During an organized event in a wooded area, a Boy Scout finds the decomposing body of Lt. Loren Singer in a tree. NCIS investigates, and Harm soon becomes the prime suspect. Harm appears to try to hide something. The NCIS, continuing its investigation, finds not only several surprises about Loren's death but also several pieces of circumstantial evidence pointing directly to Harm, who then finds himself in an uncomfortable position. Special Agent Jethro Gibbs also gives attention to terrorists in the Middle East. This episode and the next one introduce the NCIS characters and pave the way for the NCIS series, which debuts five months later (on 23 September 2003). Written by
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The two-part episode sequence "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown", aired in the spring of 2003, was the pilot for NCIS
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Lt. Bud Roberts, Jr.
[Being interrogated by Gibbs about Singer's murder, quoting President Clinton
I did not have sex with that woman.
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
That's not the best choice of words there, Lieutenant.
A different typeface is used for the episode credits on the two-part episode "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" as this was the pilot for the later series "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service" (2003). See more
Referenced in NCIS: Hung Out to Dry