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Aboard a destroyer of the US Navy during a storm at sea, the ship's medical officer dies, apparently by homicide; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee's father, an admiral, is aboard. The gang follow the tracks and catch the killer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Ziva David
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Jimmy Palmer
... Leon Vance
... Donald Mallard
... Admiral John McGee
... NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley
... Navy Lieutenant Carlton Mane
... Navy Petty Officer Second Class Daniel Graves
... Navy Petty Officer Third Class Kevin Wyeth
... Navy Captain Peter Vandevere
... Navy Seaman Eric Landis


A destroyer of the US Navy encounters an unexpected storm in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia; two sailors on the weather deck find and recover the body of the ship's medical officer; Gibbs and company meet the vessel in Norfolk and start to investigate; Ducky comments on a wound and a bruise, possibly resulting from a jab by a hypodermic needle. McGee's father, a full admiral, temporarily aboard the ship, raises objections, creates friction, hassles Tim, and spreads discontent. The Duck finds a part of a broken needle in the body; Tony identifies a suspect, whom he and McGee interview aboard the ship. Burley, an agent afloat working with the team, learns about the removal of a tablet computer; Tony and McGee find the tablet, and McGee obtains data from it, thereby learning the name of the last visitor to the sick bay before the doctor died. The gang identify the killer and bust him. McGee walks and talks with his father. Written by DocRushing

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26 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Palmer makes a joke regarding the Commander taking a stroll on the lido deck, referring to The Love Boat, Mark Harmon actually was a guest star on two episodes of The Love Boat. See more »


In the letter which Admiral McGee wrote to the Secretary of the Navy, he refers to the President of the US as "Commander and Chief" instead of "Commander-in-Chief". See more »


Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Why lie? Why avoid the truth? Why avoid your son?
Admiral John McGee: Alright.
[sits down]
Admiral John McGee: Because I'm sick. No one could know. Stage 4. I wasn't feeling well when we showed up for the exercises. I knew Haber was top notch, so I transferred to the Borealis. Haber gave me something for the pain... but he knew what was causing it.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: He was going to report it to NavCent.
Admiral John McGee: Doctor/Patient privilege is a little different when it comes to National Security. So that meant the end of my career.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: It's motive to keep the ...
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References Downton Abbey (2010) See more »


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