NCIS (2003– )

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 »

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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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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Did You Know?


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


It is revealed that Gibbs joined NIS (changed the same year to NCIS) in 1992 following the death of his wife and daughter. However, in the JAG episode "Ice Queen" in 2003 he tells Lt.Cmdr. Rabb that he has been an agent for 19 years, which would mean he would have joined NIS in 1984. See more »


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [getting frustrated] What can I do?
Officer Ziva David: [grabbing the sides of his face with her hands] Remember.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I've been trying to since I woke up in this room!
Officer Ziva David: Well try harder!
Officer Ziva David: [Gibbs glares at her] Good. That's a start.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What is?
Officer Ziva David: The old Gibbs stare! You gave it all of us! McGee, Tony, me!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [yells] What are you talking about?
Officer Ziva David: [Ziva grabs Gibbs's hand, and uses it to slap the back of her head. Gibbs has a flashback of head-slapping her] Ari... Ari killed Kate.
[Gibbs has another flashback, remembering Kate's shooting]
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References Charlie Grace (1995) See more »


Venomous Fate
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Addax Music Company
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