Season 9 Episode 4

Enemy on the Hill

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2011 on CBS
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When a contract killer murders a Navy Lieutenant Commander, the NCIS has to find out the motive behind it, and Abby learns valuable information about the case after going through a series of kidney donation tests.

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  • Enemy on the Hill

    I think this episode of NCIS was great. The ending was really good, and I was even a little shocked by Abby's news. Now the storyline was pretty typical. NCIS protects a man, who does not want protecting and is obviously hiding something. Classic. We've seen this kind of thing on NCIS plenty of times. I'd say it was Abby's storyline that won me over. It was nice to learn a little bit more about Abby and her family. NCIS has never really explored into Abby's backround yet. Great episode, doesnt deserve a 7.9, I gave it a 9.0moreless
  • 904

    "Enemy on the Hill" was pretty much your average episode of NCIS, nothing more nothing less. You had the crew look into the mediocre storyline and the only thing different, maybe, is that the annoying rock/techno music hit a little bit earlier signaling Abby would play a key role in tonight's show....yeah? No.

    Another pedestrian episode of NCIS, a show sinking faster than the Titanic in terms of quality.
  • ok!

    i have been a huge fan of ncis and the last 8 seasons have just set my expectation sky high. unfortunately this season, all 4 episodes have been a bit of a let down. the stories are not riveting enough and there seems to lack the usual chemistry between the key members. even gibbs head slapping of tony seems contrived. hoping to see much better stuff ahead. having said that its not a bad watch...just not as good as it has been!moreless
  • Big step up from last week!

    So far this season, we have started off with one awful episode, followed by a great episode, followed by a bad episode, followed by a great episode. Well, let's hope that this series ends today, as we don't need another bad one next week.

    I rather enjoyed this case. It had many interesting aspects and elements to it, ranging from Ziva following the Navy Lieutentant (?) everywhere, to the interesting ending and especially Abby's own personal case, which was very well done.

    Speaking of the latter, I really loved the storyline, although it was immensely sad. Abby's brother may not be her biological brother, her parents are certainly not her biological parents and this other guy is definitely her biological brothre! It is all very sad to watch, but definitely the kind of storyline that was needded to get NCIS back on track.

    All up, this was definitely a huge leap forward from the boring showof last wee k, and I sincerely hope that this standard is maintained into the future.moreless
  • well-done episode, for a change -- first time this season.

    Finally, a well-rounded, good, stand-alone episode. Good mystery and detective story. Of course, good Abby background story.I just want to note three small things -- all unnecessary, rude incidents against people helpful to NCIS:(1) Gibbs was rude in the communications room (MTAC) when he got very useful information from a military investigator in Europe. Then the man started asking Gibbs if he would "put in a word" for him for an advancement, and incredibly Gibbs doesn't even look at him or say anything and has the MTAC video conference terminated.(2) I didn't like Tony mocking Sportelli for arresting/handcuffing [joke] the unconscious (due to pedestrian auto accident) 10-Most-Wanted fugitive. And Sportelli was nice enough to clue in NCIS about the Navy aspect of the case.(3) I didn't like Tony calling an apartment a "dump" in front of the landlady, and then referring to her as an old "turkey vulture" who couldn't do anything with men anyway, all within earshot of the woman.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

Jack Conley

Jack Conley

Metro Detective Danny Sportelli

Guest Star

Brett Tucker

Brett Tucker

Navy Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Brett

Guest Star

Michael B. Silver

Michael B. Silver

Nicholas Sandlock

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • TRIVIA: The model train Ducky has is the Mallard; which is what Ari said when they first met in episode "Bete Noire" regarding his last name.

    • TRIVIA: The picture of the woman in Abby's locket is Pauley Perrette's mother, as per the NCIS Facebook.

    • TRIVIA: At the end of this episode when Abby knocked on Gibbs' door, it looked like he was reading a book titled "Endurance." This is a nautical documentary/research book written by Alfred Lansing about Ernest Shackleton's survival for one year while he was on the Antarctic Seas.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Tony: Aha! My dynamic duo! Does anyone know where I can find Gibbs?
      McGee: Uh... I think he's still in the conference room. What do you got?
      Tony: (singing) I know... where Kaplan got the monnnneyyy...
      McGee: Can't you try telling us like a normal human being?
      Tony: Oh. All the funds are from the Broussard Bank in Geneva, Switzerland.
      McGee: Whose account?
      Tony: I don't know yet. But I'm going to find out! See ya!
      McGee: We have got to keep him away from that new coffee machine.

    • McGee: Drew Turner?
      Drew: Yes?
      Tony: You're a woman.

    • Mrs. Roach: (After NCIS prepares to investigate her tenant's apartment) Let's just get this over with. I'm missing Judge Judy.

    • Abby: (While talking to her elderly aunt on the phone) No, no, I'm not a cheerleader anymore... I graduated high school a long time ago...

    • Sportelli: (After seeing Tony flat down against the wall, with outstretched arms) What the hell is DiNozzo doing?
      Gibbs: I... don't know.

    • Abby: I'm adopted Gibbs... I'm like little orphan Abby.

    • Sportelli: Fake suicide. Fake names. Women pretending to be men. This is getting messy.

    • Tony: (After Sportelli informs NCIS that he caught a contract killer, who has just been hit by a car) Great work, Detective Sportelli. You arrested the unconscious man! Did you have to cuff him when he was down on the sidewalk?

    • Lt. Geoffery: How did someone who looks like you become an NCIS agent?
      Ziva: What are our agents supposed to look like?
      Lt. Geoffery: Stern... Surly... Humorless... Agent Gibbs.

    • Tony: (after the silver haired manageress ogles Gibbs, then leaves the apartment) That's what they call a 'turkey vulture'. Twenty years past a 'cougar', still likes to hunt, but too old to take down the prey.
      Mrs Roach: (proving her hearing is still impeccable) I wouldn't bet on that!

    • Gibbs: Family's more than just... DNA. It's about.. people who care and take care of each other.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The actor who played Kyle Davis (Abby's brother) - Daniel Louis Rivas is the real life ex-boyfriend of cast member Pauley Perrette (Abby).

    • Jack Conley, who plays the detective who arrested the unidentified contract killer "The Cooler", previously played himself an unidentified contract killer known as "Hemlock." He did so in the first season episode "Hemlock" on JAG, another Bellisario production.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 11, 2011 on Global
      Australia: October 18, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: November 7, 2011 on TV3
      Finland: January 24, 2012 on Nelonen
      United Kingdom
      : February 3, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Germany: February 12, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 14, 2012 on Markiza