In Clarksburg, West Virginia, a dumpster diver finds a severed right leg, apparently from a Marine; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky estimates that the leg was still attached to a live person not more than 24 hours earlier. The leg contains a titanium replacement ankle, traced to a Marine, aged 22, who, according to a death certificate, died two years previously; that person was said to have died of a heart attack, yet no autopsy took place, and the nearest relative caused the body to be cremated. Abby makes major contributions to the solution of the crime. The team figure it out, and they get a confession. Tony expresses interest in tattoos. Written by
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Mark Harmon and Bonnie Bartlett (Dr. Sylvia Chalmers) previously worked together on St. Elsewhere. See more
At the very beginning, when Gibbs is at the crime scene, he crosses the 'yellow line' and flashes his NCIS badge at the officer. Midway through the 'flash', the camera shifts to a zoom-out from behind the severed leg. Three seconds later, we see Gibbs take his badge out of his pocket and flash it again. See more
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
[re: Kate's tattoo
Okay say for a minute I believe you got one. Where is it?
Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Nowhere you will ever see.
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