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A distracted texting driver runs over the dead body of a Naval officer; Gibbs and company investigate; they find a connection to a previously unreported rape of a drugged victim. The team figure out everything, and they catch the bad guy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
NCIS Special Agent Maureen Cabot
Naval Ensign Holly Farrell
Navy Ensign Thomas Burke
Fred Johnson
Commander Louis Wexler
Navy Ensign Michael Fox
Eddie Patch


In Chesapeake, Virginia, in the burbs of Norfolk, a distracted texting driver runs over the dead body of Tate, a Navy ensign; Gibbs and company investigate; the gang pursue a clue from the XO of Tate's ship; Tony and Ellie check out a derivative lead. McGee learns that Tate reported to the NCIS a sexual assault on Holly, a woman fellow officer, who first refuses to admit the rape but later both describes the incident and expresses bristling noncooperation; however, Abby lends a sensitive feminine hand, which persuades Holly to cooperate. Tony and Ellie, acting on a tip, after a tough start, question a suspect; with help from Abby and Jimmy, they also figure out what caused Tate to die. McGee and Abby, acting with persistence, find a new lead, which the gang then pursue; basic detective work directs them to the rapist, whom they take to the chat room, where a woman agent belts him, and Gibbs cuffs him. Written by DocRushing

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15 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Gibbs and Bishop first enter the ship the aircraft Carrier Enterprises' island is visible through the open hatch she was in port for the 48-month inactivation process that rendered her unfit for further military service (inactivation removes fuel, fluids, furnishings, tools, fittings and de-energizes the ship's electrical system) in preparation for her eventual decommissioning. See more »


After the driver runs over the body of Ensign Lester Tate, the car keeps moving several meters before stopping. When the driver leaves the car, the body is still under the car. See more »


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Bad writing undermines an important subject
17 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Extremely disappointed by the writing on this episode. Sexual assault in the military is a very serious problem, but the ham-handed writing on this episode made it just painful to watch. Stilted dialogue and sermonizing made the entire episode a disgrace to the issue and the series. The lines for Director Vance were ridiculous, along with the watering eyes. Sexual assault in the military is a complicated issue that deserves a better platform than was presented by this episode. The entire episode came off as a poorly realized PSA. The use of "Abbie" was insulting to those military personnel who have been victimized. Overall, the heart was in the right place, but the execution was horrible. I hope the writing staff picks up their game or are replaced. NCIS has been on for 11 years and this year I have seen a lack of effort to produce the quality episodes that used to be the norm for the series.

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