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A Weak Link 

A SEAL lieutenant falls to his death, due to a failed fitting in his gear, while rappelling during an exercise; Gibbs and company investigate; the CIA expresses intense interest. Abby and McGee provide answers, and the team solve the case.

Director:

Alan J. Levi

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Adam Baldwin ... Lt. Michael Rainer
Julie Benz ... Denise Johnson
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Doug Savant ... Father Larry Clannon
Johnny Sneed ... Agent Andrew Kramer
Matt Battaglia ... Petty Officer Porcaro
Ross Gibby ... Petty Officer Vengal
Robert Joseph ... LCDR Folsom
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Kathryn Gordon ... Young Pregnant Woman
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Storyline

A SEAL lieutenant dies while he and his team rappel during an exercise to prepare for a classified operation; he falls to his death due to a failure of a fitting in his rappelling gear; Gibbs and company investigate; a special agent of the CIA expresses intense interest. The phony part is an inferior fitting, intended to fail, which someone substituted. A number of factors do not add up right. However, Ducky provides ice cream, and Kate does something she's never before done. Meanwhile Abby and McGee have some ups and downs, and they hack into a server and enter a secret e-mail account. Gibbs and the team eventually put the pieces together and reach a conclusion. Written by DocRushing

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode contains not one, but two actors from Joss Whedon's "Buffyverse" (specifically Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996)'s spin off Angel (2004)." Actor Adam Baldwin as Cmdr. Michael Rainer in this episode and Marcus Hamilton in Angel. (Also Jayne Cobb from one of Joss Whedon's other show's Firefly (2002).

Julie Benz played Darla in both "Buffy" and "Angel" See more »

Goofs

When leaving the victim's house the second time, Gibbs puts away his notebook twice in succession. See more »

Quotes

Denise Johnson: Well a lot of husbands leave a trail when they come home. I was constantly picking up after him.
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Connections

Featured in NCIS: Keep Going (2017) See more »

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NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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