NCIS (2003– )

Caught on Tape 

A Marine sergeant dies while hiking with his wife and his best friend, another sergeant; the gang investigate. Ducky finds a wood-fiber fragment, and Abby reconstructs video footage; Gibbs questions, and the team put it all together.



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Episode cast overview:
... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Caitlin Todd
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Donald Mallard
... David Runion (as Tim Dezarn)
... Judy Moore
... Sgt. Roger Caine
... Sgt. William Moore
... Jimmy Palmer
... Ranger Kett


A Marine sergeant dies, apparently from a fall, in the Shenandoah River State Park, near Bentonville, Virginia, while hiking with his wife and his best friend, another sergeant; Gibbs and company investigate. Ducky finds a wood-fiber fragment in the victim's scalp, Abby identifies it, and Gibbs interprets the identification. The victim used a videocamera, which McGee finds, and from which Abby recovers recent footage; she puts together what she calls a nature documentary with a riveting murder-mystery subplot with an alternate ending. McGee encounters leaves of three, and Gibbs and Kate find and chase a suspect. Gibbs and Kate take the widow and the best friend to different chat rooms, then to the same one. The team figure it out, and Kate adopts a pet. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

22 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 2.0)


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The license plate that Abby identifies "107 TIK" is the same plate number as the getaway car Jeffrey and Tony used in "Chained". See more »


When Abby is talking to Gibbs in her lab and getting ready to work on the camcorder, there is a series of close up shots clearly showing her putting on both gloves, then picking up and handling the camera. When it cuts back to both of them, she is only wearing one glove for the next several sentences, then suddenly two again for the rest of the scene. See more »


Jimmy Palmer: What I don't understand is all this flesh trauma.
Dr. Donald Mallard: Coyotes, Mr. Palmer. If, as I suspect...
[He looks under the sheet]
Dr. Donald Mallard: Ah, yes. The abdominal cavity has been chewed open. The liver and kidneys are a rich source of nutrients for these creatures.
Jimmy Palmer: Well, that's, uh... gross, Doctor.
Dr. Donald Mallard: Well, we lucked out, actually, Mr. Palmer. In several cases, coyotes chew off the head and carry it away with them, to prevent it being grabbed by other predators. Yeah, my coroner friend in Los Angeles says that, "...
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