A Desperate Man
- Episode Description
The NCIS team investigates the murder of a Navy lieutenant commander while dealing with her distraught husband. Meanwhile, Ziva ponders the future when Ray returns.
- Cast & Crew
Cote de Pablo
Sean Murray (I)
- Photos (5)
- Fan Reviews (10)
One of the few good episodes this season!
Best episode of season 9
Finally NCIS hits a home run! Finally an episode which left me 100% satisfied (and more)!
Fantastic and Magnificent
- Trivia & Quotes
Gibbs: (about Ray's proposal) I'm happy for you, Ziva.
Ziva: I did not exactly say yes, so... it is not exactly official.
Gibbs: Well, it will be if it's right.
Det. Burris: So, how long you two been together?
Ziva: Oh, no, we're not a couple.
Tony: Just coworkers.
Ziva: And friends.
Tony: Yes, yes. Very good friends.
Det. Burris: That's good. That's, uh, real good. You hang onto that. You never know when you're gonna need somebody to be there. Cherish each other. That's all I'm saying. Every day.
Tony: Spill it. Did he go all Rico Suave on you? Flowers, down on one knee?
Ziva: You knew Ray was going to propose?
Tony: Marriage proposal's a sacred thing. If a guy tells you he's gonna do it, you hold that close. It's an unwritten code all men live by. Where's the rock?
Ziva: I told him I would have to think about it.
Tony: (gasps) That's the kiss of death, Ziva.
Ziva: I did not say no. I just have to make sure that I am ready. That we are both ready.
Tony: Nobody's ready for marriage, trust me. If they were, the divorce rate wouldn't be 50%. Not to mention the murder rate.
Ziva: Oh, you're really helping. Thanks.
Ducky: (referring to the victim's husband) Seeing him reminded you of your upcoming vows. Till death do us part...
Palmer: Ah, those words. It-it's so serious. Why-why can't it be something more fun like, uh... "Till we meet again" or, "Till the next sunrise"? Or, uh... "Till you lose all your hair, gain 300 pounds and I can't stand to look at you anymore." Oh, you know I'm kidding. Love is blind.
Ducky: This is the most wonderful time of your life. Enjoy it.
Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: January 10, 2012 on Global
Australia: March 13, 2012 on Channel Ten
United Kingdom: April 6, 2012 on FX/FX HD
Finland: April 10, 2012 on Nelonen
Germany: April 22, 2012 on SAT 1
Slovakia: August 27, 2012 on Markiza
This episode features two well-known "Colonels" from the Stargate franchise, Louis Ferreira (Detective Burrows) who played Colonel Young in Stargate: Universe, and Michael Beach (Detective Flowers) who played Colonel Ellis in several episodes of Stargate: Atlantis.
Tony: (to Gibbs, after Ray's proposal to Ziva) Hey, you should be getting ready to play Father of the Bride. I'd base it on the Spencer Tracy classic -- skip the Steve Martin.
Gibbs: Yeah? I'm happy for you, Ziva.
Tony is referring to Father of the Bride (1950), a movie starring Spencer Tracy dealing with the trials of preparing for a wedding as a father of a bride, played by Elizabeth Taylor. The movie was remade in 1991, starring Steve Martin in the Spencer Tracy role.