It does Tony a world of good to find some peace and balance away from DC while others sort out NCIS.
Tony dumps the NCIS mess into SecNav’s lap and starts mapping out a new road for himself.
Tony realises how impossible a situation he’s in between his contrary colleagues and a director with an unclear agenda.
Tony can’t find the headspace for his DiNardo undercover persona. That is such an unusual problem for him that he takes a few steps back to analyse what’s wrong. Turns out the answer is ‘a lot’. Seeing no healthy future for himself at NCIS any longer, Tony gives his life a new direction – and finds happiness far beyond his expectations.