NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Yankee White - S1-E1

Factual error: Air Force One landed in Wichita, Kansas. The local coroner claimed Jurisdiction for Wichita County. The city of Wichita, Kansas is in Sedgwick County, in southern Kansas. Wichita County, Kansas is in western Kansas, about 250 miles from the city of Wichita. (00:05:40)

The Immortals - S1-E4

Factual error: The episode takes place on the Destroyer DD 964 U.S.S. Paul F. Foster, but every time the ship is shown sailing past the camera you see the number 51 on the side. This is the number of the U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, a DDG not even the same class of ship. (00:11:15)

The Truth Is Out There - S1-E17

Character mistake: Gibbs and Ducky are in Autopsy, with Ducky describing lower-leg injuries of a deceased Petty Officer. The two bones in the lower leg are the tibia and the fibula; however, Ducky, a doctor with decades of experience, referred to the injuries as fractures of the "tibia" and "fibia." (00:13:05)

Split Decision - S1-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the "militia" guy fires the MP5 at the mannequin, after the last closeup of that mannequin it then cuts to a long shot facing the militia members, Gibbs, and Stone, and two crew members (one in shorts and the other wearing jeans) are visible at the top right side of the screen. (00:38:15)

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Reveille - S1-E23

Other mistake: When we see McGee get a match for the terrorist, the picture of Ari that we see has been shown many times before in the search for his identity.

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High Seas - S1-E6

Factual error: In the yacht rescue scene the "American" crewed helicopter is actually an Australian crew. The rank on his shoulder shows an Australian Lieutenant Commander. (00:34:30)


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Yankee White - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Agent Todd is standing there coat open, hands in her pockets on Air Force One watching Gibbs walk away when the bad guy who is a reporter (Leonard) comes up to her and comments "Loosening your dress code Kate". Seconds later when she turns to indicate that he should return to the press section her coat is now buttoned up. (00:33:50)

Left for Dead - S1-E10

Factual error: While the NCIS crew are working a crime scene, Ducky starts yet another parable about his past experiences, referring to the dating of an Indian skeleton by the caliber of the bullet, "a 40-75". He states that since he knew the year that the US Army used that caliber, he could accurately date the remains. Unfortunately for Ducky, the US Army never used a 40-75. It did, however authorize a contract for a 45-70 cartridge in 1873. (00:09:20)

Reveille - S1-E23

Factual error: Special Agent Gibbs asks McGee how long Medical School takes in the UK, to which he answers 4 years. This is incorrect, because almost all aspiring doctors in the UK go through the Undergraduate Medicine route (MBBCh) which takes 5 years. When McGee performs a search on the computer, he enters "Medical Post Graduate" in the search criteria, which would be unlikely in real life. (00:24:27)


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SWAK - S2-E22

Trivia: Donald Bellisario makes a cameo as a visitor passing by Gibbs at Bethesda hospital at the end of the episode. (00:39:40)

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Chosen answer: "Policing your brass", means to pick up your expended shell casings, after firing your rifle, or pistol.


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