While busting three Navy enlisted men running an automotive chop shop, Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva find a severed head in a cooler in the trunk of one of the cars. The gang find the rest of the body, the story, the answers, and the bad actors.

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Jocelyn Wayne
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While apprehending and arresting three Navy enlisted men running an automotive chop shop (using tools stolen from a Navy motor pool), Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva unexpectedly find the severed head of an adult man on ice inside a cooler in the trunk of one of the stolen cars. Abby learns that the head is that of a Navy captain who died four months before in the Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; she also finds a problem with the created remains said to be those of the deceased. McGee determines the owner of the stolen car, then Tony, McGee, and Ziva discover major evidence. The furnace operator disappears, but the gang find him, and they figure out the whole thing. Written by DocRushing

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The last command of the dead captain was the fictional USS Manassas (CG-74), a guided-missile cruiser, from which his remains are to be spread at sea; however, no such ship exists, and no ship of the US Navy has ever borne the name of Manassas. See more »

Goofs

Ducky talked of the Guillotine as invented by Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. Although he proposed it's use as a humane method, the machine was invented by Antoine Louis and was first called the louisette. See more »

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Abby Sciuto: I ran the fingerprints from the Mercedes, the cooler in the back of the car, and Martin Boussard's room. They're all the same and they're all his.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Boussard stole the Mercedes?
Abby Sciuto: Either that or he just really likes to touch stuff.
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References Voodoo Island (1957) See more »

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Cage of Paranoia
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Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Addax Music Company
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Oh, Gibbs.
13 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For some reason in the past episodes, I have been really upset with Gibbs treating the team beneath him. I know that is his thing, but it still bothered me.

In this episode, I am so grateful that the tender side of Gibbs was shown because it reminded me of why I loved Gibbs so much. He protected the feelings of the mother & the child and all was forgiven.

I just love Tony, Ziva, Abby & Probie as a team. They make everything more fun and I wish they would be a team forever.

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