“NCIS” Season 12 Episode 24 “ Neverland” aired last Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. In the season finale, the entire NCIS team, in cooperation with CIA Officer Joanna Teague (Mimi Rogers), raced against time to figure out The Calling’s next plans in order to capture them and to prevent them from hurting anyone else. Meanwhile, NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off as the ghost of Mike Franks kept coming back to haunt him. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with CIA Officer Joanna Teague (Mimi Rogers). She is the mother of the late NCIS Cyber Ops Agent Ned Dornegat (Matt Jones), torturing Sadiq Samar (Babar Peerzada) in order to discover where they had taken Luke Harris (Daniel Zolghadri).
Thirty-six hours earlier, Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) and NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) agreed to let Joanna join their investigation into The Calling in order to discover who Ned’s killers were. After greeting the team, Gibbs brought her down to the morgue, where she talked to her son one last time. While she did so, Gibbs saw the ghost of his former supervisor and the former leader of the NCIS team, Mike Franks (Muse Watson), who asked him how many more people had to die.
Afterwards, Dr. Donald “Duckie” Mallard (David McCallum) removed several titanium ball bearings from Ned’s body. Thanks to their Russian contacts, they managed to trace to a Roger Dietz (Doug Simpson), who worked at Bianca Aviation.
Thanks to Luke Harris’ (Daniel Zolghadri) cooperation, Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) managed to get footage of Luke’s parents’ murders. It was thanks to the nanny camera hidden inside a stuffed giraffe, but was hesitant to show Gibbs the footage.
Elsewhere in the office, Luke met Joanna. He apologized as he claimed that it was his fault that Ned and his parents had died.
Meanwhile, NCIS Special Agent Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, Jr. (Michael Weatherly) and NCIS Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop (Emily Wickersham) discovered that Dietz had sold the ball bearings to Sadiq.
At the interrogation room, Mike’s ghost told Gibbs to “break” Matthew Rousseau (Adetokumboh M’Cormack). He smiled at him and asked what time it was in Arizona. Gibbs then discovered that two more bombs from The Calling had exploded just before two tour buses unloaded.
Ellie then discovered that Sadiq was near his college campus. She and Tony went to Maryland to look for him. They didn’t find him, but they spotted a Middle Eastern teenager, Elan Ghorbani (Anthony Keyvan). He managed to run away to warn Sadiq that they were on to Sadiq. Sadiq then instructed him to get Luke.
Back at the NCIS headquarters, NCIS Special Agent Timothy “Tim” McGee (Sean Murray) began to investigate some techno-industrial music that was found on Bradley Simek’s (Cody Sullivan) computer, which Ned had been looking into.
Gibbs and Joanna then had breakfast with Luke to see if they could get to listen to Luke’s music. Luke asked to be taken back to Gibbs’ house. Before he left, both Joanna and Mike’s ghost warned him that Luke was playing him and was getting away with it.
Back at NCIS headquarters, McGee and Abby informed them that the music that The Calling sent the kids had a hidden message in morse code hidden in the baseline, which instructed them to hurt more people.
McGee, Gibbs and Joanna were then summoned by Vance. He instructed McGee to use his gaming skills to win a computer game that The Calling had just distributed online to win so that they could figure out what the prize was.
Gibbs then rushed back home after Ellie informed him that Luke had been abducted. Later, the Child Services agent protecting him confirmed that the teenage boy that Ellie had seen on campus had taken Luke.
Later, Vance told Joanna that he knew that the CIA had been working The Calling case for months, and told her that NCIS wouldn’t jeopardize the CIA’s operation. She then used her intelligence to find Sadiq and tortured him until Gibbs arrived. They then learned that they had abducted Luke. It was because he had seen their entire operation and gave up their leader, Daniel Budd, a charming English DJ turned underground activist.
While Gibbs, Teague and Tony left for Zakho, Iraq, which was where Luke had been taken, Vance interrogated Sadiq. He cryptically told him their next target-the retreat location where all the Supreme Justices were at. Vance ordered a lockdown, while McGee won the game and discovered that the prize was a decrypted file of The Calling’s next targets-naval bases and other locations. It made them realize that the children of government leaders might have been recruited, and led to the discovery that Luke might have been playing them all along.
In Iraq, after following an American girl with neon sneakers, Gibbs discovered that The Calling had instructed her to take a walk. Tony then got a call from Budd, who told him that something was about to happen. At that moment, Joanna was surrounded by locals, and Luke called out Gibbs’ name before shooting him in the leg and in the chest.
And that was all for the recap of “NCIS” Season 12 Episode 24 “Neverland”. For more news, updates and recaps on “NCIS” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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