Prince Sayif, a member of the Saudi Royal family, is temporarily in the U.S. on a flight training program that was organized through his country and ours. But he becomes the target of an assassination attempt after an SUV explodes, killing his driver.
NCIS discovers the bomb was triggered by mistake when the vibrations of a jet flying by triggered the bomb before it was supposed to go off.
So who planted it?
Unlike his older brother, Abdalla, who also lives in D.C. and worked as a Deputy Minister, Sayif was known for his wild, playboy lifestyle.
In the end it turns out that Abdalla orchestrated to kill his brother and wanted to make it look like a terrorist attack.
However, with diplomatic immunity, Abdalla escaped being charged in the U.S.
He was taken back to be dealt with by his father, Prince Omar, who just arrived in the royal jet. There's an interesting tie-in between Prince Omar and Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., who comes to pay Tony a visit.
To call this father-son relationship strained seems obvious. It only gets worse when Tony learns his dad, once a very successful investor, has been broke for a while but continues to live the charade.
Tony Sr. even mentions knowing and wanting to do business with the Saudi family.
In the end, Tony that anonymously bails his dad out by paying his very expensive hotel bill and making it look like Prince Omar took care of it.
Abby: Maybe Tony didn't have a mother. Maybe he was cloned!
Ducky: There certainly is a strong familial resemblance.
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Tony: I've heard the saying "he got blown out of his shoes", but I never thought I'd see it.
Ducky: Now if the explosion had knocked his socks off, that would be impressive, wouldn't it?
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