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McGee reluctantly visits his former high school after the unique computer password he used as a teenager is linked to the murder of a department of defense contractor.


Tony Wharmby


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Wilmer Valderrama ... Nick Torres
Emily Wickersham ... Ellie Bishop
Maria Bello ... Jack Sloane
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Diona Reasonover ... Kasie Hines
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard (credit only)
Margo Harshman ... Delilah Fielding
Matthew Glave ... Navy Commander John McGee
Charles Tyler Kinder ... Young McGee
Sammi-Jack Martincak ... Young Chloe Crane
Stephen Full ... Mister Lewis
Audrey Moore ... Chloe Crane


McGee reluctantly visits his former high school after the unique computer password he used as a teenager is linked to the murder of a department of defense contractor.

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Release Date:

19 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Matthew Glave plays the role of a young Navy Commander John McGee, who was previously portrayed by Jamey Sheridan. See more »


The IP address for Tim's high school girl friend that has supposedly hacked into the DOD, 192,168.8.8, is a Local Area Network address. It would not be visible outside of the local area (i.e. hone, school) network. The IP address visible would be the IP address of the Wide Area Network connection, for example, the cable modem attached to the Internet. See more »


Ellie Bishop: Can't believe you still have it.
Timothy McGee: Yeah, it's the first PC I ever built. Made me realize that...
Nick Torres: You would never have a girlfriend?
Timothy McGee: Um, I've had plenty of girlfriends, thank you.
Ellie Bishop: Yeah, one even helped him build this.
Timothy McGee: No, actually that was just a girl-dash-friend.
Ellie Bishop: Oh.
Nick Torres: Oh, so, like, pathetic-dash-disturbing.
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References The Deadly Mantis (1957) See more »


Without You
Written by Tom Evans and Pete Ham
Performed by Air Supply
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27 February 2019 | by imdb-88317See all my reviews

This episode will go down in history as the worst example of "hacking" depicted on TV. This is worse than the 2 people 1 keyboard incident from earlier in this show's life. For context I am a pentester (ethical hacker) by trade and do a lot of exploit development as well.

Now I love NCIS, it is fairly the same, but the characters are a lot of fun.

This whole premise was silly and I don't want to put any spoilers in. But seriously... this one was rough to watch. Just skip it, you won't be missing anything.

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