NCIS

Season 7 Episode 15

Jack-Knife

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 2010 on CBS
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After one of the drivers of a shady shipping company is found dead, the NCIS team has to go on the road to take down the illegal activities along with the FBI.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Another great episode.

    8.0
    Another excellent fast-paced episode of NCIS tonight. TV's most-watched drama has been on an absolute roll as of late and is really warranting the 20 million viewers it gets week in and week out.



    While this episode did not have any of the excellent Ziva and DiNozzo chemistry, that might just be the best on TV, it was high on action with a great story that progressed at a nice speed. Really no dull moments tonight, and some generally laugh out loud moments as well.



    If you are one of the few people not watching this show, what is wrong with you?moreless
  • See you later...

    8.0
    Hijackers aren't usually NCIS juristiction; but when an old acquaintance of the team comes to Gibbs for help, they're forced to accept.

    Damon Werth makes his third appearence in the series as one of his buddies gets killed in an alley; he goes to Gibbs for help and eventually, with the help of Fornell and the rest of the team, he manages to help to solve the case.

    not my favourite storyline, but still a good episode after all, as usually the characters were the main focus... which begs another question: what are the writers planning to do with werth? and Ziva? They're teasing us episode after epsiode, I hope they realize this can't go on forever like this.moreless
  • Perhaps I'm being a little generous, but this is a pretty good episode.

    10
    To start off, I want to mention that this episod had a terrific concept behing it and I loved it a lot. I wasn't too pleased to see Fornell back again, but it was nice to see a familiar face, at least for me.



    The case was very interesting, and Ziva and Werth together was a great combination, and I wouldn't mind seeing a little more of that in the future.



    I thought the start of the episode was great, and it developed nicely from that point forth.



    I would highly recommend this episode, as it had humour, a very interesting case and fairly suspenseful right until the very end. Great episode, and I hope for more cases like this one, in the near future.moreless
  • When a former Marine wakes to find his friends throat slashed he calls on Gibbs who he had dealings with in the past. It seems there is some interstate trucking and racing involved in some kind of scheme and the team with FBI Agent Spano investigate.moreless

    8.5
    Some nice relationship investigation in this episode mostly with Gibbs. First we have the former Marine Corporal Damon Werth played by Paul Telfer. This was the Marine that broke DiNozzo's nose and dislocated McGee's shoulder when he was on something in a prior episode. They seem to have an interesting father/son like relationship.



    Then we have Gibbs and FBI Agent T.C. Fornell played by Joe Spano. Again a former recurring character who Gibbs seems to have a pretty good working relationship with as an equal. Something you don't see a whole lot of. I liked the scene with the coffee at the beginning. A running theme in this episode?



    Finally we get to see McGee trying to keep up with Gibbs and his lifestyle of never sleeping. Watching McGee interact with everyone else while trying to stay awake was very amusing. Tony, Abby, and Ziva all had a good time with this.



    The case was sort of boring in that not much happened and there was a lot of wait and see. The Roadrunner and Camaro were almost the highlights. It was an interesting twist at the end. The Why and the How of this case were sort of strange.



    Entertaining, but not up to the usual stellar level of most NCIS episodes. Still it was fun to watch the characters interact and the Tony/Ziva relationship always is fun to watch. I enjoyed the slip up from McGee when he thought Gibbs wanted him to "wake" Ziva and Tony up because they were together. Especially after the Paris job and everything we can surmise, but don't definitely know at this point. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • R & R night at NCIS.

    8.0
    Gibbs could have a real posse following him around if every life he saved, literally or figuratively, felt as indebted as McGee and Lucas.



    It was great to see Fornell in the saddle with NCIS again; he may as well just switch agencies right now! That would of course, preclude him appropriating any more of Gibbs' wives...



    Tony had some good one-liners at McGee's expense, and he also had some good stand-off lines with Lucas. Abby showed her evil streak as she described taking the car apart piece by piece, though I suspect you'd have to be a car lover to really appreciate it. I would have had it been the Maybach she was referring to!



