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A woman Marine sergeant, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots to death an intruder in her pad; Gibbs and company investigate; Fornell and another FBI member become involved. The gang find everyone and figure out everything; it all works out.

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... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Ziva David
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Leon Vance (credit only)
... Donald Mallard
... Jimmy Palmer
... Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey
... Gary Tolin
... Public Affairs Office Ron Sands
... NCIS Special Agent Larry Krone
... Kathy Tolin
... Judd Dempsey
... Master Gunnery Sergeant Jason Kelly
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While an intruder starts to prowl through a home, the resident, a woman Marine, Sergeant Dempsey, who's a bomb-disposal tech, shoots him to death; Gibbs and company investigate; Tony notices an inconsistency, and Abby confirms it. A phone call warns of a bomb aboard a decommissioned destroyer on display at the Navy Yard; Dempsey and others check it out; the bomb explodes and injures her slightly. McGee runs into trouble with a cellphone; Fornell and another member of the FBI become involved. Abby gives the name of the intruder, and the gang discover his background; Gibbs says that he was not a burglar. McGee and Ziva meet Dempsey's brother. Dempsey drops out of sight, but the gang find her on a farm, working with a device and a former drug dealer. Everything works out. Tony almost becomes a poster boy. Written by DocRushing

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Trivia

Abby Brammell also guest starred on Rizzoli and Isles. Sasha Alexander, who plays Maura Isles, played Special Agent Caitlin Todd the first two seasons of NCIS See more »

Goofs

The admission made by the criminal would not hold up since it was coerced, regardless whether the bomb was fake or real. See more »

Quotes

Ziva David: [to Fornell] This could take forever. Tolin is one of yours. Why isn't the FBI doing this?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Hey, until we know more. We're running things from here.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Oops, Ducky got the wrong chemical.
5 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

The writers need a little better chemistry experience , , again.

The chemical in pineapples that was used in the past to remove fingerprints was papain (papaya proteinase), , not pectin. LOL, pectin is the part that thickens the liquid, papain is the part that causes ripening.

Papain can be bought at the store now as Adolph's Meat Tenderizer.

To actually remove the fingerprints, as described by Ducky, you would have to do more than prick the fingertips and put some in, , you would have to inject enough under the skin into the sub-dermis to destroy the layers that generate the whorls.

I LOVE the show, , but they really need to hire a chemist so Ducky can appear to ACTUALLY know what he is talking about.


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