NCIS: Season 4, Episode 17

Skeletons (27 Feb. 2007)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Skeletons (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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A family crypt in a mausoleum explodes when unsealed; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky says that parts of at least three skeletons occupied the vault. The team identify and check out a suspect, and Gibbs and Hollis get a major surprise.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Len Grady
Natalie Dalton
Marine EOD Sgt. Dan Trask
Former Marine LCPL Lloyd Jackson
Kenneth Dixon
Jacob Torrance


When two workers open a crypt in the mausoleum of a fictional national cemetery in Virginia (to prepare for the interment of the remains of a young Marine in the family vault), the tomb explodes; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky explains the physics of the explosion, and he later, after reassembling assorted parts of at least three skeletons from the chamber, suggests that Gibbs needs to start seeking a mass murderer. Abby, in a lousy mood, says that the parts are from five different people. Gibbs and Hollis open two more crypts and find more parts. The team identify and check out a suspect, and Gibbs and Abby work out a problem, then Gibbs and Hollis get a major surprise. Written by DocRushing

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Abby mentions her boyfriend Marty breaking up with her. This came up as the actor who played him (Michael Gilden) committed suicide in December several months before. See more »


While reading the bronze plaque on the frontispiece of one crypt, Gibbs says "colonel", whereas the image of the same plaque clearly shows the abbreviation of "lance corporal". See more »


Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Mr. Palmer, we have to recover all of this
[the exploded soup from the crypt]
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: .
Jimmy Palmer: One wet-vac for the solyent green coming right up.
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References Soylent Green (1973) See more »

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