What do you get when you mix one NCIS agent, one FBI agent, and one ex-wife? One uncomfortable geometric shape that nobody wants to get near.
They Always Screw You at the Drive-Thru
A henpecked husband just wants to sneak a little snack before going home, and gets busted in the drive-thru by a call from his wife. I don't know why he thinks he can eat all that grease and expect that she won't notice when he gets home. Stale fries have a scent that's harder to get rid of than Old Spice (don't ask me how I know this). This guy's not going to have to worry about hiding his fast food addiction, seeing as how he gets shot in the neck with a dart.
DiNozzo found 14 hairs in his shower drain this morning. He knows because he counted them. He's done that every morning for 12 years. Yes, that's weird. But my question is, why did he start 12 years ago? Tony's not that old. Did he start when he turned 30? Now I'm wondering about how old Tony is, because he doesn't seem 42 to me. I hate math, so I'm going to stop worrying about Tony's age and focus on the fact that Diane (ex-wife to both Gibbs and Fornell) has asked them both to meet her at a coffee cart.
Diane's husband Victor didn't make it home last night and she wants help finding him. Now maybe it's just me, but it seems like bad form to ask your exes to help find your current spouse, especially when it turns out that you cheated on one of the those exes with said missing spouse. I'm pretty sure that if I asked my exes for help, they'd put themselves in the hospital from laughing so hard. But, my exes aren't the stand-up guys that Gibbs and Fornell are, so they start digging. Probably a good decision, since Victor works for Homeland Security.
Create Your Own Virus
Victor's been kidnapped and forced to download a recipe for a synthetic virus that can be used as a weapon. He also has millions in several bank accounts in the Cayman Islands. Is the kidnapping just a ruse so he can sell the recipe for the virus to the highest bidder? At this point, I think Diane is more ticked at the hidden money than the fact that her husband might be a criminal. After all, she cleaned out the bank accounts of both her exes when she divorced them. Just think what she could do with that much cash!
In the end, Victor's proven innocent when one of his Homeland Security co-workers is found trying to infect top members of the various military branches at the Armed Forces football game. The culprit dies, but not before warning that Gibbs and Fornell haven't stopped anything. Is this an empty threat, or are we going to see the virus pop up later in the season?
Diane stops by to thank Gibbs for finding her husband. She also wants tell him that he was her Shannon, her one true love. It's strange to think of Gibbs meaning that much to his ex. They weren't married that long, and she did marry Fornell not long after their divorce. But people do odd things when they're hurt and searching for comfort. (Don't ask me how I know that, either).
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