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Season 3  "Switch"  3x5

Aired 15 years ago - Oct 18, 2005

When an officer is shot to death on the freeway, the NCIS team takes upon the investigation. The first lead, a fact that the victim was leading a double life, takes them to a possible solution of the crime, but the tables are turned when the victim's dying message is discovered and it leads them to a totally different clue.

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Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 1
ls there a problem?
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l have a driver's licence, Mr. Palmer.
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Good hustle, Palmer.
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- They thought that was a miracle. - lt'll be a miracle if you still have a job
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So l recommend we search the area along this path looking for spent brass.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 9
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This has something to do with your personal life?
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 12
A buddy of mine was shipping out. He was in a bit of a bind.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 13
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Okay, it looks like Petty Officer Smith--
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Smile. Talk about the weather. Tell her to call me.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 17
Just to be clear, are there any more of these rules l should be aware of?
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 18
We know. A very special occasion.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 19
Jerry was the first truly decent man l had ever met.
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You think Epsom salt reduces swelling faster?
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could ever truly know another person or their secrets.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 24
- Who the hell is he, Abs? - Petty Officer Jerry Smith.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 25
His empty desk. He didn't report for duty today.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 26
Did you really think my driving was that terrible?
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 27
She's right, Tony.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 28
Correction. Did you find anything useful?
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 29
The blood here is darker, and the pattern is random.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 30
Do you realise what we have here?
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 31
wine cellar, Robin Masters' estate, Rick, TC and the helicopter.
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We know that your husband and John Kirby served together.
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When he left, he said l should forget l ever saw him
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 35
According to this, there's a drop scheduled for this afternoon.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 36
You know, like when your gut is telling you something?
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The seams are filled with something that looks like an epoxy material.
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The bomb squad is gonna pick this up, they'll do their thing
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charging porn and tractors on your credit card is a Smith,
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l know. We checked.
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he couldn't keep it in his damn pants.
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And they connect together. Now, step back and squint.
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Sometimes people in the throes of death try to communicate.
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 48
Surveillance camera at the main gate has Commander Morris
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 49
Was Petty Officer Smith wearing a seat belt?
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The one decent man you've ever met wasn't really decent at all, was he?

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l have a driver's licence, Mr. Palmer.
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Good hustle, Palmer.
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- They thought that was a miracle. - lt'll be a miracle if you still have a job
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So l recommend we search the area along this path looking for spent brass.
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This has something to do with your personal life?
#11
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A buddy of mine was shipping out. He was in a bit of a bind.
#12
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Okay, it looks like Petty Officer Smith--
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Smile. Talk about the weather. Tell her to call me.
#16
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Just to be clear, are there any more of these rules l should be aware of?
#17
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 18
We know. A very special occasion.
#18
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 19
Jerry was the first truly decent man l had ever met.
#19
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You think Epsom salt reduces swelling faster?
#20
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could ever truly know another person or their secrets.
#23
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- Who the hell is he, Abs? - Petty Officer Jerry Smith.
#24
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His empty desk. He didn't report for duty today.
#25
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 26
Did you really think my driving was that terrible?
#26
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 27
She's right, Tony.
#27
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 28
Correction. Did you find anything useful?
#28
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 29
The blood here is darker, and the pattern is random.
#29
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 30
Do you realise what we have here?
#30
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 31
wine cellar, Robin Masters' estate, Rick, TC and the helicopter.
#31
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We know that your husband and John Kirby served together.
#33
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 34
When he left, he said l should forget l ever saw him
#34
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 35
According to this, there's a drop scheduled for this afternoon.
#35
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You know, like when your gut is telling you something?
#36
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The seams are filled with something that looks like an epoxy material.
#39
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The bomb squad is gonna pick this up, they'll do their thing
#40
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charging porn and tractors on your credit card is a Smith,
#41
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l know. We checked.
#42
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he couldn't keep it in his damn pants.
#43
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And they connect together. Now, step back and squint.
#46
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 47
Sometimes people in the throes of death try to communicate.
#47
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 48
Surveillance camera at the main gate has Commander Morris
#48
Recap of NCIS Season 3 Episode 5 (S03E05) - 49
Was Petty Officer Smith wearing a seat belt?
#49
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The one decent man you've ever met wasn't really decent at all, was he?
#50