NCIS (2003– )

Worst Nightmare 

At the high school at Quantico, students and teachers fall asleep while in class; Gibbs and company investigate; one girl disappears. A grandfather both helps and interferes. Temp interns join. The gang solve the case and find the girl.


Tony Wharmby


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
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
William Devane ... Nicolas Mason
Sam Anderson ... Walter Carmichael
Zack Lively ... Conrad Zuse
Elizabeth Shapiro ... Sarah Knox (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
David Magidoff ... Michael Seelus
Rebecca Lowman ... Navy Lieutenant Lisa Mason
J.P. Hubbell ... Navy Commander Nick Mason Jr. (as JP Hubbell)


At the DoD high school aboard the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, students and teachers fall asleep while in class; Gibbs and company, augmented with three short-term interns from a nearby university, investigate; Tony and McGee find a cylinder of gas connected to the ventilation system. After the evacuation of the building, one student, Rebecca, is absent; the team start looking for her, and they call the FBI. Gibbs meets with Mason, Rebecca's paternal grandfather, who starts acting on his own, and who presents a curious background; Mason slips away, but the gang later find him; then Mason tells Gibbs about his true history. Abby and her intern produce. Attention turns to the teacher, who turns out to be something else. Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Ziva meet with Mason and the teacher, and the gang find Rebecca. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

28 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The president that Mason referred to as buried in Simi Valley is Ronald Reagan. See more »


Nicholas Mason: That's why I am calling you. To warn you. These people cannot be trusted. It was like ameteur hour out there today.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: And you're the professional, right?
Nicholas Mason: I am what I am. Bad luck for these guys. The rest is not important.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Mason, you need to come in before you cross a line you cannot come back from.
Nicholas Mason: I don't have a lot of time so let me be as clear as I can be. There is no force on this planet that's going to stop me from finding my granddaughter. You have to work within the law. I am a bit more ...
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References The Rock (1996) See more »


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