NCIS (2003– )


A sailor dies of a gunshot and the resulting car wreck. Gibbs and company investigate; the victim first appears to be an impostor, but Abby shows otherwise. The impostor is another man. The gang figure out the death but not everything.


Thomas J. Wright


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Merritt Wever ... Wendy Smith
Geoffrey Lower ... CDR Robert Morris
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Wilson Bethel ... P.O. John Kirby (as Wil Bethel)
Richard Whiten ... Lt. Jody Hampton (as Richard F. Whiten)
Andrew Caple-Shaw ... P.O. Jerry Smith
Maria Bertrand ... Young Woman
Vern Urich ... Nervous Man


McGee learns that he is a victim of credit-card fraud. A storekeeper second-class, stationed in Norfolk, dies in a car wreck in a wooded area near Norfolk while his wife listens on a telephone to a gunshot and the resulting collision. Gibbs and company investigate; first they suspect the victim to be an impostor, then Abby finds that the victim is the real sailor, whereas the supposed real one is an impostor. The real sailor felt a need to avoid his new workplace, so the two men swapped places, but the impostor had a civilian job with unusual duties. The victim's past caught up with him. The gang figure out the death but not the civilian work. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Bigtime.
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