Season 7 Episode 18


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 2010 on CBS
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The NCIS team is forced to work with the CGIS agency to solve a murder of a Navy diver that was found dead after trying to find sunken treasure.

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  • "Yo, Ho, Ho..."

    It is said everyone has a twin out there, but I'd bet Gibbs never dreamed his had boobs! LOL!

    I had fun with this one. The requisite murder of course, but it took something of a back seat to the "teamwork" of a reluctant fellow crime fighting force. Observation: is it possible there are just a few too many agencies out there at cross purposes? Anyway, this episode introduced us to a new "Fornell" of sorts, albeit, prettier and more...Gibbs-like! ;o}

    And I do hope for a recurring character with more to show for themselves than "Hart". Have I mentioned how much I hate that character...???

    The case was interesting in that, just when you thought they were close, they weren't, and even though Tony always thinks the wife did it, I did not this time. Gabrielle Miller as the grieving widow is just too fresh as the wide eyed innocent from "Corner Gas" for me to believe her that cold-hearted.

    Appears I should trust Tony's gut...moreless
  • I envy your brain sometimes...

    A dead Navy LT, a possible treasure lying somewere under the sea, and Tony's mind immediately starts spinning. but not just with Movie references.

    The team shares this investigation with their coast guard counterparts; a joint operation that will soon lead them to the truth. much to Ziva's disappointment. turns out that Tony's famous assumption "it's always the wife" is pretty much accurate in this case.

    a nice episode, nothing special but still well written and acted; with some good moments between the characters.

    glad to see that Tony and Ziva are interacting a little more than before; they're still stuck in a sort of limbo but it's always good to see some charater development.moreless
  • When a Navy Diver comes up dead on the beach NCIS is called in to investigate. It seems that CGIS (Coast Guard) is on the case as well as the diver is related to a murder on a sea vessel off the coast. The lead CGIS agent is basically a female Gibbs.moreless

    ***** Major Spoiler *****

    A very entertaining episode with some solid suspects and some doubtful technology. For some reason everyone assumed that the diver was Lieutenant Jensen and no one ever really tried to identify the remains properly. Even after the assumptions about the problems with the diver no one really jumped up and said, "this isn't Jensen!"

    The characterizations were great in this episode. Diane Neal as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin was spot on. She did an excellent Gibbs impression without laying it on too thick. I especially loved how the other NCIS agents all basically fell into place like they do with Gibbs when she asked questions. This was really great. It would definitely be fun to see this character again and to see Gibbs and her interact some more. Maybe even a romantic relationship. That could be problematic at best though. The similar backgrounds and similar mannerisms, but Borin definitely goes more with her gut. She was right about the wife in that she definitely was hiding something even early on.

    I liked the wild goose chase that the killer sent everyone on. It was somewhat clever. The only problem was how could they have been so stupid in the end. Everything was planned out so well, but no one knew where the money was?

    Overall it was an enjoyable episode to watch and the characterizations are what made this story go. The plot was OK, but again had some holes in it, but overall I would recommend this episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Awesome episode, and the 'female Gibbs' was epic!

    This was a highly enjoyable episode of NCIS for me, and one of the best ones in quite a while. The case was not at 100% for me, but the episode and interactions between the characters pulled it over the line for me.

    I really enjoyed the 'relationship' between Gibbbs and Abigail Borin, and I hope we see a little more of here in the future! The case was very interesting, and hopefully the CGIS will be involved a little more in future episodes!

    I thought the episode also had several funny moments, such as the dumb blonde not knowing what 'deceased' meant! That was hilarious!

    Overall, a sensational episode, and this season is looking mostly great for me! Keep it up, NCIS!moreless
  • Pirate treasure, and a female Gibbs? Yes please!

    It's a clear indication that this was a great episode if it compelled me to break my review hiatus!

    The episode contained the usual wit and humour that i come to expect of NCIS, but with the added benefit of a brilliant & beautiful actress Diane Neal of L&O: SVU fame (took me a while to recognise her with the different hairstyle!). The scene with CGIS agent Borin in the squad room, and the faces of the team, was priceless, in my book.

    Plot-wise, it's another who-dunnit murder mystery to solve, but the acting of the grieving wife was, up until the very end, very well done. Her acting and the (slightly predictable) plot-twists kept me on my toes when I was SURE who done it, only to doubt myself again.

    The flaws of the episode were few and fair between, and minor annoyances from a fan perspective than anything. The two senior agents in the team failing to clear a house properly? Doubtful. AND, a lackey getting the jump on our revered Gibbs?! Blasphemy. The other point of negativity was a lack of action for myself, but I appreciate not all episodes can have car chases and shoot-outs.

