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01x11 - Eye Spy
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MUSIC IN:

EXT. SPACE - DAY

(CAMERA CLOSE ON MONITOR)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. OFFICE - DAY

(SFX: KEYBOARDING B.G.)

(KNOCK ON DOOR)

(DOOR OPENS/ CLOSES)

BEN: I've got ten minutes before Ainsley comes looking for me, so what's the big emergency?

JEREMY: No one can know about this.

BEN: Okay.

JEREMY: We haven't got much time. I was repositioning from Cuba up towards Quebec, guess it hit a glitch over Virginia - Little Creek Naval Base...

BEN: (SIGHS) God bless America.

JEREMY: She's really cold.

BENJAMIN: Really. Cold.

JEREMY: Better than monitoring ship movements in the Atlantic.

BEN: As long as we don't get caught.

JEREMY: Uh-oh. A problem.

BEN: Someone else must be there. Damn. Oh, no no no, sweetie. Nobody's looking. All right. All right. Where'd she go?

(CAMERA ANGLE ON MONITOR/ CLOSE ON BEACH SCENE)

JEREMY: What just happened?

BEN: Punch in.

(MUSIC OUT)

(THEME MUSIC UP OVER OPENING TITLE/SCENES/ CREDITS AND OUT)

FADE IN:

INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

"EYE SPY"(ELEVATOR DOORS SLIDE OPEN)

TONY: (MUMBLES) Good morning, Kate.

KATE: I assume that was good morning.

TONY: (MUMBLES re DOUGHNUT) Want one?

KATE: No. Thanks.

TONY: (MUMBLES) Really good.

KATE: Not worth the price. I like keeping my belt notched exactly where it is.

TONY: What's that supposed to mean?

KATE: What mean?

TONY: The whole sort of raised eyebrows winky thing.

KATE: Nothing, really. Just a...a nervous tic.

TONY: I've weighed exactly the same since the day I graduated from college. Never up, never down.

KATE: Certainly you would know. Do you weigh yourself a lot?

TONY: I never weigh myself.

KATE: I see. Huh. I don't pay that close attention to your body, Tony.

TONY: Really?

KATE: But Tony, If you're happy with the way you are, that's all that counts.

(PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Gibbs. Mm-hmm.

(GIBBS HANGS UP THE PHONE)

GIBBS: We've got a murder at Little Creek. Get Ducky.(GIBBS WALKS O.S.)

KATE: Are you all right?

TONY: Couldn't be better.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. BEACH - DAY

GIBBS: Who found the body?

ROE: I did. An anonymous tip was called into Base Security saying someone was stabbed here.

GIBBS: Victim been ID'd?

ROE: Yes, Sir. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Egan. His wallet was found in the S-U-V.

GIBBS: Kate, photos.

KATE: Got it.

TONY: Tag Heuer. You don't leave one of those around if you're robbing a guy.

GIBBS: You know the Lieutenant Commander's assignment?

ROE: Yes, Sir. He's attached as a technical advisor to Side-Scan, a civilian contractor on the base. Don't know any more. Their work's classified.

GIBBS: Keep this under wraps, Master Chief.

ROE: Yes, Sir.

(SFX: WAVES B.G.)

DUCKY: We have a rising tide.

GIBBS: Okay. DiNozzo?

TONY: Yo!

GIBBS: You and me take measurements. We'll rebuild them later in the lab. Kate, more photos!

KATE: Gotcha.

GIBBS: Gerald, take notes.

GERALD: I'm on it.

GIBBS: Come on, move it!

DUCKY: We've got to keep him dry.

GIBBS: I've got the sign.

TONY: I've got the farthest boulder.

GIBBS: Head and feet!

TONY: Fifteen point seven one.

GIBBS: Eleven point three six meters.

GERALD: Fifteen point seven one. Eleven point three six. Got them.

KATE: His dive knife is missing.

DUCKY: Yeah, you didn't see this coming, did you, my friend?

(SFX: WAVE B.G.)

GIBBS: Hey, watch out! Tide!

(TONY DIVES ONTO THE SAND)

DUCKY: (CHUCKLES) Well done, Tony.

GIBBS: Bag him.

DUCKY: I've got a spare suit in the van.

KATE: Are you okay? What is it?

GIBBS: Shrinkage.(KATE LAUGHS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. BUILDING - DAY

TYLER: I just can't believe Tom Egan is dead.

GIBBS: When did you see him last?

OVERMEYER: Early this morning.

GIBBS: Where was the Commander going?

TYLER: To conduct underwater tests on a piece of equipment.

OVERMEYER: Did you find a device with his body?

KATE: What kind of a device?

OVERMEYER: It's a handheld sonar gun. I've got a wooden mockup of the prototype that we're missing. It uses sound echoes to create visual images.

KATE: Like a sonogram.

OVERMEYER: Yeah.

