NCIS (2005): S02E13 – The Meat Puzzle


The second season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 28 September 2004 and 24 May 2005 on CBS.


After several months, Ducky and Jimmy finally start identifying the bodies in the meat puzzle they have been working on. It is not long before Ducky realises that the victims all played a part in a trial in which he himself testified: the court case of a would-be medical examiner named Vincent Hanlon. Hanlon was accused of raping and murdering a young Navy lieutenant, and was eventually jailed for eight years as a result. They soon discover that the dead men were involved in the case, and it dawns on Gibbs that Ducky might be the next target. It appears that whoever has already carried out the gruesome killings is out for revenge against those who were involved in the case. Tony and Kate are assigned to protection detail, which means safeguarding Ducky and his elderly mother, but Kate makes a split-second mistake that leads to Ducky being kidnapped from his home during the night. The team must race against time to find him before he ends up dead like all the other previous victims. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Abby begin working together and uncover a surprising revelation: Vincent Hanlon, who is thought to have died in a car crash, is not actually dead. The corpse’s teeth match Hanlon’s, while the body belongs to someone else.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Thomas J. Wright.
  • Writer(s): Frank Military.
  • Release Date: 08 February 2005.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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