Season 6 Episode 8


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A shocking secret surfaces when the team is pushed into a war game, and one team member will face serious consequences.

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  • Cloaked indeed.

    I hesitated, because I seriously wanted to give this episode a perfect score... But, perfection isn't possible, is it?

    Anyhow, I thought this was an amazing episode: action, intrigue, angst, friendship... All put nicely in one episode. With a bow on top. The acting was top notch, from the hesitancy between Tony and Ziva, to Tony's frustration (damn that Michael Weatherly)

    It was nice to see some humor too, and McGee's concern about and belief in Abby was truly endearing. I personally think there were a lot of interesting twists in this episode and it proves again what a truly fascinating (and well-written) show NCIS is.moreless

    i loved this episode so much, i mean seriously how they end up in the war game, and they get to be the evil ones for once. I also love the ending where the team is sitting in the teams room and there talking about how she will never get out of interigation alive, and then she just walks out and there like WTF?

    oh and when Gibbs is in the back of her car and he's like all slumped in the seat and he's like "Looks like were working together" that was such a good line for the end of that episode.

    And Abby how cite was she when she was like talking to McGee in Interigation and he was like "i know you wouldn't do this Abby, you love NCIS, you wouldn't betray Gibbs, you love your lab you wouldn't risk losing your lab" and the she tells him whats happening and he kisses her on the cheek, its just so cute!moreless
  • Another amazing episode, and the storyline is heating up now!

    This was yet another in a long line of sensational episodes. Everything about this episode was incredible, and there is absolutely no reason NOT to watch this one!

    The storyline was incredibly interesting, and I hope that this story will be reasolvesd soon, as it is becoming incredibly interesting.

    I was quite surprised and shocked at several points throughout this episode, especially when Vance tested Abby's hands. I was in disbelief, but they did really well to develop the storyline, and I was left on the edge of my seat throughout the whole episode.

    Overall, an episode that I would highly recommend. Keep it up NCIS, because this storylien id incredibly interesting, and I absolutely can not wait to see what happens next!moreless
  • great episode

    I must honestly say that I was confused for most of this episode. My mind was just not into it... I figured out that Abby was working for Gibbs - I knew that she would never be a traitor (but how cool and unexpected would it be if she was a traitor...) Anyways, I thought that Gibbs plan was to test the security...well I was wrong about that. I love how all of the characters reacted to the plan. Tony and Ducky were furious, but once they understood where Gibbs was coming from they were ok with it. McGee reacting to Abby was priceless. Overall, a great character episode and finally solving the mole storyline - well, not quite yet.moreless
  • Good storyline, a repeated scene very poorly written/designed

    Good episode, except for a really annoying thing. *Spoiler alert* Abbey locks her lab (very unlike her), and as a result three characters goto open the door and bang their noses on the door. Hehe. Funny stuff, if only it were possible. *geek alert*. Abbeys door opens outwards into the hallway. If it opened inwards and was locked then the momentum of the person trying to enter would carry them into the door. For an outwards opening door the person trying to enter has to pull the door towards them, and therefore STEP BACK to enter. Impossible to bang your face under those circumstances. Do the writers never use doors? Or were the prop guys too lazy to change the way the door opened (considering it has never been locked before, it seems unlikely that someone would raise a continuity error against them). I really enjoyed the episode, but just found the THREE times that this "joke" happened to be a bit annoying. Sad, but there you go.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Secretary of the Navy Phillip Davenport

Guest Star

Rich McDonald

Rich McDonald

Naval Secretary Robert Deckard

Guest Star

Julian Berlin

Julian Berlin


Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • GOOF: Abbeys door opens outwards into the hallway. If it opened inwards and was locked, then the momentum of the person trying to enter would carry them into the door (thus hurting their nose). However, for an outwards opening door the person trying to enter has to pull the door towards them, and therefore STEP BACK to enter. Impossible to bang your face under those circumstances

    • TRIVIA: After Tony pulls out the SecNav's coin, the name of the show's (then current) Secretary of the Navy, Phillip Davenport, can be read on the coin.

    • TRIVIA: Cote de Pablo does her own stunts for NCIS regularly, and this resulted in her actually getting hurt by gun barrel in this episode.

    • GOOF: The way the scene was edited, if you watch it in standard play, it appears that Tony gets hit with the butt of the gun. However, if you freeze frame each shot, you can clearly see the butt hitting the cabinet and not Tony, otherwise the butt of the gun wouldn't be covering the side of Tony face.

    • TRIVIA: In the scene between Ducky, Gibbs and Tony taking place in autopsy you can repeatedly see the schematics of CERN's particle accelerators on a plasma screen in the background. CERN is the European center for nuclear research based on the border between Switzerland and France. They made global headlines in fall 2008 when their lately installed particle-accelerator LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the largest and most complex machine built by mankind, was successfully tested for the first time.

    • TRIVIA: Tony tells Ziva about a drinking game which is initiated by a "coin check", where the person carrying the coin of the lowest ranking officer has to buy. This is a variation of the standard rules of the game, in which one person calls for a "coin check", and all others must show their own coins immediately. Anyone not carrying a coin, or not displaying it quickly enough or otherwise improperly carried (coins on belt buckles, etc. do not count), must then buy drinks for everyone.

    • TRIVIA: Agent Michelle Lee supposedly has a daughter whom she had in high school.

