Ducky, on medical leave, unofficially calls for the exhumation of the body of a commander whose autopsy he conducted 12 years ago; he now suspects murder; the gang investigate another death, and they find the connection and the solution.



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Episode credited cast:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Del Finney
Ellen Roberts
Navy Captain Beverly Sharp
Dr. Felix Blackwell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marine #1
Crime Lab Tech (as Shawn Hazz McDonald)


While Ducky remains on a medical leave, he arranges for the exhumation of the body of a Navy commander whose autopsy he conducted 12 years ago; Duckman suddenly realizes that the dead man may have died from murder rather than excessive drinking; Gibbs and the Duck exchange heated words. Meanwhile Gibbs and the gang investigate the death of a Marine sergeant in Brooklyn, New York, who was about to make a one-way journey. First Abby confirms Ducky's suspicion, then she finds a copy of a curious document on the dead sergeant's laptop computer; Gibbs invokes rule 38 in the case of the Duck, who says that he and his cohorts must cast asunder the evil now afoot. Tony and Ziva learn about some old dust, and Abby finds an old connection between the two dead guys. Gibbs and the gang talk with a rocker, then Ducky does so. Abby finds an important link, then Ducky and the gang put the pieces together, and Gibbs sends the Duck back to his own workshop. Written by DocRushing

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9 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the episode, the cemetery administrator asks Ducky for the case number as he has not received a "27b/6 form". This is a reference to the movie "Brazil". It is also the apartment in which George Orwell wrote "1984". See more »


The obituary for Landon Roberts ends mid-sentence stating "...He is survived by his" without stating who. Other obituaries seen appear to be complete. See more »


[Ducky reviews the investigation's findings in his un-Gibbs-like measured pace]
Donald Mallard: All of which begs the question...
Timothy McGee: What was Roberts planning on doing with the fake moon-dirt?
Ziva David: Why did Hill kill him twelve years ago?
Anthony DiNozzo: And who killed Hill two days ago?
Donald Mallard: Okay, three questions.
[turns to Gibbs]
Donald Mallard: So, where to start?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That's four questions.
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References Brazil (1985) See more »


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