NCIS s09e04 Episode Script

Enemy on the Hill

CAMERAMAN: Okay, we're set.
Later this week, Congress will be voting on a $14 billion appropriation for construction of a new class aircraft carrier.
Many watchdog groups feel that the money would be better spent at home on schools and infrastructure.
Your opinion? Well, that's a difficult question for me to answer.
I don't really know what the military needs.
That's a husband question.
I'd have to talk to him to see how I feel about it.
Okay.
Thank you.
Your honesty is refreshing.
CAMERAMAN: Okay, we're good.
Chad.
The guy with the camera over there.
Excuse me, sir.
ZNN.
Could we interview you for the evening news? - No.
- It'll only take a second.
- Please, don't point that at me.
- Please, sir.
If you could just give us [HORN HONKS.]
[PEOPLE SCREAMING.]
Someone call 911! - Gibbs, Gibbs, Gibbs.
- Whoa, whoa.
Abby, what? What? You're not gonna believe it.
I was chosen.
I'm a match.
They want me at the hospital for an interview right away.
What? You donating bone marrow again? No.
A kidney.
- Who needs a kidney? - I don't know him.
I just volunteered.
Whoa, Abby.
Slow down.
Back up.
- What are you talking about? - I heard about it.
There's this 18-year-old kid.
He's on dialysis.
And he needs a kidney but nobody in his family was a match.
I had to do something.
I went down and got tested and they just called me.
You're gonna give a good kidney to a total stranger? - Are you out of your mind? - That is very noble.
Abby, that's major surgery.
What's the recovery time on that? - It's gotta be weeks.
- Well, I don't know.
But I'll find out.
I have an interview with the transplant coordinator in, like, an hour.
Hey, Gibbs.
Hey, Detective Sportelli.
What are you doing here? - Long time.
- I gotta go.
- Abby, don't you commit to anything.
- It's gonna be great.
- Sportelli, what's up? - I arrested The Cooler.
Come on.
FBI's Most Wanted list? It's a career-making bust.
- The Cooler? - He puts people on ice.
Yeah, he's suspected in at least a half-dozen - high-profile contract assassinations.
- Right.
The thing tying the cases are the slugs taken from the victims.
Yeah, he's been like a ghost, blending into the background.
FBI has no idea what he looks like, let alone have a name.
They got one now.
Paul Arliss.
He's been living the good life in suburbia.
- On a cul-de-sac in Woodley Park.
- How did you catch him? News crew doing on-the-street interviews.
He tried to avoid the camera and ran into traffic.
Got hit by a van.
He's in critical condition.
I saw footage of that on the news last night.
They did not mention anything about him being a fugitive.
We kept it quiet till we figured out who he was.
You gotta keep that quiet.
Shh.
Ha-ha.
Wouldn't want anyone to know.
Great work, Detective Sportelli.
You arrested the unconscious man.
Did you have to cuff him when he was down - on the sidewalk there? - Heh.
How'd you ID him? Ballistics tied the weapon he was carrying to four unsolved hits.
- You here to gloat? - No, I'm here to help you.
We found surveillance photos and handwritten notes in his car parked about a block away.
Looks like his next target is gonna be a Navy lieutenant commander named Geoffrey Brett.
GIBBS: You got any leads on who hired Arliss? - Nope.
- Need to interview him.
Where is he? Washington General Hospital prison ward.
I'll call you when he's able to speak.
Great detective work, Sportelli.
I think we're all very proud of you.
Always a pleasure, DiNozzo.
Boss.
Commander Brett's an academy grad.
Top Gun pilot.
Flew F-18 Hornets in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Got shot down over Kunar Province.
TONY: Wait a second.
I know him.
That's the guy that survived by eating mud, bark and bugs while evading the Taliban.
Yep.
Took the marines two weeks to find and rescue him.
One tough S.
O.
B.
McGEE: He's divorced.
Has one daughter.
Currently assigned as a legislative fellow to the House Armed Services Committee.
[PHONE RINGING.]
MAN: Good afternoon.
Lieutenant Commander Brett's office.
[DOOR OPENS.]
You think this guy was trying to kill me? - Got good reason to believe so.
- He's a wanted contract killer.
Ha-ha-ha.
This is crazy.
I can't think of anyone who would want me dead, so it's gotta be a joke.