TYLER: Not dissimilar. Earlier types are larger, have to be towed behind water craft.

OVERMEYER: And our version can be carried by a diver. My company developed the concept; we brought it to the Navy. Commander Tyler was assigned as my liaison.

TYLER: I brought in Tom. He was a sound-surveillance expert. We were evaluating it.

GIBBS: For use in harbor surveillance.

OVERMEYER: Yes. It's the only working prototype that we have. Its loss is just devastating to the military.

GIBBS: And I bet to your company. Where's the Commander's desk?

TYLER: There.

GIBBS: We're seizing his computer, and anything else we find we need. You understand.

CUT TO:

INT. QUARTER DECK - DAY

SPARKS: (INTO PHONE) Little Creek Quarter Deck. This is Seaman Apprentice Sparks speaking. How may I help you, Sir, Ma'am? Yes, Sir.

TONY: Special Agent DiNozzo.

SPARKS: They just can't stop messing with the uniforms, can they, Sir?

TONY: You on duty this morning?

SPARKS: Yes, Sir.

TONY: You take the call about the attack on the beach?

SPARKS: Yes, Sir. Call came in at zero nine thirty two.

TONY: Get a name?

SPARKS: No, Sir. But the voice was male. Sounded real nervous. And when I started asking questions, he just hung up.

TONY: You have caller I.D.

SPARKS: Yes, Sir. But the call that came in this morning was blocked.

TONY: Well, it shouldn't be too hard for NCIS to trace that.

SPARKS: I'd write a letter, Sir.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. OFFICE - DAY

TONY: Come on! Come on, Magee! You said you could do this.

MAGEE: I didn't say it was going to be easy.

TONY: Actually, that's exactly what you said only on the phone you ended it with a Sir.

MAGEE: Well, that's when I thought you were talking about going through the proper channels.

TONY: Proper channels have too many bags.

MAGEE: Well, lucky for you Little Creek has its own central exchange. Otherwise the proper channels would be our only option.

TONY: If I'm so lucky, then why haven't you given me the number yet?

MAGEE: The exchange handles all incoming calls to the base. Do you have any idea how many calls came into Little Creek at zero nine thirty two?

TONY: You know what my dad always said about excuses?

MAGEE: Yeah, they're like armpits. Everyone has them and they all stink.

TONY: Actually, he used a different part of the anatomy, but you got the main idea. So whatever happened between you and Abby?

MAGEE: Our paths still cross on occasion.

TONY: Really? I guess the tat on the old caboose did the trick.

MAGEE: Among other things.

TONY: You don't say. Did you see any art on her caboose?

MAGEE: You're right, I don't say.

TONY: I'll take that as a no.

MAGEE: Ah, found it. You see, the new S-S-seven data circuits - they block display of the number. But the calling party number message is still carried on the line.

TONY: I don't know what you just said. I don't care what you just said. Just give me the number. Why is there an asterisk?

MAGEE: I'm not sure. (BEAT) Sir?

TONY: That wasn't an "at it, Sir," look. That was a "you'd better find out why," look.

MAGEE: Oh. Sorry.

TONY: Rookie mistakes.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. EGAN RESIDENCE - DAY

(CAR BRAKES TO A STOP)

KATE: Egan and his wife have been married for nine years. They met when they were stationed in San Diego.

GIBBS: Any kids?

KATE: No. Oh, my god! It's their anniversary next week. It looks like the Navy was pretty good about stationing them at the same bases.

GIBBS: How long have they been here in Little Creek?

KATE: Egan was transferred here in March and his wife had to finish assignment in Panama City, Florida. Then followed four months later.

GIBBS: No matter how many times I do this, it never gets any easier.

KATE: We should have had DiNozzo handle this interview.

(SFX: DOOR BELL RINGS)

KATE: Just kidding!

(DOOR OPENS)

GIBBS: Lieutenant Egan? NCIS.

CUT TO:

INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY

GIBBS: I'm aware there's probably a better time to be doing all this.

KATE: Where were you coming home from, Lieutenant?

EGAN: Camp Lejeune for the weekend. It was a human resources seminar. When I got home the Base Commander and the Chaplain were here and I knew...

GIBBS: When was the last time you spoke to your husband?

EGAN: Last night.

GIBBS: What time?

EGAN: (SOBS) I don't know.

GIBBS: Yeah, but if you could try to remember.

EGAN: (CRIES) I don't know!

GIBBS: Lieutenant, I know this is hard.

EGAN: (CRIES) Sorry! Around ten...before I went to bed.

KATE: Did you know that he was going diving today?

EGAN: But he went diving many times during the week. He was a SEAL. He was decorated.

GIBBS: Did he tell you what he was working on?

EGAN: No, Tom was very strict about need-to-know. He didn't discuss his work with anyone. Not even me.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. AUTOPSY ROOM - DAY

DUCKY: Would you do the honors, please, Gerald?

