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
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
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Our major appears to be in perfect health.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Except for the part where he's dead.