02x10 - Chained

MUSIC IN:

INT. PRISON VAN - MOVING

DISPATCHER: (V.O./FILTERED) Transport three three four, we're hearing a tractor trailer flipped over on two ninety five. It's a parking lot.

DRIVER: (INTO PHONE) Three thirty four, roger that. Tell the judge we're going to be a little while. We'll peel off at New Kent. I'll take King Williams to River Road.

MARSHAL: No, just stay on Seventeen the whole way.

DRIVER: (INTO RADIO) Yeah, wait one. My wife is giving me directions.

MARSHAL: I don't want to take the damn scenic route. You've got all those stop lights in New Kent.

(SFX: DRIVER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK/ GASPS/ GROANS)

DRIVER: I can't breathe...!

MARSHAL: Just pull it over to the side. Richie...? Stop the bus!(SFX: BUS SCREECHES TO A STOP)

MARSHAL: Richie, are you okay?

(SFX: GATE OPENS)

(SFX: TONY AS A PRISONER STRANGLES THE MARSHAL)

TONY: Come on, let's get out of here!

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EXT. CLEARING - NIGHT

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/TONY AS PRISONER AND JEFFREY RUN INTO THE CLEARING)

(MUSIC OUT)

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

MUSIC IN:

EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY

"CHAINED"

(SFX: CAR BRAKES TO A STOP)

GIBBS: How did it go?

MARSHAL: Perfect. Didn't feel a thing.

GIBBS: Did White seem to buy it?

DRIVER: He bought it all right. He was scared. You could smell it.

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Hey, Gibbs.

VOICE: (FILTERED) Yeah, I'm calling about the VW convertible.

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) What?

VOICE: (FILTERED) The ninety two VW for sale. How--

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) You've got the wrong number. (TO KATE) Come on, Kate! We're moving!

MARSHAL: See ya.

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) Hello?(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) You got him?

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) Are you honestly asking me that?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) No, Abs. I called to flirt.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) You think I'd send our helpless boy out there in the world without knowing exactly where he is?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Abby, go to video. I thought you said you had him.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) The G.P.S. system has his position --

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) ... Within four feet. You don't have him in your car?

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) No, Abby. I do not! (BEAT) Okay, I got him now.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) You forgot to turn it on.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Put McGee on.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: He wants you.

MCGEE: How did he know I was here?

ABBY: Because he's Gibbs.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) Uh yes, Boss?

GIBBS: I got people calling me every five minutes asking if I have a VW for sale.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) A VW?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) It's a car, McGee.

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) Uh, no no no. I know. I just didn't know that you owned a VW.

GIBBS: Do I seem like the kind of guy who would drive a squishy little car?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) No. You know it's probably a used car listing in the paper with the wrong number, that is unfortunately your number.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: Do you think?!

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) You already figured that out.

GIBBS: Fix it!

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

MCGEE: How does he want me to fix it?

ABBY: You can't. You're doomed. So you'd better get back to the case.

MCGEE: Okay. So where did you finally put the GPS?

ABBY: I thought about subdermal implantation.

MCGEE: Ah under the skin.

ABBY: Yeah. Maybe in his neck. Tony wouldn't go for it. But I would have loved to have done that.

MCGEE: Didn't consider a suppository?

ABBY: I thought of it. Tony balked.

MCGEE: Surprising.

ABBY: Yeah. I put it in his shoe. It's really boring.

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EXT. WOODED AREA - DAY

(ACTION CONTINUES: TONY AND JEFFREY RUNNING)

JEFFREY: Wait. I can't... I can't keep going.

TONY: Get up and run! Let's go! Hey! I just killed a guy back there. I am not getting caught. Let's get up and run. Move it! Let's go!

JEFFREY: If you kill me, you're going to have to drag me.

TONY: Okay, what's your name?

JEFFREY: Jeffrey.

TONY: I'm Tony. Did you ever see The Defiant Ones, Jeffrey?

JEFFREY: What?

TONY: The movie, The Defiant Ones, Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier.

JEFFREY: I think I'm having an asthma attack.

TONY: That was a great movie. These two guys, right, a black guy and a white guy escape from a Southern chain gang. They're chained together just like we are.

JEFFREY: We're not black.

TONY: My grandmother was black.

JEFFREY: Oh, okay. So what happens?

