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Sub Rosa 

Workers find the decomposing body of a man, apparently a submariner, inside a drum of acid. The team treats the case as both a murder and a theft of identity. Gibbs and Kate go aboard a sub at sea, find the bad guy, and save the crew.

Director:

Michael Zinberg

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
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Peter Onorati ... Chief of the Boat
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Glenn Morshower ... Commander Robert Peters
Ben Murphy ... Captain Veitch
Michael Lowry ... Lt. Cmdr. Akron
James Black ... Crewman
Eric Ladin ... Petty Officer Thompson
David Monahan ... Petty Officer Drew / Sean Travis
J. Robin Miller ... Lt. Connors
Pancho Demmings ... Gerald Jackson

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Storyline

Inside a drum of hydrofluoric acid at an industrial site aboard the Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, two civilian workers find the decomposing body of a man, apparently a submariner, who died after a blunt instrument fractured his skull. Gibbs and his team go to Norfolk to investigate; attention concentrates on one particular submarine and a theft of identity; Gibbs and Kate continue to USS Philadelphia (SSN-690), which got underway the day before. The commanding officer and his chief of the boat give limited and begrudging cooperation due to the nature of the exercise in progress. The other members ashore help greatly; Gibbs nails a terrorist aboard and saves the crew from mass death. Written by DocRushing

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Sasha Alexander and David Monahan both starred on the TV show Dawson's Creek. See more »

Goofs

During one scene while operating submerged, the conning officer gives the order "250 feet", and shortly afterward the chief of the watch gives the report "250 feet and passing". The order "250 feet" requires the chief of the watch to reach the depth of 250 feet and maintain it, not pass that depth and continue going. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Timothy McGee: I've heard stories about Special Agent Gibbs.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Only half of 'em are true. Trick is, figuring out which half.
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NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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