The battle to pin down precisely what was once occurring within the season 18 premiere of NCIS began prior to the principle titles even rolled. Within the opening scene, fans had been handled to an intense series in which Agent McGee (Sean Murray) dramatically drives onto the tarmac of an airport and stops a aircraft from setting out. As he runs towards the airplane together with his gun drawn, a sniper shoots him within the arm and leg, losing him to the bottom. The digicam then dramatically pans as much as expose that the sniper is… Gibbs?
Lovely loopy, proper? What is even crazier is that when that scene, that is in reality all you listen in regards to the incident within the episode. A name card proclaims that the display goes again in time a number of months to the occasions of the season 17 episode “Musical Chairs,” which featured Gibbs mysteriously disappearing whilst the group labored on a case involving a member of the Military’s band being murdered. “Sturgeon Season” fills within the time Gibbs went lacking, which we be informed was once to lend a hand his buddy Tobias Fornell (Joe Spano, who was once in the beginning offered the entire long ago within the first episode of the sequence) monitor down the individuals who equipped Fornell’s daughter with opioids. As Reddit consumer Bpsmooth requested within the weekly episode dialogue thread, “Any person lend a hand me out right here, what did McGee getting shot 2 occasions originally of this night’s episode, must do with the rest? I think like I overlooked one thing.”
They were not the one person who was once having a troublesome time parsing how Gibbs’ off-the-books challenge to lend a hand his buddy with a deeply non-public drawback was once associated with him taking pictures McGee a number of months later or the homicide of a Military musician.