TONY: They fight each other every step of the way. Tony Curtis has an infected wrist, a bullet in his shoulder.

JEFFREY: Really?

TONY: Yeah. He had guts. Guts, Jeffrey. He doesn't want to live in a cage. I don't want to live in a cage. So we're going to get up, Jeffrey. We're going to get up and we're going to get out of here.

JEFFREY: Who's Tony Curtis?

TONY: Who's Tony Curtis? You are. Let's go.

(JEFFREY BANGS HIS HEAD ON THE TREE BRANCH AND FALLS TO THE GROUND)

(JEFFREY MOANS)

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INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

MTAC CONTROL: Where's Gibbs?

MCGEE: Who needs to know?

MTAC CONTROL: I'm the new senior MTAC Control Officer. Where is he?

MCGEE: He is in the field.

MTAC CONTROL: The Director's office called. In five minutes the Deputy Secretary of State, Anna Elliott...

MCGEE: Wait a minute. Deputy Secretary of the United States?

MTAC CONTROL: No. Norway. She's coming on in MTAC. She's going to be the State Department rep on the investigation. Get Gibbs fast!

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EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY

(PHONE RINGS)

(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I don't have a VW for sale!

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, I know, Boss. Switching to car feed.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) The Deputy Secretary of State is coming on in MTAC in five minutes and she wants to speak with you.

GIBBS: Handle it, McGee.

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) Uh... excuse me?

GIBBS: You are the highest ranking member of our team in the office. Deal with it.

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) Do you think that's a good idea? This is a very powerful and important gov--

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

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INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

MCGEE: Boss? Boss.

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INT. MTAC ROOM - DAY

(SFX: MCGEE CHEWS TABLETS)

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Agent Gibbs?

MCGEE: Uh no. No, Ma'am. Agent Timothy McGee.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Are you in charge of this investigation?

MCGEE: Uh... at this moment here in NCIS headquarters, I am. Agent Gibbs is unreachable in the field.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Okay. Give me the short version.

MCGEE: Well uh... since the beginning of the war, many very valuable Iraqi antiquities have been smuggled out of Iraq. (WHISPERS TO TECH) Roll it. (TO ELLIOTT) You should be seeing them on your screen now. FBI and Customs have seized many of these pieces in the U.S. They were collected and stored at Norfolk Naval Station for shipment back to Iraq. Many of these artifacts date back from the Sumarian period. They are about five thousand years old.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Is this the short version?

MCGEE: Yes.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Shorter, faster, and let's skip the whole Sumarian Period.

MCGEE: Okay. Okay. Uh... they were stolen by two civilian employees who were hired to crate them for shipment back to Iraq.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) And how many pieces were taken?

MCGEE: Eighty seven. They were stolen in a large conex container roughly... eighteen hours ago. One of the thieves, Jeffrey White, picked up on a traffic violation minutes after an APB went out. He is in custody... sort of. Uh... the other is Lane Danielson. He's uh... he is at large with the conex box.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) What does that mean "in custody, sort of?"

MCGEE: If the Iraqi antiquities are not recovered within forty eight hours, statistically they will probably be sold into private art collections and lost forever.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Okay, I'll ask again. What does that mean, "in custody, sort of?"

MCGEE: Sorry. Uh... Jeffrey... Jeffrey refused to talk so we let him get away with an undercover agent hoping that he would lead us to the conex box.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) You let the one that you had in custody escape?

MCGEE: With an undercover NCIS agent, yes, Ma'am.

(MCGEE SIGHS)

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

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EXT. WOODS - DAY

(SFX: TONY SMASHES THE CHAIN)

TONY: They did this in The Defiant Ones. The chain represents the unbreakable bond between all men. Every scene in that movie is a metaphor.

JEFFREY: You don't talk like a criminal. What'd you do?

TONY: Okay, I didn't do anything. Let's get that crystal clear. I was landing my plane in Virginia Beach on my way back from the Dominican Republic.

JEFFREY: You're a pilot?

TONY: Yeah. I was flying in this rich couple. Customs found four keys of cocaine in the luggage. It was the rich couple's. I never saw it before.

JEFFREY: I'm sorry. It's a tough break.

TONY: Yeah. I was looking at twenty five to life. I wasn't going to let that happen. This isn't working. Oh, all right. We've got to keep moving. Are you ready to be Tony Curtis again?

JEFFREY: Uh-huh.

