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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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 Ziva looks at the vending machine in a Washington, DC hospital, a U-NO and two varieties of Rocky Road - candy bars that are available in California but not on the east coast - can be clearly seen. See more »


Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: I've emailed your records to the doctors at AFRI. They'll be running more tests. Try to conserve your energy. You'll need it later. I don't want to see you back on my cold table.
Lt. Roy Sanders: Appreciate your help, Doc.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Good luck.
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References D.O.A. (1950) See more »


Burial Ground
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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