NCIS (2003– )
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Within 30 miles of Washington, DC, eight kids in Navy and Marine Corps families have suddenly become badly ill, requiring treatment in ERs and ICUs; Gibbs and company investigate; Carol, of... See full summary »


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
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Emily Wickersham ... Ellie Bishop
Ben Vereen ... Lamar Addison
Meredith Eaton ... Carol Wilson
Michelle Pierce ... Breena Palmer
Matt Biedel ... Navy Lieutenant Kevin Daly
Holley Fain ... Audrey Daly
Gabriel Tigerman ... Max Comey
Kiara Muhammad ... Kayla Vance


Within 30 miles of Washington, DC, eight kids in Navy and Marine Corps families have suddenly become badly ill, requiring treatment in ERs and ICUs; Gibbs and company investigate; Carol, of the Naval Medical-research Center, joins the effort; immediately the number of sick kids grows to 14, then 19, 23, 28, and 34, and none of them responds to treatment. Duckie announces the first fatality, who was a veteran of Vietnam, then he describes the cause of death and the treatability in the kids. Abby says that she has misidentified the particular nature of the illness, so she, Jimmy, and Carol keep working, and they eventually nail it. Abby gives Jimmy a lecture about kindness, optimism, and parenthood. Then the gang identify an international traveler who in many places has recently encountered many kids and the fatality. Meanwhile Vance has three tense chats with his estranged father-in-law and then a nicer one. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

17 December 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 song played during closing sequence is "Nothing More" by The Alternate Routes. See more »


When Abby interrupts Ducky and Palmer with a call to Gibbs on the monitor, he is seen turning his head towards it, however in the next shot his head is back in front of him while Abby is still calling his name. See more »


[first lines]
Tommy Daly: Thought you were making him a Christmas cake.
Audrey Daly: Well, who says Christmas can't be patriotic? Besides, they were all out of green.
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Featured in NCIS: Keep Going (2017) See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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18 December 2013 | by brittellpSee all my reviews

I know that Ziva is gone, and she would be hard to replace. But Bishop was a really bad choice. With Gibbs and crew it's always been about protocol. This Bishop character sits on the floor, sits on the desk like some 14 year old. She walks, then stops, thinks a minute and yes she has it all figured out. I don't think she even carries a weapon except her lap top. She acts rather childish, and Gibbs puts up with it. I hate to say this but with Ziva gone the story line have been soft. With all the new shows on, there are a lot more to watch along the lines of NCIS. I don't know, maybe its just me, but I sadly feel that NCIS is not going to be #1.

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