While playing on a frozen pond, two brothers discover a dead Marine underneath the ice, prompting the main NCIS team to be called in to investigate. While processing the scene, the team also discover the bodies of three dead gang members who are later identified as being part of a dangerous street gang, La Vida Mala or LVM for short. The team soon discover that it could be connected to the fact that the gang accidentally killed another Marine a year previously while they attempt to find out who was responsible for the Marine and the gang-bangers's deaths.
After a series of taunts from Sean, one of which has him calling Jeremy a chicken, Jeremy beats his brother by racing across the frozen lake.
Jeremy attempts to do it but soon finds himself distracted by something.
Sean keeps calling Jeremy, stating that if Jeremy doesn't hurry up, then he's going to tell their mother.
Ignoring his younger brother, Jeremy then manages to wipe away some of the ice with his glove and gets a huge shock when he sees a dead body lying underneath the ice which causes him to stagger back and fall to the ground.
It then cuts to Sean who looks startled and horrified at the discovery.
- Season Three Cast
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||An NCIS Special Agent in charge of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||The Senior Agent of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team and also the second-in-command.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perette||A Goth who is also the Chief Forensic Scientist and who also works for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||An NCIS Special Agent previously assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base who is now the Junior Agent of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Jennifer Shepard||Lauren Holly||The Director of NCIS who was also Gibbs's former girlfriend and partner.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||The Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||NCIS's Chief Medical Examiner.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Ducky's assistant.|
|Cesar Bernal||Douglas Spain||A La Vida Mala gang member responsible for the death of Miguel Sosa and taking Sosa's place as leader of the gang. Is eventually killed in revenge by members of his own gang after they learn from NCIS that Bernal is the one responsible for Sosa's death.|
|Arvidas||Benjamin Brown (actor)||A Captain in the United States Marine Corps.|
|Tomas Zepeda||Aris Alvarado||A member of La Vida Mala.|
|Sean Hodges||Seth Adkins||Jeremy Hodges's older brother who discovers the bodies of the dead gangbangers and Marine in a frozen pond.|
|Jeremy Hodges||Austin Majors||Sean Hodges's younger brother.|
|Reporter (Iced)||Suzanne Rico||A reporter seen reporting from the crime scene where Bernal's body was dumped after he was executed by members of his own gang.|
|Talbot||Matt Iseman||An officer with Metro D.C.|
|Jose Silva||Michael Esparza||A Lance Corporal in the Marines.|
|Alejandro Marquez||Aldo Gonzalez||Uncredited role.|