An NCIS agent dies aboard an aircraft carrier at sea; the fearless four, undercover, fly to the ship, where they meet even more problems, but they eventually solve the crimes; Hetty joins them for Christmas underway; Nell catches Eric.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Marine Lieutenant Abernathy
Navy Petty Officer Smalls
Todd Kimsey ...
XO (as Todd Grant Kimsey)
Navy Petty Officer Simon Allen
Marine Staff Sergeant Jefferies
Contractor Leonard Wall
Navy Petty Officer Lambert


The NCIS special agent afloat, Niles, aboard a fictitious aircraft carrier, USS Van Buren, dies of blunt-force trauma to the head aboard the ship in the Sea of Japan; one possible suspect is in the brig due to a fight in the crew's mess on the same day as the death; the fearless foursome fly to the ship aboard a CoD aircraft; G poses as the replacement for the dead agent, Sam as a Navy commander, Kensi as a Marine major, and Deeks as a computer contractor. Deeks gets into trouble but sees that Niles died elsewhere; the command master chief petty officer displays alarming behavior; the entire team chases a cocaine problem while more trouble brews; Deeks finds a pair of valve handwheels and runs into another problem; the whole team, including Eric and Nell, finish solving the crime. Hetty arrives aboard for Christmas, but Sam returns to Los Angeles in the back seat of a Super Hornet; Nell catches Eric under the mistletoe, then they head out in their tights and ears. Written by DocRushing

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18 December 2012 (USA)  »

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CVN81 USS van Buren is a fictitious ship. although CVN81 will be the hull number of the fourth Gerald Ford-class carrier. The ship used in this episode is a Nimitz class Carrier. See more »


When interrogating the Master Chief, Callen asks to see his arms, ostensibly to look for track marks to prove cocaine use. Upon not finding any, Callen immediately believes that the Master Chief did not intentionally use cocaine. Depending on the form it is in, cocaine need not necessarily be injected, and therefore Callen is making a serious leap of logic. See more »


Santa Baby
Written by Philip Springer (as Phil Springer), Tony Springer and Joan Javits
Performed by Cynthia Basinet
Courtesy of Welcome To Dreamsville Records
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