NCIS

Season 6 Episode 9

Dagger

5
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 25, 2008 on CBS
8.9
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After a surprising reveal, the NCIS team is forced to prevent the heist of government secrets by using information from questionable sources.

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  • Poor Lee! From a sex crazed, mousy lawyer to a traitor who dies!

    9.0
    Second part of the episode was a good conclusion. But I would have wanted a more explosive ending. Gibbs killing Lee was definitely an eye opener. But what option did the writers have? they cant really want to prosecute her. Gibbs, McGee have bent rules for family before so why not her! She is not exactly a marine to have enough guts to face up to her opponent. So I guess her exit as a kinda hero is only way to get this episode closed. They could have given a little more emotion time for Palmer but I guess that would have been an overkill. Overall excellent ending. My condolences to Lee.moreless
  • Bark once for yes... Grrrr!

    9.5
    You think nothing can leave you speechless in front of your TV? you haven't seen Dagger yet.

    This is the kind of episodes that would have been used as a season finale in any other tv show, instead it's just the ninth ep.

    Gibbs and the team finally manage to put things right once again after Lee's actions.

    Great plot, wonderful character interaction and unforgettable performance by Liza Lapira. She made me realize that you can actually hate a fictional character but love the actress at the same time.

    The mood of the whole episode is basically sad, although Abby and Tony are always ready the cheer us up.

    It's hard to find something to complain.moreless
  • Not one of the greatest episodes ever.

    7.0
    I watched cloak and dagger back to back as they were a 2 part affair and it was something of a strange experience really.



    They just didn't blend into each other well at all.



    It seemed that all the impetus and much of the intrigue of the first episode, and the pother leading up to this one, was lost.



    It was a bit of an annoying episode for me and I can't say that I am sorry to see the back of Agent Lee.



    Hopefully we'll be back on track and a better slow burning, multi episode, long term plot is just around the corner.moreless
  • Another character ending that was fitting... After having her kill off Agent Langer, how else could it end...

    10
    Another character ending that was fitting. Like how they ended the Paula Cassidy character. There is always a pefect ending, but with a twist. Great writing, great cast, great acting and a great support system behind the scenes!!! I would love to see another episode with Ducky's mom... She really adds a great facet to Ducky's character and humor for everyone!!! This show is the perfect combination of characters doing a great job, like being an NCIS officer, along with having complex and deep background in their personal lives and subtley that reels you in!! This is why I am hooked, let alone how it parallels Magnum, with Ducky as a Higgins!!!! Thanks Mr. Bellisario!!!!!moreless
  • Goodbye Agent Lee.

    9.5
    This was an awesome conclusion to Cloak. I was glad that Michelle had Ziva's support in the end. She did some bad, bad things for a good reason. Michelle proved herself in the end when she let Gibbs take the kill shot, killing both her and the kidnapper.



    In the end I like that Lee was seen as both the villian and the hero. It would be too easy to say she was only a villian.



    I felt sorry for the girl who was first kidnapped, and then had to deal with the death of her sister who had raised her since her parents death. I'm not so sure it was so neatly tied up for her as it was for Vance.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

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

Ted Bankston

Guest Star

Tiffany Espensen

Tiffany Espensen

Amanda

Guest Star

Katherine Herzer

Katherine Herzer

Small girl

Guest Star

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: In a cast interview, it was revealed that the method used to kill Agent Lee was the original method to be used to kill Former Director Jenny Shepard at the end of season 5.

    • TRIVIA: Supposedly Michelle's daughter has been held as a hostage for eight months, but the marks she made with ketchup counting the days only accounts for a little over two months (65 slashes). Either she had been moved before, had another place she was making her slash marks, or she didn't begin counting immediately.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Vance: So, what are you gonna tell her? (Gibbs turns to face him) Lee a hero or a villain?
      Gibbs: Both.

    • Tony: (on the phone) Hey Probie, what I am looking at?
      Vance: A career in the fast food industry.
      Tony: Director Vance. How are you, sir?

    • Tony: What the hell is this?
      Ziva: Computers.
      Tony: (sarcastically) I'm glad you're here.

    • Abby: (to McGee) Like most things, it would go faster if there were two people working on it, but since you're babysitting the P-R-I-S-O-N-E-R...
      Lee: (rolling her eyes) I can spell, Abby.
      Abby: Really? Um, okay, how bout T-R-U-S-T?

    • (McGee's giving some advices to not get lost in the woods)
      Tony: Don't worry McScout; We got our Mossad hunting dog. Bark once for yes.
      Ziva: Grrrr!

    • Tony: How can you work with someone for three years and not know they have a kid?
      Ziva: Just because you work with somebody everyday does not mean you know everything about them.
      Tony: Really? Then I shouldn't know about that tattoo on the inside of your...
      Ziva: I meant I can understand someone who keeps their personal and professional lives separate, as should you. It did not end very well when you fell in love when you were undercover, did it?
      Tony: Thanks for the memory.

    • Gibbs: Domino never left the building, Leon.

    • Tony: Ziva's turning in circles. Either the trail's gone cold or she's about to mark her territory.

    • Tony: Define lost McGee. I know exactly where we are. We're between a tree and a bush directly underneath the Earth's sun.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Tony: North by Northwest...I'm talking about espionage, Judy, Judy, Judy... Cary Grant, Leo G. Carroll...

      Leo G. Carroll starred with David McCallum in the 1960s TV spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    • The slight nod that Agent Lee gives to Gibbs just before he shoots her and Bankston is very much like the nod that Harry Lime (Orson Welles) gives Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) in the classic 1949 film The Third Man. In that film, Martins comes to post-war Vienna to find his friend Harry Lime, only to be told that Lime is dead. He later finds that Lime is alive and involved in a scheme to sell bogus black-market penicillin. Martins gets coerced into cooperating with the military police in trying to capture Lime, and in the climax, finds the wounded Lime trapped in the Vienna sewers. Lime gives Martins a nod indicating that he should shoot him before the police close in, and Martins grants his old friend this one last favor.

    • Title: Dagger

      Combined with the title of the previous episode "Cloak" it forms the adjective "cloak-and-dagger", used to describe an exciting story involving secrecy and mystery, often about spies.

    • Tony: (seeing Amanda lying on a pressure plate) You ever seen Raiders of the Lost Ark?

      The scene of the movie Tony is referring to features Indiana Jones attempting to beat a trap by substituting a bag of sand he believes weighs the same amount as a golden mask which rests on a pressure plate. Unfortunately, he guesses wrong, and has to escape from the temple with all of its defenses activated.

    • Abby: Yesterday's news, Gibbs, just got to hop back in the DeLorean and get back to today's problem.

      Abby is making a reference to the 1985 movie Back To The Future, which starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who used a time machine built into a DeLorean automobile and became friends with his parents as high school students.

    • Tony: North By Northwest? I'm talking about espionage, Judy, Judy, Judy...

      Tony is doing an impression of Cary Grant, the star of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller North By Northwest. It's best known for the chase scene across Mt Rushmore. Cary Grant never actually said, "Judy, Judy, Judy" in a movie, but the misquote is still widely known in connection with the actor.

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