A seaman discovers the bruised, raped, and strangled body of a young woman wearing the torn dress blues of a lieutenant (junior grade) beneath bleachers at an athletic field aboard the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Gibbs and the gang investigate. Ducky sees a significant mark on the neck of the victim; he recognizes its connection to a 10-year-old cold case, which suddenly becomes hot again. Ducky misses an important appointment to pursue the two related matters. Abby assures all that DNA does not lie. The team find consistencies and inconsistencies, but they resolve the problems, and they find two murderers. Tony has trouble with spilled liquids. Written by
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This was the first episode to begin each act with a freeze frame showing an image from the end of the act. These are known as 'Foofs' or 'Phoofs', and are often written in the scripts as such. See more
Both the dialogue and the title of this episode consistently refer to each of the two victims as a "lieutenant"; however, each uniform clearly and unmistakably displays the stripes of a lieutenant (junior grade), not a lieutenant. The former (in pay grade O-2), often called a jaygee, wears a stripe and a half, whereas the latter (O-3), sometimes called a full lieutenant, wears two full stripes. See more
Seaman Joe Wilkins
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