NCIS

Season 10 Episode 24

Damned If You Do

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 14, 2013 on CBS
8.5
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Gibbs and the team are assigned legal counsel after the Department of Defense IG Investigator puts their future at the agency in jeopardy.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • GG needs to stop writing finales and premiers!

    9.0
    The writing for this episode was lacking. But some good acting made up for it. I love the scene in the elevator with jerk face trying to intimidate Ziva-the old Ziva probably would have turned around and punched him in the face (which most viewers wanted to see happen) but she just keep her back turned to him and pretended to ignore him. And the scene where she says she didn't care about her job, she cared about her family (which is why I think how they wrote her out in season 11 made no sense-she might leave her job, but there is no way she would leave her "family"). And of course, when Abby said she wanted to hit Parsons in a delicate place. But it wasn't a good cliffhanger by any means.moreless
  • Heck yea

    7.0
    Wish I can watch it
  • No More Tiva, please!!

    8.0
    Give the Tony- Ziva romance a rest, will you?!

    Ziva is the least likeable character so it won't matter if she is there or not.

    Get back to the crime scenes and the other professional interactions between the team - that is where the strength of this great series lies.
  • Vote to keep all main characters

    9.0
    The show left me sitting on the edge of my seat. It was wonderful. But on a down side. I disike getting intrested in any show just to have a main character killed.. I didn't start watching NCIS until after Ziva started. I did go back and watch as many shows as I could to catch up. I don't know if I will continue to watch NCIS if they kill off any of their main characters. Surely the writers can keep us watching their shows without having to kill anyone. I hope Ducky (David McCullough) can stay with NCIS. I have always loved his character.moreless
  • Great

    9.0
    Great
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks

DOD IG Investigator Richard Parsons

Guest Star

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

A.J. Chegwidden

Guest Star

Allan Louis

Allan Louis

Captain Wayne

Guest Star

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Mike Franks

Recurring Role

Alan Dale

Alan Dale

Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow

Recurring Role

Joe Spano

Joe Spano

FBI Agent T.C. Fornell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mike: (voiceover) We collect secrets over the years. Hide behind them, depend on them, like aces up our sleeve. We think we have to protect the people we love from the truth, but the truth isn't the poison, it's the cure. Best thing you can do is teach your kids not to be afraid. We try to live a good life. A clean life. But secrets get in the way. Sure, we can play dirty, use people's mistakes against them. But put all those secrets behind us, and the honest man comes out on top.

    • Ziva: Gibbs, you cannot do this alone. You have to let us help you.
      Gibbs: Hey, it is not your job!
      Ziva: It is not about my job! This is about my family!

    • Mike: Your whole career, you acted on instinct. Listen to your gut. Don't stop now. Shoot first, ask questions later.
      Gibbs: Yeah, and if I make a mistake?
      Mike: Over the years, we do some things, some good, some bad. Decisions that help one person and hurt another.
      Gibbs: Damned if you do...
      Mike: In the end, we make sacrifices, live with them. Things happen sometimes that are out of our control.

    • Gibbs: I didn't call you, Admiral.
      Chegwidden: No, Director Vance did.
      Parsons: Pulling out the big guns, I see. Well, let the games begin.
      Chegwidden: A man's career is in balance, and you think it's a game? For what it's worth, I don't like losing, never have.

    • Gibbs: I got one question. All of this why now?
      Parsons: Because enough is enough. You've been pushing legal boundaries and sweeping things under rugs for 20 years. My division of the DoD is like Internal Affairs. You think we didn't notice? Your actions have been inappropriate. And your actions are my responsibility now. The deaths of Eli David and Jackie Vance, they opened doors to an investigation and I'm happy that it did.
      Gibbs: You're happy, huh?
      Parsons: I believe in upholding the law, Gibbs. And I am tired of watching you break it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • For the re-airing on September 17, 2013, the episode began with the message: 'In Honor of the Men and Women who lost their lives or were injured at the Washington Navy Yard on 9/16/2013.'

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: September 17, 2013 on Nelonen

    • John M. Jackson's appearance as Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden is a reprisal of his role from JAG, the show that NCIS spun off from. This is the second time one of the primary JAG cast members appeared in an episode of NCIS, the first being Patrick Labyorteaux (Lt. Bud Roberts) in the first season episode "Hung Out to Dry".

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Tony: Why play Jeremiah Johnson?

      Tony refers to the 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson, a movie about an American soldier who goes west to escape the Mexican War and becomes a mountain man.

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