An explosion at a D.C. event that results in a casualty connected to the agency changes Parsons’ perspective on Gibbs and the NCIS team. Meanwhile, without badges, DiNozzo and McGee investigate the case as civilians, despite the case’s dangerous ties to each of them.
Episode number: 11x1 Airdate: Tuesday September 24th, 2013
Four months ago, Richard Parsons arrives at a fancy hotel and wants to talk with Tom Morrow and Secretary Jarvis about NCIS. Tom says this isn't the place to talk about that but Richard says his job is to clean up the NCIS but he has been sidelined by some half-assed mission because they want Gibbs' to play cowboy. Tom says that Homeland isn't the only organization authorizing this. Richard says it is wrong that Gibbs was given the mission. Richard asks what the one mission is that can trump a career of rule breaking. Tom says there is a line in the sand and warns Richard not to cross it. Tom goes back into the hotel and Richard walks away. An explosion rocks the building and throws Richard to the ground. ..