Season 2 Episode 9

Forced Entry

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A Marine's wife shoots an intruder in self defense when he is about to rape her. The team finds out that the wife was leading a double life, while her husband was serving overseas. Allegedly, she has been chatting with a stranger on the net and had no idea about his true intentions. The team believes that she might have lured him to her home, not knowing that he is a serial rapist.moreless

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  • Nonsensical Huerstangihpa zoop muah

    This episode makes about as much sense as the title I wrote above! Pure crap. Why would someone arrange a new identity to have himself shot and then just hope he survives? WHAT CRIME WAS COMITTED (besides the Kansas rapes mentioned)?

    I love the show, REALLY LOVE Pauley Perrette, so I hate to disparage the writers, but they MUST EXPLAIN THINGS BETTER. Conservation of Theme, people. Get with it.
  • 209

    "Forced Entry" is the title of the episode here and thanks to the great folks at USA Network and their Memorial Day marathon we were able to watch it. Forced Entry saw Kate get pushed to the limit and partake in suicide by cop, to which Gibbs flatly told her to "get over it." At times NCIS can be very light-hearted, but then at times they can be ultra serious, and while some people might not like these mood jumps, I personally love them as it keeps the viewer on their feet wondering what will happen next.

    Solid offering here, glad I tuned in.moreless
  • Playing with everyone..

    What a case. It was a total mess from the start but that kind of solution of the case, I did not expected - I mean, it was soon quite sure that the "sister" was behind it but I did not expected that man to be involved too. Loved Abby's look when she tried to call, got trough and then said all what she learned and Gibbs just said: we knew it. That impression and her dialogue with McGee.. Great..

    Also.. I think Abby got some great moments on this episode too. Going to work on that firm and talking to her classes.. :Pmoreless
  • Very interesting little mystery.

    This is just about a woman's worst nightmare – alone at home and a man breaks into her house and tries to rape and kill her. 'Jeremy' underestimated their target, a marine wife who knows how to use a gun.

    Rape fantasy is not unusual but that's because it's *just* a fantasy. A killing team who have raped and murdered five women then when their latest victim shoots 'Jeremy', they create the whole email trail to cover it up. They'd already used him to create their identities, then used him to hack the computer but then he was a liability so killed him. It's actually a disturbing way to pick victims – it's actually on her profile and it gets used against her.

    A fascinating story.moreless
  • A great episode with many twists and turns.

    The start of the episode did not turn out how I expected to, and that generally means that the whole episode doesn't either, which was the case.

    The episode was unpredictable, but it also had other great elements, in my opinion. The case was different, and that is always good, and the episode did have some funny moments.

    It was a very interesting case for me to watch, and I really enjoy it. I do recommend this one because we got to see each team member at their best, and it was a different sort of case.

    A great addition to the NCIS series. Keep it up!moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Special Agent Kate Todd

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Megan Ward

Megan Ward

Laura Rowens

Guest Star

Neil Hopkins

Neil Hopkins

Jeremy Davison

Guest Star

Sterling Macer Jr.

Sterling Macer Jr.

Marine Sgt. Chris Hegarty

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • GOOF: In the last frame of the show, we see Gibbs grabbing for the light switch to shut it off. However, when he makes the "Pulling" action, not only is the light still on, but you can see that he never makes contact with the switch.

    • TRIVIA: When Laura Rowens serves coffee to Gibbs in her kitchen, the coffee cups have the words "Navy Federal" on them. Navy Federal Credit Union serves Navy and Marine personnel and their dependents, and offers a full range of financial services.

    • TRIVIA: Harriet Margulies, who is the audience liaison for both Don Bellisario and NCIS, is seen playing a phone operator at Scarlet Secret.

    • TRIVIA: While McGee and Gibbs are waiting on the street after interviewing a witness, the NCIS van is hit by a football thrown by two boys. Gibbs picks up the ball and throws it back to them, resulting in a rather long pass. The actor who plays Gibbs, Mark Harmon, attended Los Angeles Pierce College as a student and quarterback. He then transferred to UCLA and was the starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins in 1972 and 1973. He was also awarded the National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence in 1973. Harmon was also born to College Football All-American University of Michigan football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon.

    • Gibbs Rules:
      Rule #23 - Never mess with a Marine's coffee if you want to live. (recited in a conversation between McGee, Kate and Tony with the participation of a couple of Marines standing guard.)

    • GOOF: In the last scene, when McGee shows Tony the photo of Tony's cybergirlfriend, the photo is a vertical layout, but when shown in close-up, it is horizontal.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Gibbs: I need to know who hired Grotinski to create the email trail between Rowens and Davidson.
      McGee: Well, there's about 150 gigabytes of data on several hard drives.
      Gibbs: Only 150? Hell, that shouldn't take much time at all. (Gibbs leaves)
      McGee: (turns to Abby) He has no idea what a gigabyte is, does he, Abby?
      Abby: I don't think he knows what hard drive is, McGee.

    • Abby: I have to talk to Gibbs.
      McGee: You're gonna have to wait 'cause the last time I disturbed him in interrogation was the last time.

    • Abby: Hey McGee. Ready to plunge into the seedy side of the Internet with me?
      McGee: Well, I thought we agreed never to discuss that at work.
      Abby: McGee, I'm talking about the case.

    • Kate: He does have experience with cybersex.
      Gibbs: Yeah? That true DiNozzo?
      Tony: I think what Kate meant to say was that I met a very nice girl online once.
      Gibbs: Yeah. What was her name?
      Tony: Names aren't that important... 'Hotjugs24'. But I think she meant it as a metaphor.

    • Kate: Now why would somebody hide a camcorder in a vent?
      Tony: You're kidding, right? Oh, ya know, when this is over we really need to talk, Kate. You're scaring me.