    This episode was long on character, and short on "case". The necessary murder took back seat to the Cannonball Run and I suspect the writers felt the need for a bit of levity after the past few "cases". Nothing wrong with a bit of R & R...especially as it did NOT involve Hart :opmoreless
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

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Paul Telfer

Paul Telfer

Marine Corporal Damon Werth

Guest Star

Peter Woodward

Peter Woodward

David Devoisier

Guest Star

Jason Spisak

Jason Spisak

Aaron Szwed

Guest Star

Joe Spano

Joe Spano

FBI Agent T.C. Fornell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: The photo McGee shows the team of Szwed's distribution hub is actually a photo of studio lot in Valencia, CA where NCIS is filmed.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • (Werth appears holding a pee cup)
      Werth: Ziva!
      Ziva: Damon?
      Werth: I was just um, peeing in a cup.

    • Gibbs: I know my goldfish didn't eat a T-bone.

    • Ziva: (going undercover with Damon) What, no comment about me being a woman?
      Lucas: You kidding me? Like if I had a choice, I'd hang around with more dudes? It'll make patting you down more enjoyable.
      Damon: (sounding jealous) Try not to enjoy it too much.
      Ziva: (flirtatiously) Good luck with that.

    • Ziva: There are a few strings being tugged.
      Tony: Pulled; you pull strings.
      Werth: Except heart strings.
      Ziva: The heart has strings?
      Werth: According to the poets.
      Tony: Don't confuse the girl. It's taken a lot of marionetteing to get her this far.
      Werth: Who's the puppet master?

    • McGee: Got a new lock on the front door...
      Gibbs: That's to keep out unwanted guests.

    • (McGee is tapping his fingers while watching the truck)
      Tony: Hey, will you stop tapping your fingers?
      McGee: I'm not just tapping my fingers. I'm watching his taillights; it's Morse code. (shouts quickly) F-U (Tony glares at him) E-L. Fuel. Tony, they're stopping for fuel.
      Tony: Yeah, you're done with the coffee.

    • (seeing the car)
      Tony: Wow, Ferrari. I had a hamster named Ferrari.

    • Fornell: This really is a big deal for you, isn't it? Letting me drive your car.
      Gibbs: Yeah, whatever. You already slept with my wife.

    • (Tony and McGee hear some talking through the static)
      Tony: What's pretty boy mumbling about now?
      McGee: Wow, can you hold a grudge.
      Tony: He broke my nose.
      McGee: He dislocated my shoulder okay?
      Tony: Well, you have another shoulder. I only have one nose, and it's on my face. I mean it's on my face McGee!
      McGee: Look, it was two years ago. Just drop it.

    • (Gibbs and Fornell walk in)
      Gibbs: So where's the truck? It rolls in 6 hours. What do you got?
      Tony: We got nothing.
      Fornell: I don't like the sound of that.
      Tony: Oh... (sounds excited) we got nothing!

    • (Tony and Ziva are watching McGee sleep at his desk when he suddenly jolts awake)
      McGee: I'm awake.
      Ziva: We didn't say anything McGee.
      (McGee looks at Tony)
      McGee: But you did something didn't you? What did you do? (he looks around his desk) You try and put my hand in this water?
      Tony: That's a little juvenile.
      McGee: You drew on my face didn't you? You drew on my face... (he picks up a CD to check)
      Tony: No. I suggested stripping you naked, putting a tag on your toe, and dragging you down to autopsy so when you woke up you'd think you were dead, but Ziva thought it was in poor taste.
      McGee: Well, thank you Ziva.
      Tony: I did not agree. I think there are a lot of people who would like to see you naked.

    • (Fornell opens the door and has a beard)
      Gibbs: What happened to your face?
      Fornell: What happened to your arm?
      Gibbs: The job.
      Fornell: Same.

    • Gibbs: Get Ziva and DiNozzo out of bed.
      McGee (shocked): What?
      Gibbs: Wake 'em up.
      McGee: Oh, oh, oh, right. Uh, get them out of bed because it's the middle of the night, and they're asleep.
      Gibbs: Yes.
      McGee: Individual beds. Get them out of individual beds. I was confused; I thought we were talking...
      Gibbs (interrupting): Need some sleep yourself do you McGee?
      McGee: Uh, no?
      Gibbs: You got bags under your eyes.
      McGee: It's a look I was going for.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Grim Reaper" by Keaton Simons (Damon's flashback)

    • Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: February 9, 2010 on Global
      Australia: April 13, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: April 13, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: June 6, 2010 on SAT 1
      Spain: June 11, 2010 on LaSexta
      Slovakia: September 2, 2010 on Markiza
      Norway: September 28, 2010 on TV3
      Finland: December 21, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: March 7, 2011 on TV Nova

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