    All in all, a brilliant episode, with a generous helping of subtle humour throughout, with good / great acting by the guest stars, which goes without saying for the main cast.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler

Missy Dawkins

Guest Star

Gabrielle Miller

Gabrielle Miller

Andrea Mavrey

Guest Star

Eddie Shin

Eddie Shin

CGIS Special Agent Kyle Omagi

Guest Star

Diane Neal

Diane Neal

CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin

Recurring Role

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • TRIVIA: During the beginning of the episode, while the NCIS team are examining the body at the beach a dolphin can clearly be seen surfacing in the background.

    • TRIVIA: The set used for the Mavrey's house is the one that used to be Director Shepard's house.

    • GOOF: When Tony is interrogating Mavrey's wife, there's a typo on the court documents he's flipping through; the header says "Muncipal Court of Washington, D.C."

    • TRIVIA: The white star necklace that Abby is wearing is the same necklace that she wore in both episodes "Stakeout" and "Truth or Consequences."

    • TRIVIA: The theme of this episode, a team that resembles the members of the NCIS team, was also done in the episode 2x12 "Doppelgänger."

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Tony: Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
      Ziva: It is just a movie, Tony.
      Tony: How dare you? (puts down popcorn and hands Ziva a drink) Is Mickey just a mouse? Ringling Brothers just a circus?
      Ziva: Yes.
      Tony: (chuckles) Well, you see, that's why you don't have any friends.
      Ziva: I do have friends!
      Tony: Really? Then what are you doing with me, watching a movie on a Friday night at work? Huh?
      Ziva: You are my friend.
      Tony: Really?
      Ziva: No. My date canceled.
      Tony: Mine, too. (They smile and begin to watch The Black Pirate)

    • Ziva: Are you obsessed with this woman because she reminds you of Gibbs or because she is quite attractive?
      Tony (looking more carefully at CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin): Oh yeah! Gosh, I haven't even noticed!

    • Abby: I have no idea how to get into Jensen's laptop. I mean, he has a code built up in here that would make the NSA proud.

    • Ducky: It was a maxim of Captain Swosser's - if you only have to swab a plank, you should swab it as if Davy Jones were after you.

    • Tony: (to the housemaid as he enters Dr. Mavrey's Victorian mansion) Ah, Hi. Wow! Nice pad. Early American.. colossal.

    • Tony: Davy Jones. He used to sing with The Monkees.
      Ziva: Real monkeys?
      Tony: I envy your brain sometimes.

    • Ziva: Found candy leftover from Valentine's Day.
      Tony: Candy from who?
      Ziva: Why does it matter?
      Tony: It matters because you didn't eat it. And so that person must not mean very much to you. It means something.
      Ziva: It means nothing.
      Tony: I'm glad I wasn't your Valentine.
      Ziva: So am I.

    • Missy Dawkins: Oh my god, I can't believe he's dead!
      McGee: What was your relationship with the deceased?
      Missy Dawkins: You mean he's deceased too?!

    • Gibbs: Agent Borin, do you wanna walk me through your evidence lot?
      Borin: Yeah no problem. You can call me Abby.
      Gibbs: No, no that's not gonna happen.

    • Tony: Ziva, did you hear that?
      Ziva: Yes.
      Tony: Yes, what?
      Ziva: Yes, I heard the wife did it. Okay, yes, you are a genius.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Prelude from the Holberg Suite" by Edvard Grieg (While Tony and Ziva are watching the silent movie)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: March 16, 2010 on Global
      Australia: May 4, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: May 4, 2010 on TV3
      Spain: September 17, 2010 on LaSexta
      Germany: September 19, 2010 on SAT 1
      Norway: October 19, 2010 on TV3
      Finland: January 11, 2011 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: March 28, 2011 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: June 30, 2011 on Markiza


    • During this episode many of the characters talk about the character of Davy Jones but they all refer to different books of movies. Ducky talks about Charles Dickens' Bleak House, Palmer talks about Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island, and the others refer to The Pirates of the Caribbean character of Davy Jones.

    • Tony: Yes, Virginia, there is a CGIS.

      This is a reference to the famous New York Sun editorial from September 21, 1897, which answered the letter of a young girl asking if Santa Clause really existed. It includes the often cited line "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause."

    • Abby: That's why I think there is something rotten in Denmark.

      This is a famous quote from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The real quote goes "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."