Gibbs questions the choices he has made during the course of his life when a man pulls a gun on him at a diner.
Tropes in this episode:
- Alternate Universe: Which is based on if Gibbs had seen Ari about to snipe Kate in the season 2 finale.
- The Bus Came Back: Dead characters like Mike Franks, Kate Todd, Jenny Shepard, Riley McCallister and Ari Haswari come back.
- Babies Ever After: Tony and Kate have a baby, and so does Abby and McGee.
- Death Notification: If Shannon hadn't testified against Pedro Hernandez, she and Kelly would have lived. And then a cadre of Marines would have shown up at their door...
- Milestone Celebration: The 200th episode of NCIS.
- Shirtless Scene: Palmer is laid on Abby's table shirtless while Abby attempts to soothe his torn muscles by hitting various pressure points. They are just about to finish as Gibbs walks in.