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Season 16  "Fragments"  16x5

Aired 10 months ago - Oct 23, 2018

After a 50-year-old tape recording left by a murder victim is found, the NCIS team tries to exonerate Ray Jennings, the Marine serving a life sentence for the crime.

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Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 1
I wanted to have it in me to lead,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 2
Instead of letters, we sent recordings back and forth
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48 years, Agent Gibbs.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 4
Yes, because now that I understand the mechanics,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 5
a Marine under his command.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 6
Ray Jennings pled guilty, so even without the reports,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 7
the protests going on at home.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 8
Yeah, he's the only one that laughs
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 9
but he was also doing it to hone his craft.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 10
I'm telling you, Gibbs.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 11
you're wasting your time.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 12
I mean, do we even have cause to investigate?
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 13
Yeah, I know. I read it in your request,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 14
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in a long time.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 16
things were different.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 17
I couldn't tell what the hell they were talking about.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 18
I thought Ray Jennings confessed.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 19
Oy.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 20
He was stressed... You heard him...
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 21
when he threw it, then ran outside, like Fletcher said.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 22
Excuse me?
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 23
"All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach."
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 24
You owe it to him to be straight with us.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 25
Why?
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 26
- I'm aware of that. - No, Leon.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 27
You'll find that quite a bit has changed
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 28
but in between you and them is the reflection.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 29
Okay, well, I have pulled several grenade fragments
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 30
Actually, Gibbs is already on his way down.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 31
- What kind of plate? - It's brass.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 32
found out that Danny was going overseas,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 33
just seemed like everywhere you looked, there was hate.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 34
He didn't say "in my heart," like most people would say.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 35
Pushing Ray might get us
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 36
Well, pick out a book, sit in back,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 37
My father, I asked him about Vietnam one time, once.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 38
we...
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 39
We fought about it.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 40
It doesn't matter if I don't remember the act.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 41
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In his last tape he said,
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 43
retired Master Sergeant Thomas Fletcher.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 44
You wore the uniform for 30 years, isn't that right, Tom?
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 45
So I decided to get on with my task at hand
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 46
You knew all along it was a suicide.
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Couldn't prove anything.
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 48
with his family whenever he wants.
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Instead of letters, we sent recordings back and forth
#2
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 3
48 years, Agent Gibbs.
#3
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 4
Yes, because now that I understand the mechanics,
#4
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 5
a Marine under his command.
#5
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 6
Ray Jennings pled guilty, so even without the reports,
#6
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 7
the protests going on at home.
#7
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 8
Yeah, he's the only one that laughs
#8
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 9
but he was also doing it to hone his craft.
#9
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 10
I'm telling you, Gibbs.
#10
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 11
you're wasting your time.
#11
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 12
I mean, do we even have cause to investigate?
#12
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 13
Yeah, I know. I read it in your request,
#13
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in a long time.
#15
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things were different.
#16
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 17
I couldn't tell what the hell they were talking about.
#17
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 18
I thought Ray Jennings confessed.
#18
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 19
Oy.
#19
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He was stressed... You heard him...
#20
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 21
when he threw it, then ran outside, like Fletcher said.
#21
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Excuse me?
#22
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 23
"All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach."
#23
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 24
You owe it to him to be straight with us.
#24
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 25
Why?
#25
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 26
- I'm aware of that. - No, Leon.
#26
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 27
You'll find that quite a bit has changed
#27
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 28
but in between you and them is the reflection.
#28
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 29
Okay, well, I have pulled several grenade fragments
#29
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 30
Actually, Gibbs is already on his way down.
#30
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 31
- What kind of plate? - It's brass.
#31
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 32
found out that Danny was going overseas,
#32
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 33
just seemed like everywhere you looked, there was hate.
#33
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 34
He didn't say "in my heart," like most people would say.
#34
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 35
Pushing Ray might get us
#35
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 36
Well, pick out a book, sit in back,
#36
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 37
My father, I asked him about Vietnam one time, once.
#37
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 38
we...
#38
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 39
We fought about it.
#39
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It doesn't matter if I don't remember the act.
#40
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In his last tape he said,
#42
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 43
retired Master Sergeant Thomas Fletcher.
#43
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 44
You wore the uniform for 30 years, isn't that right, Tom?
#44
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 45
So I decided to get on with my task at hand
#45
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 46
You knew all along it was a suicide.
#46
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 47
Couldn't prove anything.
#47
Recap of NCIS Season 16 Episode 5 (S16E05) - 48
with his family whenever he wants.
#48
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