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"NCIS" Ravenous (2006)"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Ravenous (original title)

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NCIS: Season 3: Episode 17 -- Gibbs and the team are called to investigate when a group of teens on a nature hike discover Marine dog tags in a national forest.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
7 March 2006 (Season 3, Episode 17)
In the Shenandoah National Park a bear eats a part of the body of a murdered Navy petty officer; Gibbs and company investigate. A woman companion has disappeared; the gang deduce her identity. Ziva finds her, and Gibbs nails the killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David

Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee

Lauren Holly ... Jenny Shepard (credit only)

David McCallum ... Donald Mallard

Todd Allen ... Park Ranger James Landis

Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer

Michelle Harrison ... Park Ranger Bobby Hendricks

Chris Payne Gilbert ... Wesley Rowan

Scott Anthony Leet ... Jason Edom

Alex Frost ... Jerry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Andrews ... Delinquent (as Spencer Duzz)

Tony Besson ... Petty Officer Benjamin Riley (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Naval Officer (uncredited)

Phillip Whiteman ... Park Ranger (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Thomas J. Wright 
Writing credits
Donald P. Bellisario (created by) &
Don McGill (created by)

Richard Arthur (written by) (as Richard C. Arthur)

Richard Arthur  story editor (as Richard C. Arthur)
Steven D. Binder  story editor
Christopher Silber  story editor
Laurence Walsh  story editor

Produced by
David Bellisario .... producer
Donald P. Bellisario .... executive producer
Frank Cardea .... consulting producer
Avery C. Drewe .... producer
Gil Grant .... consulting producer
Mark Horowitz .... co-executive producer
Chas. Floyd Johnson .... co-executive producer
John C. Kelley .... co-executive producer
Joshua Rexon .... associate producer
George Schenck .... consulting producer
Mark R. Schilz .... producer
Julie B. Watson .... coordinating producer
Original Music by
Brian Kirk (music by)
Cinematography by
William Webb 
Film Editing by
Gregory Gontz 
Casting by
Susan Bluestein (casting by)
Camille St. Cyr (casting by)
Production Design by
Robert J. Bacon 
Art Direction by
Linda A. King 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker 
Makeup Department
June Bracken .... makeup artist
Carla Dean .... hair stylist
Joe Hailey .... makeup artist
Aaron Koons .... special makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Susan Hollander .... pre-production supervisor
Richie Owens .... post production supervisor
David Schiller .... production supervisor
Mark R. Schilz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Humphrey .... first assistant director (as Bruce A. Humphrey)
Robert Roda .... second assistant director
Art Department
Thom Schaefer .... construction coordinator
George Tuers .... property master
Michael Hexum .... set dresser (uncredited)
Danny Hinzo .... painter (uncredited)
Eric Knight .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Chris Leister .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ron Licari .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Douglas S. Reilly .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Bowerman .... production sound mixer
Ross Davis .... re-recording mixer
Rick Norman .... re-recording mixer
Greg Schorer .... supervising sound supervisor
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Dale Chaloukian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Fuentes)
Scott McGowan .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Paul Le Blanc .... video computer graphics (uncredited)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects (uncredited)
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator
Courtney Farnsworth .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Franck .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Peter Morenz .... film loader: splinter unit (uncredited)
Chad W. Murray .... video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Clinton Weathers .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kendra Shay Clark .... casting assistant
Sheila Guthrie .... casting executive
Jason Kennedy .... casting associate
Tyler Fahringer .... extras casting (uncredited)
Christina Snider .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bruce Gareth Chen .... costume supervisor
L. Paul Dafelmair .... costume supervisor (as Paul Dafelmair)
Catherine Peña .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Klump .... post-production coordinator
Linda Rudloff .... assistant editor
George Delaney .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Jim McClafferty .... location manager
Music Department
Greg Burns .... additional music by
Jeff Burns .... additional music by
Matt Hawkins .... theme by
Maurice Jackson .... theme by
Neil Martin .... theme by
Stephen M. Rowe .... music editor
Transportation Department
Greg Nutt .... transportation coordinator
Leo Stefanos .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Leon Carroll Jr. .... technical advisor
Sara Chaiken .... production coordinator
Jessie Coleman .... assistant to the executive producers
Leslie Elias .... assistant to the executive producers
Craig Harvey .... technical advisor
Justin Maradiegue .... assistant to producer
Ted Martinez .... production accountant
Debra Mayfield .... assistant to the executive producers
Suzanne McRobert .... script supervisor
Patty Sachs .... assistant to the executive producers
Evan A. Snider .... assistant to producer
Melissa Adlof .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jon Barton .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Austin Grady .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Jordan Macadangdang .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Lisa Maniker .... product placement (uncredited)
Matthew Nicholson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Kristian A. Quino .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Sigloch .... technical advisor: military (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • TV2 (2008) (Hungary) (TV)
  • Veronica (2007) (Netherlands) (TV)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Ravenous (#3.17)" - USA (original title)
45 min

Did You Know?

Gibbs rule no. 8: Never assume anything.See more »
Continuity: Abby spends the entire episode fretting about Gibbs forgetting her birthday and all shots up until she confronts him that include the back office show no gift on her desk, however when she does finally ask him about it the camera shows a gift on the desk.See more »
[a group of new agents have been assigned to observe an autopsy]
Officer Ziva David:We had this same test at Mossad. If you fail, they terminate you.
Agent Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo:How do you fail an autopsy?
[one of the junior agents vomits]
Officer Ziva David:By doing that. What happens if you fail here?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs:[entering] Well, it depends, Officer David. Some of them go on to become our director.
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Movie Connections:
References Sixteen Candles (1984)See more »
I Wanna Be ThereSee more »


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Great episode, 26 December 2015
Author: d_spych from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

What's good about this episode is that it keeps you in the dark for most of the episode about the back story of the victim. As usual in an NCIS episode I liked the way the ideas were connected together. Unfortunately the dialogue left much to be desired for a show about character interactions. That doesn't go without saying I did laugh a bit at some interactions. Fortunately the mystery is top notch. The team investigates the death of a petty officer who was mauled after his death to make it look like an accident. The presence of a bear lureing materiel is found on the victim and the fingerprints registered on the equipment used to spray this substance points to a certain someone. However it ends up that that someone is being framed. It's as complicated as it sounds and that's what makes it good. Unfortunately the end is not that well explained (culprit's motive) but what's good is that we do get to see a good action scene in the woods with Gibbs and a sniper rifle. Also it's set in the woods so that's awesome. Great episode.

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