NCIS (2003– )

Engaged (Part I) 

An aircraft crashes short of Dover AFB, Delaware, while carrying the remains of six Marines from Afghanistan; Abby does not find the DNA of one of the six; Gibbs and others consider the possibility that the one is still alive. [Continued.]


James Whitmore Jr.


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
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
John Finn ... Marine Commandant Charles T. Ellison
Jaime Ray Newman ... Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke
Alex Fernandez ... Joseph Flores
LaMonica Garrett ... Marine Captain Craig Quincy
Darby Stanchfield ... Shannon Gibbs
Sean Harmon ... Young Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Jeananne Goossen ... Private Joan Matteson


A Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft crashes while en route to Dover AFB, Delaware, while returning the remains of six Marines to the USA from Afghanistan; four more die; only one person, a crewmember, survives; Gibbs and company investigate the possibility of criminal activity. One father expresses much concern; Abby confirms the DNA of five of the KIAs, but she does not find the DNA of 1Lt. Gabriela Flores, who is said to be one of the six aboard the aircraft. A Navy woman chaplain, LCdr. Melinda Burke, enters and helps; the team learn about a civilian boyfriend from the USA in Afghanistan; the Marine unit unsuccessfully continue to search for Flores or her body. Ziva interprets a conversation in Pashto; Gibbs sees and pursues a small detail, and McGee reexamines satellite footage; the team see a trail, possibly that of Flores. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, a four-star general, gives Gibbs a direct order. [To be continued.] Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

8 November 2011 (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?


Sean Harmon, who playes the Young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, is the actual son of NCIS star Mark Harmon and his wife Pam Dawber. See more »


Gibbs and Mr. Flores would not have been allowed to have a conversation at the Tomb of the Unknown. The guards insist on complete silence. See more »


USMC Commadant General Chuck Ellison: Well, I know she was Public Affairs in this barracks. I know she's a Marine. And I know we will do whatever it takes to find her and bring her home no matter what. No Marine is ever left behind.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: No sir.
USMC Commadant General Chuck Ellison: Gibbs, I don't care if it's you, us or those jokers at the Agency.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: You want answers.
USMC Commadant General Chuck Ellison: Whether she's alive or dead. I will move mountains to find First Lieutenant Flores, and bring her home. We'll do whatever it takes.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Gonna hold you to that, General.
USMC Commadant General Chuck Ellison: You have my word.
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