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.
Did You Know?
Special Agent Timothy McGee was first introduced in this episode. See more
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
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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