Ziva, a Mossad agent, returns to the NCIS and to the Gibbs team as a liaison officer; after a rocky start Gibbs accepts her presence his own way. A 140-year-old iron casket shows up at a construction site near a Civil War battlefield in northern Virginia; it undergoes an inspection at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, where a forensic anthropologist contacts the NCIS after she sees a cellphone inside the casket. The body is that of a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, who served as an instructor at Quantico, reported on a UA about a year before. Ducky finds the horrible cause of death. Abby and McGee find a message, then he and Ziva find and lose a clue. The team figure it out and wrap it up, then Gibbs and Ziva make peace their own way, and she gets a different desk.
Did You Know?
Gibb's rule no. 18: It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. See more
Early in the dialogue McGee refers to the "Smithsonian Museum", which is correctly and properly known instead as the Smithsonian Institution, not "museum". See more
[opening the murder victim's safe deposit box, that was last visited by a man claiming to be his brother
Officer Ziva David
Ooh... we need to talk to his brother.
Special Agent Timothy McGee
[a shot of the opened box reveals a severed, desiccated human hand clutching an old map
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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