NCIS Recap 11/21/22: Season 20 Episode 8 “Turkey Trot”

NCIS Recap 11/14/22: Season 20 Episode 8 “Turkey Trot”

Tonight on CBS NCIS returns with an all-new Monday, November 21, 2022, season 20 episode 8 called, “Love Lost,” and we have your weekly NCIS recap below. In tonight’s NCIS season 20 episode 8, “Love Lost” as per the CBS synopsis, “NCIS must investigate the Secretary of the Navy when her husband claims she tried to murder him.” 

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In tonight’s NCIS episode, a navy admiral has a stalker. It was Admiral Stock. She has this crazed stalker following her around everywhere. This man even followed her to a marathon for charity that was run by the Navy. The guy showed up wearing an NCIS hat and he falsely identified himself as a federal agent to try and get close to Admiral Stock, but the real NCIS agents stopped him before he could approach her. They asked the guy where he was going. He was searched for weapons. They didn’t find any on him and they made sure to identify themselves as the real NCIS agents. They were there for the run to provide additional backup. And they were all in plain clothes because they wanted to blend in with the crowd.

It was just this guy who was wearing NCIS merch. That’s what alerted the real agents and two of them were still talking to the guy when an explosion went off by the podium. There was just one person injured in the explosion. The victim was Lieutenant Sarah Giles. She was an aide to the Admiral. She survived the explosion. She first had to have surgery and it was a miracle that no one else was hurt. Everyone initially thought the explosion was a bomb. They asked the stalker about it. Poor Bob had no clue what they were talking about. He was incredibly obsessed with Admiral Stock. He denied ever wanting to hurt her. And he was telling the truth when he said he wasn’t involved in the explosion.

The explosion hadn’t been a bomb. It was a shooting. Someone was shooting at the people near the stage and it accidentally hit a propane tank and it caused an explosion. Bob couldn’t have done that. He was with the NCIS agents when the shooter hit the tank. He was also trying to take photos of the admiral at the time. One of his photos actually captured the shooter. NCIS had an actual photo of the shooter. They were using facial recognition to identify him. Except they didn’t need it. The shooter was never after the Admiral. He was always after Special Agent Knight. Knight was near the stage when the explosion happened. And Knight went on to have dinner with her sister when she was introduced to the shooter.

Not that she knew he was the shooter at the time.

His name is Charlie. He was Knight’s sister’s boyfriend. Knight and her sister Robin don’t get along. They tend to ignore each other only Robin called out of the blue saying she had a surprise. She rented a place near Knight. She wanted her sister to come over for Thanksgiving and see the surprise. Which turned out to be a two-for-one. Robin was now an energy healer. She was also now dating Charlie. It’s serious. So serious that Robin wanted to introduce him to his family. Robin hasn’t met Charlie’s family yet. She first wanted to introduce him to her sister. And even as they were worrying signs that they didn’t know each other too well, Robin still announced their engagement.

Robin barely knows the guy. She didn’t know he grew up in New York. She didn’t know that his brother was in the military and that he was dead because he died during a hostage negotiation run by Knight. Neither Robin nor Knight knew he was dangerous until he kept asking Knight about her job. Knight had brought along Kasie to defuse the tension between her and her sister. Kasie kept trying to bring the conversation around to a safe subject. Only Charlie never took the hints. He kept asking Knight has she ever lost someone on the job. She didn’t want to talk about it and that’s when he pulled his gun.

Charlie took all three women hostage. They couldn’t even call for help on their phones. Charlie had collected the phones earlier in the day and he put them in water. They had no way of calling for help and so they decided to give Charlie what he wanted – a platform. Charlie got to talk about getting justice. He wanted to kill Knight because she failed to talk his brother down a bridge. His brother killed himself. He was dealing with depression and he wanted a way out. Knight tried to talk him down. She tried to get him off the bridge. Nothing worked. Charlie’s brother Joe was in too much pain.

Knight remembered Joe. She even has his initials engraved on her watch. She has the initials of everyone she failed to save engraved on that watch and she showed it to Charlie. Charlie could have desisted at that point, but he was still too angry. He still wanted someone to blame for his only surviving family member leaving him. He began shooting at Robin as a way of hurting Knight when the rest of NCIS showed up. McGee, Parker, and Torres had continued their investigation into the shooter. They identified him as Charles Saunders. They found out he never served. They found out his brother killed himself. And that Knight was the lead on the case.

They then tried to get in touch with Knight, failed, and then set about tracking her down. They showed up right around the time that Charlie was pointing a gun at his own head and Knight wrestled it away from him. Everyone was safe. Charlie was going to prison. But Knight and her sister bonded throughout their experience. And they went on to have Thanksgiving dinner together.