    • TRIVIA: The code to get onto the base is "7-5-3-0-9" the last 5 digits of Jenny's number from the hit song by Tommy Tutone. "Jenny, I've got your number
      I need to make you mine
      Jenny, don't change your number

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Jimmy: Okay, the sailor's body, Dent. I had him all packed up and ready to go. I signed him over to Transpo for delivery to the mortuary. And then...he got redirected.
      Abby: You lost a body!
      Jimmy: I didn't lose him, no. He was...stolen. And that's not event the weirdest part. We showed up at the crime scene, and there he was. I think Gibbs had something to do with it. And Dr. Mallard looks like he wants to kill someone. I - I just don't want it to be me.

    • (Ziva and Tony in the elevator. They're both angry after finding out that they were lied to by Director Vance about their mission)
      Tony: Didn't we get our fill of secret agendas and lying and manipulation during the previous administration?
      Ziva: Look, I too had hoped things would be different by now.
      Tony: I'd like to go up and give Vance a piece of my mind.
      Ziva: The way you're losing it, I don't think you have enough to spare.
      Tony: I'd like to take that toothpick of his and shove it up the SecNav's cigar.
      Ziva: You have had enough of this job then?
      Tony: I like the job. I don't like the politics. I wasn't kidding about that part earlier.

    • Gibbs: I didn't come down here to get my head shrunk.
      Ducky: What did you come for?
      Gibbs: Just killing time.
      Ducky: Would you like me to perform an autopsy on your watch?

    • Tony (to Ziva): Last thing I remember before the lights went out was you Kimbo Slicing through a room full of guards? Was that a reflex?

    • (Tony talking to the Marine at the body drop location, waiting for the M.E.)
      Marine: How many trucks you guys got?
      Tony: Well, you've already met Widow Woman and Spider Mike here. (McGee nods and Ziva salutes) Rubber Ducky makes it a great big convoy- park it right there, Love Machine! (holding his hands up for Palmer to stop in the M.E. van) We're gonna be rocking through the night here, Smokey.
      Gibbs: DiNozzo, would rather not.
      Tony: East bound and down Snow Man, Bandit out!
      (Tony walking quickly to follow the Marine)
      Tony: See what I did there? Pretty good, seamless transition from Convoy to.....
      Marine: (Cutting Tony off) Yep. Smokey and the Bandit, I got it. (sarcastically)You - are - a - comic genius!
      Tony: Thanks.
      (Tony snaps pictures quickly capturing the Marines access code to the secure door, the Marine notices and looks at him Tony inverts the camera to take pictures of the edge of the roof)
      Tony: You got some structural damage there, Deckard. That's from Blade Runner.

    • (McGee is trying to convince Abby to let him into the lab)
      Abby: Just a second! I'm... I'm in the shower!

    • (Whispering to Tony while they're hiding in a closet)
      Ziva: Stop breathing!

    • (Tony rants about being made into a chump for the grand mole hunt plan)
      Gibbs: Are you done?
      Tony: Excuse me! I'm not comfortable with the hand up the backside! You let the toothpick use us as puppets!
      Gibbs: No I didn't.
      Tony: You didn't?
      Gibbs: No. It was my plan.
      Tony: Oh. (Tony looks at Ducky) That's much worse! (While nodding his head up and down)

    • Ziva: What is this place?
      Lieutenant: That's classified.
      Tony: Classified? What do you got in there? Aliens? Bigfoot? Ark of the Covenant? (no response from Lieutenant) That only leaves one thing. (Ziva and McGee look at each other as Tony looks at the both of them, McGee and Ziva speak in unison) Unicorn.

    • Director Vance (on the phone): Get me security.
      Assistant: Anyone in particular?
      Director Vance: All of them!

    • Marine: What's your clearance?
      Tony: About 6 foot 1 and a half. Why, you got low ceilings?

    • McGee: You know what they say about a watched pot, Tony.
      Ziva: It calls the kettle black.
      McGee: It never boils.

    • Abby: Stop interrogating me.
      McGee: You're acting weird.
      Abby: I am weird.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Australia: November 25, 2008 on Channel 10
      Denmark: January 4, 2009 on TV3
      Sweden: April 7, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: April 19, 2009 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: May 12, 2009 on SBS6
      Norway: June 2, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: July 7, 2009 on La Sexta
      Slovakia: January 14, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: March 2, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: July 12, 2010 on TV Nova


    • Vance (referring to Lee): I don't want her name acquainted with this agency like Hanssen is with the FBI, do you read me?

      Robert Hanssen was an American FBI agent who spied for the Soviets (later becoming Russian) from 1979 to 2001. Hanssen's story was told in the 2007 film Breach.

    • Tony: (to Ziva) Last thing I remember before the lights went out was you Kimbo Slice-ing through a room full of guards. Was that a reflex?

      Kimbo Slice is an Ultimate Fighter on the circuit of fight promoter Dana White.

    • Tony: Classified? What do you got in there? Aliens? Bigfoot? Ark of the Covenant?

      This is referring to the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, in where the Ark of the Covenant is kept in a secure location at the very end of the film.

    • McGee: Jimmy, I'm sorry your girlfriend turned out to be a Cylon.

      This is a reference to the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica, which retooled the original story of the war of annihilation initiated by an artificial race called Cylons upon their creators, the human race. One of the updates of the new series was to add a number of cyborg Cylon models who infiltrated the humans' ranks to betray them from within, as Lee has done at NCIS. But on Battlestar Galactica some of the Cylons have chosen to aid the human race, as perhaps Lee might choose to cooperate with NCIS.