NCIS (2003– )
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The team investigates the murder of a deep-sea diver outside a high-tech decompression chamber where the body and suspects have to stay for four days.


Thomas J. Wright


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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
Maya Stojan ... Meredith Ragen
Greg Serano ... Jalen Washington
Henderson Wade ... Sam Harper
Tim Conlon ... Jerry Grossman
Brett Rice ... Captain RJ Hammond
John DeMita ... Navy Admiral Jorge Morales
Aaron Hendry ... Bob Mugford


A Navy diver dies while in the decompression chamber. Gibbs goes to investigate and brings Ducky along but Ducky can't examine the body because it and the three suspects are in a decompression chamber which can't be opened four 4 days. So Gibbs has DiNozzo check the guy out. He tries to find out what they are doing, because supposedly they are suppose to be working on the oil pipeline but they're far from it. He tries to get the other divers to talk but a lawyer from the company they work for shows up and tells Gibbs they can't talk about what they were doing because they signed a non disclosure agreement. Written by

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9 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The ship in this episode is called the Brandywine. At the end of the episode DiNozzo gives Bishop the movie Aliens. Aliens was produced by Brandywine Productions. See more »


The dive team is breathing tri-mix gas containing helium. They would sound like chipmunks. This was alluded to when Abby was discussing the decedent's oxygen deprivation. See more »


Anthony DiNozzo: Gobbs, I don't think Abby's heart cakes are edible.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: They're tofu, DiNozzo. You keep chewing.
Anthony DiNozzo: I don't wanna.
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References The Abyss (1989) See more »


NCIS Theme
Written by Joseph Conlan and Brian Kirk
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Hand held video-cams
10 February 2016 | by UpRightApeSee all my reviews

Starting with "Decompressed," the episodes are being shot with hand held video-cams in cardboard sets.

Embarrassingly cheap production values. It's too bad that NCIS has sunk to the level of Battlestar Galactica and Stargate: Universe.

What are you thinking, Mark? Are you tired of working for a living? Did a marketeer from Radio Shack convince you that his company has a monopoly on the hi-tech gear you need to produce this program?

Or has NCIS reached the end of a "practical lifetime for a TV series" in your world view?

Whatever your rationale is, your abandonment of the series is obvious.

Goodbye, NCIS.

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