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


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


The pilot is shown with a dead man's switch taped to his hand. This would not be possible as a pilot needs both hands to fly the plane. One on the stick or yoke the other for the throttle. Most planes have some type of throttle lock or friction lever that allows the throttle to be held in place without the need to keep your hand on it. See more »


Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Go with DiNozzo.
Special Agent Vera Strickland: Dinozzo? Oh, I've heard stories about this guy. His car blew up, he almost died from the plague, and
[turns to DiNozzo]
Special Agent Vera Strickland: didn't someone shoot at you a few months ago?
Anthony DiNozzo: He missed.
Special Agent Vera Strickland: I only have 2 weeks left, Gibbs. I shouldn't even be in the same room as this moving target.
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References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »


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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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