NCIS: Season 3, Episode 23

Hiatus: Part 1 (9 May 2006)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Hiatus: Part 1 (original title)

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Aboard a Turkish-flag ship an explosion occurs, killing one person and leaving Gibbs comatose with burns, abrasions, and a concussion; the team investigate. Eventually Ducky welcomes Gibbs back, but Gibbs does not remember him. [Continued.]



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
NCIS Special Agent in Charge Sam Stevens
Christopher Maher ...
Navy Lt. Morgan Tolliver (as Jarvis George)
Nurse Ethel Washingtown
Nurse Maria Baliad


Aboard a Turkish-flag cargo ship in a port at Hampton Roads in Virginia, an explosion occurs, killing one person and leaving Gibbs comatose with burns, abrasions, and a concussion; EMTs take him to the emergency room at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth; Jen and Abby follow to the hospital; the rest of the team investigate. A Navy medical officer recognizes Gibbs from Kuwait in 1991, when he treated him after an injury. Abby and Ziva express a difference to each other; Tony starts to sound like Gibbs, and others notice. Gibbs remains in a coma; eventually Ducky, a neurologist, and a nurse welcome him back; however, Gibbs does not recognize or remember Ducky. [To be continued.] Written by DocRushing

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DiNozzo ('Michael Weatherly' ) says, "I have a better chance at hooking up with Jessica Alba than these guys have at infiltrating Sealift." Weatherly co-starred with Alba in the series "Dark Angel", and the pair were also briefly engaged to be married. See more »


In a flashback of Gibbs looking at the graves of his wife and daughter, the Date of Internment is "February 29th, 1991", but 1991 wasn't a leap year so there wasn't a February 29th that year. See more »


[first lines]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: This is so "Usual Suspects".
Officer Ziva David: Tony, your dying words will be, "I've seen this film".
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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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