The small plot in the episode “Freedom” refers to Timothy McGee fall victim to identity theft. The NCIS agent discovered that he was in a ten-dollar hole when someone charged a credit card for inflatable dolls, video games, and comic books. Tony DiNozzo commented that it seemed like a good time checklist for a teenager, and after he did some research, it turned out to be the case. The identity thief Nick Miller (Aramis Knight), the young son of the landlady McGee, who got her keys, entered McGee’s place and took his credit card. When confronted, Miller explained that he was only doing it for McGee’s sake because he felt the agent wasn’t having enough fun.
The episode ends with arguably the most ridiculous scene of the season when McGee, DiNozzo, and Nick are in the elevator happily making their way to the GameStop. When McGee tells Nick that the thief owes him at least $50 for the minimum fraud fee, Nick sits with his back against the wall in a pose full of attitude, a ’90s video game character will die. mocked in jealousy and casually replied, “Talk to my mother, man.” And that’s it. There was no punishment for Nick. No regrets on his end. We just get a scene where two NCIS agents forget that Nick has collected $10,000 in fraudulent charges and it’s cool with it.
For such a procedural crime show, “NCIS” seems to have dropped the ball with this scene. In fact, Nick was supposed to be taken to the juvenile hall, while his mother was supposed to give McGee the money back. Instead, the episode ends with Nick not suffering some kind of consequences or, at least, admitting what he did was wrong. It looks ridiculous, since the sitcom probably would have handled this kind of plot better.
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