NCIS

Stakeout

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 4/8/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The NCIS team goes on a stakeout in a warehouse to catch a suspected thief of a high-tech naval radar, but they accidentally end up witnessing a murder. Meanwhile, Ducky hides a secret from the rest of the team.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Cote de Pablo

    Mossad Agent Ziva David

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Funny Episode

    By soonerlo, Apr 10, 2008

  • One of my favorite episodes, and I am hard to please.

    By chipee, Aug 04, 2011

  • Minor improvement over the previous episode, but still a very uninteresting one, in my opinion. They could've done much more with this concept.

    By amazing_race, Feb 14, 2010

  • i dont remember much about the episode, but i remember video replaying on a loop and gibbs headslapping. lol

    By AdelinaDucky, Mar 07, 2009

  • They are working a tag-team stakeout and inadvertently witness a murder. Ducky keeps a secret.

    By bondgirl42, Mar 03, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • (Tony discovers that he is all black around the eyes after looking through the binoculars)
      Tony: You're a dead man, McGee.
      McGee: Don't look at me, Raccoon Boy - it was Ziva.

    • Cpt. Pullman: I'd like to help you here, Gibbs. That ship is due to start sea trials next month. Gibbs: It gets delayed, SecNav will have my ass. Cpt. Pullman: They'll want a much higher price than that.

    • Gibbs: Where is DiNozzo? Ziva: He is... um... He is... He is running an errand. Gibbs: Never cover for me, David.

    • Jardin (To Ziva): Would Tony really do something to your food? Gibbs: Oh yes.

    • Jardin: Ziva. Ziva: Yeah. Jardin: I don't know if I should say anything or not but I saw Tony putting something under your car. Ziva: What? When? Jardin: What, I don't know. When, this morning. Ziva: Hah, I told you... I told you he could not be trusted! (Ziva runs to her car) McGee: Was Tony really messing with her car? Jardin: No. Tony just told me to tell Ziva that when I saw her.

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    Notes (3)

    • Paramore's song "Crushcrushcrush" played as Chow walked in to meet Dennis in the bar.

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: April 15, 2008 on TV3 The Netherlands: May 28 on Veronica Sweden: June 8, 2008 on TV3 Australia: June 10, 2008 on TEN United Kingdom: August 3, 2008 on FX UK New Zealand: August 31, 2008 on TV 3 Germany: August 31, 2008 on SAT 1 Italy: November 09, 2008 on RAI 2 Spain: December 5, 2008 on La Sexta Norway: January 6, 2009 on TV3 Hungary: March 16, 2009 on TV2 Slovakia: September 17, 2009 on Markiza Finland: November 17, 2009 on Nelonen Czech Republic: March 22, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Lauren Holly is credited but doesn't appear.

    Trivia (4)

    • GOOF: At the beginning we see Palmer pull the collar away to show the bullet hole which is touching the base of the neck. However, when we see the body entering the MRI later in the show on the computer monitor, the bullet hole appears to be MUCH lower closer to the chest.

    • TRIVIA: Capt. Pullman said that the Zumwalt-class destroyer was scheduled to begin sea trials in a month. However, the contract for building the two ships in the class were awarded on Feb. 14, 2008. They are not scheduled for delivery until June 2013.

    • GOOF: During a routine blood check a technician can identify whether the blood came from male or female patient. When Abby came back to Ducky with the results she asked where was the body of John Doe, but she already had to know that it was a female's blood. So why didn't she ask where was the Jane Doe?

    • TRIVIA: The Jane Doe blood test that Abby did was positive for Creatine Kinase and it was alluded that the blood was actually Jenny's. Ducky was also looking at mystery brain scans. There are three types of CK tests- elevation of CK-I is seen in stroke, extreme shock, and brain tumor patients. Elevated CK-II is seen after heart attacks. And, elevated CK-III indicates muscle/skeletal damage.

    Allusions (2)

    • In the opening stake out scene DiNozzo says "It feels like we've been stuck here for months doing nothing." This is the first NCIS episode following the US writers strike which halted production of new episodes of shows for several months.

    • Ziva: Goldilocks hooked up with Papa Bear, and they found a bed that is just right. Personally, I think she could do better. This is an allusion to the children's bedtime story Goldilocks and the Three Bears written by Robert Southey in 1837.

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