TONY: All right. Here we go. This way. That's it. That's it. You are Tony Curtis!

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INT. CAR - PARKED

KATE: They're moving.(SFX: RAPID BEEP TONES)

(SFX: CAR STARTS)

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EXT. CLEARING - DAY

TONY: Oh yeah, baby! That's our ticket out of here. All right, let's find out if anybody's home.

(JEFFREY AND TONY TUMBLE DOWN THE HILL INTO THE WATER)

(SFX: JEFFREY SHRIEKS)

TONY: Shh! Shh!

JEFFREY: I guess... I guess no one's home, huh? They would have heard us, right?

TONY: You figured that out yourself? You put that all together?

JEFFREY: Hey Tony, was there anything like this... like in the water in The Defiant Ones?

TONY: (LAUGHS) Yeah. Yeah, there was a scene where the two of them nearly drowned. But that was a river.

JEFFREY: But this is a river.

TONY: No, Jeffrey, it's not. No. This is not a river. You know what this is? It's a stream. And you can't drown in a stream, okay? You can get wet and you can get frickin' freezing, but you can't drown!

JEFFREY: You look mad. W-Why are you mad? We survived.

TONY: Surviving in two feet of water is not a heroic accomplishment.

JEFFREY: It is when you have a phobia of drowning. You look cold.

TONY: I am cold. Okay, let's see if we can get inside.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. CAR - DAY

GIBBS: I lost him!(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) I lost him, too.

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) There's something wrong with the GPS.

GIBBS: God!(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(MUSIC OUT)

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INT. TRAILER - DAY

TONY: The chicks are going to love you.

JEFFREY: That'll be the day.

TONY: Am I sensing a lack of confidence here?

JEFFREY: Look at me. What have I got to be confident about?

TONY: Hey! Pump a little iron, get a tan, contact lenses... caps, maybe a little plastic surgery and you'll be... fine. Oh, Jeffrey, it's our lucky day.

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INT. TRUCK - PARKED

TONY: You know, you've only been with me four hours, Jeffrey. Do you realize how much your life has changed? You're out of prison. You've got new threads. You're riding in a tricked-out GMC Sierra.

(SFX: TRUCK STARTS/DRIVES O.S.)

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INT. CAR - PARKED

GIBBS: We got a signal from the truck.

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: We're back in business, Gibbs. Good call on the trailer.

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INT. CAR - PARKED

KATE: Cash, clothes, and a car. Everything that Tony loves.

GIBBS: Let's just hope he's not headed for Vegas.

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INT. TRUCK - MOVING

JEFFREY: Would you slow down?

TONY: If I got any slower, I'll be going backwards, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: This cuff is chaffing me.

TONY: Well, maybe we can stop and get you some lotion.

JEFFREY: Really?

TONY: No! Not really, Jeffrey. We're criminals on the run. Criminals on the run don't stop and get lotion.

JEFFREY: Right.

TONY: Okay, listen. Just relax. I know some people down in Florida. We can drive down there. The problem is we can't stay in this truck forever. It's probably LoJacked.

JEFFREY: I have a friend who could help us. He's near here.

TONY: You have a friend near here? And you were going to tell me this when?

JEFFREY: Sorry! I just thought of it. Let's find a payphone.

ONSTAR VOICE: (V.O.) Onstar. How can we help you, Mister Reynolds?

TONY: Hi. Yeah, we'd like to make a call.

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ONSTAR VOICE: (INTO PHONE) I'd be happy to place that call for you. What is the number?

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INT. TRUCK - MOVING

TONY: Hold on a second - (to Jeffrey)

Let's get out of these cuffs, Jeffrey. What's the number? Come on.

(SFX: MOTOR CYCLE)

JEFFREY: Watch out!(TONY SCREAMS)

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/TRUCK CRASHES)

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: Gibbs, it sounds like Tony was in an accident!

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EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY

GIBBS: (V.O.) Got it, Abby. We're on it.

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INT. TRUCK - PARKED

TONY: I wasn't going to hit him. I saw him the whole time.

JEFFREY: I think I have a concussion.

TONY: You didn't hit your head on anything.

JEFFREY: The sticker says airbags can be fatal!

TONY: For children!

(SFX: ENGINE CRANKS)

BIKER: Are you okay?

TONY: Uh... yeah, we're cool.

BIKER: I called nine one one.