GERALD: Sure thing.

DUCKY: (BEAT) What?

GERALD: It moved.

DUCKY: (CHUCKLES) I don't think so.

GERALD: It moved, Doc.

DUCKY: Remind me to check our inventory of alcohol swab. (LONG BEAT) He certainly was dead on the beach.

(DUCKY UNZIPS THE BODY BAG)

DUCKY: Ooh!

CUT TO:

EXT. BASE DOCK - DAY

GIBBS: What do you think, Kate? Espionage?(TRUCK DOOR CLOSES)

KATE: A Navy specialist is murdered and the classified device he has with him is missing. It looks that way.

GIBBS: Yeah.

KATE: Oh, my god.

TONY: Don't even, okay?

KATE: Did I say anything?

TONY: You were. I know you were.

KATE: It's a touch small, but other than that it's fine. And the bonus, no belt.

GIBBS: DiNozzo. The anonymous tip?

TONY: It came from a restricted phone. Area code seven zero three.

KATE: Langley, Virginia.

GIBBS: CIA.

TONY: Wow, huh?

GIBBS: Yeah.

(MUSIC OUT)

MUSIC IN:

INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

KATE: It's okay. I got it, Tony. Don't you worry. Wouldn't want to disturb your lunch.

TONY: You got me thinking, Kate. Maybe I should improve my diet.

KATE: When are you going to start?

TONY: What do you call this?

KATE: Bad things masquerading as something good for you?

TONY: This is a nutrition bar. It says so on the label.

KATE: Did you read the label? The little one with the ingredients not just the big one with the pretty colors?

TONY: Oh, sarcasm is so not healthy, Kate.

KATE: Neither is that. Let's see... we've got here, (READS) High fructose corn syrup - basically sugar; uh... high maltose corn syrup - another sugar; sugar - sugar; fractionated palm kernel oil. That sounds yummy! And contains less than two percent natural flavor. That would make it ninety eight percent artificial flavor.

TONY: What are you saying?

ABBY: So I hear Egan's computer is waiting to get up close and personal with me.

KATE: Be gentle. I'm sure Tony will be more than happy to lug this downstairs for you. He's feeling healthy today.

TONY: No problem.

ABBY: Thanks, Tony. Where's Gibbs?

KATE: With Director Morrow. He's trying to get a meeting with the CIA.

ABBY: Ooh. Why?

KATE: That's where the anonymous phone call came from.

ABBY: Langley is like two hundred miles from Little Creek. Doesn't make any sense.

TONY: Especially considering Ducky established time of death as approximately nine thirty. And the tip was phoned in at nine thirty two.

ABBY: It's impossible.

GIBBS: It isn't if someone from the CIA was watching on a high-def satellite.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. ROBER'S OFFICE - DAY

ROBER: (V.O.) You're accusing the Agency of spying on a U.S. Naval Station.

GIBBS: Do you have a better explanation?

ROBER: It didn't happen, Agent Gibbs.

GIBBS: I have a dead Lieutenant Commander and missing classified hardware and a phone call that originated from this building right after the murder.

ROBER: I'm not denying we have the capability. But you know as well as I do that it would be a violation of CIA mandate to operate domestically.

GIBBS: Right. You never do anything illegal? We have the same Uncle writing our paychecks. We do what we do to get the job done.

ROBER: I appreciate the sentiment, Agent Gibbs.

GIBBS: I don't have a need-to-know to know why you have a satellite pointed at Little Creek. I have a murder to solve. I could use your help.

ROBER: There's nothing I can do to help you, Agent Gibbs. If you'll excuse me.

CUT TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

(MUSIC B.G.)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) You're on the air!

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) Hey, Ab.

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) Gibbs, how did we do with the moles?(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Spooks, Abby. Spooks.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) I can never get that straight.

(SCENE CUT)

TONY: (INTO PHONE) Are you still in touch with the old NASA boyfriend?

ABBY: (V.O./FILTERED) He wasn't a boyfriend.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) He was a boy-toy. And yes, we I-M almost every day.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) You do?

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) Oh yeah.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) That's good, right?

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) It's very good. Why?

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

CUT TO:

INT. MTAC ROOM - DAY

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Greetings from NASA, NCIS.

ABBY: Whoa, Ashton, that was so Star Trek.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Sorry I'm late. I had a cluster of frozen reactor coolant heading for the flight path of an Atlas lift-off. I had to delay the launch. They were not happy about it. I am, however, very happy to see you, Abby, and to help your NCIS crime-fighting colleagues.

ABBY: Ah, you're the best, Ashton!

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Oh, you are, Ab.

ABBY: Thank you.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) We really should talk.

ABBY: We really should talk.

GIBBS: Special Agent Gibbs here.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Of course.

GIBBS: I appreciate your help. We're looking for SAT activity yesterday about zero nine thirty Eastern Standard.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Roger that. Geostationary?

