A woman Marine sergeant, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots to death an intruder in her pad; Gibbs and company investigate; Fornell and another FBI member become involved. The gang find everyone and figure out everything; it all works out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey
Gary Tolin
Public Affairs Office Ron Sands
NCIS Special Agent Larry Krone
Jacqueline Hahn ...
Kathy Tolin
Judd Dempsey
Larry Herron ...
Master Gunnery Sergeant Jason Kelly


While an intruder starts to prowl through a home, the resident, a woman Marine, Sergeant Dempsey, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots him to death; Gibbs and company investigate; Tony notices an inconsistency, and Abby confirms it. A phone call warns of a bomb aboard a decommissioned destroyer on display at the Navy Yard; Dempsey and others check it out; the bomb explodes and injures her slightly. McGee runs into trouble with a cellphone; Fornell and another member of the FBI become involved. Abby gives the name of the intruder, and the gang discover his background; Gibbs says that he was not a burglar. McGee and Ziva meet Dempsey's brother. Dempsey drops out of sight, but the gang find her on a farm, working with a device and a former drug dealer. Everything works out. Tony almost becomes a poster boy. Written by DocRushing

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5 October 2010 (USA)  »

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The admission made by the criminal would not hold up since it was coerced, regardless whether the bomb was fake or real. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Hey. Hey. Check it out! Who's the face of NCIS? You're looking at it. Live with it, McEnvy. Get used to it.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: The will be no living with him now.
Ziva David: [Chuckling] Now?
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References Body Heat (1981) See more »

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Oops, Ducky got the wrong chemical.
5 October 2010 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

The writers need a little better chemistry experience , , again.

The chemical in pineapples that was used in the past to remove fingerprints was papain (papaya proteinase), , not pectin. LOL, pectin is the part that thickens the liquid, papain is the part that causes ripening.

Papain can be bought at the store now as Adolph's Meat Tenderizer.

To actually remove the fingerprints, as described by Ducky, you would have to do more than prick the fingertips and put some in, , you would have to inject enough under the skin into the sub-dermis to destroy the layers that generate the whorls.

I LOVE the show, , but they really need to hire a chemist so Ducky can appear to ACTUALLY know what he is talking about.

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