Season 10, Ep 19, Aired 3/26/13
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  • Episode Description
  • A massive storm brings the NCIS team aboard the USS Borealis, where everyone becomes a suspect once the crime scene proves that Mother Nature wasn't the only culprit. Tension builds when McGee discovers that his estranged father, Navy Admiral John McGee, was on board during the incident.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Cote de Pablo

    Special Agent Ziva David

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Superb!

    By amazing_race, May 16, 2013

  • McGee's dad shows up.

    By DexterMorgan2, May 01, 2013


    By PetraJelaviMi, Apr 01, 2013

  • Classy Tim

    By briana8995, Mar 31, 2013

  • Yet another nicely Mc-centric episode.

    By Carycomic, Mar 29, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Gibbs: Why lie? Why avoid the truth? Why avoid your son?
      Admiral McGee: Alright. (sits down) Because I'm sick. No one could know. Stage 4. I wasn't feeling well when we showed up for the exercises. I knew Haber was top notch so I transferred to the Borealis. Haber gave me something for the pain...but he knew what was causing it.
      Gibbs: He was going to report it to NavCent.
      Admiral McGee: Doctor/Patient privilege is a little different when it comes to National Security. So that meant the end of my career.
      Gibbs: It's motive to keep the Commander quiet.
      Admiral McGee: Gibbs... I've been a lot of things. Been a lousy father, I've been a son of a bitch. But I'm no murderer.
      McGee: (watching from the observation room, begins to cry)

    • Palmer: Yeah, I keep thinking about the look on Agent McGee's face when he saw his dad.
      Ducky: We certainly can't pick our fathers, Mr. Palmer. But the real tragedy occurs when our fathers do not pick us.

    • Admiral McGee: Apologies are hard for me.
      McGee: They're hard for everybody, dad.
      Admiral McGee: There are some things I wish I'd done differently.
      McGee: You know, Gibbs says that apologies are a sign of weakness. I always thought you'd be one to agree with that.
      Admiral McGee: Like I said, Agent Gibbs is a smart man.

    • Admiral McGee: Who's behind the glass? Who's watching?
      Gibbs: You scared he's gonna see you break?
      Admiral McGee: My relationship with my son is none of your damn business.
      Gibbs: You make him think he's nothing. You're the one with nothing.

    • Abby: McGee? Everybody knows it's been really rough on you, having your dad just show up like this. Maybe you should stand up to him, a-and tell him how you feel. You've spent your entire life avoiding this moment that could be... liberating.
      McGee: Abby, he's the Admiral. No one talks to him, they just listen.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 26, 2013 on Global
      Finland: August 13, 2013 on Nelonen

    Trivia (1)

    • Near the end of the episode when Admiral McGee confronts his aide about the murder, watch Lt. Maine. When the Admiral says "He doesn't need an appointment, Lieutenant.", Maine snaps to attention and salutes. When we switch back to the view of Admiral McGee, Maine turns to salute again.

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