A guard finds the disemboweled body of an NCIS agent in an elevator; the gang investigate. Gibbs feels responsibility. The victim has pursued a cold case involving a theft of $12M+ from the Navy. NCIS finds the thief and the killer.



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Episode cast overview:
Amanda Reed / Lt. Cmdr. Hamilton Voss
Captain Graves (as Fredric Lane)
Pat Stone
Detective Hanley
Edmund L. Shaff ...
Building Manager Norm
Loren Lazerine ...
Security Guard George
Jason Patel
Richard Augustine ...


A security guard finds the disemboweled body of an NCIS special agent, Chris Pacci, in an elevator; the Metro PD calls the NCIS to take the lead. Gibbs and the gang investigate; Gibbs feels much personal responsibility, for he had deferred giving the agent some help he had sought with a cold case (one involving a theft of more than $12M from the Navy). Ducky says that the killer first shot the victim in the neck and then cut him open inside the elevator. Co-workers shows irritability due to the involvement and the relationships, but they pick up where Chris left off; Tony uses a new technique for personal surveillance, and he gets a surprise. The gang find the thief and the killer. Written by DocRushing

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27 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Tony introduces himself to Amanda, a woman that the NCIS team had under surveillance, he says his name is "Stringfellow". Stringfellow Hawke was the main character of the show Airwolf (1984), which was created by NCIS creator Donald P. Bellisario. See more »


As Gibbs enters autopsy, the doors close behind him. The next shot shows the doors fully open. See more »


Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Speaking of way beyond hinky.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Okay, Kate. I can take it.
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: [walks to Tony's desk] What was it like, tonguing a guy?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [pause] Forget it. I can't take it.
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Referenced in NCIS: An Eye for an Eye (2005) See more »

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biased, discriminatory, rude
8 August 2015 | by (Dresden, Germany) – See all my reviews

As a trans-woman I cannot overlook how trans-people are depicted here. We learn that Lt. Cmd Voss lives as a woman for three years, takes hormones (we see her in a bra and taking pills) and plans a sex reassignment surgery. No motive is presented for her faked death but the desire to start a new life. No one would undergo such efforts nor pass the necessary psychological tests without really being a woman. Despite that, the whole team speaks of her as "he" and makes a mock of her and of DiNozzo being attracted by her. To me and I believe every trans-person this is deeply offensive. I cannot understand an author who in 2005 writes such insensitive and discriminatory bullshit.

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