A family crypt in a mausoleum explodes when unsealed; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky says that parts of at least three skeletons occupied the vault. The team identify and check out a suspect, and Gibbs and Hollis get a major surprise.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Ziva David
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Jenny Shepard
... Donald Mallard
... Lt. Col. Hollis Mann
... Len Grady
... Natalie Dalton
... Sgt. Dan Trask
... Jimmy Palmer
... Lloyd Jackson
... Kenneth Dixon
... Jacob Torrance


When two workers open a crypt in the mausoleum of a fictional national cemetery in Virginia (to prepare for the interment of the remains of a young Marine in the family vault), the tomb explodes; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky explains the physics of the explosion, and he later, after reassembling assorted parts of at least three skeletons from the chamber, suggests that Gibbs needs to start seeking a mass murderer. Abby, in a lousy mood, says that the parts are from five different people. Gibbs and Hollis open two more crypts and find more parts. The team identify and check out a suspect, and Gibbs and Abby work out a problem, then Gibbs and Hollis get a major surprise. Written by DocRushing

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27 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Abby mentions her boyfriend Marty breaking up with her. This came up as the actor who played him (Michael Gilden) committed suicide in December several months before. See more »


There is a scene where Ducky and Jimmy Palmer are organizing the bones in the autopsy room. At first they believe they have two bodies, a man and a woman, and they are announcing unique body parts as they place them on the respective tables. Jimmy says, "right hand" and places a right hand, then Ducky says, "right hand" and picks up a right hand as he talks about the death of an African king. But after a cut, he is clearly shown holding a left hand and carrying it across autopsy. Then a bit later Ducky says "right hand" again and is shown picking up a third right hand. See more »


Abby Sciuto: [holding a wrinkled dollar bill in one hand and a candy bar in the other] Give me a dollar.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Okay, what's wrong with that one?
Abby Sciuto: The machine wouldn't take it, and I want a candy bar.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: What's wrong with that candy bar?
Abby Sciuto: It has nougat in it.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: But you hate nougat.
Abby Sciuto: [exasperated] I know! It was a mistake, McGee! Do you have a dollar?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: [taking out his wallet and looking in it] All I have are big bills.
Officer Ziva David: What is nougat?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: It's whipped dolphin fat.
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References Soylent Green (1973) See more »


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