NCIS (2004): S01E22 – A Weak Link


NCIS was originally broadcast between 23 September 2003 and 25 May 2004 on CBS.


Routine training results in the death of a US Navy SEAL lieutenant just days before he was due to deploy on a classified hostage rescue operation. The death is initially dismissed as an equipment malfunction, but Abby discovers that the link attaching the lieutenant to his rappelling rope was made of a weaker material than factory standard, suggesting sabotage and potentially murder. Pressure is applied by the CIA for the investigation to be wrapped up within 38 hours so the operation can continue or else the entire mission, which is of national security importance, will be scrubbed. As the case goes on, Gibbs discovers that the lieutenant had a secret, and that his wife might be holding back vital information about his death. Meanwhile, Abby deals with her relationship with McGee.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Alan J. Levi.
  • Writer(s): Jack Bernstein.
  • Release Date: 18 May 2004.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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