NCIS

Season 6 Episode 1

Last Man Standing

7
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2008 on CBS
8.9
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When a petty officer is found murdered, Gibbs learns about the mysterious connection between the disbanding of his team and the case.

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  • Shocked

    8.0
    It was disappointing that Vance broke up the team but he did it to try and catch a traitor to the country It turned out Lee was one of them and at first you can't expect her to be the traitor but after she killed Langer I suspected her She turned out to be the traitor and was able to walk out of NCIS Maybe the storyline will continue in another episode.moreless
  • The 6th Season Begins With The "New" Team Investigating A Petty Officer's Death. Where The Trail Leads To Angers And Threatens The Team.

    8.0
    This episode was a great way to start the season but not the best. Don't get me wrong but I loved how we did not see the normal team in action, since three new agents sitting in the seats of Ziva, Tony and Tim. It was great to see what the team could have been instead of the regular one. The team was depressing and there was no chemistry at all between the characters. The case was well written so I'll give some bonus points for that too. The first half of this episode was boring and at first it did not interest me. The final 10 minutes were perfect! The team finally got back together. The suspense is a highlight in this episode. The ending was frightening. You'll understand when you watch it! I would have rated it as a 7, but the last 10 minutes were so great that I had to give it an 8. A great start!moreless
  • Last Man Standing

    7.3
    The season premiere of NCIS returns with one familiar image: Ziva being shot at, and one very unfamiliar image: three new agents in the seats of Ziva, McGee and DiNozzo.



    The episode was interesting as for once they were pursuing an interest within the organization, not an external criminal. The result was a guessing game, a who dunn it, if you will. While the three replacement actors were not exactly riveting, it did not distract from this unique storyline.



    It is good to know that so late into the series' run this show is still among the very best on television.moreless
  • Ziva returns home to NCIS

    10
    In this episode of NCIS the following happens. We pick up a couple of months after the end of season 5, when everyone was redeployed. The team are called in when the body of a Petty Officer is discovered. From Abby we learn that it has been 126 days since we last saw Ziva, Tony & McGee. Abby begs Gibbs to bring the old team back. We learn that the Petty Officer, worked with a victim who was killed in a bombing in Morocco. Here the team learn that Ziva was also hurt in the attack. Gibbs orders his new B team to find Ziva. Gibbs goes to see McGee to see if he has heard from Ziva. Then as if by magic they get a phone call from Ziva. We learn that the team was broken up because a NCIS agent was black mailing the Petty Officer, who was found this morning. Gibbs is asks to find out which of the 3 new members of his B team is betraying their country. Gibbs and the Director ask Jimmy about his relationship with Agent Lee. Agent Lee and another Agent go to building 3 and has entered the computer achieves of building 3. Agent Lee is being attacked by the other Agent. She calls Gibbs who is quick to arrive on scene when he can hear gun shots. As they enter they find Lee holding a gun and the other Agent dead. Ziva is transferred back to NCIS as is McGee. Agent Lee packs up her belongings and leaves the building. She gets a message on her phone saying, do they suspect. She then has flash backs of all the murders she as committed including the Petty Officer. She sends a message back simply saying no.moreless
  • Lee - did not see that coming.

    9.5
    It was a shock to me that Vance disbanded the team at the end of last season. But I knew they would get back together (most of them)in the first episode of the fifth season. I liked the storyline altogether, the result with Lee I did not see coming. I wish there was more of Tony but I realise that would have been impossible while he was still on the boat. It was nice to see Ziva showing some emotions regarding missing everyone. Hope the next episode will offer more action/Tony/ team interaction.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

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Jonathan LaPaglia

Jonathan LaPaglia

Special Agent Brent Langer

Guest Star

Jonathan Mangum

Jonathan Mangum

Special Agent Daniel T. Keating

Guest Star

Jenny O'Hara

Jenny O'Hara

Alice Brodie

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee

Recurring Role

Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Mossad Director Eli David

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • GOOF: At the end of the episode, Lee texts NO then closes the phone without pressing send.

