GIBBS AND HIS TEAM INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A MARINE WHO CAPTURED HIS OWN DEATH ON TAPE
“Caught on Tape” - #038 - The NCIS team is called to investigate when a Marine records his own murder on video as he falls off a cliff, on NCIS, Tuesday, February 22, 2005 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jeff Woolnough directed the episode from a script by Chris Crowe and John C. Kelley & Gil Grant.

Gibbs and the team receive a call that a Marine has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff.  When the team shows up to investigate the supposed hiking accident, they learn that he was on a camping trip with his wife and best friend (who they come to find out are having an affair).  As Tony and McGee search through the forest for clues, McGee finds the murder weapon that proves the Marine’s death was not caused by his fall.  Unfortunately, he finds this evidence in a patch of poison ivy.

Gibbs pits the two lovers against each other in separate interrogation rooms to find out whose story is not adding up.  Meanwhile Abby uses her superb technical skills to examine the video tape that reveals the Marine unknowingly recorded his own death post-mortem.