NCIS (2003– )


Someone has stolen new top-secret radar gear; the NCIS gets a tip about its location. During a stakeout of the site, McGee watches while a man dies; the radar disappears again. The gang and the Metro PD figure it out and catch the bad guy.


Tony Wharmby


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Lauren Holly ... Jenny Shepard (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Gretchen Egolf ... Det. Andrea Sparr
Reggie Lee ... Jonathan Chow
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Nikki Jardine
Ned Vaughn ... Captain Dean Pullman
Kevin Rankin ... Dennis Moran
Cyd Strittmatter ... Joanne Wright
Abigail Mavity ... Jordyn Wright


Someone has stolen a new top-secret high-tech one-of-a-kind shipboard radar system; the NCIS receives an anonymous tip about its location. While the gang does a covert surveillance of the site, in a rough neighborhood in Washington, DC, McGee watches what appears to be a drug deal gone bad; a man dies. While the team continue the stakeout, the radar gear disappears again without their realizing; Gibbs decides for the NCIS to join the murder investigation by the Metro PD. McGee finds financial irregularities, Tony pursues those, and McGee finds coincidences; then a junkie provides a key service, the gang nab the bad guy, and a Metro homicide detective takes him away. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

8 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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Did You Know?


First episode after the Writer's strike. Tony even jokes that it feels like they've been away for months. See more »


The marks around Tony's eyes caused by the prank Ziva plays on him with the binoculars change during the scene. See more »


[Tony starts reading Scott Rowe's autopsy report]
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: You want the highlights?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Yes, please.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Cause of death, blunt force trauma. He was not a healthy man. Mr. Rowe had quadruple bypass surgery before his fortieth birthday.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Was he an addict?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Oh, most definitely. He appears to have been addicted to fatty red meats, fried foods, and eggs. His cholesterol was 388.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Drugs?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: No, not even an aspirin, which he should have been taking on a daily regimen for his condition.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Thanks, Ducky, I owe you.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: And one day, ...
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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »


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Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin, Winston McFarlane and Amy York
Performed by Winston McFarlane
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music
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