NCIS (2003– )


A boat carrying alone the body of a commander in the US Navy runs aground on a beach in northern Virginia; two other bodies wash ashore not far away. The NCIS gang investigate all three ... See full summary »


Bradford May


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Joe Spano ... T.C. Fornell
William R. Moses ... Agent Kent Fuller
Gregory Itzin ... Director Charlie
Joe Torry ... Darryl Wilkins
Benny Nieves ... Frank Trujillo
Elena Lyons ... Diane Fontaine
Merle Dandridge ... Agent Marcy Carruthers
Dempsey Pappion ... Basketball Player
Sam Sarpong ... Bobby Jackson
Mark Holton ... Sergeant Linn


A boat carrying alone the body of a commander in the US Navy runs aground on a beach in northern Virginia; two other bodies wash ashore not far away. The NCIS gang investigate all three deaths; with the collaboration of DEA Special Agent Kent Fuller and FBI Special Agent T.C. Fornell, they first consider drug involvement, pursuing several leads and using some inventive questioning techniques. The two civilian bodies bore waist packs stuffed with counterfeit bills, which Kate traces through a friend in another federal agency; the origin of the phony money leads the NCIS to a terrorist connection. They deduce an imminent attack by the terrorists, and Gibbs leads his bunch to intervene in the commission and forestall it. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

7 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Emile de Ravine and Alan Dale both appear on the show Lost. See more »


Near the end of the episode, the team makes reference to the Northeast blackout of 2003. Kate states that the blackout occurred on August 15th, but it actually started on August 14th. Kate also says that "all the Northeast and most of Canada was dark." Only about ten million people were without power in Canada during the blackout. Given that the population of Canada was roughly thirty-one million in 2003, ten million is not "most" of Canada, especially when you take into consideration that only one province (Ontario) was directly affected by the blackout. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [Quoting a memo] All agents, not working active cases, are to attend a sexual harassment lecture at the NCIS Human Resource Center at 0930 hours, today.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I can not sit through another one of those, I will shoot myself.
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: You mean they actually train you guys how to harass?
[Gets a dirty look from Gibbs]
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Hey, I'm kidding, except for Tony.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: The last time, Kate, I was only trying to get my seat belt on.
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Right! Seat Belt.
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


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