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Under the Radar 

A bomb explodes inside the unoccupied pad of a Navy jaygee; Gibbs and company investigate; Abby determines who built the bomb; Tony finds the seller of the explosive; the team find the jaygee, who changes his plan and ends his flight.


Dennis Smith


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Roma Maffia ... Special Agent Vera Strickland
Wade Williams ... Larry Purcell
Teri Reeves ... Lt. J.G. Dana Robbins
Robert Newman ... Admiral Wayne Hargrove
Barbara Eve Harris ... FAA Director Stacy Bergin
Wolé Parks ... Navy Captain
Scott Waara ... Mel Frazier
Jonathan Patrick Moore ... Kip Logan


A bomb explodes in the apartment of a Navy lieutenant (junior grade), Keith, while he's not at home; the building manager dies; Gibbs and company investigate. Keith washed out of flight training and now serves at the Pentagon. Gibbs talks with Keith's CO; Abby says that Keith built the bomb. McGoo has a problem, but Vance takes care of it in two different ways. Vera, a retiring agent and an interesting person, works her last two weeks with the Gibbs gang. Tony and Vera check out the source of the explosive, who refers them to a local contractor, who reacts in a squirrelly way, but who reveals an important fact. Abby identifies a plastic blob; Tony and McGee elaborate; Tony traces Keith to an airport. Everyone shifts into overdrive to find Keith; McGeek proposes a technique, and Abby helps to implement it; soon the team and others track Keith in a rented private light aircraft. Gibbs speaks with Keith, who changes his plan and ends his flight. Written by DocRushing

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Plot Keywords:

bomb | jealousy | contraband | See All (3) »


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The aircraft carrier shown was actually the USS Constellation (CV-64) with the first 6 digitally altered into a 4. See more »


Shortly after the small aircraft with the explosives on board becomes "feet wet". a term for leaving land and flying over water, he is only moments away from the carrier. A shot of the carrier shows numerous aircraft on deck. This close to land, the deck should be empty of aircraft, save for some helicopters. When the ship leaves it's home port, the aircraft assigned to it are at their land bases and must fly out to meet it. They don't join the carrier until in open sea. This is so they can increase the speed of the ship, which is done in open waters. They then turn the ship into the wind. Many of the high performance fighters can not get ample takeoff speed with their own power and the catapult alone. They need the additional wind created by the forward motion of the carrier as well. Whenever they are landing, they immediately go to full military power just before their landing gear strikes the deck. This allows it the lift to regain flight should they miss all the trap wires. While usually a carrier disembarks the airwing before pulling into port it is not completely uncommon for a carrier to pull into home port in the middle of an exercise and keep the airwings aircraft aboard. See more »


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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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