Captain Thornton put you up to this, didn't he? GIBBS: I don't know a Captain Thornton.
BRETT: Well, clearly this must be some sort of mistake.
Metro Police came to us with solid evidence.
You said the guy's been caught.
So there's nothing to worry about.
Whoever hired him to kill you wants you dead.
They'll find someone else to do the job.
We would like to put you in protective custody until we know more.
You're serious? Ha-ha.
I can take care of myself.
My job is to advise the members of the Armed Services Committee.
There is a critical vote about to take place on the Hill regarding a substantial military expenditure.
I'm gonna be in sensitive meetings all week.
Why don't you let an agent shadow you at work? We'll set you up tonight at the officers' quarters at the Navy Yard.
Yeah, I don't know.
And who will be the agent shadowing me? - Hi, Ducky.
- Just a second, Abby.
I'm just finishing cleaning and lubricating the Hornby model of my namesake, The Mallard.
Magnificent locomotive.
Set the world speed record for a steam engine back in 1938.
A hundred and twenty-six miles per hour.
It was on a slight downgrade between Bytham and Essendine.
Ha-ha-ha.
Remained in service until 1960 Abby.
What's the matter? - Do you have a minute? - Certainly.
- I just came from the hospital.
- I heard.
Well, donating a kidney is not a decision to be taken lightly.
Well, the transplant coordinator said that I'm not the only one that's a match.
- There's also a guy.
- Really? Well, usually it's hard to find one donor that's a match.
Yeah, exactly.
That's why she was amazed that she found a brother and a sister both willing to donate.
- Your brother also volunteered? - No, I spoke to Luca.
- He doesn't know anything about it.
- I'm confused.
Why does the transplant coordinator think that you and this man are siblings? As part of the screening process, we had to give a mitochondrial DNA sample.
Ours was a dead-on match, Ducky.
More than 99.
9 percent.
I mean, we have to be full-on brother and sister, right? I pressed the coordinator for details on the guy, like his name and address, but she clammed up, saying she'd said too much already.
It's pro forma for all donors' medical and personal records to be kept confidential.
Could my parents have had another child they gave up for adoption? I mean, it doesn't make any sense.
I don't believe it.
And neither does my little brother Luca.
He's as blown away as I am.
With your parents deceased, isn't there anyone else you can ask? Thanks for listening.
[SIREN WAILS.]
- Think we should've waited for Gibbs.
- No time.
Sportelli said he was conscious.
We don't know for how long.
Now, listen, when we get into the room, you let me do the talking.
Why? The Cooler's evaded the FBI for years.
Getting him to tell us who took out the hit on Commander Brett is gonna take a deft hand.
Oh, and that's you? You didn't even know who The Cooler was until I told you.
Neither did Ziva.
I need to talk to Arliss alone, so you've gotta get Sportelli out of the room.
- And how am I supposed to do that? - Well, I don't know.
You distract him.
Talk about your stupid obsession with jet packs.
- Men strapped on rockets.
- Hey, I am not obsessed.
Special Agents, not gonna get to talk to Arliss, boys.
- You said we could.
- He flatlined.
He's dead? Over and out.
McGEE: Hard to believe this guy was an infamous killer.
Up until yesterday, his only claim to fame was Salesman of the Year as a manufacturers' rep for a furniture company.
He's got a wife, two kids, no criminal record.
Not even a parking ticket.
He evaded the FBI for years by hiding in plain sight.
In a weird way you got to admire the guy.
Uhn! - He's a mass murderer.
- Despicable.
Nothing to admire.
You connect Arliss to Commander Brett? Not yet.
Metro's got a team going through his house.
If only I could have interrogated him.
I'll tell you, five minutes in my magic hands and I would have had him coughing up the name of that hit man.
- Five minutes? - Five minutes.
I learned from the best.
- We need to find out who hired him.
McGEE: I've been looking for enemies, but Commander Brett is a decorated hero.
He's well-liked.
I spoke to his former CO.
Brett climbed over some people while angling for his plum assignment on the Hill, but no one denies he deserved it.
"While angling for his plum assignment on the Hill?" Who talks like that? I'm already five minutes late.
- Your day always this busy? - Some are worse.
Especially when there's a big vote.
The first time I've been accompanied by a woman who's packing.
Huh.
Packing? Carrying a gun.
Why does someone who looks like you become an NCIS agent? What are agents supposed to look like? Stern.
