NCIS: Season 5, Episode 6

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

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An officer dies aboard a Naval research vessel at sea; the Gibbs team investigates; they find the body but initially nobody else. Ducky announces the cause of death and a gloomy outlook. The gang figure it out and leave in a borrowed boat.

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Navy Lt. Sean Ferris
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A helo ferries the Gibbs team to a Naval research vessel at sea to investigate the death of a lieutenant commander, who was a PhD and a marine biologist; initially the gang encounters no human being; later they find the body of the victim inside the freezer in the galley; the crew and the lifeboats have disappeared. Ducky says that the death resulted from a viral hemorrhagic fever, and that they all have become exposed and may die before the next day. Abby helps Tony with some lab work. Eventually the cook appears, the communication officer does likewise, and visitors arrive. The gang figure it out, so they borrow a boat, and then the ship disappears. Written by DocRushing

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The character "William Skinner" portrayed by 'Stephen Culp (I)' is also the name of the late Chief Mate of the S.S. Lane Victory the actual ship used for filming this episode. See more »

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The director says she has Top Secret clearance and is told the Chimera's mission goes beyond that. The director of any investigative agency is always cleared for everything, for obvious reasons. No director is ever limited to Top Secret alone. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Timothy McGee: [about cracking a high tech lock] It could take some time.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: We're not going anywhere.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Ok.
[Gibbs, Ziva, and Tony walk away]
Special Agent Timothy McGee: I thought you said you we're going anywhere.
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References The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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