Jack Patterson, a special agent of the NCIS, dies on a sidewalk in Washington, DC, in an execution-style shooting right after he drops a package into a mailbox. Abby says that Jack was on his way to meet her; soon she receives the carton from Jack, which contains a painting, which Abby finds to be radioactive. Gibbs interviews a man who introduces himself as an agent of the US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS). Abby learns that the slugs in Jack's body match a handgun used in an unsolved murder in Arizona two years ago; Gibbs and Tony go to Arizona and meet the artist. The real agent of the DoHS shows up in the squad bay; McGee alerts Gibbs, who, while on horseback with Tony, soon receives gunfire from a helo, and they return fire and crash the bird. Gibbs and Tony rescue the artist from harm, and they and the rest of the gang finish putting together the pieces of what happened.
Did You Know?
The helicopter that was used at the end of the episode was a Eurocopter AStar 350 B2 (N67TV) and is currently used by Helinet Aviation. See more
After Ziva and McGee call Gibbs to warn him that the assassin is closing in on the AZ party, Gibbs hangs up his satellite phone. After the chase is over, McGee is in MTAC shouting to ask if they are all alright and Gibbs answers them as if still on the phone call from earlier. See more
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
[after mounting a horse
He's going... He's going... Uh oh... Oh no. Sheriff, I think he lost a contact.
References Dead Man
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