Surly.
Humorless.
Agent Gibbs.
The problem with you guys, you're way too uptight.
Try lightening up a little.
- Uhn! - Ziva, relax.
I know him.
Relax.
- Sorry, Nick.
You okay? - Yeah, no.
- What the hell is going on? - Nick, NCIS Special Agent Ziva David.
NCIS? They mistakenly believe I need protection.
It's nothing really.
You just roughed up one of the barons of K Street.
He's trying to avoid the pejorative.
I'm a lobbyist.
You gonna be in your office later? I need to talk to you about something.
- Be back around 4.
NICK: Okay, great.
Nice meeting you.
I think.
Thanks for being so discreet.
What the hell's DiNozzo doing? I don't know.
Are you sure about Arliss' wife? She thought he was on the road selling furniture.
Be my guest.
Talk to her.
Look around.
Better move fast.
FBI's on their way.
They're taking over.
Hate those guys.
Glory hounds.
I'd rather deal with you than the Bureau.
- I don't blame you.
TONY: Hey, boss.
Something's wrong here.
I paced off the inside and outside of the garage.
There's a couple feet missing.
Looks like there's some electrical power going behind this wall.
[TAPPING.]
It sounds hollow.
There's something back there.
GIBBS: There's a seam.
That's interesting.
TONY: Eureka.
SPORTELLl: The FBI is gonna have a field day.
GIBBS: Oh, yeah, they will.
Why don't you let us take the computer? - Our people are real good.
- Yeah, our people are real good.
- You'll tell me what you find, Gibbs? - Yeah.
Sure.
ABBY: No.
This doesn't have anything to do with a sweepstakes.
I No.
No, I'm Abigail.
Your niece.
Gloria's daughter.
What are you doing? I found something on Arliss' computer.
I need to clone his hard drive.
Do you have your USB three cable? Oh.
Yeah.
No.
No, I'm not a cheerleader anymore.
I graduated high school a long time ago.
Um Uh I'm sorry, I can't bring you bonbons now.
I live in Washington, D.
C.
Now.
I'll visit soon, yeah.
I promise.
No, this is This is Abby.
Abby Sciuto.
Okay, Aunt Gert.
Go have your dinner.
Okay.
Love you.
Bye.
Abby, you okay? I just thought if anyone would know about my parents giving up a child, it would be my Aunt Gert.
She can't even remember her own name, poor thing.
Her dementia's gotten so bad.
- Is that your aunt? - No.
It's my mom.
Wow, she was beautiful.
She was beautiful.
What'd you find? Well, the day before Arliss was hit by the truck, he received a $25,000 wire transfer from the brokerage account of a George Kaplan.
Twenty-five thousand dollars? Is that how much it costs to get somebody whacked these days? Mister Kaplan lives at 1313 Branchport Avenue, Northwest.
Apartment 3C.
Abby? I wish you could spend the night, honey, but something has come up and Daddy has to stay in the city, okay? I'll talk to your mother.
We'll see if we can work out something for the weekend.
Yes, I promise.
Okay.
I love you, sweetheart.
Bye.
- How old is she? - Eight.
She She has special needs, but she doesn't let it stop her.
She's a great kid.
[CHUCKLES.]
- She's adorable.
What's her name? - Matilda.
I call her Tilly.
She's my life.
Agent Gibbs, you found something.
You know a man named George Kaplan? - No.
Should I? - We believe he put out the hit on you.
- Well, has he been arrested? - No.
Not yet.
We've got a lead on an address.
- We're still looking for him.
BRETT: This is getting crazier.
Why would someone I don't know want to have me killed? Should I be concerned about my daughter? My ex wanted to take Tilly to her parents' house in Hilton Head.
I'm gonna tell her to do it.
- What do you expect to see? - I don't know.
You'd think a guy who'd popped 25 grand for a hit would live in better digs than this.
I've been meaning on getting that fixed.
Boss, this is the landlady, Mrs.
Roach.
Understand you don't have a warrant, boss.
I can get one if you want.
Let's just get this over with.
I'm missing Judge Judy.
Ugh.
Kaplan's got terrible taste.
The apartment comes furnished.
I picked everything out.
GIBBS: How long has Kaplan been living here? Over a year.
Maybe a year and a half.
- No clothes in the closet.
- No food.