TONY: Kate! Oh, no.

BIKER: Who's Kate?

TONY: My dog. She must have jumped out. Kate! Kate! Come here, girl!

(SFX: TONY WHISTLES)

TONY: Oh, gosh. Ah! Ah! My leg!

JEFFREY: Can you move it?

BIKER: Wait here. I'll get her. What does she look like?

TONY: A Shitzu.

BIKER: A what?

TONY: Long brown hair. Kind of mangy.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/TONY AND JEFFREY CLIMB FROM THE TRUCK)

BIKER: (V.O.) Kate! Here, girl! Kate! Here girl! Kate! Kate!

(TONY AND JEFFREY RUN TO THE MOTORCYCLE)

TONY: Put your arm around.

JEFFREY: What?

TONY: Put them under, all right?

(SFX: MOTOR CYCLE STARTS/ DRIVES O.S.)

BIKER: Hey what are you doing?

(PASSAGE OF TIME)

(GIBBS BRAKES TO A STOP)

BIKER: Hey! Hey hey! My bike was stolen. You've got to help me.

KATE: Who stole it?

BIKER: Two guys. The truck went off the road. I was helping find their dog.

KATE: They had a dog?

BIKER: A Shitzu named Kate.

KATE: They had a dog named Kate?

GIBBS: What's a Shitzu?

KATE: It's a little annoying dog. Did they describe it?

BIKER: Yeah, they said it had long brown hair. Kind of mangy.

KATE: I'm going to shoot him.

GIBBS: How much gas did you have left in your tank?

BIKER: Almost nothing. A half gallon tops.

GIBBS: Okay, let's go.

BIKER: Hey, what about my bike?

GIBBS: We're going to find it.

BIKER: Great. That's great. What should I do?

GIBBS: Find the dog.(SFX: CAR DRIVES O.S.)

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EXT. MOTORCYCLE - MOVING

TONY: Loosen your grip!

JEFFREY: What?

TONY: I can't breathe!

JEFFREY: My hand's numb. I can't move it.

TONY: Stop it!

JEFFREY: I'm going to fall off!

TONY: You're not falling, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: I can't ride without hugging!

TONY: Stop it! (V.O.) You and I are going to have a long talk after this, Jeffrey.

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: Come on, guys. Give me something to work with. Ah ha!(VIDEO FEED ON MONITOR B.G.)

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EXT. GAS STATION - DAY

JEFFREY: (QUIETLY INTO PHONE) It happened on the way to arraignment. I had no choice. I was handcuffed! What was I supposed to do! Don't you sell that without me, Lane. Okay. I know! I'm sorry!

(HANGS UP PHONE)

JEFFREY: Lane is not happy you're with me.

TONY: Well, we'll cut the chain, you'll never see me again.

JEFFREY: Could you fly me and Lane out of the country?

TONY: Tricky, Jeffrey. I'd have to fly below the radar. No transponder. Limited range. Won't be cheap.

JEFFREY: I could come up with the money. It might make Lane like you.

TONY: I don't need Lane to like me. If we get out of these cuffs, you can come with me if you want. Without Lane.

JEFFREY: Thanks, but I can't. Hey, could I drive? I'm getting a cramp in this position.

TONY: No.

JEFFREY: You didn't even think about it.

TONY: Well, you ran into a tree. Trust me you shouldn't be.... operating heavy machinery.(JEFFREY STRUGGLES TO GET ON THE BIKE)

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EXT. GAS STATION - DAY

ATTENDANT: I haven't seen him.

KATE: Well, here's our number if they come in.

ATTENDANT: Sure.

KATE: Thanks.

(KATE AND GIBBS WALK TO THEIR CAR)

GIBBS: What?

KATE: You're worried.

GIBBS: About what?

KATE: Tony. You are. I can tell.

GIBBS: I'm worried about the job, Kate. Don't confuse the two.

(SFX: CELL PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I sold it!

ELLIOT: (V.O.) Where is Special Agent Gibbs?

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INT. MTAC ROOM - DAY

MCGEE: He's still in the field.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Is he planning on coming back or am I doomed to speak to you for the duration of this investigation?

MCGEE: Ma'am, he's searching for a missing agent.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) The agent chained to Jeffrey White?

MCGEE: Yes. And when a fellow officer's in trouble...

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) So, you lost the agent who is chained to Jeffrey White?

