Season 5 Episode 19

Judgment Day, Part II

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 20, 2008 on CBS
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Judgment Day, Part II

When one of their own is killed, the team must find the killer before they get to another member - Gibbs.

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  • The 5th Season Ends With Jenny's Death. While The Team Mourns One Of Their Own, Gibbs Leads The Others In A Thrilling Search For The Killer.

    The first part of "Judgement Day" ended with a great cliffhanger. I had high hopes for this episode, but I was very disappointed. The second part of this milestone episode was good. Just good. And there is a reason why I'm only saying that. This episode had its moments, but mostly it delivered us very boring scenes. The story did not seem to go anywhere. Although I liked the team a lot here. It was fantastic to see how the team was effected after learning that Jenny has been killed. The best of those scenes was when Abby told Gibbs how nice clothes the director wore and nobody ever noticed it. It was actually heart-breaking. The biggest problem I had with this episode is that we never saw Jenny's funeral. We saw Kate's but not her's. This season ends with a cliffhanger. In my opinion this episode could have been the series finale, because Vance tells Gibbs that here's your new team. It could have been like the end of the team. Now it is up to season 6. See you there.moreless
  • The team deals with the death of Jen. Gibbs tries to find out what Jen died protecting. Tony deals with his guilt. The team does its best to keep the deputy director Vance out of the loop.moreless

    Very sad episode. Loved they why the team reacted to Jen's death. The scenes with Abbey made me want to cry too. I like how they still managed to have a slight sprinkling of that humor of NCIS that I love. One of my favorite scenes was near the end of the episode. Leon: Did you two know Mike Franks is involved in this?

    Ziva: Yes.

    Tony: No.

    Leon: You want to take a moment and get your stories straight?

    Ziva: No.

    Tony: Yes.

    Leon: That explains how director Shepherd got out to the dinner. Franks was the fifth shooter.

    Tony: On Jenny's side.

    Leon: Who's side are you on?

    Tony and Ziva: Gibbs.

    Leon: Well you finally got your stories straight.

    I can't wait till the new season!moreless
  • Sadness, answers and unwanted news.

    This was one of the better NCIS episodes. The characters grew at least two sizes, especially Tony. Tony and Ziva have come a long way, both have felt love and both have lost it, Jeanne and Roy Sanders (Dead man walking). In this episode they grew even closer and I would be very astonished if they would not get together during season 6. What was sad about this episode was the lack of showing feelings from Gibbs side. He who always is so passioned about his loved ones, but here he is almost ice cold. Still this episode was so exciting that I could not look away.moreless
  • I have to say this eppisode broke my heart

    I have to say this eppisode broke my heart . I loved Jenny and I alway thought that she and Gibbs would get back together. The worst was when Gibbs tried to open her body bag and he couldnt. And then the whole team their gone? It just sucks and I'm extremly sad. But regarless it was a good eppisode and the writters did say that we wouildnt hate them anymore when season six comes along... I just hope thier right and that they dont try to do what house did because house was the best show ever and then they broke up the team... So all in all i love-hated this eppisode.moreless
  • All the 5th season was great but..

    the last episode was kinda disappointing to me.

    I found this episode left many unclear points. To start off, I still don't know what was Jenn's sickness. The storyline was not well writen: How come an experimented ex-agent would leave the director all alone, defenseless (even though she was dying), knowing that her life was the aimed target???? Franks left her to search water for preparing tea?? I really don't quite understand.

    What Was it? a monitored suicidal act?

    Considering the high level agents they are, I could easily imagine they would work together and try to ambush the enemies but no... they simply exchanged cards and memories and she sat there, waiting for death, fighting against 4 or 5 all alone? She wouldn't stand a chance!! How about the insurance policy? What paper has been shred by Leon? What is his secret? This season was great, only 3 or 4 episodes I disliked but The season finale was not that good to me. Her dying was not a problem but the way they've built the storyline, I found it very weak.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

Director Jenny Shepard

Oleg Taktarov

Oleg Taktarov

Viggo Drantyev

Guest Star

Kathleen Gati

Kathleen Gati

Natasha Lenkov

Guest Star

Mike Muscat

Mike Muscat

File Clerk

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Mike Franks

Recurring Role

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

NCIS Asst. Director Leon Vance

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • GOOF: When Vance orders McGee to call Gibbs back to NCIS, McGee dials just five numbers and yet the call goes through to Gibbs' cell phone.

    • TRIVIA: When Vance is supervising McGee's search for the significance of the number Jenny found, it is clear from the questions he is asking, that he is an expert in decryption and high tech analysis, even surpassing McGee's level.

    • TRIVIA: Jimmy says that this is the first time he did an autopsy on a colleague. He worked for NCIS when Kate was killed, but did not assist Ducky with her.

    • GOOF: When Abby drops the CDs in her lab, several of the cases are facing upwards with the discs visible, but when the shot changes, they are all upside down and in different locations on the floor. In the same scene we see a top down view of Abby and the CDs. McGee bends down and turns to face the same direction as Abby, but in the next shot his he's kneeling but facing in the opposite direction of Abby.

