NCIS: Season 1, Episode 9

Marine Down (16 Dec. 2003)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Marine Down (original title)

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Two Marine majors supposedly die during a classified operation in an undisclosed foreign country; one of them purports to call home. The team investigate; they encounter much interference, but they succeed, and they reach a happy ending.

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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 DocRushing

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Gibbs tell Kate that he was married three times, not four. Actually he was married four times but his first marriage was kept a secret until the episode "Hiatus (Part I)". See more »

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The sign for the funeral home in Columbia reads "Olarte y Hijos." While "y" does mean "and" ("Olarte and Sons"), in this case it would be "Olarte e Hijos". "Y" and the beginning sound "hi" of "hijos" are both pronounced as an English "ee"(the "h" is silent), so in cases like this "y" is changed to "e". Similar to how in English "a" becomes "an" in front of words that begin with vowels. See more »

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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Duck, we don't have time for stories on this one.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Fine. But first I have a question: do you people find me... boring?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [speaking simultaneously with the others] No.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Of course not!
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Absolutely not.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: ...Can we get back to this now?
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While the episode has some good character moments, the villain's main plot was needlessly complicated. It seemed more like they had a beginning and ending in mind, but no real idea how to link them in a way the makes any sense. Had he simply killed the marines in the first place, it would have made more sense for his goals, but there would have been no episode.

They never really explain if the marines were really kidnapped by insurgents or if the villain faked that. I suppose the latter makes more sense since he had them and they weren't killed by the insurgents for non- payment of the ransome. He then engages a mortician to embalm one of the marines alive so that he could put him in the grave. So now he's included someone else in on his plan that would have worked out better if he'd just shot the two marines in the first place.


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