ABBY: Asynchronous.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Multi-positional.

ABBY: Very.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Landstat seven?

ABBY: Think CIA.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Ah, K-H-twelve.

ABBY: Improved crystals.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Thermal infrared.

ABBY: It gets hot down here.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Target area?

ABBY: Virginia Coast.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) We have entry.

ABBY: Oh, you're so good, Ashton.

GIBBS: Any idea what department it came from?

ASHTON KUGEL: Oh, pretty sophisticated blocking system on the K-H-twelve. I'm afraid that task is a bit more complicated. Complicated, but not impossible. They overlooked the same technology on the Milstar satellite relays and...that particular satellite is controlled from building thirty-five-C, office four-oh-nine.

ABBY: Bravo, Ashton!(END TELEPHONE CONVERSATION)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. NCIS SEDAN - NIGHT

KATE: We're lucky Abby could get in the system and pull his name off the office number. There's not much on him.

GIBBS: CIA's not big on bios.

KATE: Jeremy Wirth....twenty-three... current address, thirty-five B Maple, Georgetown. Graduated M-I-T at twenty.

GIBBS: I'm impressed.

KATE: Been with the Agency six months... working as a satellite analyst. That's all we got.

GIBBS: Why would they use someone so green on such a covert assignment?

KATE: Too bad we don't have a photo.

GIBBS: Don't need one. He'll fit the profile.

KATE: I think geeky, right?

GIBBS: Well yeah, Kate, something like that.

KATE: Ha! Have you ever seen Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor?

GIBBS: Yes.

KATE: That's a geek I could get covert with.

GIBBS: Kate, I would not get my hopes up. Check it out. (CHUCKLES)

(CAR DOOR OPENS/CLOSES)

CUT TO:

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

KATE: Jeremy?

JEREMY: Do I know you?

KATE: My name's Kate. Kate Todd. Can I talk to you?

JEREMY: About what? What's NCIS?

KATE: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

JEREMY: I've got nothing to talk to you about.

GIBBS: I'm Special Agent Gibbs. Same agency you haven't heard of before. Only I don't take it personally anymore.

JEREMY: I've got to go inside.

KATE: We know where you work, Jeremy. We suspect you're the one that called Little Creek about the stabbing. You need to tell us what you saw.

JEREMY: I can't say anything.

GIBBS: Did the Assistant Director Rober have a little chat with you?

JEREMY: He put me on administrative leave. I'm under investigation.

KATE: Rober didn't know.

GIBBS: No. (TO JEREMY) You were using the satellite without their knowledge. Why were you watching Lieutenant Commander Egan?

JEREMY: Who?

KATE: The Naval officer who was murdered.

GIBBS: You play ball with me, I can square it with Rober.

JEREMY: You can do that?

KATE: With the exception of finding a decent barber, Gibbs can do pretty much anything he says he can.

JEREMY: I was watching...not watching... I wasn't watching the guy in the wetsuit. I was watching something else and happened to notice activity at the edge of the screen.

GIBBS: What kind of something else would this be?

JEREMY: A person.

GIBBS: Female person?

JEREMY: Yeah.

GIBBS: Kind of a babe female person?

JEREMY: Really hot. I stumbled across her by accident. She was polar tanning.

KATE: Nude winter sunbathing.

GIBBS: Must get cold.

JEREMY: Oh, she was Sir.

KATE: And you think that's an appropriate use for a billion dollar satellite, Jeremy?

JEREMY: I got a little off track with my priorities.

GIBBS: That happens with hot babes sometimes. So you didn't see who attacked Commander Egan?

JEREMY: When I tried to go close, the image pixilated. All I saw was him go down. Whoever it was ran off before I could adjust the picture.

GIBBS: And that's it?

JEREMY: If I had access to the Agency's computer, I could show you exactly what I saw. All satellite transmissions are recorded on a hard drive at Langley.

CUT TO:

INT. ROBER'S OFFICE

ROBER: What the hell are you up to, Gibbs?(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I want the recording of a satellite transmission.

(SCENE CUT)

ROBER: (INTO PHONE) I don't know what you're talking about.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Well, let me put Mister Wirth on. He can explain it to you.

JEREMY: (WHISPERS) Oh no, no! No!

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Your analyst...

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) ....was spying on a U.S. Naval base.

ROBER: (INTO PHONE) You have Wirth?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I'm not sure what Congressional oversight committee he's going to be spilling his guts to. I mean, there are so many...

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED)....to choose from these days.

ROBER: (INTO PHONE) How do we handle this?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) We'll be there in fifteen minutes.

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. AUTOPSY ROOM - DAY

DUCKY: Commander, based on the width and the jagged lower edge of the entry wound... it appears you were stabbed with your own knife. The wound is consistent with a serrated, titanium beta alloy knife missing from your sheath. Let's see what we've got here. Oh, seven inches. Well, Gerald, what have we learned form this?

