NCIS

A Weak Link

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 5/18/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Gibbs and his team investigate the death of a SEAL that occurred during a training exercise. As the investigation progresses, they come to suspect that the death was a murder rather than an accident.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Sasha Alexander

    Special Agent Kate Todd

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • David McCallum

    Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    By johndoe70, Jan 10, 2012

  • McAbby to the max!

    By tvownsLEXIE, Dec 23, 2009

  • Unexpected answer

    By Parricida, May 16, 2010

  • Very interesting case and an unexpected answer.

    By whiteraven2005, Jan 20, 2010

  • A good episode, but I deduct a few points for predictability.

    By amazing_race, Dec 30, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Gibbs: What happened on the cliff? P.O. Vengal: I told you what happened. Gibbs: Your track record for the truth is unimpressive.

    • Tony: Aww, you don't know much about dating, do ya? Kate: Huh, why don't you enlighten me? Tony: Well, there's always one phony break-up, that proceeds the real break-up. Everyone knows that. (He tweaks Kate's nose.)

    • (Kate prepares to rappel, makes nervous noises) Tony: You used to protect the President? Gibbs: We've got to check your harness. There, how does that feel? Kate: Like I'm about to throw up.

    • Gibbs: Let's pretend we don't know anything.
      Tony: Not much of a stretch.

    • Gibbs: Duck, what are you doing here? It's the middle of the night. Ducky: How could I be at home in my warm and comfortable bed knowing my brethren were here, toiling away in the name of national security? Gibbs: Couldn't sleep, huh? Ducky: Not a wink. Gibbs: Neighbors again? Ducky: Or, as I like to refer to them, "the Devil's spawn".

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    Notes (4)

    • Matt Battaglia, who appeared in this episode as P.O. Porcaro, also appeared in the season one JAG episode "Black Ops," which featured a very similar basic plotline.

    • Original International Airdates: Croatia: August 31, 2005 on NOVA TV Finland: January 27, 2007 on Nelonen France: October 08, 2004 on M6 Germany: August 18, 2005 on SAT.1 Hungary: April 24, 2006 on TV 2 Sweden: November 14, 2004 on TV3 Denmark: May 18, 2004 on TV3

    • This episode is also known under the title Shades of Black.

    • Adam Baldwin and Julie Benz have both been in Joss Whedon's TV Shows. Adam Baldwin was 'Jayne Cobb' in Firefly and was also 'Hamilton' in Angel. Julie Benz played 'Darla' in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

    Allusions (2)

    • When Abby gets the white piece of paper with Dave Smith's email address from her computer monitor for McGee, there is a yellow post-it note next to it. This reads: 'Got a lust for life'. It is a song by Iggy Pop.

    • Kate: A priest with a motorcycle? Good idea for a TV show. This could be a reference to Dan Aykroyd's short-lived sitcom, Soul-Man, about a minister father raising his kids.

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