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
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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
References The Maltese Falcon