    • TRIVIA: The ship that Tony is serving on, the USS Seahawk, is a fictional aircraft carrier that was frequently featured on another Donald Bellisario show, JAG.

    • TRIVIA: One of the books on McGee's desk is PCs for Dummies.

    • TRIVIA: Abby says that 126 days have passed since Tony, McGee and Ziva have been gone. This episode aired 126 days after "Judgment Day", the last episode of the previous season, where the 'team' was disbanded.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Ducky: Mr Palmer, tell Agent Gibbs he can send in the B-Team.
      Gibbs: Implies there's an A-Team, Duck.
      Ducky: Isn't there?

    • McGee: What do you see?
      Tony: A short life. Yours, if I get caught.

    • McGee: Boss, I'm sorry, he made it very clear to me that I couldn't talk to anyone except for him.
      Gibbs: Wouldn't have stopped you in the past.
      McGee: Well it's not the same; we were a team, I would give this up in a heartbeat to be working with you and Ziva again.
      Gibbs: And DiNozzo?
      McGee: Yeah, him too.

    • Gibbs: We miss you Ziva.
      Ziva: I miss you too, all of you, even Tony.

    • Gibbs: Anything else?
      Abby (holds up a post it): A number.
      Gibbs: One, two, six?
      Abby: One hundred and twenty six. That is the number of days that Tony, McGee and Ziva have been gone. I really didn't think you'd let it get into triple digits, Gibbs! But now it's way more! It's like a third of a whole year! I miss them!
      Gibbs: Abby, you had lunch with McGee yesterday!
      Abby: It's not the same. I miss them collectively, as a group. My three musketeers.

    • Lee: Morning, sir.
      Langer: Morning, sir.
      Keating: Morning, sir.
      Gibbs: So glad we all agree on something.

    • Langer: Four months I've been sitting here fielding calls for DiNozzo, and I swear, they're all women.
      Lee: And that surprises you?

    • Tony: Is this hacking, McGee? Are we hacking?
      McGee: We are not hacking, Tony.
      Tony: But it is illegal, right? Don't answer that. I know it's illegal. I'm having fun.

    • (McGee is in MTAC on video link with Tony)
      Tony: (to McGee, in pirate voice) And tell me this, me little McShipmate, how is that scurrilous, black-hearted Pirate King of ours, Captain One-Shot Gibbs?
      Gibbs: (appearing) I'm just fine, DiNozzo.
      Tony: (guiltily) Oh, uh... (Tony slaps the back of his own head) There you go, boss. Welcome aboard.
      Gibbs: Got work to do.
      Tony: I'm on it, boss. What am I on, McGee?
      McGee: Are you alone?
      Tony: Oh, yeah. Just me and 5,000 of my closest friends. I AM NEVER ALONE!

    • DiNozzo: Make sure you feed the chickens. Say hi to Mom.
      McGee: (about Tony) He's insane...
      Gibbs: (smiling) Oh yeah.
      McGee: Thank you, Tony. Look after yourself. Don't fall overboard, okay?
      DiNozzo: (whispering) More likely to jump.
      Gibbs: DiNozzo.
      DiNozzo: Pa?
      Gibbs: You take care of yourself.
      DiNozzo: Miss you, too, Dad.

    • Abby: You have ten days. (Gibbs starts smiling) Okay, I don't wanna pressure you. So, twelve. But no more then two weeks. (Gibbs looks at her and walks away without saying anything) And stop taking the stairs! (elevator bell dings)

    • McGee (to Tony): Don't be such a girl.

    • Langer: Where's Gibbs?
      Keating: He's probably down in the basement where all the geeks are. (Langer looks at Lee and then looks back at him but doesn't say anything and Keating is clueless to the questioning looks.) What?

    • Ducky: Well, there are other reasons a man takes his clothes off to go to bed.
      Gibbs: Any evidence of that?
      Palmer: Well, he did come to a sticky end.

    • Langer: It'll get better.
      Lee: (referring to Gibbs) Yeah, when he retires.

  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Keating: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

      A well-known line from the St. Crispin's Day Speech of Shakespeare's Henry V.

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