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Anonymous Was a Woman 

Gibbs and company investigate the death of a woman with an ID card of a sergeant in the US Marine Corps; McGee finds that the real sergeant died in Afghanistan three years ago. Gibbs and McGee go to Kabul, sort things out, and do some good.


Terrence O'Hara


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »




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 (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Muse Watson ... Mike Franks
Lolita Davidovich ... Catherine Tavier
Jackie Geary ... NCIS Agent Susan Grady
Tehmina Sunny ... Leyla Shakarji
Ramon De Ocampo ... Farshad Saravi
Fred Cross ... Roland Pulvino
Alexander Wraith ... Lt. Gorman
Paul Hodge ... UN Soldier


Gibbs and company, including Susan, the agent from the polygraph room, investigate the death of a woman with an ID card showing her as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps; however, McGee quickly finds that the real sergeant died in Afghanistan almost three years ago. The Duck comments on the disfiguring of the face by an acid. Abby says that the victim's necklace appears to have come from Afghanistan; Gibbs and Tony learn that the impostor was an Afghan, and that Mike Franks and his daughter-in-law had a connection with her; Abby gets a lead on the killer. Gibbs experiences heavy-duty flashbacks, and he gains insight into the motive. Susan questions the suspect in the chat room. Acting on a lead, Gibbs and McGee investigate in Kabul; at a women's shelter Gibbs calls the bluff of five bullies until the cavalry arrives (with help from Tony). Gibbs returns to Andrews AFB, Maryland, with eight new friends. Mademoiselle Tavier tells Gibbs that Mike would feel proud of him. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

15 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Gibbs rule no. 10 never get personally involved in a case. See more »


Abby analyses the acid and states it was 'Hydrofluoric Acid' (which would be 'HF') and the mass-spec plot shows 'Hydrofluoric acid' at the top. However, the two peaks marked on the plot are 'Fluorite CaF2' (the mineral form of Calcium Fluoride) and 'Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4)'. See more »


NCIS Agent Susan Grady: Gibbs wants me to talk to the suspect.
Anthony DiNozzo: [scoffs] Look, this isn't taking pictures at a crime scene. This is an interrogation.
NCIS Agent Susan Grady: [sarcastic] Yeah... if only I had experience asking people questions and trying to figure out if they were lying. And the investigator job I want is in San Diego.
Timothy McGee: We are gonna miss you!
NCIS Agent Susan Grady: I'm sure.
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19 May 2019 | by janhensbySee all my reviews

While Gibbs is talking to Frank's daughter-in-law they lady on the bench moves from sitting on the end to the centre back to the end and back to the centre x

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