An agent of a foreign power enters the autopsy room via a clandestine and unconventional method; he then takes captive Ducky, Gerald, and, later, Kate. The intruder demands every bit of the evidence, including the blood, pertaining to the body of a terrorist who arrived late the previous night, and whom Gibbs had shot while capturing him at the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek in Norfolk; the intruder seeks to prevent the USA from discovering that his sponsor, using an infectious virus, contaminated the terrorist, who had begun working among the population aboard the base. The intruder eventually asks to see Gibbs, so Gibbs confronts him in the autopsy room; Gibbs and others regain control. Abby finally overcomes a fear. Written by
Did You Know?
This is the final episode in which Ducky's assistant "Gerald Jackson" (actor Pancho Demmings) appears. There are then four episodes of NCIS, in which there is no assistant for the Medical Examiner (Dr. Mallard), after which the role of Jimmy Palmer begins. See more
The terrorist threatens to shoot into Gerald's ball and socket joints if Ducky, Gerald or Kate break his rules. After shooting him in the shoulder, he threatens to shoot Gerald in the knee next. The knee is not a ball and socket joint. See more
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
[quietly to Kate as she's eyeing a scalpel
Kate! No! He *wants* you to try!