MCGEE: Well, yes.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Using the transitive property then, that leads me to the conclusion that NCIS has lost Jeffrey White.

MCGEE: No.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) No? Then you have Jeffrey White in custody?

MCGEE: Well, I... I...

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Call me the minute you find him....(BEAT) or whenever your mouth begins to work again. Whichever comes first.

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INT. LAB - DAY

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/ ABBY FINGERPRINTS THE RAILING)

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EXT. CABIN - DAY

TONY: (V.O.) I am not having this conversation with you, Jeffrey. For the three hundredth and final time. Just shut your pie hole.

JEFFREY: (V.O.) Hey. Okay. Okay.

(SFX: MOTORCYCLE BRAKES TO A STOP)

TONY: Just wait! Wait!

(DOOR OPENS)

JEFFREY: Hey Lane.

LANE: Hey.

JEFFREY: This is Tony.

TONY: How you doing? Okay. She's not as comfortable as she looks. Trust me.

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EXT. CLEARING - DAY

(SFX: LANE HAMMERS METAL)

LANE: You killed a Federal Marshal?

TONY: I don't know that I killed him.

LANE: You don't strike me the type that would kill a man.

TONY: Sorry to disappoint you.

LANE: Did Jeffrey tell you what we had going on?

TONY: Ah, he just said that he wanted me to fly you out of the country.

LANE: That's all?

TONY: Yeah, that's all.

LANE: Well, Jeffrey manipulates easy.

TONY: Well, I'm not manipulating--

LANE: No?!

TONY: No! You want me out of here, I'm gone.

LANE: There's no need to rush off... unless you want to.

TONY: Ha.

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INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: Gotcha.

MCGEE: Their names didn't bring up any criminal records.

ABBY: That's because this print doesn't match Lane Harrison or Jeffrey White. Meet Billy Collins.

MCGEE: Oh, no.

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EXT. STREET - NIGHT

(PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, Gibbs.

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) We've got an I.D., Boss.(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Lane Harrison is an alias. He has done time for armed robbery and is wanted for three murders in the Seattle area.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) What's his M.O.?

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) According to the autopsy report...

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Abby!

(SCENE CUT)

ABBY: (INTO PHONE) He's a regular Mac the Knife, Gibbs. Their throats were cut from behind.

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

LANE: There's a bed. It'll help you sleep.

TONY: Thanks.

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/LANE WALKS OUTSIDE THE BEDROOM)

(MUSIC OUT)

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EXT. NCIS BUILDING - DAY

MCGEE: (V.O.) We now believe that Jeffrey White and Lane Danielson are not who they say they are.


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INT. MTAC ROOM - DAY

MCGEE: We've linked them to several murders.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) You put your agent with murderers.

MCGEE: Yes, but we didn't know.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) And then you lost contact with your agent.

MCGEE: Yes, but--

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) And you still have no idea where in the world he is.

MCGEE: No, but--

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Then you have no idea where the Iraqi antiquities are.

MCGEE: Well, no. No, we don't.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Not a clue.

MCGEE: Not a clue.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) You ever worked at the post office, Agent McGee?

MCGEE: No, Ma'am.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Ever cleaned toilets at a federal campground?

MCGEE: No, Ma'am.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) If these antiquities are not found immediately, you will not even be able to get those two federal government jobs. Am I clear?

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. GAS STATION - DAY

KATE: He's leaving bread crumbs.(GIBBS DIALS THE PHONE)

(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) McGee.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Hey. Pull the records on a pay phone number for me.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Ready.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) The number is... eight oh four. Five five five, zero one seven eight.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Seven eight. Okay, got it.

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GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Compare the numbers to the ones we have on Jeffrey White or Lane Harrison. Family, friends, anything.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Uh... look, Boss. The Deputy Secretary of State - she keeps calling. She keeps threatening things.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) What kind of things?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Not letting us clean toilets, other jobs like that.

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) Hey McGee.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Calm down.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Okay. Sorry. I'm calm now.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Okay. I'm going to tell you how to handle this.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) Next time she calls...

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) ... You give her two words from the bottom of your heart.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Two words.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Stick it!

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Stick it?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) I'm not sure that I can-- (END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

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INT. BEDROOM - DAY

JEFFREY: Good morning. What's the matter?

TONY: I'm not used to waking up this close to a man's face, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: We've got to get out of here. Lane took off.

