NCIS (2003– )

The Truth Is Out There 

The body of a petty officer falls from a ceiling at a nightclub; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky says that someone dressed the victim after he died. Gibbs finds $40K in cash; he finds the connection between a prank and an inheritance.


Dennis Smith


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Brian Thompson ... MCPO Vince Nutter
Leonard Roberts ... Petty Officer Howard Carter
Chris Johnson ... Petty Officer James Morgan
Ryan Tasz ... Petty Officer David Bowman
Adam Wylie ... Darin Spotnitz
James Huang ... Petty Officer Wong
Jennifer Lyons ... Zoey
Reginald Ballard ... Antwane Mann
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Alexandria Cop
Alex Weed ... Johnny


The body of a petty officer falls from the ceiling of a men's washroom at a nightclub in the basement of a warehouse in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky says that someone dressed the victim after he died. The sailor, a storekeeper from NAS Pax River, along with four buddies from the same station, had gone to the nightclub for a wild night. The team puzzle over latex, safety glass, talcum powder, and $40K in cash. Basic footwork and inquisitive thinking eventually produce the connection between a prank and an inheritance. Four musketeers confess, and Kate and Tony seek Chinese food. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

16 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


When Ducky shows Gibbs the x-rays on the light panel, the skull with multiple fractures is the same exact film as the one from episode "Left For Dead," except it's is horizontally reversed. See more »


Gibbs suggests they continue their investigation by taking the advice given by the informant in the Watergate scandal who known as "Deep Throat"; "Follow the money". However Deep Throat never said that - it was made up for the film "All The President's Men". See more »


Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Talk to me about this case, Ducky.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Oh, it's an odd one. Yes, our young friend here expired at approximately one a.m.
Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Do we have an ID?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Yeah, Petty Officer First Class Chris Gordon. He's a SK stationed at Pax River.
Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: All this happened from him falling out of the ceiling?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Hardly. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries. His fall through the ceiling only added insult to injury.
Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Still waiting for the odd part.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Someone dressed him after he was killed.
Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That's odd.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)
by BT
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