NCIS: Season 8, Episode 3

Short Fuse (5 Oct. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Short Fuse (original title)

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When the motives behind an attack on a female bomb tech link her to a murder, the NCIS team investigates her very guarded personal life.



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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


Never-married Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey, a bomb squad Afghanistan veteran, reports having shot an unidentified intruder at her base home. Elaborate forensics determine it's Glover Reese, a hired gun who removed his own fingerprints. He had a classified GI cellphone, which Fornell reveals traces to to FBI deputy director Gary Tolin, who seemed to be hiding an adulterous affair with Dempsey. She is nearly killed by a bomb aboard the USS Barry, moored on ceremonial duty. But an older family drama proves key to the case. Public Affairs Office Ron Sands tags along, as Tony is his choice as face of the new NCIS recruiting brochure. Written by KGF Vissers

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Ducky tells Jimmy about his memory of a criminal who removed his own fingerprints by soaking his fingers in pineapple juice. He erroneously says that the pineapple juice is pepsin. In reality, pepsin is an enzyme produced in the stomach. The pineapple enzyme is called bromelain, and the papaya enzyme is papain. See more »


Ziva David: You're a bomb tech?
Sgt. Dempsey: Just being an office POG didn't cut it for me.
Ziva David: Any regrets?
Sgt. Dempsey: Still got my fingers.
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References Body Heat (1981) See more »

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