GERALD: Seven inches. It was a deep thrust. Most of the blade.

DUCKY: And?

GERALD: And from the left to right angle. The assailant was most likely left handed.

DUCKY: So we've vastly limited the potential number of suspects. Only nine percent of the world's population is left-handed. Interestingly, that percentage has remained the same since prehistoric times. Archaeologists have been able to determine this by examining cave paintings more than ten thousand years old.

GERALD: Don't you think we should notify Gibbs?

DUCKY: In due time. Curiously enough, the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon are twenty three percent left-handed.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

(MUSIC B.G.)

(DOOR OPENS/ CLOSES)

TONY: Find anything?

ABBY: Commander Egan's files were password protected, it took me a while to get in. (SFX: KEYBOARDING B.G.)

ABBY: What, are you getting in shape?

TONY: Yeah, want to feel how hard my forearm is?

ABBY: No, thanks. Hey, Gibbs. You want to feel Tony's forearm?

GIBBS: I'll pass. Copy of the CIA satellite transmission. I want to see if you can enhance the image.

KATE: Find anything in Egan's computer?

ABBY: He seems hinky about the sonar device's reliability. His notes suggest that tests may have been altered.

TONY: Think Egan was killed because he was going to blow the whistle on the project?

GIBBS: Maybe.

(SFX: COMPUTER BEEP TONES)

TONY: (V.O.) Oh, I like this part.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. BEACH - DAY

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/NAVAL PERSONNEL SEARCH THE BEACH)

OVERMEYER: Do you think they'll find it?

TYLER: I don't know.

(MUSIC OUT)

MUSIC IN:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: This is the only time the assailant is on the screen. Now watch what happens when I try to go in. The closer I get to the figure, the more the image distorts.

GIBBS: That's it?

ABBY: Sorry, Gibbs.

KATE: We can't make an I.D. out of that.

TONY: Maybe we can find the polar chick.

KATE: Tony's right. The beach is on a Naval base. It's a restricted area. Odds are she works at Little Creek.

TONY: Do you want me to track her down, boss?

KATE: Why am I not surprised? Want me to handle it? At least I won't drool.

GIBBS: No. No, DiNozzo took a wave for the team.

TONY: Thanks, boss. Hmm... look at the muscle tone, would you? Definition on those abs. The lady definitely works out a lot.

ABBY: Maybe at the base gym?

TONY: Ah, that makes sense.

KATE: Don't hurt yourself. There's going to be a lot of dangerous equipment you're not familiar with.

TONY: That's cute, Kate. Print me a copy, Abs?

GIBBS: Face only, Abby. Kate, you stay with her. Go over everything in Egan's files. Find out everything you can about this device.

DUCKY: Oh, Jethro! Jethro, while I was examining our victim, I was telling Gerald about the Yanomami tribe. He found it fascinating.

GIBBS: This would affect our case somehow?

DUCKY: Of course! They were twenty three percent left handed. Lieutenant Commander Egan's killer was left handed.

GIBBS: Anything else?

DUCKY: He never made it into the ocean. That good fortune allowed me to find traces of someone else's DNA on his body. The DNA of a female.

GIBBS: That mean what I think it means, Duck? (SFX: DOOR BELL RINGS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. EGAN LIVING ROOM - DAY

(DOOR OPENS)

GIBBS: Lieutenant Egan. If this is a bad time...

EGAN: Uh...I have to meet with the funeral director.

GIBBS: I have a few questions. Or I could come back.

EGAN: Uh, no. This is fine.

(PASSAGE OF TIME)

GIBBS: Did your husband have doubts about the project he was working on?

EGAN: I don't know. He was pretty distant recently.

GIBBS: Anything else bothering him?

EGAN: Not that I know of. He hated paying bills. Always gave him a stomach ache

GIBBS: Do you know much about the people at Side-Scan?

EGAN: Met them at a Christmas party. Couple of other times. He kept it pretty separate.

GIBBS: Because of the confidential nature of the project?

EGAN: I guess.

GIBBS: He spent a lot of time at work, didn't he?

EGAN: Not in the beginning.

GIBBS: But that changed.

EGAN: In the last few months. He always said all he wanted was a simple pine box. But I can't do that.

(DOOR OPENS)

GIBBS: I think that he'll be good with whatever you pick out, Lieutenant.

(DOOR CLOSES)

CUT TO:

INT. BASE GYM - DAY

(WOMAN WORKS OUT WITH WEIGHTS B.G.)

WOMAN: Yeah?

TONY: Hey, sorry. I thought you were someone else. Look, you weren't sunbathing nude on the beach yesterday, were you?

WOMAN: Nice try.

TONY: Didn't think so. (TO GYM MANAGER) Oh, hey there. How are you doing?

GYM MANAGER: Gym's for base personnel only.

