NCIS

Season 6 Episode 15

Deliverance

4
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2009 on CBS
8.5
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Episode Summary

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The NCIS team finds themselves involved in a city gang while investigating the death of a Marine, and Gibbs must face his past once again when he finds a message at the scene of the crime.

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  • Another episode revealing Gibbs' past.

    8.5
    By each episode we seem to be knowing a lot more about Gibbs and this episode shows his past in Colombia when a woman saved his life over there and moved to DC When Gibbs phone number was left at a crime scene at the beginning I expected a 9.5 episode but it was disappointing that it turned into an average episode with the potential it had.
  • An interesting episode...

    9.0
    Well, i wouldn't classify this as one of my favorite episodes, it was... interesting. I particularly liked Mike in this ep. It gave us a chance to see what he was like as an agent. In interrogation, the bullpen, it was...informative. I find it interesting that people keeping ending up with files on each other. First Gibbs got one for Ducky. Trent knows what's in Vance's. And Gibbs has Vance's. And Vance has Gibbs' file (marine file anyway). Who will have who's file next?



    I loved Mike's line: "everywhere you go kid, somebody gets shot." it was really funny.



    The most annoying thing about this episode was that normally, i can figure the 'who done it' really early on. I didn't see this one until I saw the lady in the observation room. I was so confused with all the Columbia stuff in the beginning, I didn't really start to catch on until it was halfway over. Annoying, but good. Decent and interesting episode.moreless
  • An interesting episode, but not one that would be interesting the second time round.

    9.0
    This was a good episode to watch, as it delved a little more into Gibbs' past, as is always nice to see! It was interesting, but as I said, not very enjoyable the second time round.



    The actual case was also not that great, but the Gibbs' past scenes really made this episode what it was, and if it weren't for that, the show would've been really awful!



    Not a very amazaing episode, which Is why I wouldn't recommend it too highly. However, it is interesting nevertheless, but probably not an episode that you would look forward to seeing time and time again.moreless
  • Gibbs' marine number is discovered on a crime scene - written in blood.

    8.5
    When Gibbs' marine number is written in blood on a crime scene the whole case gets a lot more personal, and we get to know something about a woman named Rose and her son. It seems as though this woman, Rose, and Gibbs' have had a love affair 18 years ago in Colombia, and Rose has had a son without Gibbs knowing about it.



    Personally I never really thought it was Gibbs' son even though the writers obviously wanted us to think so – it just didn't seem right. Like someone else pointed out, NCIS is not a soap, and a son popping out of nowhere felt wrong somehow. However, the fact that Gibbs had shot the kids father was a nice and revealing twist at the end, and also explained why Gibbs wanted to help the kid so badly.



    I really liked how the other team members were trying to figure out Gibbs' secret, especially Abby down in the lab and when she comes to talk to McGee about it. It was really cute and made me chuckle. All in all it was a good episode, and it's always nice when we get to learn more about Gibbs.moreless
  • Does Gibbs have a secret?

    7.0
    Yeah, but ultimately not the one you think. Franks returns because someone from both his and Gibbs' past has returned or a least the son of a woman from their past. The case itself is unfortunately too believable street gangs going at each other, but you have some former members wanting to change things and join the military. One of these is Tomas, the son of Rose. A woman who once saved Gibbs' life. But it's turns out to be a bigger problem. Marine weapons are being moved from the local armory to the local street gangs. A street mom's bizarre idea of evening the odds. Some think that Tomas is Gibbs' secret son, but actually Gibbs killed Tomas' father a Columbian Drug lord.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Kurt Caceres

Kurt Caceres

Marine Staff Sergeant Vincente Medina

Guest Star

Jesse Garcia

Jesse Garcia

Marine Private First Class Tomas Tamayo

Guest Star

Kari Coleman

Kari Coleman

Maggie Scott

Guest Star

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Mike Franks

Recurring Role

Sean Harmon

Sean Harmon

Young Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Tony takes out his little black book searching for the girl who left a message for him with McGee)
      Tony: Melinda...
      Ziva: How many Melindas do you have in that thing?
      Tony: Could have been the girl I talked to at the gym.
      Ziva: You don't go to the gym.
      Tony: Maybe it was the girl I talked to at the dog park.
      McGee: You don't have a dog.
      Tony: Oh, it could have been that girl I met at the concession stand while my date was in the bathroom.
      Ziva: You need a secretary.
      McGee: Or a therapist.

    • Tony: Well, I hope you learned a lesson, Probie.
      McGee: Yeah, never to pick up your phone again.

    • Tony: (at the scene of a marine's death) Bullets hit the skylight, killing our marine, sending him on a very short bungee plunge.
      Ziva: But why shoot your hostage from down here?
      Tony: Maybe they were sending a message- the kind that McGee takes: cryptic, hard to decipher!

    • Tony: It's so homey, Homie! I love what you've done with the wall. Snoopy loves Chiquita. Which one of you sleeps on a dog house, and which one's a banana?

    • Tony: (about Ziva) La Bonita will kick your ass.

    • Tony: (about Gibbs) So he's down in Colombia, in Bogota, he saves President Clinton's life, but no one can talk about it because it's super-secret.
      McGee: Clinton did not serve until '93.
      Ziva: Stop obsessing!
      Tony: I'm not obsessing. I'm a little preoccupied. I'm a tad fascinated by the whole subject, but I am not obsessing ... What was he doing in Colombia 17 years ago?

    • Tony (to Carmado and gang, who have i-pods in): Are you guys all listening to the same song? Lemme guess. Ricky Martin fans... "Livin la Vida Loca."

    • Gibbs (looking at photo): Gang tattoo.
      Ziva: Or pecados capitales.
      Tony: Capital fish.
      Ziva: Deadly sins, you idiot, pescado is fish!
      Tony: Don't scoff at me, lots of gangs are named after fish. There's the sharks... there's barracudas... Rumblefish.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "I Don't Want To Be On TV" by The Airborne Toxic Event (as Abby dances in her lab)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: February 22, 2009 on TV3
      Australia: March 17, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: May 26, 2009 on TV3
      Norway: July 21, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: August 30, 2009 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: September 15, 2009 on SBS6
      Slovakia: March 4, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: April 27, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: August 30, 2010 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Popeye: Rico! Chuy!
      Tony: Rico Suave's stuck in the '90s, and Chewy's back on the Millennium Falcon.
      "Rico Suave" is a song by Ecuadorian singer and rapper Gerardo, which was a 1991 single. Chewy (also known as Chewbacca), is a fictional character from the Star Wars series by creator George Lucas.

    • Tony: What's the matter? Popeye didn't eat his spinach this morning?

      Popeye (The Sailor Man) is a fictional character by E. C. Segar who would eat spinach to gain strength.

    • Tony: I love what you've done with the wall here. Snoopy Loves Chiquita? Which one of you sleeps on the dog house, and which one's the banana?

      Chiquita is a company known for distributing bananas, and Snoopy is a character from the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.

    • Tony: Ooh, that Melinda, the one with the man hands.

      The phrase "man hands" entered pop culture from the Seinfeld episode "The Bizarro Jerry." In it, Seinfeld dates a woman whose only unattractive feature are what he calls "man hands- i.e., hands which are large and with a strong grip.

    • When listing off the deadly fishes related to gangs, Tony mentions Rumblefish. This is the name of a novel by S.E. Hinton, made into a movie in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. It was about a young man who joins a gang out of social alienation and worship for his older brother who was a gang member. The actual Rumblefish of the story is a Siamese Fighting Fish, which is used to illustrate unreasoning gang fighting spirit.

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