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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Tony tells Amanda that his Alma Mater made it to the Final Four, then lost to UCLA, which is Mark Harmon's Alma Mater. See more »


When Abby IDs the .357 magnum bullet that killed Agent Pacci via its ballistics, she rather improbably manages to narrow it down to the Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, to which Gibbs quips that it is small and 'easily concealable', however the Model 66 is a larger framed 357 magnum revolver and not considered a 'small handgun'. Interesting enough, the image flashed on the screen is the smaller framed S&W Model 60 (which IS small and easily concealable). See more »


Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: [as they're going through Pacci's house] Yeah, but you knew him doesn't it feel like you're...
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: What?
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: I don't know. Like you're invading his privacy?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well he's dead, Kate, with his guts slashed open! I'd say Chris's privacy is about as invaded as it's gonna get!
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References Victor Victoria (1982) 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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