NCIS: Season 5, Episode 6

Chimera (30 Oct. 2007)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Chimera (original title)

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Gibb's team is dropped by helicopter on the USNS Chimera, a top-secret 'non-existent' Navy research ship, where Lt. Cmdr. Satoshi Takada just died, and the rest of the crew fled. According ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Mitas
Navy Lt. Sean Ferris
Navy Capt.
Commander William Skinner
Pirate #1
Pirate #2
Civilian Crewman #1


Gibb's team is dropped by helicopter on the USNS Chimera, a top-secret 'non-existent' Navy research ship, where Lt. Cmdr. Satoshi Takada just died, and the rest of the crew fled. According to Duckie's first findings the death cause is a rapidly killing viral, possibly hemorrhagic disease, probably contagious by air: they must put themselves in quarantine with bleak survival perspectives, fighting panic among 'biohazard' signs and hard to break security... and then find they may not be alone after all. Commander Skinner, the ship's superior, is most protective of its secrets, even at the expense of extreme health risks, so the NCIS director engages a long, yet urgent battle with him for literally vital information, which ultimately reveals unexpected other dangers for the team... Written by KGF Vissers

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The Chimera ship is in fact SS Lane Victory. When Gibbs and Dr. Mallard first go inside the ship you can see near the door a sign with "KECW". That's an alias for the ship SS Lane Victory. They even show a picture with the ship having additional lights for this episode, on their site The same ship was used to film scenes from Flags of Our Fathers (2006). See more »


Ducky asks Tony to perform a blood count by adding Methylene Blue to a blood drop on a slide. A blood count can never be done this way, and a blood smear stained with Methylene Blue would never look like it does in this scene - rather than a smokey blue color, this slide has been stained with hematoxylin and eosin. See more »


[in the abandoned mess hall, the team sees the left-behind "meals" being eaten by the crew]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well, whatever it is must be pretty scary if it got them to ditch this delicious looking... what is this?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Don't ask me.
[Tony starts to say something]
Special Agent Timothy McGee: That's not a request, it's a *command*!
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

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