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Sub Rosa 

Workers find the decomposing body of a man, apparently a submariner, inside a drum of acid. The team treats the case as both a murder and a theft of identity. Gibbs and Kate go aboard a sub at sea, find the bad guy, and save the crew.

Director:

Michael Zinberg

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Peter Onorati ... Chief of the Boat
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Glenn Morshower ... Commander Robert Peters
Ben Murphy ... Captain Veitch
Michael Lowry ... Lt. Cmdr. Akron
James Black ... Crewman
Eric Ladin ... Petty Officer Thompson
David Monahan ... Petty Officer Drew / Sean Travis
J. Robin Miller ... Lt. Connors
Pancho Demmings ... Gerald Jackson
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Storyline

Inside a drum of hydrofluoric acid at an industrial site aboard the Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, two civilian workers find the decomposing body of a man, apparently a submariner, who died after a blunt instrument fractured his skull. Gibbs and his team go to Norfolk to investigate; attention concentrates on one particular submarine and a theft of identity; Gibbs and Kate continue to USS Philadelphia (SSN-690), which got underway the day before. The commanding officer and his chief of the boat give limited and begrudging cooperation due to the nature of the exercise in progress. The other members ashore help greatly; Gibbs nails a terrorist aboard and saves the crew from mass death. Written by DocRushing

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Special Agent Timothy McGee was first introduced in this episode. See more »

Goofs

McGee asks Tony "What does she look like? Abby. She sounds cute." But he saw her on the screen a few minutes beforehand when she tells them the victim had a tattoo. See more »

Quotes

Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: [the air conditioner's broken and Gibbs is drinking coffee] Gibbs, it's like a hundred degrees in here. How can you drink that stuff?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: It keeps me cool.
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NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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