Within 30 miles of Washington, DC, eight kids in Navy and Marine Corps families have suddenly become badly ill, requiring treatment in ERs and ICUs; Gibbs and company investigate; Carol, of... See full summary »



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Lamar Addison
Navy Lieutenant Kevin Daly
Audrey Daly
Max Comey


Within 30 miles of Washington, DC, eight kids in Navy and Marine Corps families have suddenly become badly ill, requiring treatment in ERs and ICUs; Gibbs and company investigate; Carol, of the Naval Medical-research Center, joins the effort; immediately the number of sick kids grows to 14, then 19, 23, 28, and 34, and none of them responds to treatment. Duck announces the first fatality, who was a veteran of Vietnam, then he describes the cause of death and the treatability in the kids. Abby says that she has misidentified the particular nature of the illness, so she, Jimmy, and Carol keep working, and they eventually nail it. Abby gives Jimmy a lecture about kindness, optimism, and parenthood. Then the gang identify an international traveler who in many places has recently encountered many kids and the fatality. Meanwhile Vance has three tense chats with his estranged father-in-law and then a nicer one. Written by DocRushing

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17 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Producer Gary Glasberg's original plan was to keep Emily Wickersham as a recurring cast member until the end of the season. However, by the time this episode was completed, Glasberg was confident that audiences would approve of Bishop's addition to the team and by the next episode, Wickersham was a series regular and featured in the opening credits. See more »


Bishop says she will be spending Christmas in Oklahoma where she will go snowshoeing with her father. Generally, snowfall in Oklahoma would only be a few inches deep, and even record breaking snowfall would only be between 1-2 feet. What's more, white Christmases are rare in Oklahoma. It's unlikely she would even own snowshoes. See more »


[first lines]
Tommy Daly: Thought you were making him a Christmas cake.
Audrey Daly: Well, who says Christmas can't be patriotic? Besides, they were all out of green.
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18 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

I know that Ziva is gone, and she would be hard to replace. But Bishop was a really bad choice. With Gibbs and crew it's always been about protocol. This Bishop character sits on the floor, sits on the desk like some 14 year old. She walks, then stops, thinks a minute and yes she has it all figured out. I don't think she even carries a weapon except her lap top. She acts rather childish, and Gibbs puts up with it. I hate to say this but with Ziva gone the story line have been soft. With all the new shows on, there are a lot more to watch along the lines of NCIS. I don't know, maybe its just me, but I sadly feel that NCIS is not going to be #1.

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