“Broken Arrow” was the newest episode of “NCIS” and it aired on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Episode 8.7 also marked the return of Agent DiNozzo’s father, adding more difficulty to the job for DiNozzo.
The episode opened with the discovery of a body at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, but the quick revelation is that somehow DiNozzo’s father is going to play into the equation, because he arrived in Washington with the man who was found dead. The man who has died is Woody Iverson, a retired naval commander who now works for a new company. DiNozzo Sr. was with Iverson before he was killed, and thus the link was discovered. While watching the interrogation, Agent DiNozzo deduced that his father was lying within his statements.
The underlying story of everything was tipped by the episode title, in the fact that there was a “broken arrow” on the loose. That is the term given to a missing nuclear weapon, and in this case it is one that was lost over the Mediterranean Sea back in 1956. The nuclear weapon was 3.4 megatons (100 times what was used in Japan), and it was certainly going to be a case where agencies butted heads about who was going to be in charge of tracking it down.
Iverson knew of the weapons location, but someone within the company that had flown both he and DiNozzo Sr. out to Washington was going to try and sell the weapon on the black market. DiNozzo Sr. had been invited to a party where the transaction was going to take place, and he went undercover with Ziva to try and take them down. They were successful, but it brought up quite a few issues for Agent DiNozzo about his father, and exactly what his life was really like. They succeeded in bringing an end to the sale, and the U.S. Government was able to retain the H-bomb.
At the end of the episode the two DiNozzo’s sat down to finally have a real talk, and it seemed that they did finally connect on some level. Maybe that will help them out if they both appear in more episodes of the show.
The next new episode of “NCIS” will air on Tuesday, Nov. 16, and will involve Ziva’s father attending an NCIS conference that the team (of course) is assigned to work at.