Season 5 Episode 1

Bury Your Dead

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The NCIS team uncovers a huge secret, as their mission to capture La Grenouille comes to an explosive and deadly conclusion.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The La Grenouille storyline...

    ... was probably one of the best that was ever written for NCIS. The whole package - the background, the reason, La Grenouille himself, Tony and Jeanne... simply great. But I have one problem with it - Jenny, or rather the way Lauren Holly portrayed her. Most of the time she looked like a sullen girl whose toy was taken away from her, not like an obsessed women with an inner mission. She got on my nerves pretty soon. But watching it as a re-run during season 12 it's still much better than anything in season 11 and 12. In case you missed it - it's a must see!moreless
  • The start of season 5.

    This episode picked up where season 4 ended with La Grenouille with Tony and Jeanne and it also started with a fright when Tony's car was blown up and we was led to believe that Tony was killed I never believed it and it was Ducky that figured out that Tony had the plague and the man who was blown up never Even though Tony is alive Jeanne now knows that Tony works for NCIS and she will never want to see him again Overall this is a brilliant start to season 5 with still more questions to be answered including La Grenouille's death when we see him floating in the water at the end.moreless
  • The 5th Season Begins With Tony's Life Threatened After He Confronts "La Grenouille". Meanwhile, The Team Uncovers A Huge Secret About Jeanne.

    The 5h season started on the right note. I have disliked the story of "La Grenouille" so I'm glad to see it end. The episode picks up right exactly where the 4th season ended. The character of "The Frog" could have been better. I know that the viewer is not supposed to like him but he is not frightening. The team may have witnessed the death of one of their own, as his car explodes. The best scene was when Gibbs and his team arrived to the scene. It was emotional. Tony's undercover mission has been awesome. I really liked it. Jenny's and the "Frog's" confrontation in her home was intense. I enjoyed it too. Michael Weatherly was at top form here. The episode ends with a cliffhanger as we see the "Frog's" body floating in the water. I have still lots of questions and I'm sure that they will be explained in the future. A good start!moreless
  • The wait is over! Possible spoilers

    I am glad that this began right where it left off in season 4. This way we don't have to flashback or do back story. I have more sympathy for Jeanne than I did before. I knew (just like everyone else) that they wouldn't kill off Tony. There's just no way. Still I was worried and I went along with the tension. (Cuz face it, thats why we watch) I loved the drama at the crime scene. Imagine thinking it's one of your best friends, but you still have to act professionally. Funny moment in autopsy when Ducky and Palmer discover its not Tony though. Abby didn't have a very big part in this one, I was kind of disappointed about that. Im not sure about Jenny anymore. She seems to be on a downward spiral although now that we know her dad is still alive, Im sure there is more to come with that line. I am glad that the truth is now out between Tony and Jeanne, but I think that I am still for TIVA. The scene with Kort and Tony in the elevator shows just how involved he really is. I think that there is more to him also and that he is going to cause problems in the future. I wonder why at the end, Tony is taking a day off. He never takes off work, and he isn't answering his phone. I loved the part where Tony stands up to the director. It really shows how much he has matured, and also the look that Gibbs gives him, shows how proud of Tony he is. All around excellent episodemoreless
  • Wow!! Great Season Premiere! [may contain spoilers]

    Wow. This was a great season premiere after leaving off from The Angel of Death. I throughly enjoyed it. It starts with Tony trying to get away from La Grenouille in his car, he calls Jenny on his emergency cell phone. Jen brings it up with the team and then they track Tony's car through Washington DC videos. Then- his car blows up. This is a great episode. I loved it from beginning to end, and the new opener is phenominal. I am still confused on some things in this episode, but hopefully they will be revealed in further episodes!!!

    YAY!! Great kick off to season 5!moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

Director Jenny Shepard

Webster Williams

Webster Williams

Col. Jasper Shepard

Guest Star

Mesrop Agjanyan

Mesrop Agjanyan

Henri Rousseau

Guest Star

Scottie Thompson

Scottie Thompson

Jeanne Benoit

Recurring Role

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

David Dayan Fisher

David Dayan Fisher

Trent Kort

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • TRIVIA: Ducky mentions Tony having had the plague from the episode 2x22 "SWAK".

    • GOOF: Jenny's hair is significantly longer in back and styled differently than in the previous episode "Angel of Death", even though the Director has supposedly fallen asleep in her chair after the last episode and woken up the next morning at the beginning of this episode.

    • TRIVIA: McGee's seasickness from season 2 episode "Bikini Wax" seems to have disappeared.

    • GOOF: At the start of the shot of Tony and La Grenouille getting coffee, the camera man is visible in the reflection of the muffin case.

    • TRIVIA: When the team show up to Tony's blown up car there are several shots showing the background and in those shots you can see skyscrapers. They are supposed to be in DC yet the skyscraper that is visible is that of the US Bank Tower, or Library Tower, in L.A.

    • TRIVIA: The weapon carried by the dead body in Tony's Mustang was indeed a SiGARMS P226 that is standard issue to NCIS; from the last season 4 episode, Tony was in fact not carrying his weapon, as displayed when he went to draw it when going into the morgue of the hospital to detain the drug dealer. The driver must have got it from under the seat.

