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Semper Fortis 

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A former Navy hospital corpsman gives aid to the victims of a wreck; local officials arrest her for practicing medicine without a license; Gibbs and company find the other driver, his killer, and a lawyer who makes a deal for the corpsman.


Dennis Smith





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
Emily Wickersham ... Ellie Bishop
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Johann Urb ... U.S. Park Police Sergeant Burt Moore
Laura Seay ... Anna Dillon
Dohn Norwood ... Fairfax County P.D. Sergeant Sherman T. Harper
Cameron Deane Stewart ... Ben Koss
Blake Hood ... Bennett Jermaine
Lou Ferrigno Jr. ... Dave Lancellotti
Karl T. Wright ... John Hicks


At the scene of a car crash, Anna Dillon, a former Navy hospital corpsman gives aid to the injured; one (a Navy petty officer) dies, and two survive; Gibbs and company investigate; Dillon thinks that she saw an SUV leaving the site; local authorities arrest her for practicing medicine without a license. Abby confirms a transfer of paint; the gang soon find the owner of a recently disappeared pickup truck. They later find a connection between the dead sailor and the owner of the truck, then find the truck (with a topper) with the suspect, dead apparently of suicide; however, Ducky says that the supposed suicide was a staged one to disguise a prior injury; the team find an oversize wrench, and Abby identifies the killer. Meanwhile Gibbs finds a volunteer attorney for Dillon, whom the parents of the victims vigorously support; the lawyer makes a good deal for Dillon, and Gibbs encourages her to obtain civilian training so that she can help more people. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

18 November 2014 (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?


"Semper fortis" is Latin for "always strong", and is the unofficial motto of the United States Navy. See more »


A bystander without officially recognized medical credentials would not be charged with practising medicine without a license. In fact they would be protected by "good Samaritan" laws which protect them from liability when providing aid to those in need. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Must you assist
4 July 2017 | by fiat0903See all my reviews

To add to the other comments, there are states in which, if you have the ability, you must render assistance. These laws were passed when news reporters stood by as Buddhist monks immolated themselves. The cameras rolled even though many of the news camera teams had fire extinguishers at the ready, ostensibly to protect the news crew. Once the law was passed, the suicides stopped.

Further, there is a painful irony in the comments of the police sergeant that "you can't change the law". When I was a child in Virginia, it would have been unthinkable for an African American to be a policeman, let alone a sergeant. The laws limiting such jobs to White people were changed. Laws are changed regularly. Sometimes by legislatures, sometimes by courts. Sorry, Sarge, but you were wrong, painfully so.

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