TONY: Well, I wasn't really planning on working out.

GYM MANAGER: Obviously.

TONY: Maybe you can help me. Have you seen her?

GYM MANAGER: Not very clear.

TONY: It's a really long lens.

GYM MANAGER: It could be Gina.

TONY: Gina?

GYM MANAGER: Petty Officer Second. Comes in here everyday about noon.

TONY: I'll wait.

(SFX: WEIGHTS B.G.)

CUT TO:

EXT. PIER - DAY

KATE: You haven't found it.

GIBBS: Not yet.

TYLER: You met me here to get me away from Overmeyer.

GIBBS: I've got questions.

TYLER: All right.

GIBBS: What was Commander Egan supposed to be doing that morning?

TYLER: Underwater test of the device.

GIBBS: Meaning?

TYLER: We seeded the ocean floor with targets.

GIBBS: Dummy bombs.

TYLER: He was going out to locate them.

GIBBS: He had reservations about the project, didn't he?

TYLER: Not that I know of. Is something wrong, Agent Gibbs?

GIBBS: I don't know. Sometimes you think you have a bead on someone. It turns out bogus. It's upsetting.

TYLER: The point is?

GIBBS: I didn't take you for a party line type, Commander.

TYLER: Commander Egan wasn't sure the range was as good as promised.

GIBBS: What if Commander Egan's test turned up negative?

TYLER: The Navy wouldn't pick up Side-Scan's contract.

GIBBS: And Overmeyer?

TYLER: He'd lose a fortune.

GIBBS: I'm gonna press my luck here.

TYLER: Okay.

GIBBS: What if the prototype isn't found?

TYLER: Side-Scan will probably be granted an extension, which would buy time to correct any problems. But there aren't any serious flaws, Agent Gibbs.

GIBBS: Would you submit to a voluntary DNA swab? I'd like to eliminate you as Lieutenant Commander Egan's lover.

TYLER: There wouldn't be much point. Tom and I had been seeing each other for months. Anything else you want to press?

GIBBS: No.

TYLER: I gotta get back.

CUT TO:

INT. BASE GYM - DAY

(TONY LIFTS WEIGHTS B.G.)

TONY: Gina?

GINA: Yes?

TONY: Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS.

GINA: What do you want?

TONY: Ah I just want to ask you a few questions.

GINA: I'm busy.

TONY: Were you sunbathing yesterday on the base beach?

GINA: You were watching me?

TONY: No.

GINA: Then how did you know I was there?

TONY: I'm not at liberty to discuss the actual surveillance activity.

GINA: Please leave me alone.

TONY: Let me get my I.D. I can appreciate how it must look.

GINA: Okay, tell me.

KATE: (V.O.) I still can't believe Lauren Tyler admitted...


CUT TO:

INT. BUILDING - DAY

KATE: ...to having an affair with Egan.

GIBBS: She's smart. When I asked her for a DNA sample, she knew I had her. Always better to volunteer information than cover it up.

OVERMEYER: What are your people doing?!

GIBBS: Seizing your files.

KATE: It's part of our investigation into Commander Egan's death.

OVERMEYER: You think he was killed for the prototype?

GIBBS: I think he had concerns about performance.

OVERMEYER: Well, you're wrong.

GIBBS: I try so hard not to be wrong, don't I, Kate?

KATE: You're very conscientious in that regard, Gibbs.

OVERMEYER: All right, we might have had a glitch or two, but nothing that wouldn't have been corrected before production.

GIBBS: See, you I did figure for the party line guy.

OVERMEYER: What's that supposed to mean?

GIBBS: Why was only one prototype made?

OVERMEYER: I funded all the R and D personally. I don't have pockets that deep. This loss is just devastating.

GIBBS: It also buys you time.

OVERMEYER: Are you insinuating I had something to do with Tom Egan's death?

GIBBS: I try so hard not to insinuate, don't I, Kate.

KATE: You rarely insinuate, Gibbs.

GIBBS: Yeah. All I'm doing now is taking your records.

OVERMEYER: I'm calling my legal counsel.

GIBBS: I would bet that he will insinuate plenty. Here. Sign this.

OVERMEYER: What's that for?

GIBBS: It's a receipt for your files. All of your files.

(HELICOPTER FX B.G.)

CUT TO:

EXT. SIDE-SCAN BUILDING - DAY

KATE: We know the killer is left handed. (V.O.) Jonathan Overmeyer is left handed. (ON CAMERA) What about Commander Tyler?(INTERCUT FLASHBACK SCENE)

GIBBS: She wears her watch on her left hand like most right-handed people do. Service file will verify.(INTERCUT FLASHBACK SCENE)

KATE: They could be in it together.

GIBBS: They could.

(SFX: CELL PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Gibbs.

TONY: (V.O./FILTERED) I found her, boss...