When's the last time you saw Kaplan? When I rented him the apartment.
- You haven't seen him since? - Don't think so.
You don't find it strange that someone rents an apartment and doesn't use it? He's my best tenant.
Doesn't make any noise, his business manager sends the check every month on time.
Guy who lives in a dump like this has a business manager? - No offense.
- What's the manager's name? I don't know.
I mean, I got the name in my apartment.
Now, I suppose you want me to go down and get it.
You wanna come with me, boss? No, I'll wait here.
That's what they call a turkey vulture, But too old to take down the prey.
MRS.
ROACH: I wouldn't bet on that.
- Dust for prints, boss? - Yeah.
- It's late.
I'm not that hungry.
- Let's just get to the Navy Yard.
- I don't wanna spend the night there.
- Well, hopefully it won't be for long.
Let's take the stairs.
It's quicker.
After you.
Sorry.
ZIVA: Open it.
Goodbye.
[DOOR HANDLE RATTLING.]
ZIVA: Brett! Uhn! Any response to the BOLO? No.
I felt all day he wanted to shake me.
It's hard to protect someone who doesn't want protection.
- His cell's still off.
- What was his schedule this morning? He has to be in his office by 11:00 a.
m.
For a call with Admiral Mosley in Pearl Harbor.
Right.
Doubt he'll miss that.
- You got anything on Kaplan? - There's no D.
C.
Driver's license or passport issued to a George Kaplan at 1313 Branchport Avenue, Northwest.
We're trying surrounding states, but it's a common name.
There's gonna be a lot of hits.
- Military or criminal record? - None.
I got something.
Ha-ha.
The social security number of the George Kaplan on Branchport Avenue.
Why does that name sound so familiar? - Where'd you get the number? TONY: Kaplan's stockbroker.
It turns out he's got 1.
1 mil in the account - that paid for the hit man.
- Broker give you a description? Doesn't think he met him.
Dealt with the business manager, a Drew Turner.
That's the same name we got from the landlady.
Broker says it's not unusual.
He deals with business managers all the time.
It turns out that Turner had power of attorney.
All the documentation you need to open an account, which means he's got Kaplan's social security number and address.
Which has to be a residence.
Can't be a PO box.
Kaplan files State and Federal tax returns.
Prepared by Drew Turner.
Time to talk to him.
DiNozzo, subpoena the records of Kaplan's account.
Now.
[RINGS DOORBELL.]
- Drew Turner? - Yes.
- You're a woman.
- What gave it away? NCIS.
Agents McGee and DiNozzo.
We need to speak with you.
Navy investigators.
I am running late to a meeting with the IRS [PHONE RINGING.]
Come on in.
Drew Turner.
I just got back into town this morning.
Listen, they are only auditing your entertainment expenses, and I'm bringing copies of all your receipts.
So relax, you have nothing to worry about, Harry.
Yeah.
I can meet you in 10, Okay.
Bye.
Nervous client.
First time being audited.
Sorry.
Must be nice working out of your home.
- Never late to work.
TONY: Yeah, heh, I bet.
CPA? So you do personal tax returns? Yeah.
TONY: That's impressive.
We're looking for a client of yours, George Kaplan.
You know where we can find him? - You check his apartment? - Yes.
Okay.
Maybe he's out of town.
He seems to move around a lot.
I haven't seen him since last tax season.
- Can you describe him? - George? Yeah.
On the shorter side.
5'8 maybe.
Dark hair.
I don't really know him that well.
I just helped him set up an investment account, and do his taxes once a year.
What is this about? Do you know a Lieutenant Commander named Geoffrey Brett? No.
Sorry.
And I gotta get going.
I mean, my client is at the IRS office and he is hyperventilating.
Ha-ha.
Well, we just need you to come by the Navy Yard and help us with a sketch of Kaplan.
- Are you gonna be there? - Definitely.
You'll be working with our forensic scientist, Abby Sciuto.
Whatever.
I mean, I'll be there as soon as I'm done with the IRS.
- Let's say an hour.
Two at the most.
- Sounds good.
Thanks.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
BRETT: How much trouble am I in? You're not taking the threat on your life seriously.
- You're right.
I'm not.
It's bogus.
- Fact.
A professional hit man is targeting you.
With no basis.
I can't, for the life of me, think of anyone - I've pissed off that bad.
