A young lady emerges from a shallow makeshift grave in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC; although amnesic she says that there's no time, that there's a bomb aboard a Naval vessel, and that people will die. A passing driver aids her and calls 911; the Metro PD responds, then calls the NCIS. Gibbs and his team investigate. Kate befriends the victim and takes her into her pad, and she slowly recovers a few memories. Gibbs finds a key, then Abby figures it out, then Gibbs and Tony find a body. The ship in question proves to be ashore and inside a building. The team learn the name of the victim, then she begins to recover more memories than she reveals. Eventually she confronts the person responsible for her treatment, and she drops a surprise on him. Written by
Did You Know?
The exploding warship shown at the start of the episode is actual footage of HMS Antelope, a Royal Navy frigate destroyed in the Falklands War in 1982, with the loss of two lives. See more
Ducky explains that bodies are buried six feet deep so that scavengers cannot smell them. Actually most bodies are no longer buried that deep (California law only requires 18 inches of soil above the coffin), and the original reason dates to London's Great Plague of 1665. It was believed that six feet was deep enough to prevent infection from corpses. See more
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Jethro, I don't answer forensics questions I don't know the answers to. You know that. Why do you keep asking me?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Force of habit.
References The Apartment