NCIS (2003– )

Red Cell 

An NROTC midshipman stumbles over the body of another middy at 02:00 on the campus of their university; a third mid has disappeared, and McGee finds his body. Abby helps. Gibbs finds the killer, then Kate and Tony cuff him.


Dennis Smith


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Sasha Alexander ... Caitlin Todd
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Jeff Wincott ... GySgt Leeka (as Jeffrey Wincott)
Sherman Augustus ... Captain Daniel Lemay
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Matt DeCaro ... Sheriff Daryl Bello (as Matt Decaro)
Jon Wellner ... Simon 'Urkel' Frankel
Judd Trichter Judd Trichter ... Hunter Huxley
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... Frank Smith
Billy Aaron Brown ... Donny Potter
Chase Ryan Jeffery ... Kyle Zolin


During hell week at the fictional Waverly University, a pledge of a fraternity, who is also a midshipman in the Naval ROTC Unit, at 02:00 on a Sunday morning in a remote area of the campus, stumbles over the body of a fellow student, a former sergeant in the Marine Corps, who also had become a midshipman (and a Marine-option member) in the NROTC Unit at Waverly. Ducky says that he was tortured and murdered, and Abby finds a death threat. Another midshipman, a former petty officer, has disappeared; Abby finds a death threat for him too; McGee finds his body. Tony uses an unusual interrogation technique, Gibbs meets with the killer, and Kate and Tony take him into custody. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Jon Wellner also plays on CSI as a lab tech. He talks about forensics through out the episode and even says "Brass needs answers", Brass is the name of a detective on CSI. See more »


When McGee is tracing the instant messenger, he says they are going through a public server in Buffalo, yet the map shows the server is in New York City - the opposite corner of the state. See more »


[after McGee's IP trace leads him to the wrong house]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I am gonna *kill* McGee.
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References Family Matters (1989) See more »


I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me)
Written and Performed by The Donnas
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