- Why'd you ditch me? Okay, this is awkward.
- The truth? - That would be nice.
I was uncomfortable having you with me in meetings all day, but there was no way I could let you accompany me last night.
I was with a woman.
- Is she married? BRETT: No.
And no jealous ex-boyfriends.
Trust me, I thought of that.
You two don't get it.
I've got a life to live.
And if anyone's trying to kill me, I can take care of myself.
I'm glad this is your detail and not mine.
Go on.
GIBBS: What've you got, Abbs? - Whoa, Gibbs, you scared me.
- What are you doing? - Um I'm searching male birth records from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
- Did you find anything? - No.
How'd you make out with the prints found in Kaplan's apartment? I haven't gotten to them yet.
What about the sketch of Kaplan? His business manager never showed up.
- Did you tell Tony, McGee? - No.
- I've been a little distracted, Gibbs.
- Abbs.
I need you.
I appreciate it.
Broker said he got a call from Drew Turner The hot, sexy accountant.
- Last week, authorizing the money transfer to Costa Rica from Kaplan's account.
She told us she hadn't spoken to Kaplan - since last tax season.
- She lied.
Well, I guess she won't be doing your taxes.
I'm gonna call Gibbs.
Hold it, probie.
I'm the one who subpoenaed the brokerage papers.
Yeah, but I'm the one that traced the transfer to the gambling website.
[CELL PHONE RINGING.]
- Boss, that's me.
- No, that was me.
I've got Kaplan's brokerage statement.
A week before the 25 grand was wired to the hit man, there was a $500,000 withdrawal.
McGEE: I tracked it to an online gambling website in Costa Rica.
Transaction was initiated by Kaplan's business manager, Drew Turner.
We told you that Drew is a woman, right? Of course we did.
She is authorized to sign on the account.
You knew that too.
She told us she hadn't talked to Kaplan in months.
We think that little kitty cat is up to something.
Clearly she and George Kaplan were in this together.
Turner did not show to do the sketch with Abby.
Bring her in.
[RINGS DOORBELL.]
She's not home.
Car's here.
I'm gonna have Abby track her cell.
[WHISTLES.]
[SIGHS.]
What do you expect to see, Tony? TONY: You don't have to track her cell.
She's home.
What's she doing? TONY: Not much.
We better call Gibbs.
SPORTELLl: She's a civilian.
- I want the body.
- No, we found her.
She's our lead to who may have put out the hit on the commander.
A lot of good she's gonna do you dead.
She leave a suicide note? Well, the late Ms.
Turner did not commit suicide.
What are you talking about? She hung herself.
Doctor Mallard, meet Metro Detective Sportelli.
Good morning.
I'd shake hands, but I'm cool.
- What are you thinking, Duck? - The hanging was staged.
- How can you tell? - Well, to begin with, suicide by hanging is very unusual, uncharacteristic for a female.
So I was suspicious.
Human flesh reacts differently after death.
When a person hangs themselves, they are suspended by the neck with the weight of the body pulling downwards.
The ligature creates a furrow with a pattern that runs from the front to the back.
But when the ligature is applied after death, as in this case, you can see it's fairly even.
The tissue not being infused with blood, reacts differently.
It's dryer and more yellowish.
- Then how did she die? - Well, I opened up the neck and I found bruising on her organs consistent with manual strangulation.
Ms.
Turner was choked to death and then hanged to make it look as if the manner of death was indeed suicide.
A cover-up.
Fake suicide.
You think she was killed by George Kaplan? What if there isn't a Kaplan? The only person other than Drew Turner who says that they've met Kaplan is his landlady.
And she's got a real fuzzy memory.
We've got no photo ID of him.
- Maybe Drew Turner was Kaplan.
- I don't know.
She doesn't look like a George to me.
Besides the two of them did sign the authorization card for the brokerage account.
She could have disguised her handwriting and signed both.
Fake suicide, fake names, women pretending to be men.
This is getting messy.
I'll tell you what.
I'm out of here.
I'll let you duke it out with the FBI.
So long, Gibbs.
How does this all tie into Commander Brett? We still don't know why someone wants him dead.
It's like Deep Throat said in All the President's Men.
"Follow the money.
" There's over a million bucks in Kaplan's account still.
We know what he spent some of it on.
Paying off gambling debts, ordering a hit.
