The NCIS special agent afloat, Niles, aboard a fictitious aircraft carrier, USS Van Buren, dies of blunt-force trauma to the head aboard the ship in the Sea of Japan; one possible suspect is in the brig due to a fight in the crew's mess on the same day as the death; the fearless foursome fly to the ship aboard a CoD aircraft; G poses as the replacement for the dead agent, Sam as a Navy commander, Kensi as a Marine major, and Deeks as a computer contractor. Deeks gets into trouble but sees that Niles died elsewhere; the command master chief petty officer displays alarming behavior; the entire team chases a cocaine problem while more trouble brews; Deeks finds a pair of valve handwheels and runs into another problem; the whole team, including Eric and Nell, finish solving the crime. Hetty arrives aboard for Christmas, but Sam returns to Los Angeles in the back seat of a Super Hornet; Nell catches Eric under the mistletoe, then they head out in their tights and ears.
Did You Know?
Several of the scenes were filmed on the USS Iowa (BB-61) which is a now a museum in LA. In several shots the 5" gun mounts of the Iowa are in the scene. See more
Exterior shots of the carrier show the number 81 on her island, but a 1-MC announcement and the ship's crest on the videoconference screen state her hull number is 82. See more
Written by Philip Springer
(as Phil Springer), Tony Springer
and Joan Javits
Performed by Cynthia Basinet
Courtesy of Welcome To Dreamsville Records See more