It's late-night in downtown Baltimore and as the Black Keys- Gold on the Ceiling plays in the background, Seaman Mark Hill who is drunk and also hiccuping is being supported by his friend, fellow Seaman Jacob Pierway who wonders if Hill's gained weight.
As the two sailors walk down the street, Hill just tells Pierway that it's too much beer with Pierway telling Hill that Hill pukes on him, then he'll leave Hill right here.
"All right", Hill states.
As they walk down the street with Hill glancing around, Pierway suddenly stops upon seeing their fellow sailor, Petty Officer Caleb Adams lying in an alleyway, presumably passed out.
Pierway calls Adams's name but there's no response.
With that, the two sailors head over with Pierway telling Adams to come on and to get up before wondering if Adams is hearing Pierway.
As soon as he's left Hill against a wall, Pierway adjusts his hat and tells Adams to come on and that Pierway is not going to be dragging both their sorry asses back to the ship.
Pierway then kneels and touches Adams while stating to Adams that they're back by 0600 but gasps upon realizing that Adams's uniform is soaked with blood and that there's a single stab wound as well.
Pierway and Hill just stand there, both stunned.
It then cuts to Adams who lies there, dead.
- The team meet Michael Thomas, Vance's brother-in-law.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Response Team.|
|Jackie Vance||Paula Newsome||NCIS Director Leon Vance's wife.|
|Jared Vance||Akinsola Aribo||Vance's son.|
|Kayla Vance||Kiara Muhammad||Vance's daughter.|
|Michael Thomas||Jocko Sims||Brother in law of Director Vance and Jackie Vance's younger brother. Guilty of "accidental" murder.|
|Marty Fiero||Don Stark||A man who runs a pizzeria.|
|Meredith Bilson||Eden Riegel||Murder victim's girlfriend.|
|Petty Officer Third Class Brian Smith||Aaron Perilo||Suspect.|
|Petty Officer Third Class Dan Garscott||Patrick Cohen||A Petty Officer.|
|Seaman Robert Epplund, USN||Richard Reid||A Navy Sailor.|
|Seaman Mark Hill, USN||Andy Shephard||A Navy Sailor.|
|Seaman Jacob Pierway, USN||Lawrence Adimora||A Navy Sailor.|