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A bomb goes off in the dressing room at a military charity concert this week, killing a Navy Petty Officer and the head janitor of the auditorium.  The NCIS team comes in to figure out the bomb's intended target. 

At first, the team thought that Manheim Gold - the singer who was supposed to use the room before a concert - was the murderer's intended victim. The only reason he wasn't killed, was that he had gotten drunk and never made it to the dressing room.  Earlier, he had crashed his car when his brakes failed.

Suspicious of the car accident, Abby investigated the brake lining and found it had been punctured.

The team traced the sabotage back to one of Gold's previous agents named Ronnie Mustard.  He had been taking the proceeds of Gold's royalties and had attempted to kill him so that he could continue to do so.  However, he wasn't the one who placed the bomb in the dressing room.

The team found out that one of the concert charity co-ordinators, Lucas Pischedda, was behind the bomb attack.  The bomb was intended to go off so that the charity concert would be moved to another location - a place where millions of dollars had been stashed below ground.  Lucas wanted to use the noise of the concert as a cover to mask the sound of  his mean digging up the money.

Gibbs figured it out and shut the power off mid-concert.  He and Bishop heard the sound of the drilling and digging and arrested Lucas and his men.

Meanwhile, Palmer's birth mother went into labor.  Once she saw the baby she decided to keep it.  This broke Palmer's heart, and he and Gibbs ended up having a heart to heart about it at the end of the episode.

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NCIS Season 11 Episode 17 Quotes

All right. Okay. Put your drinks down. On a coaster. And make your way in an orderly fashion to the front door, or I will shoot you. That means you, mullet.


Palmer: I take it you heard?
Gibbs: Mmm hmm.
Palmer: Yeah, she saw the baby and just....I guess she felt the same way we felt when we first saw him. Can't fault her for that, right?
Gibbs: You should go home.
Palmer: I will. Yeah Breena and I, we just wanted to get all this stuff out of the house. You know, we wanted to give it back as soon as possible.
Gibbs: We.
Palmer: Me. She's hurting too, but she is so much stronger. She's ready to try again. And me - I feel like I can't breathe. I never felt this bad in my life, Gibbs.
Gibbs: Well, just wait until it's 3:00 in the morning, and your kid's running 104. You're just getting started.
Palmer: That's the point. I'm not starting, you know? Maybe I never will.
Gibbs: Well then fight for it, Palmer! That's what you do. You fight for your family. And sometimes, you fight like hell just to have one.
Palmer: You want me to fight, I feel like I just went ten rounds with Joe Louis.
Gibbs: Do you want to be a dad, Palmer? Because right now, this is being a dad.
Palmer: Maybe I'm not ready.
Gibbs: You wouldn't feel the way you feel, right now, if you weren't ready.