(GIBBS HANGS UP

GIBBS: DiNozzo found our polar bear. PHONE)

CUT TO:

INT. GYM - DAY

GIBBS: You were on the beach yesterday?

GINA: Yes, Sir. I know it's against regs to sunbathe naked, but I never thought I'd be caught in winter. I don't know what came over me. I just really hate tan lines. Don't you?

GIBBS: Sometimes I lay awake at night thinking about that. Did you see anybody else there?

GINA: Well, that's why I left. I heard a vehicle. Saw this guy getting out in a wetsuit. I covered up and left.

KATE: Was he alone?

GINA: I thought so at first. But as I was walking back to my car, I heard voices and glanced back. He was arguing with someone else.

GIBBS: Can you describe him?

GINA: Her. All I can tell you is that she was military.

(MUSIC OUT)

FADE IN:

INT. NCIS SQUAD ROOM - DAY

KATE: We know the killer was left-handed which eliminates Commander Tyler. Her service file confirms she's a righty.

TONY: We also know the killer is a woman. Unless Overmeyer went "Norman Bates" on the guy. Actually, when you think about it, the M.O.'s match.

GIBBS: DiNozzo.

KATE: What did you do?

TONY: So basically we eliminated our two best suspects. Neither is a left-handed woman in the military.

GIBBS: It appears so, yeah.

KATE: Damn! And they were good suspects.

GIBBS: Yeah, maybe too good.

KATE: What do you mean?

GIBBS: We got carried away with the missing prototype. Espionage and whistle blowing is a lot more intriguing than someone who's just really pissed off.

KATE: Egan's wife?

TONY: Her husband was diving on someone else's reef. Dipping the fin in the company pool. Pinging the wrong pong.

KATE: Egan's wife didn't get back from the seminar until after the murder.

GIBBS: That's what she said.

KATE: (V.O.) She's a military officer.(INTERCUT FLASHBACK SCENE)

GIBBS: Yes, she is. And she plays golf. (V.O.) Left-handed.(INTERCUT FLASHBACK SCENE)

KATE: W-Wait. You could see that the clubs were left-handed with just a passing glance?

GIBBS: My second wife played golf left-handed.

KATE: So?

TONY: When someone tries to split your skull open with a seven iron, it's not a club you soon forget.

GIBBS: There was an edge in the Lieutenant's voice when she said things had changed the last few months.

TONY: If she knew she was cheating on her...

KATE: Wait, just because she golfs left-handed doesn't mean she actually is left-handed. I golf left-handed but I bat and I throw right-handed.

TONY: So you go both ways?

KATE: All I'm saying is that we don't actually have anything on her. We don't even know if she knew that her husband was having an affair.

GIBBS: Sure.

KATE: So it's just a hunch.

TONY: Yeah.

KATE: There's no proof.

GIBBS: No.(SFX: DOOR BELL RINGS B.G.)

CUT TO:

INT. EGAN LIVING ROOM

(DOOR OPENS)

EGAN: Hello.

GIBBS: Lieutenant Egan.

EGAN: Please come on in.

GIBBS: Thank you.

(DOOR CLOSES)

GIBBS: We have a dilemma to share with you.

EGAN: Dilemma. What's the problem?

GIBBS: We think that your husband was killed because he was about to expose flaws in the Side-Scan prototype he was developing.

EGAN: I see.

KATE: But we can't prove it.

GIBBS: There was only one prototype made and that was taken from the crime scene.

KATE: We've conducted a search, but so far no luck. We'll have to find it to have a chance of building a case against the suspect.

EGAN: You have a suspect?

KATE: A witness saw a woman arguing with your husband on the beach, just before he was stabbed.

GIBBS: We think it was the commanding officer, Lauren Tyler.

KATE: There's no easy way to ask this, but did you know your husband was having an affair with her?

EGAN: He was having an affair?

KATE: It looks that way.

GIBBS: Can you confirm our suspicion that your husband was having doubts about this project?

EGAN: I'm afraid not. He never mentioned it.

GIBBS: Okay. Thank you for your time. Sorry to have to drag you through this.

EGAN: What do you think happened to him? Why was he killed?

GIBBS: We think that he told Commander Tyler. And that when they both confronted Jonathan Overmeyer, he offered them money to keep them silent.

EGAN: And Tom refused.

KATE: Yes.

EGAN: He would never take money.

KATE: But Tyler went along. We believe they killed him, and had to hide the prototype fast.

GIBBS: We need to find it. If we don't, we don't have much of a case. It's the only conclusive proof we have of defects.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE - DAY

(DOOR CLOSES)

KATE: You think she took the bait?

GIBBS: Pretty hard to pass up getting away with murder and framing your husband's lover.

KATE: Well, if she's guilty, she's a pretty good actress.

GIBBS: Hey, what about yourself, kid?

KATE: This thing is so creepy.

GIBBS: Why? You still don't believe she knew about her husband's affair?

