A Navy lieutenant, a member of an international nuclear-inspection agency, asks Gibbs to solve the officer's own murder because he knows that someone has exposed him to radiation poisoning. The gang succeed, and they arrest the bad person.



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Episode cast overview:
Jenny Shepard (credit only)
Lt. Roy Sanders
Mark Sadowski
Dr. Timothy Hass
Dee Dee Chesney
Diane Russio
Holly Stegman


A Navy lieutenant, a member of an international nuclear-inspection agency, approaches Gibbs and asks him to solve the officer's own murder; because of his symptoms he knows that someone has exposed him to unknown nuclear radiation; Gibbs and company undertake the case. Abby and Ducky start figuring it out, and Ziva sticks with the subject, whose condition grows worse as though the exposure to the radiation poisoning continues. McGee finds not a smoking gun but rather a smoking cigar; Ducky explains the significance of it. Gibbs and McGee figure out the bad actor, then they change the travel plans for that person. Ziva and the victim have an interesting conversation in a garden. Written by DocRushing

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20 February 2007 (USA)  »

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This episode is loosely based on the true events during the Russian campaign in Chechnya where an ex-KGB agent was poisoned and later died from a radioactive material known as Pulonium 210. The ex-agent was poisoned by consuming contaminated sushi. See more »


When Special Agent Lee, a lawyer, supervises the victim's signing of his will, Lee says that she'll file the will in a court, and that she hopes that they'll not need to execute it for a long time. Neither the testator (the one who signs a will) nor the testator's lawyer files a will in court after the signing of it. There's no filing of a will in court until the executor or executrix (or a lawyer for that functionary) files it in a probate court after the death of the testator. Further, the execution of the will have already taken place; that is, the testator executed the will by signing it. A better and accurate line would have been for Lee to hope that they'll not need to use the will or act on it for a long time. See more »


Lt. Roy Sanders: [after Ziva introduces herself] I'd shake your hand but...
Officer Ziva David: Um, actually it would be best to avoid all bodily contact.
Lt. Roy Sanders: Sound just like my prom date.
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References D.O.A. (1950) See more »


Invincible Victim
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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