Where'd the money come from? Boss, I'm gonna try and get Abby to compare both signatures, see if they were made by the same person.
Try, McGee? Well, Abby's been real distracted by this brother thing.
Yeah, I noticed.
She had no luck finding the guy.
Do your thing.
See what you can find out about the brother.
Drew Turner.
No.
Never heard the name.
- Who is he? - She.
Kaplan's business manager.
She was found dead yesterday.
- How did she die? - Murdered.
There's a connection to the hit on you.
That is why you need to stay in protective custody, commander.
All right.
You convinced me.
I won't fight you anymore.
ABBY: Look at the spacing between the letters and the names.
I compared the relative height, width, size and slant of the letters that are common to both names: E, n and r.
The baseline habits are totally different.
So these signatures were definitely made by two separate people.
- Are you sure? - McGee.
Now look at Kaplan's signature.
The counter of the a's and the cramped loop of the e.
It's a very masculine trait.
So there's a difference between male and female handwriting? Of course.
Well, I was wrong.
There is a George Kaplan and he's out there somewhere.
I'm gonna dust the original signature card.
Maybe Kaplan left a print when he signed it.
Aha.
My dynamic duo.
Does anyone know where I can find Gibbs? I think he's still in the conference room.
What do you got? [SINGS.]
I know where Kaplan got the money Can't you try telling us like a normal human being? Oh.
All the funds were wired from the Broussard Bank in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Whose account? - I don't know yet.
But I'm gonna find out.
See you.
We've gotta keep him away from that new coffee machine.
Geoff, do you got a sec? We need to talk.
I think we're losing Kenneally's vote.
Hello.
Hi.
I'll let you two talk.
[DOOR OPENS THEN CLOSES.]
She's still here.
You gonna tell me what's going on? NCIS says there's been a threat on my life.
Don't worry, it's got to be a mistake.
This will all go away in a couple days.
In the last year and a half there have been four deposits into George Kaplan's account, totaling $1.
5 million.
They all came from the Broussard Bank in Switzerland.
Special Agent Survoy, in Marseilles, is currently trying to find out who authorized the transfer of funds to Kaplan.
Abby looks like she's in a better mood.
- You got something? ABBY: Yeah.
I pulled the prints of three people off the brokerage account signature card.
One was a clerk that works in the file room and Drew Turner, the business manager, and ta-da, Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Brett.
- His fingerprints are on the card? ABBY: Oh, there's more.
Look at the uppercase g's, and then the lowercase o's, e's, and r's.
Those signatures came from the same person.
Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Brett is George Kaplan.
It doesn't make sense.
What, did Brett put a hit out on himself? Did he kill Drew Turner? We need proof that Brett and Drew Turner knew each other.
George Kaplan.
Of course.
Ha-ha.
- I'm slipping.
What took me so long? - Spit it out, DiNozzo.
The Hitchcock classic, North by Northwest, George Kaplan is the name of the guy who never existed.
Brett created Kaplan to hide the money he was getting from the Broussard Bank in Switzerland.
Drew Turner had to be in on it.
She helped Brett set the whole thing up.
She opened up a brokerage account under the fake name, filed all the tax returns, then rented an apartment so they'd have a valid mailing address.
DiNozzo, fill Ziva in.
[CELL PHONE RINGING.]
- David.
- Can Brett hear you? Yes, of course.
- You sitting down? - What is it? Put on your most Mossad ninja face.
No big reaction.
Commander Brett is George Kaplan.
They are one in the same person.
Oh, really? So, what's the plan? Gibbs wants you to hang in there until we know more.
Don't let him out of your sight.
- Like you did last time.
- Ha-ha-ha.
Nice.
Well, I'll wait for you to call me back then, sweetheart.
- Good luck.
- Bye.
Boyfriend? GIBBS: DiNozzo, get me Special Agent Survoy in Marseilles.
I wanna know who this money is coming from.
McGEE: Boss.
What is that? That call was from a friend at Health and Human Services.
This is the name and address of the man whose DNA matches Abby's.
What should I do with it? I'll take care of it.
Did you bring me a Caf-Pow! As my reward? No, I've got something else for you.
Is that what I think it is? His name is Kyle Davis? That's a lot of responsibility.
What are you gonna do with it? I wanna meet him.
Okay.
Are you sure you wanna open that door? Yeah.
Okay.
