At a civilian hospital an ambulance ignites and explodes just after picking up the body said to be that of a Marine lance corporal who died due to a car wreck; Gibbs and company investigate. Gibbs and Abby say that the fire was not an accident, and Ducky says that the body is not that of the Marine. The team learn about a fight. Abby raises a theory. The victim's father tells Gibbs about several matters. Ducky and Abby continue to work, and Gibbs, on his own initiative, lends a hand by delivering an evidence bag from Ducky to Abby, who concludes that the body is that of the victim. The director decides to end their investigation and to turn over the case to the Maryland arson authorities. Written by
Did You Know?
When Gibbs first met William Danforth, Sr., the victim's father, he said that "AFIS couldn't match the body in autopsy with Lance Corporal Danforth's DNA". However, AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) is a database of fingerprints, not DNA. A separate DNA database exist, the most commonly used in USA being the FBI database, CODIS (Combined DNA Index System). See more
The oxygen tanks in the back of the ambulance are labeled 'Flammable Gas'. Oxygen is not flammable. Oxygen will accelerate a fire, but doesn't burn in and of itself. See more
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
You know how I feel about coincidences, Abbs.
Equatorial pygmies know how you feel about coincidences, Gibbs.
References Singin' in the Rain
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
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