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 ... See full summary »



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Jane Doe / Suzzanne McNeil
Dr. Stephen Brauer
Diggar Aldridge
Dr. Rutger
Dr. Joel Sanderson
Tom Verne
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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 DocRushing

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Mark Harmon and Sherilyn Fenn worked together before in a TV movie called "Dillinger," in 1991. Harmon played John Dillinger, the legendary bank-robbing criminal. Fenn was cast as Dillinger's girlfriend, Billie Frechette. 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: It's not very deep.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Hastily-dug graves rarely are.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Do you know why graves are six feet deep, Gibbs?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I do.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Yeah, six feet is the minimum depth at which the smell of a decomposing corpse cannot attract wild animals. Of course, there are exceptions. A polar bear can smell...
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Duck, I said I knew.
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References The Apartment (1960) See more »

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27 January 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a good episode. Especially the ending. It portrays a lot about trust Agent Todd shows towards the woman who was buried alive. She empathizes, and believed that Jane Doe is a good person who was put in a terrible circumstance. A final apology by teary Jane Doe to Todd before dropping the bomb is incredible. Agent Todd feeling lost and betrayed what was I gathered at the very end.

It's not just about a woman that escaped from being buried alive. She could not remember even her name. She discovers that she actually killed someone. She hides that fact and revenges upon the person who thought he had killed her (who she was in a relationship with).

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