Do you want me to go with you? I think I think this is something I have to do alone.
[CELL PHONE RINGING.]
Okay.
You always know what's best for Abby.
Yeah, it's Gibbs.
I've been in contact with Broussard Bank in Geneva.
Under the 2009 information-sharing agreement with the United States, they gave me the name of the company who wired the funds to George Kaplan.
It's a foreign subsidiary to Stembridge Marines, one of the largest naval shipbuilders in the U.
S.
And Brett's the liaison for the House Armed Services Committee.
For the past year he's been running up and down the halls of Congress, pushing Stembridge Marine's $14 billion aircraft carrier.
It's like having their own lobbyist.
Can you say kickback? Thank you, Special Agent Survoy.
I heard there's an opening in contingency response.
Could you put in a good? Boss, I ran a matrix comparing Brett's and Drew Turner's credit card statements.
Almost every Thursday night over the last two years, they have both hung at the 1812 Pub.
Bartender thought they were an item.
TONY: Brett couldn't explain his massive income.
Not on a Navy salary.
He had to launder it, so he got a help from his bar honey-accountant, Drew Turner.
They created the fictitious George Kaplan and they ran the money through the brokerage account so they could make it legal.
- It was brilliant.
- Yeah.
Until it went sideways.
[DOGS BARKING.]
Hi.
Cute, huh? He has a great personality.
Do you wanna hold him? Do I know you from somewhere? I don't think so.
- The dog park on 11th, right? - I've never been there.
You sure look familiar.
[DOG BARKS.]
Are you looking to rescue a pet today? Um No.
I was just window shopping.
But I really admire what you do here.
I love your dog collar.
We have a pit bull terrier that has one just like it.
Come take a look.
You'll get a kick out of her.
Come on.
The vote's in a couple days.
I have better things to do than be dragged back to NCIS.
- Well, we had a break in the case.
- Why don't you just tell me what it is? Interrogation room? Well, that doesn't sound good.
Oh, sorry.
- Did not know this room was used.
- Yeah, not a problem.
We're just finishing up here.
You know Nick Sandlock.
We're just talking about Stembridge, kickbacks, and the Swiss Banks.
Hey.
We can talk in here.
Bye-bye.
McGEE: Special Agent McGee.
You look like you may need to sit down, commander.
It sounded like a pretty sweet plan until Drew Turner got in trouble.
What was it? Costa Rica? Her gambling? She was addicted to it.
When did you realize she was using your money to pay off her bets? When you said George Kaplan took out a hit on me.
Drew was the only other person who knew that name.
With you dead, she'd have access to everything in the account.
The greedy bitch used the money to have me killed.
That why you ditched Ziva? Hmm? So you could go after her? I was putting that money away for my daughter.
For her future needs.
[SIGHS.]
I think this is where I tell you I need to talk to a lawyer.
[KNOCKING ON DOOR.]
Door's unlocked, Abbs.
Hey, Gibbs.
So? - Did you see the guy? - Kyle? My brother.
Yeah.
How'd it go? It was fine.
I didn't tell him who I was.
He seems really, really nice.
He doesn't need the added stress.
I mean, he just got chosen to donate a kidney and the operation's tomorrow.
I just I have things I have to work out, you know? Are you drinking tea? Yeah.
Don't tell Ducky.
He'll give me a lecture on brewing.
What do you need to work out, Abbs? It's just This whole brother sister thing.
It didn't make any sense to me.
I mean, Kyle and me, our DNA is a total match.
So we have to have the same biological parents.
So then I was like, "What, did they give him up for adoption?" I can't imagine the wonderful, loving parents that raised me and Luca ever giving up a child.
But they would have adopted a child.
And they did.
Me.
I'm adopted, Gibbs.
How do you know that? This is my mom's hair, and I ran a DNA test on it.
And I compared it to mine.
It wasn't a biological match, Gibbs.
So I I don't know who I am anymore.
I don't know who my parents were.
I'm just like Like little orphan Abby.
Abbs.
You're still the same person.
Your parents, they're still your parents, as you remember them.
Family's more than just DNA.
It's about people who care and take care of each other.
I know.
[SIGHS.]
But why didn't they tell me I was adopted? I mean, there's gotta be a reason, and I need to find out before I completely turn Luca and Kyle's lives upside down.
You don't have to do this alone, Abby.
You've got a family that will help you through it.