TONY: Where'd he go?

JEFFREY: Last night we fought. Over you.

TONY: Really don't like the way that sounds, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: He wanted to get rid of you. I wouldn't let him.

TONY: Oh, now that sounds good.

JEFFREY: You've been decent to me. Not a lot of people have.

TONY: Where did he go?

JEFFREY: I'm going to lay it out for you.

TONY: All right.

JEFFREY: I'm about to make a lot of money. But I need a partner.

TONY: Talk to me.

JEFFREY: Lane and me stole some stuff. Very valuable stuff.

TONY: I kind of figured that. Was it drugs?

JEFFREY: Stuff from Iraq. Like from a hundred thousand years ago.

TONY: There were no people then, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: Whatever. It's old. We got it off this Navy base we were working at.

TONY: What's it worth?

JEFFREY: Three million.

TONY: You kidding?

JEFFREY: We got a buyer. This guy from Japan. The stuff's going to be on a ship to Tokyo tonight.

TONY: So when do you get the money?

JEFFREY: Eight hours.

TONY: Okay. Lane took off to sell it out from under you, didn't he?

JEFFREY: We've got to get to those buyers before he does.

TONY: Where's the stuff?

JEFFREY: Someplace safe. You with me? (BEAT) I can't face Lane alone.

TONY: (LONG BEAT) I'm with you.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. CAR - PARKED

KATE: Let's break the pattern.

GIBBS: What pattern?

KATE: Dishonest silence pattern. I'll start. I'm worried for Tony. There. I said it. I dropped my guard for two seconds. I got it out. And now I'm happy.

GIBBS: That made you happy?

KATE: Yes. Don't you want to be happy, Gibbs?

GIBBS: I am happy.

KATE: You don't look happy.

(PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: We're done with this.

KATE: I thought we were.

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, McGee.

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) Switch to car feed. (ON MONITOR) Boss, I got the list of numbers dialed from the pay phone. One was placed to a hunting cabin outside of Richmond. It was the only phone call made from that pay phone all afternoon. (V.O.) I'm feeding you the GPS coordinates now.(SFX: BEEP TONE)

(SFX: CAR DRIVES O.S.)

(SFX: TIRES SCREECH)

CUT TO:

INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY

JEFFREY: How soon can you get the plane?

TONY: Well, I know a guy that can arrange a charter to Key West. From there we can get a King Air Three fifty, twin engine. That'll get us to Mexico.

JEFFREY: I'm glad Lane took off. We're going to make a good team. We better get going.

CUT TO:

EXT. CABIN - DAY

(DOOR OPENS)

TONY: Lane took the bike!

JEFFREY: He must have pushed it down the road. He didn't want us to wake up when he started it.

(CAR DOORS OPEN/CLOSE)

CUT TO:

INT. CAR - DAY

JEFFREY: My father used to have a cabin like this. He used to bring me and my sister here.

TONY: Good times?

JEFFREY: He used to beat the crap out of me. Your parents are supposed to help you, Tony. Not hurt you. Your father hurt you?

TONY: No, he was too drunk to hurt anyone.

JEFFREY: I hate it here.

TONY: Then let's get out of here, make us some money.

JEFFREY: Hell yeah! Let's go make us lots of money!

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. MTAC - DAY

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Either I speak to Agent Gibbs and get a full accounting of this investigation, or I've been authorized to pull NCIS from the investigation and put it under the FBI's jurisdiction.

MCGEE: You're getting in the way.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Excuse me, Agent McGee?

MCGEE: We are working very hard. We have an undercover agent who is missing. He's risking his life. And your constant interruptions are keeping me from doing my job.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) You lost your prisoners! You lost your agent!

MCGEE: That is not true.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) That's what you told me.

MCGEE: Look, the truth is that while Agent DiNozzo is lost, Jeffrey White is still with him. So Jeffrey White, technically, is with an NCIS agent. And therefore, technically is still in custody.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) Well, you've clearly been empowered to tell me off.

MCGEE: Yes, Ma'am.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) And what, exactly, did Agent Gibbs tell you to say to me?

MCGEE: He told me to tell you to... stick it.

ELLIOT: (ON MONITOR) You're telling me to...

MCGEE: Stick it! Thank you, Ms. Deputy Secretary of State. Our conversation is now over.

