After a young woman is found murdered and maimed in an apartment over a shop in DC, Gibbs and the NCIS team are called in to investigate. What they find causes Gibbs to come face-to-face with an incident from his past that still haunts him.
When the victim of a case the team's currently investigating turns out to be living in the US illegally under a false name, the team works to uncover her true identity. They quickly realize that she was brought into the US as part of a human smuggling ring in order to protect her from atrocities she faced in her home country.
Immediately Gibbs flashes back to an incident two years earlier. Approached by Mike Franks (Muse Watson) to help him smuggle six female refugees into the country from Afghanistan, Gibbs, bound by his own rules, failed to help the women which indirectly resulted in their deaths. The incident, which remained with him over the years, was one that he regretted and, as a result, spurred him into action to protect women currently in the same situation.
High points of the episode:
- Gibbs' face off with the men in Kabul.
- DiNozzo's "Be careful, Tim."
- The return of Mike Franks, via flashback.
- The return of Agent Grady (Jackie Geary.) Her ability to detect lies and her interrogation technique made her a handy asset in this case. Hopefully the writers will share whether or not she received the position in San Diego in a future episode.
- Palmer snooping in DiNozzo's desk - and McGee catching him in the act
Low points of the episode:
- Elina's English skills were better than expected. She seemed to easily understand Gibbs' questions.
What did you think of the episode? Were you glad to see Franks again? Were you surprised by Agent Grady? What do you think of the new leaf DiNozzo has turned over? Comment below with your thoughts.
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