Tuesday’s “Charade” episode of “NCIS” is the beginning of the end of Tony DiNozzo’s story because Michael Weatherly is leaving the show at the end of the season. The foundation for his departure is laid in this chapter as he interrogates who he is.
It all begins when DiNozzo and Deputy Vance are at a cocktail party and a Senator Bransfield has a creepy reaction to DiNozzo. When they get a minute alone, the senator announces DiNozzo a loathsome section of slime before handing over an envelope full of currency totaling $20,000.
The next morning, DiNozzo is baffling out what happened when Gibbs hastes in and tells the team that an NCIS agent was killed in a vehicle accident. When DiNozzo expects who, Gibbs answers, “You.”
The team honchoes to the crime stage, where they find a briefcase full of cash in the trunk of the dead man’s automobile. The phony Tony is certainly Scott Byers, who died from dampen patrol damage when his car was run off the road and into a pole.
Abby analyzes the colour transportation on the dead man’s automobile and determines the color of the other auto concerned is Arctic White. Now, they just need to find it.
Senator Bransfield and DiNozzo meet in the NCIS conference room, where the senator offers Tony another $20,000 to stop his secret. DiNozzo hands back the envelope Bransfield passed him at the party and explains that the three men extorting the senator is an imposter. Gibbs asks if they can access Bransfield’s phone, but the senator is loath because it will uncover why he is being blackmailed.
Undeterred, Abby hacks the senator’s email and determines photos of him kissing a blonde. It likewise turns out that Bransfield isn’t the only lawmaker being blackmailed. Senators Will Matheson and Shawn Kelly are also being extorted.
The NCIS team determines up a stinging with McGee playing one senator, while Gibbs plays another. When the two phony Tonys show up, they are arrested. It is about to change that the three men are performers who were hired by a woman off of an ad on Craigslist.
While being questioned, the phony Tonys tell DiNozzo his life was easy to memorize, because he is boring. He has the same occupation and the same accommodation for years. Nothing ever changes with him.
The real DiNozzo tells the guys to call their boss, but they explain they can’t. She ever calls them. But they do has demonstrated that they drop off the money they collect at a bus depot cupboard on Massachusetts Avenue.
Abby checks the station’s defence cameras, and when the status of women testifies her face, DiNozzo knows who she is. He dated her. He knew her as Leah Ramsey, but that wasn’t her real epithet. It is about to change she targeted him in order to better embezzle his identity.
DiNozzo has Abby over to his apartment to dust for fingerprints. It is slow leading until he remembers that “Leah” drank chardonnay and the bottle is still in the fridge. They pass her engraves and find her mug shot. “Leah” is actually Elizabeth Elliott, who was arrested twice in Florida for writing bad checks and embezzlement.
DiNozzo searches for Elliott and gets arrested for masquerading a federal policeman when he is stopped for rapidity. When McGee picks him up at the police station, DiNozzo mourns that he is losing his hem. He got swindled by a bimbo and he has Laurel and Hardy impersonating him.
Then, Bishop and McGee present Gibbs with their ideology of who killed Byers: Senator Shawn Kelly. They believe it was Kelly because he was being extorted over payoffs to a doctor to get Kelly out of military service that would have made him in harm’s behavior during Desert Storm.
Elliott corroborates their assumption and replies she will testify against Senator Kelly in return for the charges against her being put. Gibbs supposes no treat. He doesn’t think her legend sounds genuine and he is right.
It turns out that Senator Kelly’s automobile did extend Byers off the road, but he wasn’t driving it. The senator’s aide Lisa was behind the wheel.
It transpires that Lisa and Elliott used to work together at a mortgage corporation. Both girls lost their jobs during the course of its housing crisis. After Lisa went to work, as Kelly’s aide, she and Elliott invented the extortion scheme.
‘NCI’S airs Tuesdays on CBS .