    • TRIVIA: The soundtrack that is playing on Tony DiNardo's voice mail is the theme tune for Twentieth Century Fox.

    • TRIVIA: Tony's driver's license picture is the same one on his finger print identification in the episode 3x09, "Frame-Up."

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Gibbs: (after Jenny's gun was unloaded by La Grenouille) If the weapon was loaded and I wasn't here, would you have pulled the trigger?!
      Jenny: I guess we'll never know.

    • Kort: La Grenouille flew to DC this morning, he didn't arrive in his safe house, and his satellite phone has stopped transmitting.
      Gibbs: Mislaid your arms dealer, that gotta be embarrassing!

    • La Grenouille: Love has a way of blinding us... of our imperfections.
      Tony: It's still love...

    • La Grenouille: So, what has Jeanne told you about me?
      Tony: Oh, everything... world's greatest dad!

    • Ziva: Does the Director know?
      Jenny: (walking in) Know what?
      McGee: That it's a Saturday and we are all here on our day off... because we... love our jobs!

    • Ziva: Teams do not have secrets Gibbs, and if you do not tell me what you and McGee were doing here all night- (Gibbs just looks at her) McGee knows he will... eventually.

    • (Elevator doors open, showing Tony smiling inside)
      Tony: (To Kort, laughs) Hey! My car blew up this morning! Did you do that?

    • Tony: You might wanna take the stairs... I had an upset tummy this morning.
      (Kort walks into the elevator) Pee-yeew...

    • Abby: Gibbs, I know who blew up Tony's car... Well, not Tony's car, but his alias, and not exactly who, but more like how and why.
      McGee: Do you have a motive?
      Abby: Me no! But they do.

    • Tony (entering the office; grinning at the team): What, no balloons?

    • (McGee and Ziva run into each other as the elevator doors open)
      McGee and Ziva: What are you doing here?
      Ziva: I asked first.
      McGee: Well technically, Ziva, I think that if we were to put that to the test, you'd find that it was too close to call.
      Ziva: Hmmm...
      McGee: But since my parent raised a gentleman and yours raised a killer... I was de-fragging my computers.
      Ziva: Liar.

    • Abby: Tony is not dead, Gibbs, not until Ducky says it's him. Until then, he's not here. I don't care what the evidence says, even if everything here belongs to Tony, it's not him until Ducky says it's him, and don't try to tell me anything different because I'm not gonna believe you. (hugs Gibbs) Tell me it's not him.
      Gibbs: I wish I could, Abbs.

    • Jenny: You're not supposed to fall in love with them.
      Tony: Thank you so much for that, Director. I'm going to keep that in mind for next time. Wait a second! There's not gonna be a next time!
      Jenny: What did Jeanne say?
      Tony: Nothing I'm going to tell you.
      Jenny: Agent DiNozzo!
      Tony: Nothing you need to know, Director!

    • Tony: You ever lied to someone you loved Ziva?
      Ziva: Yes.
      Tony: They ever forgive you?
      Ziva: They never found out.

    • Abby: Everybody else gave you up for dead, even Ziva.
      Ziva: OK, so I may have acted a little hastily.
      Tony: That's my letter opener.
      Ziva: Excellent balance and weight. The edge is a little dull, but I've always admired it.
      Tony: Where's my American Pie coffee mug?
      Abby: Palmer.
      Tony: Mighty Mouse stapler?
      Abby: Ducky... Hey, Ducky.
      (Ducky reaches over Tony's cubicle wall)
      Ducky: My dear fellow, I never believed it for a moment. Welcome home. (Ducky hands Tony the stapler)
      Gibbs: It's not every day people think you're dead, DiNozzo.

    • Kort: The agency had nothing to do with it.
      Gibbs: That when you mislaid your frog in all that confusion?

    • Ziva: Is everything cool with the director and Gibbs?
      Tony: Beyond cool, almost icy.

    • Jenny: His cover is teaching film online in an American University.
      Ziva: Tony, a teacher?
      McGee: No wonder he's been compromised. Whose bright idea was that?
      Jenny: Mine!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: March 2, 2008 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: March 12, 2008 on Veronica
      Sweden: March 23, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: March 25, 2008 on TEN
      United Kingdom: May 18, 2008 on FX UK
      New Zealand: June 15, 2008 on TV3
      Italy: September 14, 2008 on RAI 2
      Spain: October 10, 2008 on La Sexta
      The Middle East: October 15, 2008 on MBC ACTION
      Denmark: October 30, 2007 on TV3
      Hungary: November 24, 2008 on TV2
      Finland: March 31, 2009 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: July 2, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: January 4, 2010 on TV Nova


    • When Tony says "Meet the parents, part 2. I hate sequels," he is referring to Meet the Fockers, the sequel starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, as well as the new characters, the Fockers, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

    • Ducky: He never had the plague!

      This is an allusion to the episode 2x22, "SWAK," when Tony contracted the plague from the content of a small white envelope.