KATE: The wife's always the last one to know, Gibbs.

GIBBS: Don't believe it.

KATE: I hope you're right. Otherwise we were pretty cold to a woman who just lost her husband.

GIBBS: Well, let's find out.(SFX: TELEPHONE BEEP TONES)

ABBY: (V.O./FILTERED) Hello?

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Abs? Call your boy.(DOOR CLOSES)

(SFX: CAR ENGINE STARTS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. MTAC ROOM - DAY

ABBY: So how long do you get to use the bird?(BEGIN INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Don't worry, Abs. I'm borrowing it from G-Nex Corp and they owe me big time. It's asynchronous, multi-positional and has thermal infrared. It's perfect for your purpose.

ABBY: And they just let you have it?

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Technically, it's down for maintenance.

(INTERCUT SCENE OF EGAN LEAVING HER HOUSE)

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Are you going to the lecture next week on Apogee Deterioration of the Amstat Five Eleven?

ABBY: Oh, been there, done that.

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) We have movement.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. CAR - PARKED

ABBY: (V.O./FILTERED) Gibbs, she's on the move. I'll redirect the satellite to you.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/EGAN CLIMBS INTO HER CAR AND DRIVES AWAY)

CUT TO:

INT. MTAC ROOM

ABBY: (V.O.) Are you getting this?

CUT TO:

INT. CAR - DAY

GIBBS: Yeah.

TONY: Let's roll.

GIBBS: Hang on. Let's get some separation.

CUT TO:

INT. MTAC ROOM

ABBY: She's leaving the base. She's turning onto (V.O./FILTERED) Highway Two Sixty Four going south.

CUT TO:

INT. CAR - PARKED

GIBBS: Okay, Lieutenant. Let's see where you're going.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION DRIVING SCENES)

TONY: I hope she's not just popping out for a Big Mac.

CUT TO:

INT. MTAC

ABBY: Where are you guys?(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O.) Hanging back. A mile behind her.

(SCENE CUT)

TONY: You know, we really should have our own satellite for surveillance.

GIBBS: Yeah, okay, Tony. I'll take that up with the Director. Three hours of satellite time equals your yearly salary.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: She's turning.

(SCENE CUT)

KATE: We see it.

(SFX: STATIC ON THE MONITOR)

GIBBS: Abby?

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: I think Houston has a problem. Ash what's going on?

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) Lost the signal. Give me a second.

(INTERCUT DRIVING SCENES)

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) The low-gain antenna has been intermittent. (V.O.) That's why it's off-line for maintenance.

(SCENE CUT)

TONY: We're losing her.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: You're the man, Ash.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: Ash is the man if he gets our target back.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/CAR DRIVING/ASHTON WORKING AT THE KEYBOARD)

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) I'm looking for it.

(SCENE CUT)

TONY: Take that right there.

GIBBS: We gotta take it. She did.

KATE: Then what, Abby?

(SCENE CUT)

ASHTON KUGEL: (ON MONITOR) All right, I think that's it.

ABBY: You think?

(SCENE CUT)

KATE: It better be.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION DRIVING SCENES)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. WOODS - NIGHT

(CAR BRAKES TO A STOP)

(CAR DOOR OPENS/CLOSES)

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/EGAN WALKS TO THE CLEARING AND UNCOVERS THE PROTOTYPE)

GIBBS: (V.O.) Do you need a hand?

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. NCIS SQUAD ROOM - DAY

GIBBS: You're late.

TONY: Sorry, I was at the dry cleaners.

GIBBS: So?

TONY: For Ducky.

GIBBS: So?

TONY: It was work related.

KATE: Your phone has been ringing off the hook. It's driving him crazy.

TONY: Well, she is driving me crazy.

KATE: She?

TONY: Apparently Miss "I Don't Like Tan Lines" has found something she does like. Me.

KATE: And why is that a problem?

TONY: Well, let's just say that she's a lot more appealing from a distance. A geosynchronist distance.

KATE: She didn't look so bad to me.

TONY: It's not that. She's just not my type.

GIBBS: Really? Female hard body likes to take her clothes off not your type?

TONY: I guess not.

KATE: Well why don't you just tell her that, then?

TONY: I am.

KATE: By not answering her calls?

TONY: She'll get the message.

(PHONE RINGS)

KATE: Apparently not.

GIBBS: Well, she'd better get the message soon or you're going to be getting one on a pink slip.

TONY: You can't fire me for something I have no control over!

KATE: Talk to her.

TONY: She'll get the message!

KATE: You know, I'll bet this is why number two came after you with a nine iron, wasn't it? You just refused to sit down and talk things through.

GIBBS: Actually, that wasn't it at all.

KATE: Oh. So what was it then?

GIBBS: Seven iron.

(MUSIC OUT)

(ENDING CREDITS UP AND OUT)

(MUSIC UP OVER ENDING CREDITS AND OUT)



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