twisted sister (9/24)
Continuing this evening is the fourth season of the hit drama series following a team of special agents who investigate Navy and Marine Corps-related crimes. In tonight’s instalment, McGee breaks the rules to help his sister after she shows up at his apartment bloody and disorientated. Meanwhile, the rest of the NCIS team investigate the case of a murdered sailor who appears to be connected to the first incident.
Working in his apartment late one night, McGee is interrupted by his angry neighbour complaining about the noise of his shredder. Moments later there is more knocking on his door, but when McGee opens it his sister Sara (Troian Avery Bellisario, daughter of NCIS executive producer Donald P Bellisario) is standing there instead – covered in blood. “I think I killed someone, Tim,” she sobs – but cannot remember anything that happened in the past four hours.
McGee wants to call the police, but Sara begs him to wait until they have more of an idea of what happened. He emails Gibbs and Shepard explaining that he “woke up sick” and is taking the day off, and starts work on accounting for Sara’s missing hours. She remembers leaving a concert with friends and heading to a food court, then figures out that she must have taken a taxi to her brother’s place.
When McGee heads to the university campus to track down the taxi driver who brought Sara to his apartment, he is shocked to see the rest of the NCIS team across the quad. They have been called in to investigate the stabbing of a Navy sailor who has been found dead – and when McGee tells Sara, she suddenly realises who the victim was: her ex-boyfriend Jeff Petty. She confesses to her brother that she was furious when Jeff broke up with her –could she have been angry enough to kill him?
Back at NCIS HQ, the team is working hard to find out what happened to the dead man. Gibbs and Abby are examining a mobile phone found near the body when it suddenly rings – and McGee is on the end of the line. “Why do you have my sister’s cell phone?” the confused agent asks. “I’ve got a better question for you,” says Gibbs, grimly. “What is your sister’s cell phone doing on my dead body?”
Realising that he can no longer conceal his sister’s connection to the case, McGee gives up and comes in to NCIS. “What were you thinking?” hisses Gibbs angrily. “Why didn’t you come to me?” McGee explains that he knows it looks bad, but he could not take the chance that Sara would be arrested for murder when she might be innocent. Now Sara has bolted, scared of what might happen to her – but McGee still holds out that there is an explanation for what happened. “Sara’s not a killer,” he maintains. “But an accident’s another story…”
Unfortunately, things begin to look worse for Sara. The taxi driver places her at the scene of the crime; and an email trail reveals that she clearly had motive. And after Tony and Ziva track Sara down and bring her in, there is more bad news: a search of the taxi Sara was in has turned up the murder weapon – with Sara’s fingerprints on it. “Other than being your sister, is there any evidentiary reason why she shouldn’t be charged?” asks Shepard, sarcastically. “But she is my sister, Director,” replies McGee. “I hope you have more to offer than brotherly love,” retorts Shepard. The future is looking bleak for Sara – until Abby chances across a clue that could change everything…
Also this week, the NCIS team is stunned when a secret about McGee is revealed; and Tony approaches the director for some advice on his love life.