Ice Queen (JAG)

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"Ice Queen"
JAG episode
Episode no. Season 8
Episode 20
Directed by Donald P. Bellisario
Written by Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill
Original air date April 22, 2003
Guest actors

Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo
David McCallum as Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
Tom Jay Jones
Robyn Lively as Vivian Blackadder
Alan Dale as NCIS director Tom Morrow
Zoe McLellan
Tamlyn Tomita as Lt Cdr Tracy Manetti
Jade Carter
Faran Tahir as Amad Bin Atwa / Said Labdouni
William Francis McGuire

Episode chronology
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"Second Acts"
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"Meltdown"
Episode chronology

"Ice Queen" is an episode of the television series JAG and the first part of the pilot for its spin-off NCIS.

Synopsis[edit]

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) team is called to investigate the mysterious death of a Judge Advocate (Lt Singer) who is discovered by a boy scout searching for a stray arrow. Before the episode concludes, Harmon Rabb is read his rights before being declared a suspect.

Plot[edit]

The body of a Navy Lieutenant JAG officer is found in the woods by a boy scout, and random tests later confirm that the JAG officer was pregnant. Admiral Chegwidden informs members of JAG of the news when it's revealed that the body is that of Lt. Loren Singer.

Called in to investigate the body, NCIS then launches an investigation into Singer's murder. Commander Rabb calls his half brother Sergei to inform him of Loren's murder. The episode is mainly dedicated to the investigation into Singer's murder, and finding a suspect. NCIS interviews several members of JAG, including Mac, Roberts, and Manetti.

After interrogating Rabb, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs reads him his rights, and places him under arrest for the murder of Lt. Loren Singer with Special Agent Tony DiNozzo and Viv Blackadder aiding him. This is where the first part of this two-part episode ends with the storyline later picking up in the second episode, "Meltdown".

On the side, NCIS is attempting to apprehend the terrorist responsible for the attack against the USS Cole and they interrogate another terrorist, Amad Bin Atwa, who helped finance the attack. Director Thomas Morrow wants Gibbs to take over the interrogation of Atwa so as to prevent another terrorist attack against a Navy ship.

Guest stars[edit]

  • Robyn Lively as Special Agent Vivian Blackadder – A former FBI Agent who lost her brother in the USS Cole bombing, prompting her to join NCIS where she became a member of Gibbs' team as she sought to avenge her brother's death. She along with Don Dobbs are the only two who appeared in the following episode of JAG, but did not appear in NCIS itself.
  • Thomas Anthony Jones (aka Tom Jay Jones) as Special Agent Don Dobbs- An NCIS Special Agent who helps the team with the investigation into Singer's murder but like Blackadder, Dobbs did not appear in the main NCIS TV series.

Note[edit]

The episode uses a different type face for its episode credits, signifying it as being a pilot for another series. Aside from featuring two characters who did not later appear on the NCIS spin-off, the episode also utilizes a unique point-of-view perspective from the dead body as Dr. Mallard speaks to it. Although Mallard's conversations with the dead would continue as a regular part of NCIS, this special effect remained unique to the pilot.

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