(END TRANSMISSION)

(APPLAUSE)

CUT TO:

EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/CAR BRAKES TO A STOP)

(GIBBS AND KATE APPROACH THE CABIN)

CUT TO:

INT. CABIN - DAY

(SFX: DOOR BURSTS OPEN)

(MUSIC OVER ACTION)

KATE: Clear.

GIBBS: Clear!

KATE: We're too late.

GIBBS: Search it.

(SFX: PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, Gibbs.

(SFX: TELEPHONE BEEP TONES)

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) Special Agent McGee speaking.

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Hey, McGee.

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) Yes, Boss?

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I want you to run...(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) ...the phone records for a land line at the cabin.

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) On it. Oh, and uh...

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) ...Boss, I told her.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Deputy Secretary of State.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah? How did it work?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Well, she submitted a formal complaint to the Director.

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) McGee!

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Good job!

(SFX: DIAL TONE)

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

KATE: (V.O.) Gibbs!

CUT TO:

INT. BATHROOM - DAY

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/KATE AND GIBBS LOOK AT THE BLOODY CLOTH)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

EXT. CABIN - DAY

(GIBBS UNCOVERS THE MOTORCYCLE)

KATE: Over here!

GIBBS: Throat's slashed to the spine.

KATE: Lane Harrison didn't kill those two guys in Seattle.

GIBBS: Jeffrey White did it.

KATE: Tony has no idea who he's with, Gibbs.

(MUSIC OUT)

MUSIC IN:

EXT. CABIN - DAY

DUCKY: Wasn't much of a struggle. Only these abrasions on his cheek. The head was grabbed from behind and immobilized. And with the other hand...

GIBBS: Came around and cut across the throat.

DUCKY: From the look of things he was experienced in this manner of execution, Jethro.

KATE: We think he's responsible for three of the murders. Same M.O.

DUCKY: And Tony's with the b*st*rd? Is he aware?

KATE: Probably not. We have to think Tony didn't know anything about this. He would have never allowed it to happen.

DUCKY: Unless...

GIBBS: We checked the rest of the area. No other bodies. Tony's still alive.

(PHONE RINGS)

DUCKY: (READS) "Lynchburg across from Wal-Mart." Mean anything?

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, Gibbs.

(PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I do not have a VW!

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) Still getting the calls...(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) ...Huh, Boss?

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) What do you got, McGee?

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) Well, I have the local...

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) ...Message units dialed from the cabin. Nothing there.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Long distance?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) The exchange has mechanical switches, so it's going to take some time.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) They may be headed to Lynchburg to make the sale.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) I need the location of all Wal-Marts in the area.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Fast!

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) On it!

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

CUT TO:

INT. CAR - DAY

(CAR BRAKES TO A STOP)

TONY: What are we doing?

JEFFREY: We're pulling over.

TONY: But we don't want Lane showing up first. We should get to the buyer.

JEFFREY: We've got time. I'm going to take a little nap.

TONY: Do you want me to drive while you sleep?

JEFFREY: You think we ought to keep moving?

TONY: I do.

JEFFREY: You got my back, Tony?

TONY: You know it.

JEFFREY: You know, it feelslike I've been running my whole life just to get to this moment. Finally doing something right.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Found the Wal-Mart! There's a storage facility across the street with conex boxes in the parking lot.

CUT TO:

EXT. CABIN - DAY

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Call the local LEOs. Make sure they understand there's a federal agent working under cover.

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) You got it!

CUT TO:

EXT. STORAGE FACILITY - DAY

(MUSIC OVER ACTION/LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CUT OPEN LOCKED CONEX BOXES)

(DOORS OPEN)

CUT TO:

INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Nothing in the conex boxes.(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) What about the long distance records on the cabin?

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Working on it, Boss.

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Work faster.

(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

GIBBS: It was a misdirect. He knew that we would search the body.

KATE: What do we do?

(PHONE RINGS)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Yeah, Gibbs.

(TELEPHONE BEEP TONES)

GIBBS: God.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. SQUAD ROOM - DAY

(PHONE RINGS)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) McGee.(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Hey, McGee!

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) Listen up!

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) Boss, it's only been like ten seconds. I know I'm good but I'm not that...

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (V.O./FILTERED) ... Good.

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) I just had a hang-up. Check the last incoming call on my cell...

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) ...and have Abby run a ...