    • TRIVIA: The USS Ronald Reagan had just deployed from San Diego for WestPac the day before, 5/19/08, so Tony really would be flying out and onto the ship as it headed out west for the next 6+ months.

    • GOOF: Tony calls McGee to ask if he has found a match for the tire tread found at the crime scene. The calls are from cell phone to cell phone, but when Tony hangs up on McGee you hear a dial tone! Cell phones do not have dial tones.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jimmy: Doctor. I've never had to, uh, autopsy a colleague.
      Ducky: I assure you, Mr. Palmer, the next one won't be any easier.

    • Leon: Did you two know Mike Franks is involved in this? Ziva: Yes. Tony: No. Leon: You want to take a moment and get your stories straight? Ziva: No. Tony: Yes. Leon: That explains how director Shepherd got out to the diner. Franks was the fifth shooter. Tony: On Jenny's side. Leon: Who's side are you on? Tony and Ziva: Gibbs. Leon: Well you finally got your stories straight.

    • Tony: Status McGee.
      McGee: Gibbs out there. Vance out there. Natasha out there. Us here.
      Tony: What are we doing?
      Ziva: Waiting for the fireworks.

    • Vance: Photo pops up, Gibbs runs off the reservation, and nobody knows a damn thing.
      Tony: Sounds like a Wednesday.

    • Abby: (referring to Director Shepard, but talking to Gibbs) She was always such a snappy dresser. You know? Like classy. I never told her that. Why didn't I tell her that? She would have liked that. She would have smiled. You can't wait with stuff like that because you never know what's going to happen. I like the way you dress Gibbs. It's masculine and spruce, and always with a jacket. (Gibbs smiles) See even you smiled. (Tony enters the lab) And Tony you're business but after hours. It's nice. (Ziva enters the lab) Ziva you kick ass and you look so good doing it. (McGee enters the lab) McGee, oh, McGee.

    • Tony: Say it!
      McGee: Say what?
      Tony: I screwed up. You can say it, Probie.
      McGee: It was not your fault.
      Ziva: (to McGee) Thank you.

    • Gibbs: McGee?
      McGee: Boss, we got a problem here.
      Gibbs: (Huffs) Just one?

    • McGee: I've tried letter substitution. I've tried frequency analysis, Affine shift ciphers.
      Leon: Affine shift ciphers?
      McGee: It's kinda hard to explain. No offense.
      Leon: You mean it's hard to explain why you'd waste your time on an Affine shift without even knowing the multiplicative inverse?
      McGee: Why I thought...
      Leon: Have you tried a transposition cipher?
      McGee: Not yet!
      Leon: Visioneer encryption?
      McGee: Well, I was going to.
      Leon: So, you haven't done anything. (hands McGee a toothpick) You call me when you have.

    • Abby: (Strolling in front of McGee's desk) Call'em again! (Tony and Ziva)
      McGee: I've already left Tony five messages.
      Abby: Call Ziva!
      McGee: Eight messages.
      Abby: Why you called Ziva more than you called Tony?... Right, not important. What is important is that we remain calm.
      McGee: I am calm.
      Abby: Don't you care about your friends?!?
      McGee: You just said... never mind.

    • Tony: Surprised it took you so long... thank God for Ducky.
      Ziva: You have not listened to anything I have said.
      Tony: Well it's only been three years. I'm a slow learner.
      Ziva: And a slow healer... You're crying over spilled milk.
      Tony: (sadly) It's not milk that I spilled.
      Ziva: Do not do this Tony.
      Tony: Don't do what? Blow my protection detail? Blow my undercover assignment?
      Ziva: Those sound like apologies.
      (Tony hands Ziva a bottle of Whiskey)
      Tony: She died alone.
      Ziva: We are all alone.
      Tony: Yeah, thanks for that... I just mean that she never got married, never had any children, never even heard her talk about it... Paris... that's when it must have happened.
      Ziva: The two of them alone, in another world.
      Tony: Putting their lives in each other's hands, every day.
      Ziva: Not to mention the long nights.
      Tony: It was inevitable.
      Ziva: Nothing is inevitable.

    • Ducky: Am I interrupting something?
      McGee: Just Abby's nervous breakdown.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Lauren Holly (Director Jenny Shepard) does not appear in this episode. This is the last episode she's credited as a regular.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 27, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: July 27, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: September 16, 2008 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: September 21, 2008 on FX UK
      New Zealand: October 12, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: October 19, 2008 on SAT 1
      Italy: December 21, 2008 on RAI 2
      France: January 16, 2009 on M6
      Norway: January 27, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: January 23, 2009 on La Sexta
      The Middle East: February 11, 2009 on MBC Action
      The Netherlands: March 17, 2009 on SBS 6
      Slovakia: November 5, 2009 on Markiza
      Finland: January 5, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: May 10, 2010 on TV Nova