NCIS: Season 8, Episode 10

False Witness (14 Dec. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" False Witness (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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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 »


In the chat room Smitty tells Gibbs that he "makes deposits to" a life-insurance policy. However, in the real world one does not "make deposits" to insurance policies; instead one pays premiums on policies to keep them in force. See more »


Samuel Hayes: [to Matt Grey] Look, it's just a matter of time before the new DA refiles the charges, and I'll be back in court again. And you know what? I'll just save everyone the trouble and I'll plead guilty... Hell, I'll even sign the confession right now! And maybe we can just... pretend this never happened.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: We may have to settle for pretending *some* of it never happened.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: I can talk to the DA.
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References Sleepers (1996) See more »

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