Tony opens a letter, literally SWAK, dispersing a fine white powder; the gang does the drill. Kate and Tony get a free trip to Bethesda. Gibbs and company find both the bad lady and the solution of a two-year-old rape case at the USNA.



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Dr. Brad Pitt
Lt. Emma Ingham
Dr. Pandy
Receptionist (as Bibi Amos)
Security Guard


A letter, written in calligraphy and literally sealed with a kiss, arrives at the headquarters of the NCIS, and Tony opens it, thus dispersing a fine white powder; the gang does the drill for such an event. Kate and Tony get a free trip to Bethesda. The postmark and the return address indicate that the item originated in Annapolis, Maryland, the home of the US Naval Academy. Tony's in trouble, and Kate uses a brave and generous tactic; Tony's condition becomes worse and then better, and Kate sleeps nearby. Abby provides answers, and Gibbs and others find the bad lady who sent the SWAK letter. Finally, a witness gives an explanation for a two-year-old rape case at the academy. Written by DocRushing

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10 May 2005 (USA)  »

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The character portrayed by Tamara Taylor, NCIS Special Agent Cassie Yates, is named after actress Cassie Yates, who guest-starred on two episodes of Magnum, P.I. Donald Bellisario, the co-creator of both NCIS and Magnum, has admitted he has a penchant for naming the characters in his television shows after people he knows. See more »


When Tony is in isolation and having severe respiratory distress and struggling for each breath, they have him on oxygen via nasal cannula. He needs high flow oxygen and it can only be given by a non-rebreathing mask. This may be due to the pending conversation, however considering the amount of dyspnea and cyanosis (as mentioned by Ducky), there would be little option. He is also lying supine. He has been diagnosed with pneumonia, which is fluid infiltrate (sporadic fluid) in both lungs. Considering the amount of implied severity, he would need to sit up. Fluid is affected by gravity and seeks it's own level. Considering the potential amount of fluid, lying supine could potentially obstruct the bronchial tree. Most who experience this degree of severity are more comfortable sitting bolt upright. See more »


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Good thinking Abby.
Abby Sciuto: [pretending she can't hear] What?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Good thinking!
Abby Sciuto: I don't know Gibbs, I can't hear you through the...
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I SAID NICE THINKING!
[signs something]
Abby Sciuto: Not nice Gibbs. Not nice.
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Referenced in NCIS: Driven (2006) See more »


Gypsy Racket
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Addax Music Company
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