NCIS: Season 6, Episode 4

Heartland (14 Oct. 2008)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Heartland (original title)

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One marine is murdered, and another is critically injured outside a bar. They find the injured marine was the target of the attack. The investigation takes the team to Gibbs's home town.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Nick Kingston
Janet LaCombe
Emily Kingston
Sergeant Seth Welch
Shannon (as Aviva)


A fight in an alley behind a bar leaves one Marine corporal dead and another critically ill; the gang investigate; Gibbs says that the event was an ambush, not a bar brawl. The survivor is from Gibbs's hometown; Gibbs and Ducky agree that the survivor may have been the target of the attack. McGee and Ziva go with Gibbs to the town, where they meet Gibbs's father and others; they learn that everyone in town believes that the Marine died four years ago. Flashbacks abound; Gibbs finds lies and liars. McGee and Ziva gather evidence, but it disappears, so Tony and Abby join them, and they get more evidence; then they all put the pieces together and nail the bad guys. Written by DocRushing

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Mark Harmon's son Sean plays the young Leroy Jethro Gibbs in this episode. See more »


The team learns that the targeted Marine is from Stillwater, Pennsylvania because of the high school class ring he is wearing. Stillwater, PA doesn't have its own high school. The small community is a part of the nearby Bloomsburg School District. See more »


Jackson Gibbs: When she died, I know how mad that made you. I know how much you hated me for getting on with my life. Saw the look in your face, how you wanted vengeance... Well that look went away when you met Shannon. But it came back quick after they died. I knew what that meant. You were going to find someone to take it out on. Didn't matter what I said.
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: It never did! What do you see now?
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References A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »


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Written by Dominic Kelly
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Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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A Classic within a Classic
4 February 2014 | by (Wigan, England) – See all my reviews

A bittersweet episode where Gibbs is faced with dealing with his 'private past' whilst investigating the case. The anguish and posturing between father and son on meeting up after nearly 20 years without contact is fascinating to watch in the way it develops. Both tackling their loss of Wife/Mother/Daughter(in law)in different ways but both grieving at the expense of their own relationship, due to misunderstandings and lack of communication. Only for the bridge to be crossed and reconciliation in the common cause. Intertwined is the story through Gibbs eyes of how he first met Shannon, a love that never dies, whilst his team try to come to terms with the fact that not only does he have a past, he has a father. A compelling episode in a Series that continues to grow, never disappoints in how the characters deal with their relationships within the wider changing team, and in amongst all of this is a case to be investigated.

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