Season 12: "Neverland"
After NCIS Cyber Special Agent Ned Dorneget was killed in an explosion carried out by a terrorist group called The Calling in Cairo, the team set to work in order to catch the vicious criminals. Things turned out to be more complicated than they had expected. The terrorist group was recruiting children to do their dirty work. Meanwhile, Dorneget's mother, CIA Officer Joanna Teague, insisted on helping the investigation.
Preoccupied with finding Sidiq Samar, The Calling's head recruiter, Gibbs reluctantly agreed to let Teague assist NCIS. The more familiar Teague became with Luke, a young boy whose parents had been killed, the more suspicious she grew about his involvement with the shadowy group.
Gibbs chose to ignore Teague's warnings and continued to trust Luke. But when Luke's caretaker was attacked and Abby discovered that Luke's music was actually encrypted with Morse code-like instructions, he had no choice but to go after the boy.
We later learned Teague had been working on an undercover investigation to track down The Calling all along, and she used CIA information to locate Sidiq. Of course, Gibbs was angry, but he brushed his emotions aside in order to go after Luke, who was reportedly in Iraq.
While Gibbs, DiNozzo, and Teague started investigating in Iraq, Vance busied himself by interrogating Sidiq. He learned that The Calling was targeting Supreme Court justices, who were in the Appalachians on retreat, and ordered McGee to do whatever was necessary to protect them.
Back in Iraq, Gibbs questioned a young girl with neon sneakers. When he turned around, he barely had time to process what was happening as Luke pulled the trigger of a gun, hitting Gibbs twice.
Will Gibbs survive the blows to his knee and chest? Will McGee be able to protect the Supreme Court justices from a pending attack? Tune in next season to find out ...