“NCIS” Season 13 Episode 2 “Personal Day” aired last Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team, surprised at NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) sudden physical and attitudinal make over, teamed up with DEA Special Agent Luis “Mitch” Mitchell (John Gabriel) as he was after a drug lord who recruited a sergeant who suddenly went missing. Meanwhile, NCIS Special Agent Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, Jr. (Michael Weatherley) couldn’t figure out Gibbs’ new attitude towards him, and became concerned after realizing that the case was more personal to him than it seemed. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with NCIS Special Agent Timothy “Tim” McGee (Sean Murray) and NCIS Probationary Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop (Emily Wickersham) trying to analyze NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) new attitude and look.
They were then interrupted by Gibbs and DEA Special Agent Luis “Mitch” Mitchell (John Gabriel) from San Diego. He needed help bringing in a certain Sergeant Cole Gleason, who was the newest recruit of drug lord Benson Long (Robert Knepper), and who was supposed to meet Mitch with evidence against Long. Gibbs then decided to take McGee and Bishop and decided to sideline NCIS Special Agent Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, Jr. (Michael Weatherley) for the entire case, which frustrated a confused Tony.
They then went to Long’s cousin’s place but didn’t find Gleason anywhere. They did, however, manage to pull some fingerprints off of the gun they got from Long’s cousin, Roy Evans (Darin Cooper), which also pointed them to the direction of one of Roy’s former card playing friends, Fisher Hyland (Billy Lush), who claimed that he wasn’t dealing drugs anymore.
Meanwhile, Tony, who had been digging up information on Long, discovered that Mitch was the son of the BNIS Officer who had died while protecting Gibbs’ wife and young daughter before they died in the car crash. Tony then expressed his concern as he knew that Gibbs was going to pay his debts towards Mitch. However, Gibbs ordered him back up. He told him to get back to the case, and began to tell him to protect his team and to do his job well.
He, in turn, pointed McGee and Bishop to the direction of an abandoned school where drug distribution took place and found the body of Gleason. Thanks to Dr. Donald “Duckie” Mallard (David McCallum), who also expressed his concern for Gibbs, and Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), they discovered that Gleason’s body had been rolled up inside a rug which is supplied by Roy Evans.
Before that, Tony and Bishop managed to get Fisher to smuggle in a hidden camera into Evans’ house, which would allow them to record anything. Inside the car,
Meanwhile, Gibbs, McGee, and Mitch went to confront Evans, but as Evans was going to shoot them, McGee shot Evans dead, which angered Mitch. Gibbs then decided to talk to Mitch to calm him down.
Back in the office, Tony told Bishop and McGee that they had to take action to protect their boss, because not only was Mitch the son of the BNIS officer who had died protecting Gibbs’ family, Long was the mastermind behind all of their deaths, as Gibbs’ daughter and wife were going to testify against one of Long’s men.
Tony then confronted Gibbs and told him that Mitch wasn’t in his hotel room like he said he was, but was at Evans’ place, as he was probably going to try to kill Long.
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The team took action, with Abby and Bishop managing to record Long’s confession when he was finally confronted, and Tony and McGee arrived just in time after Gibbs managed to get Mitch to put down his gun.
The next day, before Gibbs went to California with Mitch to scatter his father’s ashes into the sea, Tony visited Gibbs, and realized, in a way, that Gibbs wanted him to step up and to become the next leader of the team.
After spreading Mitch’s father’s ashes into the ocean, Gibbs paid a visit to his old house there.
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