibbs calls Michael Franks and request William Decker's "insurance policy."
Franks arrives in D.C with the insurance policy he got during Judgment Day Part 2 (episode).
Later that night, Franks, having gone outside for a cigarette gets into a fight with Cobb, the Port-to-Port Killer.
Cobb stabs Franks and takes his sidearm before fleeing the scene.
As a result of the stab wound, Franks dies instantly with Gibbs later finding his remains.
The team are left devastated by Franks's death and struggle to come to terms with the event.
It's revealed that the eyeball Ziva and Tony received in Two-Faced (episode) belongs to Trent Kort.
Lieutenant Jonas Cobb, a former Navy Officer is revealed to be the P2P Killer.
EJ, Cade and Lavin head to capture Cobb, only for Gibbs and Vance to discover too late that it's a trap Cobb arranged.
During the attempt, Cobb shoots both Cade and Lavin while later incapacitating Barrett who becomes his hostage.