NCIS (2003– )
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A woman Marine sergeant, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots to death an intruder in her pad; Gibbs and company investigate; Fornell and another FBI member become involved. The gang find everyone and figure out everything; it all works out.

Director:

Leslie Libman

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Abby Brammell ... Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey
Robert Curtis Brown ... Gary Tolin
Benjamin King ... Public Affairs Office Ron Sands
David Sullivan ... NCIS Special Agent Larry Krone
Jacqueline Hahn ... Kathy Tolin
Zack Weinstein ... Judd Dempsey
Larry Herron ... Master Gunnery Sergeant Jason Kelly
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Storyline

While an intruder starts to prowl through a home, the resident, a woman Marine, Sergeant Dempsey, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots him to death; Gibbs and company investigate; Tony notices an inconsistency, and Abby confirms it. A phone call warns of a bomb aboard a decommissioned destroyer on display at the Navy Yard; Dempsey and others check it out; the bomb explodes and injures her slightly. McGee runs into trouble with a cellphone; Fornell and another member of the FBI become involved. Abby gives the name of the intruder, and the gang discover his background; Gibbs says that he was not a burglar. McGee and Ziva meet Dempsey's brother. Dempsey drops out of sight, but the gang find her on a farm, working with a device and a former drug dealer. Everything works out. Tony almost becomes a poster boy. Written by DocRushing

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Abby Brammell also guest starred on Rizzoli and Isles. Sasha Alexander, who plays Maura Isles, played Special Agent Caitlin Todd the first two seasons of NCIS See more »

Goofs

Several individuals pronounce the city of McClean, Virginia as Mc Clean (like the opposite of dirty) where as anyone from the area knows that is is pronounced "Mc Clane" (like lane, as in a path) See more »

Quotes

Kathy Tolin: [to Gibbs and Fornell] Are either of you married?
Tobias Fornell: [Gibbs and Fornell exchange glances] No.
Kathy Tolin: Divorced, huh?... Well, I don't know how it was in your marriages, but I've been a Bureau wife for 23 years and Gary either can't or *won't* tell me about his work. I have no idea where he is.
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Connections

References Body Heat (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Oops, Ducky got the wrong chemical.
5 October 2010 | by dcannady1956See all my reviews

The writers need a little better chemistry experience , , again.

The chemical in pineapples that was used in the past to remove fingerprints was papain (papaya proteinase), , not pectin. LOL, pectin is the part that thickens the liquid, papain is the part that causes ripening.

Papain can be bought at the store now as Adolph's Meat Tenderizer.

To actually remove the fingerprints, as described by Ducky, you would have to do more than prick the fingertips and put some in, , you would have to inject enough under the skin into the sub-dermis to destroy the layers that generate the whorls.

I LOVE the show, , but they really need to hire a chemist so Ducky can appear to ACTUALLY know what he is talking about.


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