A Metro cop in Washington, DC, finds a set of severed fingertips which prove to be those of a Marine corporal; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee finds the corresponding body in the local morgue; Ducky concludes that the corporal was a victim of stretching to death on a rack. McGee and Ziva meet Max, who used a credit card of the dead Marine; excitement occurs while McGee interviews her; Tony and Ziva meet and interview another interesting chick; McGeek pursues with Max. Gibbs asks whether the corporal died because Max, a former girlfriend, made a record score on a video game. Ziva gets a lead on a major game programmer, but he has disappeared; Gibbs meets an arms dealer. Tony and McGee find the body of the missing programmer, with mutilations identical to those on the Marine. Gibbs and McGee get a confession, then the gang search for a particular computer; McGee guides Gibbs, who finds it and announces "game over". Tony makes a date for McGoo.