NCIS

Season 9 Episode 7

Devil's Triangle

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When the husband of Gibbs' and Fornell's ex-wife is kidnapped, the NCIS team partners up with the FBI to investigate.

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  • two dominant men scared of their ex-wife (priceless)

    10
    this is on my list of favorite ncis episodes, Spoiler....



    okay seeing Gibbs and Fornell dash to the other side of the room when their ex-wife interrupts their interrogation was very funny, I've never thought I'd see these two afraid of a little woman.



    but when Diane said Gibbs was her Shannon i kind of hoped for a kiss goodbye, something about the way she said it and the look on her face made it seem that much more powerful, but then again despite Gibbs admission that the woman he's been with (aka his ex's) hate him, with the two we've seen and jenny I'm pretty sure their all still in love with him.moreless
  • Diane, The Ex-Wife Of Both Gibbs And Fornell, Approaches Them And Tells Her Husband Has Been Abducted. NCIS And The FBI Partner Up To Find Him.

    10
    Incredible!!! "Devil's Triangle" is definitely one of the best episodes ever! It was excellent from beginning to end, but the most moving and emotional scene was the last. Gibbs was Diane's "Shannon", the one love she'll never replace. Diane's confrontations with Gibbs and Fornell were very funny and realistic. I liked how Victor was found almost imm Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray and Rocky Carroll proved here why "NCIS" has the best cast in TV. The conclusion was unpredictable and I do not think many people saw it coming. The arrest scene was cool and well executed. Terrific.moreless
  • best episode of the season

    9.0
    They milked Gibbs' and Fornell's history with their ex-wife Diane for all it was worth, AND THEY SUCCEEDED, giving us the only really good NCIS episode of this season. Melinda McGraw was fine as the ex-wife, and they gave her good lines and plenty of juicy scenes. Home run. The crime-detective aspects were not great, but adequate, and a good "red herring" touch was hinting that Diane's husband, and even Diane, might be the culprit. The writers gave us a clever, sensible ploy for setting up the tale: Diane's husband doesn't come home one night. She is sure he has been kidnapped or harmed, but has to wait one or two days before the police will take the case, so she goes to her ex's (FBI and NCIS ex-hubbys) for prompt action.



    Some trivial flaws to quibble over: Tired of Tony's continual obsessing over his count of his hairs in his shower drain and his jealous comments on everyone's full head of hair. Tired of them being forced to use all the cast even if not necessary (like Ducky here). Tired of a big caper/major catastrophe plot in most of the episodes, like the plot here to kill off our top military leaders. Tired of the team always swooping down on the villains at the last second before they can do harm. And it seemed to me that there were safer and easier ways to kidnap Victor rather than killing those fast food guys, etc.moreless
  • Another peek down Gibbs' memory lane

    10
    Joining in rather belatedly...

    I love episodes that include Fornell. His relationship with Gibbs is so awesome (I love it when they go the "conference room." Hee.) One of my favorite scenes is Fornell coming out of hiding in Gibbs' basement. Saddest line in a long time: "You were my Shannon."

  • 907

    7.0
    I am usually not a fan of the Fornell character, but I liked some of his exchanges with Gibbs tonight (TV'sbest crime-solving pair Ziva and DiNozzo also had some great lines) and they gave us yet another fresh case tonight. This season has been a bit of a rebound from a weak year in 2010-2011 and this episode was yet another solid, not great, but solid offering, from television's most-watched program.moreless
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

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Melinda McGraw

Melinda McGraw

Diane Sterling

Guest Star

Tom Gallop

Tom Gallop

Victor Sterling

Guest Star

Meredith Eaton-Gilden

Meredith Eaton-Gilden

Carol Wilson

Guest Star

Joe Spano

Joe Spano

FBI Agent T.C. Fornell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Gibbs: Rule #69: Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man.


      At the end of Season 7, Gibbs wrote Rule 51. He has apparently added nearly twenty new rules in under two years.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Diane: (To Tony) I could tell you why Leroy married me -- but you have a job to do, and if I did, you wouldn't be able to concentrate for the rest of the day.

    • Diane: (reviewing Victor's wallet) Which slot was the card in?
      Gibbs: Excuse me?
      Diane: (Giving Gibbs an exasperated look) Drivers license, ATM card, VISA, photo of Shannon and cash, in that order, (she recites the order of how Gibbs keeps his wallet organized. Turning to Fornell, she tells the details of his wallet) Trifold wallet, starting from the left side, condom beneath the fold...
      Fornell: (Cutting her short in embarrassment) Okay, okay, we get it!

    • Diane: Would you... tell Tobias that I never meant to hurt him?
      Gibbs: Oh, yeah, he knows. I think.
      Diane: I really liked him. But I never should have married him. I didn't love him. Just like you never loved me.
      Gibbs: I liked you. I still do.
      Diane: But the only woman you'll ever love is Shannon. You were my Shannon, Leroy.

    • Gibbs: NCIS!
      Fornell: FBI!
      Victor: DSC!
      DiNozzo: DSC?
      Victor: Data Storage Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security!

    • Gibbs: Rule #69: Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man.

    • Diane: Oh, my God. You're trying to figure out why Leroy married me.
      Tony: No.
      Diane: Wow, you're a terrible liar.
      Tony: I'm a fantastic liar. Just not very good at it right now.

    • Diane: What else haven't you told me?
      Gibbs: We can talk about this downstairs.
      Diane: What, do you have a basement here, too, Mr. Woodchuck?

    • Diane: Victor and I have a good relationship. He knows how to treat a woman. He's not afraid to show his emotions like some people.
      Fornell: She talking about us?
      Diane: He's not some immature child that relates better to guns than to people.
      Gibbs: Okay, okay, we get it.

    • Gibbs: (after they solve the case) Ah, cheer up, Tobias. At least you'll never have to talk to Diane again.
      Fornell: I have a child with her!
      Gibbs: (smugly) Oh, right. Guess I won't have to.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 31, 2011 on Global
      Australia: November 8, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: November 28, 2011 on TV3
      Finland: February 21, 2012 on Nelonen
      United Kingdom: February 24, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: March 4, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 17, 2012 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Diane: (Referring to McGee) It wasn't any fun trying to pry information out of Macaulay Culkin, here.


      Reference to child actor Macaulay Culkin, known for his expressively innocent face in the Home Alone movies.

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