Gibbs regains consciousness, and he says that he remembers "the explosion"; however, he does not recognize or remember Ducky. A neurologist says that Gibbs's organic injuries (his lack of brain damage) are inconsistent with an erasure of 15 years of memory even with a memory of his trauma; the physician suggests that the cause is not a physical one but rather an emotional repression of memory. Gibbs starts to remember a few things; Jen helps, then an old buddy does, then Ziva. Gibbs regains his memory, and he recalls the details of the operation on which he sustained his recent injuries. He figures out the bad guy, gives a severe warning, becomes ignored, then quits.
Did You Know?
In addition to learning that Gibbs was previously married and together they had a child , the details of their demise is also explained which sets the stage for a few future episodes concerning the fate of the person responsible for their deaths and the ensuing investigation. See more
While revealing Gibbs's first marriage and daughter to Ducky, Jenny Shepard says Kelly (Gibbs's daughter) was born in '84, and died as an 8-year-old while Gibbs was fighting in Desert Storm. Fighting or 'Major Combat Operations' of Operation Desert Storm (or Desert Shield) ceased in early 1991. This makes it impossible for Kelly to have been 8 years old at the time of her death. See more
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
I was angry at Mike. I never understood how he could quit... until now.
References Charlie Grace
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