NCIS: Season 1, Episode 21

Split Decision (11 May 2004)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Split Decision (original title)

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Teenagers at play find the body of a Marine impaled on a post; the team investigate. The victim was an armorer at Quantico. Gibbs and the gang solve both the murder and the theft of surplus weapons. An ATF agent takes an unusual part.



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Episode cast overview:
A.T.F. Special Agent Melinda Stone
Roger Cooke
Staff Sergeant Steven Washington
Staff Sgt. Rafael
Erin Leshawn Wiley ...
Cpl. Patricia McClain (as Erin Wiley)


A group of teenage boys at play find the body of a Marine impaled on the stump of an old fencepost; Gibbs and company investigate; however, Ducky says that the hole through the torso had resulted from something else, and that one or more other people placed the body onto the post. The victim was a staff sergeant and an armorer at the Marine Base at Quantico. The gang determines that the penetrating wound resulted from a warhead from a shoulder-launched assault weapon; they look into the black market for illicit high-power weapons from military sources; they meet an ATF special agent, who takes part in an unusual way. Gibbs and the others solve both the murder and the diversion of the weapons. Written by DocRushing

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McGee places a program on Gibbs computer to scan the photos of students from British schools after Dr. Mallard remembered the terrorist, Ari, sometimes spoke with a British syntax. The doctor remembered this in _"Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) {Dead Man Talking (#1.19)}_ See more »


Tony is talking to ATF Agent Melinda Stone. In one shot, his ear is not pierced, and in the next he's suddenly gained an earring. See more »


DiNozzo: [Tony gets off elevator, spots McGee at computer] McGee, are you nuts?
Timothy McGee: What?
DiNozzo: You're at Gibbs's desk, touching his computer! That's like touching... the Ark of the Covenant!
Timothy McGee: Gibbs knows I'm doing this.
DiNozzo: He said you could use his computer?
Timothy McGee: Uh huh.
DiNozzo: Really! You know, when mine fried, he wouldn't let me touch his.
Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [entering from offscreen] 'Cause your fingers were always greasy from fried chicken and pizza. How's it going?
Timothy McGee: Bringing it online now, boss.
DiNozzo: What?
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) See more »

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