Officials in Washington receive news of the deaths of two Marine majors during a highly classified operation in an undisclosed foreign country; two sealed caskets arrive in the USA, and two widows mourn. On the day of one funeral the widow receives a jarring telephone call; a third Marine officer also receives an incredible call. Gibbs and the team investigate, and they encounter more puzzles, challenges, difficulties, and inconsistencies. Ducky deduces the frightful way by which one victim died; the other casket contains something other than a human body. Gibbs, Kate, and Tony go to Colombia, where they catch the bad guy, then they make a joyful return to Washington. Written by
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Gibbs, Tony and Abby, while fooling around with facial reconstruction software, create a likeness of Dr. Mallard; the image shows actor David McCallum as he appeared on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(1964). See more
When they open the coffin in Ducky's lab, Gibbs is shown grabbing a crowbar. In the next shot (no more than 3 seconds) we both hear and see Gibbs using an electric screwdriver to open the coffin. See more
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
[performing an autopsy then Ducky jumps back in shock
Dear Lord! I believe I know how you died Major. May the Lord have mercy on your soul!