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Hiatus (Part #2) 

Gibbs regains consciousness, but he's lost his memory since 1991. He starts to remember a few things; Jen helps, then an old buddy, then Ziva. Gibbs gets back his memory and a solution, gives a severe warning, becomes ignored, then quits.


Dennis Smith


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Lauren Holly ... Jenny Shepard
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Muse Watson ... Agent Michael Franks
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Tyrees Allen ... Deputy Director Dean Welsh
Christopher Maher Christopher Maher ... Capt. Aris Mahir
Burt Bulos ... Agent Abog Galib
Susan Santiago ... Camila Charo
Tess Lina ... Nurse Maria Baliad
Jarvis W. George ... Dr. Morgan Tolliver (as Jarvis George)


Gibbs regains consciousness, and he says that he remembers "the explosion"; however, he does not recognize or remember Ducky. A neurologist says that Gibbs's organic injuries (his lack of brain damage) are inconsistent with an erasure of 15 years of memory even with a memory of his trauma; the physician suggests that the cause is not a physical one but rather an emotional repression of memory. Gibbs starts to remember a few things; Jen helps, then an old buddy does, then Ziva. Gibbs regains his memory, and he recalls the details of the operation on which he sustained his recent injuries. He figures out the bad guy, gives a severe warning, becomes ignored, then quits. Written by DocRushing

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In a parody of Gibbs' rules, DiNozzo declares his rule number 3 to be: Never under estimate your opponent. See more »


While revealing Gibbs's first marriage and daughter to Ducky, Jenny Shepard says Kelly (Gibbs's daughter) was born in '84, and died as an 8-year-old while Gibbs was fighting in Desert Storm. Fighting or 'Major Combat Operations' of Operation Desert Storm (or Desert Shield) ceased in early 1991. This makes it impossible for Kelly to have been 8 years old at the time of her death. See more »


[McGee and Abby are showing a computer recreation of the bomb blast]
Officer Ziva David: What's wrong with this picture?
Abby Sciuto: Nothing! McGee and I triple-checked to make sure all the numbers...
Officer Ziva David: Not your picture. Did I make another idiomatic mistake?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: No. You mean something's wrong with what we know.
Officer Ziva David: Exactly!
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Venomous Fate
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Addax Music Company
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14 June 2020 | by bevo-13678See all my reviews

I like the bit where Gibbs speed into the garbage bin

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Release Date:

16 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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