Clearly, the NCIS mission does not involve retired soldiers. They are civilians and should be investigated by Metro-police and not NCIS. The incrimination of the 13 years old child under suspension and the action of director Vance were a real fake since a 13 years old cannot be treated that way legally. The typical international action or the complicated domestic crime investigation are missing and if NCIS continues this route the show is doomed to be terminated. This will be a great loss, since the majority of the episodes are very original and really exciting, such as "enemies foreign & domestic", "the spider and the fly", "royals and loyals" and "dead air".
I truely hope that the show will get back on track