NCIS: Season 1, Episode 20

Missing (4 May 2004)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Missing (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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A Marine fails to report after a weekend; he's an EOD tech with a critical qualification, so the NCIS investigates. Three other EOD Marines have disappeared in the past eight years. Abby finds the dots, and the others connect them.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Bill Atlas
Vanessa the Waitress
Marine Major Joe Sacco
Carol Powers
Jacobi Wynne ...
Corporal Mark Cohen
Cole Griffin ...
Marine Corporal Jackson
Police Officer
Attractive Girl


A Marine gunnery sergeant, Atlas, has failed to report for duty after a weekend; he's a technician in explosive-ordnance disposal (EOD), one of a handful of people with a critical qualification, so his unauthorized absence (UA) brings in the NCIS. Gibbs and company track him, and they find a newspaper reporter with some helpful information; meanwhile Atlas is shackled to a wall inside a small concrete-block room with a decomposing human body. Abby learns that three other Marines also have disappeared from EOD units in the past eight years, and she finds a pattern; Tony encounters Atlas. Abby, Gibbs, and Kate connect the dots, then Gibbs and Kate find Tony and Atlas. Written by DocRushing

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During scene when Gibbs, Kate, and Tony go to see Mjr. Stacko, they walk by a sign painted with the words "Explosive Ordinance Disposal" on it - the correct word is Ordnance, not Ordinance. See more »


[first lines]
Vanessa the Waitress: [to bartender] I hate Happy Hour.
[turns and walks away with tray of drinks]
Vanessa the Waitress: Make a hole, people!
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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