At a diner an unknown person approaches Gibbs with a drawn pistol; Gibbs immediately draws his piece, identifies himself as a federal agent, and challenges him. That sequence begins a series of flashbacks and fantasies from Gibbs's life, with Mike Franks as a narrator, who explains to Gibbs the purpose of the exercise, while other significant people appear inside the diner. The review starts with the case handled the day before aboard a Naval ship and elsewhere. Franks talks with Gibbs about what might have happened or not happened if Gibbs or others had made some different decisions and taken some different actions; he says that sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. Eventually, in the present, Gibbs realizes who the assailant is, then he deals with him, then Franks suggests to Gibbs that maybe he had not yet finished. Finally, the next day, McGee announces a decision, then the gang gear up and head out.