Gibbs fights for his life after being shot by Luke Harris. Meanwhile, Agent Tony DiNozzo and CIA officer Joanna Teague travel to Egypt to take down The Calling.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony DiNozzo
Abby Sciuto
Timothy McGee
Jimmy Palmer
Ellie Bishop
Leon Vance
Donald Mallard
Dr. Cyril Taft
CIA Officer Joanna Teague
Mike Franks
U.S. Secretary of Defense Errol Coyne
Daniel Budd
Luke Harris
Matthew Rousseau


Dr. Cyril Taft (Jon Cryer), decorated Gulf War veteran and former Chief of Trauma at Walter Reed, is the surgical devil aboard the USS Daniel Webster in the Persian Gulf. As Gibbs dreams of Kelly, Dr. Taft saves Gibbs (it is alluded Taft worked on Mike Franks back in the day.) Vance calls and orders DiNozzo and Teague (Mimi Rogers) back on the trail of Daniel Budd and The Calling. They go to Shanghai to meet Joanna's CIA contact. Gibbs loses a fountain pen. The Secretary of Defense contacts NCIS regarding a North Korean Sinpo-class submarine arming P-8 nuclear warheads out of Misawa in the Sea of Japan. The Intel was monitored by active sonar. NCIS is being included because, supposedly, one of their computers is linked to the NK computers; McGee learns it is Dorney's old laptop, which was never deactivated. Tony gets antsy trying to follow Rule 45; and he, Joanna and Agent Kenny Yong find Luke...and more trouble. Abby, McGee and Bishop race the clock to break Dorney's code. Can they ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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22 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Gibbs's Rule #45: Clean up your messes. See more »


It is said that the North Korean sub is "1200 ft below". Submarines must rise to a depth of less than 150 ft, so the arming of the missile wouldn't be considered an immediate threat until the sub started to surface. See more »


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