A Navy petty officer, who's the only witness in a civilian capital-murder trial, disappears; Gibbs and company investigate in response to a request by a commonwealth attorney. The gang puts all the pieces together, and justice prevails.



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Episode credited cast:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Deputy DA Gail Walsh
Samuel Hayes
Navy Petty Officer Jerry Neisler
Smitty Brown
Matthew Gray
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Thomas Border ...
Nog Drinker
Paul Conkling ...


A Navy petty officer, Jerry, who's the only witness in a civilian capital-murder trial, receives and plays an eerie DVD, then he disappears; a commonwealth attorney (a prosecutor in Virginia), Gail, seeks help from Gibbs; the gang investigate, and they find a turkey. Tony behaves differently, and Gail shows interest in Gibbs; Duck and Abby tell about the bird. Gibbs and Ziva find Jerry, who suggests a new twist. Gibbs persists, then he receives a visit; McGee and Ziva see a guy on a street, then Gibbs and Tony chat with the guy, who describes a strange deal. Jerry's mouthy comments annoy many people. Gibbs and Gail oppose each other on several points. Another man dies. Duckman receives several distracting e-mail messages. The team learn about the various facets of this case and figure them out, then all the loose ends work out. Tony reverts to his previous behavior. Written by DocRushing

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14 December 2010 (USA)  »

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A message appears after the final scene. "Happy Holidays to the men and women who protect and serve our country at home and abroad." See more »


While investigating the missing petty officer's house, Gibbs and DiNozzo make reference to the "baseball bat" in the kitchen. The bat shown is, in fact, a softball bat. See more »


[Tony isn't acting like himself]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: There's a giant, feathered turkey laying in the fridge, and that's all you're gonna say?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: What am I supposed to say?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Well, I don't know. Maybe something like "What do turkeys eat on Christmas? Nothing, because they're already stuffed."
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: You feeling alright?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Yeah! Are you?
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References Sleepers (1996) See more »

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