NCIS (2003– )

16 Years 

NCIS investigates the death of a retired Navy officer who's son was convicted of a murder 16 years before. A flawed forensic test from that time can prove whether the son was the real murderer or innocent of the crime.


Mark Horowitz


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

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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
Emily Wickersham ... Ellie Bishop
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Richard Riehle ... Walt Osorio
Matthew John Armstrong ... Navy Seaman Michael Hayes
Todd Louiso ... Lyle Waznicki
Chris Gartin ... Jason Tupperman
Nick Toren ... Dwight's Father
Paul Mabon ... Lucas's Father
Nate Scholz Nate Scholz ... Former Navy Seaman Todd Bennett


When the body of a retired navy officer is found, the team goes to investigate. When they learn who he is, Ducky says he needs to be step down. He doesn't say why. Gibbs presses and Ducky admits he joined a group of amateur sleuths who go over unsolved cases. And the Navy Officer approached them to investigate the murder his son was convicted of 16 years ago. Gibbs goes over the murder and it was suspected that another man may have committed the murder but evidence led to the man's son. Gibbs goes to see the suspect who admits the man's father was hounding him to admit to the murder. But he says he didn't do it and that someone's already questioned him. They learn it's one of the sleuths so Gibbs goes to see them but they are obstinate. So Gibbs brings them in and has the team question them. They later tell them something which they then tell Gibbs. That the test which incriminated the officer's son was flawed. They implore Gibbs to reopen the murder but Gibbs refuses to do that, till... Written by

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Release Date:

3 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Gibbs is visited at home by Walt, Lyle, and Judith, the movie he is watching on tv is The Mummys Tomb, which starred Mark Harmon's (Gibbs) real life mother, Elyse Knox. See more »


When Tony is using the remote, the banana peel is wrapped around his thumb and then his forefinger in different views of the scene. See more »


Dr. Donald Mallard: [Bishop has IDed the victim] Did you say Lt. Commander Runyon Hayes?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Do you know him?
Dr. Donald Mallard: Jethro, I need a word with you.
[Ducky leads him a few feet away]
Dr. Donald Mallard: I'm afraid I must recuse myself from this case.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I don't follow.
Dr. Donald Mallard: Well, because I know far more about this man's murder than I care to admit.
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NCIS Theme
Written by Joseph Conlan and Brian Kirk
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