NCIS (2003– )


An officer dies aboard a Naval research vessel at sea; the Gibbs team investigates; they find the body but initially nobody else. Ducky announces the cause of death and a gloomy outlook. The gang figure it out and leave in a borrowed boat.


Terrence O'Hara


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

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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
Bill Heck ... Cory Mitas
James O'Shea ... Lt. Sean Ferris
Graham McTavish ... Aleksei (as Graham Mctavish)
Rick Kelly ... Navy Captain
Steven Culp ... Commander William Skinner
Christian Svensson ... Pirate #1
Jordan Marder ... Pirate #2
Craig Gellis ... Civilian Crewman #1


A helo ferries the Gibbs team to a Naval research vessel at sea to investigate the death of a lieutenant commander, who was a PhD and a marine biologist; initially the gang encounters no human being; later they find the body of the victim inside the freezer in the galley; the crew and the lifeboats have disappeared. Ducky says that the death resulted from a viral hemorrhagic fever, and that they all have become exposed and may die before the next day. Abby helps Tony with some lab work. Eventually the cook appears, the communication officer does likewise, and visitors arrive. The gang figure it out, so they borrow a boat, and then the ship disappears. Written by DocRushing

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hemorrhagic fever | See All (1) »


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English | Russian

Release Date:

30 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


'Stephen Culp (I)' plays Commander William Skinner. The same actor played the recurring character of CIA Agent / Deputy Director Clayton Webb on JAG (1995), the show on which NCIS originated in Season 8. See more »


The team left the cook to the mercy of the Russian pirates. Our heroes would not do that. See more »


[in the abandoned mess hall, the team sees the left-behind "meals" being eaten by the crew]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well, whatever it is must be pretty scary if it got them to ditch this delicious looking... what is this?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Don't ask me.
[Tony starts to say something]
Special Agent Timothy McGee: That's not a request, it's a *command*!
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References Alien (1979) See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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