NCIS: Season 5, Episode 13

Dog Tags (15 Apr. 2008)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Dog Tags (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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While seeking to serve a warrant, the Gibbs gang find cocaine, cash, and the dead body of the subject person; a dog bites McGee, who shoots the dog. Abby goes to bat for the dog, who helps to solve the case. The team nab the bad person.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield (as Roger Cross)
Petty Officer Erica Perelli
Lt. Matthew Sanchez
Petty Officer Colin Dixon
Petty Officer Lance Tolliver
Derrick L. McMillon ...
Lt. Scott Bowen (as Derrick McMillon)
Petty Officer Pete Bidwell


When the Gibbs gang seek to serve a warrant, they find cocaine, cash, and the dead body of the subject person; a dog bites McGee, who shoots (but does not kill) the dog. The victim was a Navy petty officer, based at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent (Pax) River, Maryland, near Lexington Park, and he was the handler of a drug-sniffing dog. It appears that the dog killed his handler. Against official reluctance and opposition, the team continues to investigate. Abby goes to unusual lengths to disprove the guilt of a party in custody. Abby and Jethro go to Pax River, where Jethro finds a buried canine skeleton. The bunch put all the pieces together and nab the person responsible, and Abby finds a new home for Jethro. Written by DocRushing

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During the opening sequence, McGee gets attacked by the German Shepherd. This results in him sustaining injuries to his neck and hand. In the first cut to the bullpen, there is no evidence of any injuries visible on either his neck or his hand. See more »


Abby Sciuto: [to a dog] Who's a good Jethro?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [entering the room] I'm a good Jethro?
Abby Sciuto: Don't be mad. Be flattered. He's just so strong and handsome and silent, so I decided to call him Jethro.
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References Cujo (1983) See more »


The Dog Song
by Nellie McKay
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