“NCIS” Season 12 Episode 23 “ The Lost Boys” aired last Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the entire team raced against time in cooperation with Interpol in order to put a terrorist group recruiting young children to justice. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode picked up from where it left off in the previous episode. Dr. Donald “Duckie” Mallard (David McCallum) informed NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) that he had noticed a strange pattern on Bradley Simek’s (Cody Sullivan) arm that he had recognized from somewhere. Afterwards, Gibbs ran after a young boy watching the scene, only to discover that he had disappeared.
Back at the NCIS offices, NCIS Special Agent Ned Dornegat (Matt Jones) of the Cyber Division and NCIS Special Agent Timothy “Tim” McGee (Sean Murray) went to the briefing inside MTAC with Gibbs, NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll), Interpol and two other international law enforcement agencies. There, it was discovered that the recruiters were all tied to a particular group called “The Calling”, whose mission statement was that they were underdogs trying to stand up against their oppressors. The heart of the organization was in Iraq, and they recruited young children as early as ten years of age via chatrooms, cartoons and first person shooting games. They were then informed that they had located a Calling leader in France named Matthew Rousseau (Adetokumboh M’Cormack) and learned that they were looking for S-mines on the black market. Because of this, Gibbs reached out to a former contact who used to be a contact of the DEA, Agah Bayar (Tamer Hassan).
At the morgue, Duckie informed Gibbs that they markings on Simek’s arm had been familiar as the same pattern was found on the arm of a dead army specialist who, together with two colleagues had tried to assassinate a visiting Imam, and Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) told them that the plastic gun he had printed to kill himself was the same dark web site that Simek had gotten his blue prints for the detonator. Meanwhile, McGee and Dornegat were informed that they were going to Cairo to represent NCIS for the Interpol think tank tracking “The Calling”. Vance then informed Gibbs that they couldn’t use Bayar for their operation.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and NCIS Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop (Emily Wickersham) then interrogated Sarah Goode (Lindsey Kraft), an associate of the former Army specialist that killed himself, who told them that The Calling was a radicalized branch of their movement who wanted nothing but anarchy, and identified their main recruiter as Sadiq Smar (Babar Peerzada). They then discovered an old building that he had purchased, and discovered a young boy, Luke Harris (Daniel Zoghadri), there who had a gun.
As Luke refused to talk, they discovered a chat room where Luke had been instructed to “meet his brothers” at the building. Abby, Tony and Ellie then headed back to the building after discovering that there was a secret World War II bunker beside the building. Inside, they discovered that it was used as a testing site as Sadiq was planning to link the S-mines together via a laser trip wire. They also found the bayonet that was used to kill the late Ensign Wilt.
Gibbs then visited Luke’s adoptive parents who told him that things had gotten bad as the kids at school were teasing him as he was Middle Eastern. Later that night, at Gibbs’ house, he told him that everyone hated him and that he wanted to die.
The next day, Gibbs sent Tony and Ellie to blackmail Bayar into still holding up his end of the bargain Duckie then gave Luke’s notebook to Gibbs, which had an unfinished letter to his parents as he had to disown them, as part of their initiation. Luke then decided to cooperate with them as he didn’t want his parents to get hurt. As Gibbs and Luke were on their way to the Harris house, they discovered, via a new chat room, that Samar believed that Luke was a traitor, but were too late as Luke’s parents had been killed.
Meanwhile, McGee, who was interrogating Rousseau who was on board a ship getting transported to the United States, discovered that The Calling was planning to attack Cairo. Dornegat led an evacuation, but died in the blast after a guest accidentally tripped the laser wire.
Later, Tony and Ellie met up with Bayar who informed them that The Calling was planning multiple attacks in major cities around the world, and gave them the names. They were then gunned down, but Bayar survived. Gibbs, however, became emotional, as Dornegat was family.
The next day, the entire team, including McGee, who had travelled with Dornegat’s casket, bid farewell to their good friend. While this happened, Gibbs saw the ghosts of his past. They were then greeted by Dornegat’s mother, a CIA officer, who decided to work with them.
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