A chef finds a naked sailor inside a freezer at a restaurant in Rota, Spain, during a port visit by USS Enterprise; shortly afterward at sea another sailor freaks out on the flight deck; soon one of them dies. Gibbs and his team solve it.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Petty Officer First Class Bobby Wilkes
Chief Petty Officer Reyes (as Carlos Gomez)
Jonathan T. Floyd ...
Petty Officer Second Class Peter Shrewe
Commander Stovic
Corpsman Milano
Flight Surgeon
John Littlefield ...
Stovic's Aide


A chef finds a naked sailor inside a freezer in the galley at a restaurant in Rota, Spain, during a port visit by USS Enterprise (CVN-65); shortly afterward at sea another petty officer freaks out on the flight deck. Each of them tests positive for meth, even though each of them recently passed their random drug tests; soon one of them dies in the sickbay, apparently by homicide. The resident NCIS special agent aboard the ship calls for Gibbs and his team; they all investigate, and, with the help of Abby and Ducky, back at the Navy Yard in Washington, they discover both the answers and the unlawful system not only providing the illicit drug to innocent users but also rigging the test results. Written by DocRushing

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4 November 2003 (USA)  »

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The title is a pun, based on high seas, an expression for international waters, and for the fact that the crew were high on drugs. See more »


This episode is supposed to take place on The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) but all the shots are from the USS John Stennis (CVN 74) which is a Nimitz Class Carrier. This includes (1) a shot of the PLAT (pilots landing aid camera) when the NICS agents are talking to the Captain on the bridge shows a "74" indicating CVN 74). (2) shot of VAW-112 E-2 on the hangar deck (as the NCIS agents are walking by) which includes "USS JOHN STENNIS" stenciled on the side of the aircraft's fuselage. See more »


Agent Caitlin Todd: How long did Burley work here?
Abby Sciuto: Five years.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Five years with Gibbs. Amazing the guy didn't end up in a straitjacket.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What was that?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Ah, nothing, boss, just praising your communication skills.
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References Shane (1953) See more »

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