NCIS: Season 2, Episode 12

Doppelgänger (18 Jan. 2005)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Doppelgänger (original title)

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NCIS works with civilian police - who bear an uncanny resemblance to the NCIS team.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Cheney
Detective Primo Monteleone
Detective Rachel Rapp
Kimberly Oja ...
Karen Wilkerson (as Kim Oja)
Aaron Alan Wright (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Will Burke ...
Detective Todd Miller
Arthur Gruden
P.O. Niles Wilson
Roland Kesta


Telemarketer Roland Kesta accidentally hears a struggle in the home of petty officer Dion Lambert, which is trashed and has traces of his blood, but no corpse. Tony discovers the lease was shared with George Mansur, a free lance computer geek who earns six figures. Various evidence shows Lambert's apparent murder was carefully staged. McGee and Abby discover Lambert doctored the Navy medical computer system to steal prescription drugs. The local police tips off Dion's buyer, dealer Aaron Alan Wright, who talks after Lambert's corps is found in a ravine, shot... Written by KGF Vissers

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Special Agent Timothy McGee: Where are we going, boss?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: To talk to Petty Officer Lambert's shipmates.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: But he's not on a ship, boss.
[staring look from Gibbs]
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Oh. Sir, you... you were using a military euphemism.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Ya think?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: So, uh, you mean Bethesda Hospital Computer Center.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: You speak their language.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: You mean I'm going to interview them?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: I interview, you translate. Come on.
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