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) ... GPS location.

(SCENE CUT)

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) This isn't about the VW, is it?

GIBBS: (V.O./FILTERED) No!

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) It's where DiNozzo is.(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: (V.O.) It's Lane Harrison's cell phone. (ON CAMERA) Highway Fourteen just past Newport News, Virginia.(BEGIN TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

(SCENE CUT)

GIBBS: (INTO PHONE) Stay on the phone and guide us there!

(SFX: KATE SHRIEKS)

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) Are you all right?

KATE: Gibbs is driving.

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) I'm sending a prayer in many languages.(END TELEPHONE INTERCUTS)

CUT TO:

INT. TONY'S CAR - MOVING

JEFFREY: How are we doing?

TONY: You scared the hell out of me.

JEFFREY: That's part of my charm.

CUT TO:

INT. GIBBS' CAR - MOVING

(PHONE RINGS)

KATE: Tony.

GIBBS: Tony.

CUT TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: He's coming down Fourteenth, headed for the west side.

CUT TO:

INT. TONY'S CAR - MOVING

JEFFREY: Take a right.

(CELL PHONE BEEP TONE)

TONY: What the hell is that?

JEFFREY: It's in my bag. I thought I turned it off. (SFX: CELL PHONE BEEP TONE)

TONY: Battery's dead.

JEFFREY: Well turn it off. They can trace a cell phone.(SFX: CELL PHONE BEEP TONE)

TONY: Off.

CUT TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

ABBY: I lost the signal!

CUT TO:

INT. TONY'S CAR - PARKED

JEFFREY: Nine three oh six eight five seven. That's her. History of the world in a box.

TONY: I don't see Lane.

JEFFREY: I always wanted to scuba dive. I'm going to scuba dive. What do you think of that?

TONY: Well, you can't swim, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: There's that, yeah. But you can teach me.

(SFX: CAR BRAKES TO A STOP B.G.)

JEFFREY: That's him. Now you're going to watch my back. I'm going to go get the cash. Then we're going to get out of here. You ready?

TONY: I want you to listen to me, Jeffrey.

JEFFREY: Okay.

TONY: I'm a Federal agent.

JEFFREY: (LAUGHS) Good one, Tony.

TONY: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

JEFFREY: Don't say that.

TONY: I wish I didn't have to.

CUT TO:

INT. GIBBS' CAR - MOVING

KATE: I need the long distance numbers from the cabin, McGee!

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) Working on them!

GIBBS: I never lost an agent undercover, Kate. I am not about to let DiNozzo screw that up.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. TONY'S CAR - DAY

(SFX: CAR DOOR OPENS/ CLOSES)

TONY: Everyone's going to know you wanted to turn yourself in, that you drove me here voluntarily. You testify against Lane, they're going to cut you a deal.

JEFFREY: What do I do?

TONY: Okay, you sit tight. I'll arrest the buyer. Then we call my boss and he'll pick us up.

JEFFREY: Okay.

MUSICAL BRIDGE TO:

INT. NCIS LAB - DAY

MCGEE: (INTO PHONE) One call. Doctor Haru Owagawa.

CUT TO:

INT. GIBBS' CAR - MOVING

MCGEE: (ON MONITOR) PhD in Art History at G.W.

KATE: That's got to be the buyer. We need a GPS location on his cell.

ABBY: (ON MONITOR) Twelve blocks from your location. Head due west.

CUT TO:

INT. TONY'S CAR - DAY

JEFFREY: I know you don't have any backup, Tony.

TONY: How do you know that, Jeffrey?

JEFFREY: I thought you might be a cop. That's why we took that swim in the stream. That's why I crashed the truck. No bugs.

TONY: There's a reason Lane isn't here, isn't there?

JEFFREY: You're having naughty thoughts, Tony. Just so you know... when I said no one ever treated me like you did, I meant that.

TONY: I know.

CUT TO:

INT. PARKING LOT - DAY

(SFX: TIRES SCREECH /CARS BRAKE TO A STOP)

KATE: Step away from your car! Hands in the air!

(GIBBS MOVES TOWARD TONY'S CAR)

(CAR DOOR OPENS)

TONY: I really liked him.

GIBBS: Yeah. Yeah, I can see that.

(MUSIC OVER ENDING CREDITS AND OUT)

(MUSIC UP OVER ENDING CREDITS AND OUT)