    • Abby: Care to guess which fetish they have in common Kate?
      Kate: No, no, I'm going to hell just listening to all this.

    • Kate: This house is sorta how I always pictured Tony's place.
      Gibbs: Yeah except DiNozzo has better furniture.

    • Kate: I hate hospitals.
      Tony: Maybe we'll get lucky, and he's dead.

    • Laura: (about McGee) Is he old enough to be an NCIS agent?
      Gibbs: I ask myself that every day.

    • Kate: We think Laura Rowans is having an online affair with Jeremy Davidson.
      Abby: Really, I could have told her....internet romances never work out.
      Tony: They all end in attempted murder.
      Abby: Only the really hot ones Tony.

    • Kate: (after Tony tricks McGee into drinking Gibbs' coffee) Maybe next time you should remember rule 23.
      Tony: Is that the one about not marrying a woman who eats more than you?
      MP: Never mess with a Marine's coffee if you want to live.

    • Mrs. Rowans: It was just a game.
      Gibbs: Does this feel like a game, Mrs. Rowans?

    • Kate: I had to wear a skirt today.
      Tony: D'you say something?
      Kate: Y'know, you realize what would happen if I dropped this knife, Tony?
      Tony: Yup. I'm still deciding whether it's worth it or not.

    • Abby: We're talking cleaner than clean, whiter than white! You put him in a lineup with snow, Snow is going to Jail!
      Gibbs: Or it just means he was never caught.
      Abby: Or it just means he was never caught.

    • Michelle Davison: (after being challenged by Gibbs/Kate saying NCIS) NCI What?

    • Tony: I gotta get one of these.
      Kate: DiNozzo!
      Tony: I'm talking plasma screen Kate.

    • Kate: 12 years of catholic school says that ain't gonna happen.
      Tony: You still have the pleated skirt?

    • Tony: What was that tip I picked up in Baltimore? (he slaps his forehead while saying this) Right on the tip (touches his tongue). Oh yeah. Rapists are liars, Kate.

    • Tony: It's in our blood, we're passionate.
      Kate: The only thing running through your blood Tony is cholesterol....and possibly chlamydia.
      Tony: It's curable.

    • Kate: (seeing a sexy picture of Mrs. Rowens on Davison's computer) She had to have sent him that.
      Gibbs: Yeah, how do you figure that?
      Kate: Well let's say theoretically I had a picture like this. I wouldn't be handing them out on a street corner.

    • Tony: I dated a woman who used to wear my police uniform and make me call her Detective Sipowitz.
      Kate: What the hell is wrong with you?
      Tony: It wasn't my idea... well the uniform was.

    • Abby: You think he did it?
      Gibbs: Kind of depends on your definition of it.
      Abby: Spoken like a true politician Gibbs!

    • Kate: Ewwww!
      Tony: Oh....ewww!

    • Kate: Got big plans today, Tony?
      Tony: Well, it is Saturday, Kate, what do you think?
      Kate: Oh, you have a date with a girl who can't spell her last name?
      Tony: Ha Ha.
      Kate: First name?

    • Tony: Wow, Laura Rowan wrote these.
      Kate: Allegedly.
      Tony: Ok, Abby, I'll of course need copies of all of them.
      Gibbs: (after he hands Tony his coffee) You drink that DiNozzo, and you're dead.

    • Kate: Whoa!
      Gibbs: Whoa what?
      Kate:''s uh.. pretty specific...Gibbs.
      Gibbs: Yea?
      Kate: By specific I mean explicit. In a truest most pornographic sense of the word.
      Gibbs: Yeah, I'd say thats specific Kate, bag it.

    • Gibbs: Hey Kate, your brothers really like that?
      Kate: Sadly, yes.
      Gibbs: Huh, explains a lot.

    • Tony: So, you wanna drag her in here and accuse her of attempted murder McGee.
      McGee: No, I didn't say that.
      Tony: No let's do it, it's not like she hasn't been through enough crap already.
      McGee: Well, you would know, you're the master at giving it.
      Tony: Watch your lip, Probie.
      Kate: Hey!
      Tony: ....Your quivering lip.
      Kate: Hey! My God, I swear the two of you are worse than my brothers, and they're practically psychotic. We have to ID this guy, if we find a connection between the two of them we bring Laura Rowans in for questioning. Agreed?

    • Tony: We'll come back. Agent Todd, make sure the MP guarding him doesn't screw up the DD932A6 form like he did last time. If he does it's your ass. Clear?
      Kate: Crystal.
      Tony: Crystal what?
      Kate: Sir.
      Tony: Better, now get moving, I don't have all day.

    • Abby: Did you know?
      McGee: No.
      Abby: If I find out that you knew, I'll kill you.

    • Tony: (on phone to nurse) We'll be there in fifteen minutes.
      (Gibbs pushes down on the pedal)
      Tony: Make that ten.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Croatia: October 27, 2005 on NOVA TV
      Finland: April 7, 2007 on Nelonen
      France: September 30, 2005 on M6
      Germany: October 27, 2005 on SAT.1
      Middle East: May 2, 2007 on MBC Action
      Sweden: June 12, 2005 on TV3
      Denmark: January 11, 2005 on TV3


    • Tony: Dead man walking!

      Dead Man Walking is a nonfiction book written by a nun who became the spiritual adviser to a man sentenced to the death penalty. The book was made into a movie in 1995 starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.

    • Gibbs: What do you think happened to Oedipus here?

      Said as they find the body with the eyes gouged out - an allusion to the famous legend of Oedipus, who unknowingly killed his father and married his own mother and who blinded himself on discovering what he had done.

    • Tony: I dated a woman who used to wear my police uniform and make me call her Detective Sipowicz.

      This is a reference to a character from a popular cop drama show NYPD Blue, played by Dennis Franz.