Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/15/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A woman claims to have seen a murder of a sailor in an apartment across from hers. Gibbs trusts McGee to make a decision as to if they should investigate when they learn that there is a lack of evidence.

  • 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

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • A "Winnie-ing" Episode

    By Thnunumber6, Dec 31, 2012

  • Witness

    By flyer28, Dec 28, 2011

  • Well done mcgee!

    By ncis-myfave, May 06, 2011

  • McGee's episode

    By Parricida, May 28, 2010

  • Very good McGee episode and interesting case.

    By whiteraven2005, Jan 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Gibbs: What did the urine tell you Abby? Abby: Oh, all kinds of stuff. We had a really good talk.

    • McGee: (pleased to learn that a missing sailor left prints in apartment) Boss! Boss, Erin was right! Gibbs: What does that mean, McGee. McGee: Well, she wasn't imagining it. Gibbs: (harshly) It also means a sailor may be dead.

    • (Gibbs and McGee go down to see Abby)
      McGee: What have you got, Abbs?
      (Abby turns to Gibbs)
      Abby: Do I have to answer the newbie?

    • Abby: I enjoy going to the dentist. Kate: What could you possibly enjoy? Abby: A little pain is a good thing, Kate. That's why people put hot sauce on tacos!

    • (Kate is taking pills and Gibbs walks in) Gibbs: Root Canal? Kate: (nods) I have an appointment with the dentist in the morning. Gibbs: You gonna keep it this time?

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates: Croatia: December 01, 2005 on NOVA TV Finland: May 12, 2007 on Nelonen France: October 14, 2005 on M6 Germany: December 01, 2005 on SAT.1 Sweden: July 02, 2005 on TV3 Denmark: February 22, 2005 on TV3

    • This episode was previously known under the title Trading Places.

    Trivia (5)

    • GOOF: When Gibbs and Det. Floyd are walking towards the port a potties where the body is, Det. Floyd says the body was likely dumped over the weekend. Right after that, Ducky takes a liver temp and says he's been dead 12-14 hours. Dumped overnight would have been a more accurate description of the events.

    • GOOF: When the apartment manager Jeremy Pryor falls down in the chase across the road with NCIS, you can clearly see that McGee's tie is over his shoulder in one shot but not in the following.

    • GOOF: When Ducky was taking a dental X-ray of one of the dissected bodies, he used a small film, but immediately after that, he put on the light-box a large developed X-ray film.

    • TRIVIA: Comments that Neanderthals only lived for 25 years, thus the line "till do us part," only meant approximately five to ten years of marriage. Neanderthals are actually known to have lived for 40-50 years. They married at younger ages, with females falling pregnant at about age 13. So at least 20-30 years of marriage was average. However, males were often known to take more than one wife.

    • TRIVIA: After discovering what is apparently a Glock pistol in a sofa bed, the Special Agents refer to it as a Sig three times in the episode. This is strange, since they all use Sigs as their service pistols.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: Witness to Murder The plot and title are almost the same as the film Witness to Murder (1954). Cherryl (Barbara Stanwyck) sees a murder through her bedroom window, but no one will believe her. The murderer, Albert (George Sanders), disposes the body and other evidences in order to discredit her. Everyone thinks she is crazy, except Police Lt. Lawrence Mathews (Gary Merrill). Albert then starts to stalk her.

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