Season 6 Episode 22

Legend, Part I

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 2009 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The team heads to LA to work with the team there to investigate a murder, which soon turns into something bigger. Meanwhile, Tony begins snooping into Ziva's private life.

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  • Too much time spent setting up spinoff!

    Bad enough that NCIS never gets a 2 hr episode, but then we get a two parter with more time spent on the spin off instead of the team! Yuck. Especially since I really didn't like most of the characters in the spinoff!
  • The two NCIS teams make an exciting episode.

    It was great to see the two NCIS teams work together when a man is murdered in DC who NCIS LA are looking for so Gibbs and McGee head to LA The two teams make an exciting episode where Gibbs and McGee are in LA ,Ziva and Tony work the murder in DC and Tony looks into Ziva's private life finding about Michael Rivkin who turns out to be involved in the LA case where it ends with a good cliffhanger when he meets Callen at the end.moreless
  • Super cool toys!

    So finally, here we are.

    The last part of this season starts with a really nice and out of the ordinary episode; in which we learn the basics of the plot that will be continued in the next episode(s).

    Arms dealers, "super-cool technologic toys" and secret agencies are the main characters; Gibbs and the team must cooperate with the NCIS OSP in LA to catch the bad guys... in the meantime Tony's curiosity about Ziva's secret guy starts to make tony suspicious.

    Nice episode; clearly plotted to introduce the new characters and the events for the next episode, so could be considered as a filler, well sorta.

    The party has just begun...moreless
  • Yes, it keeps getting better

    It is hard to believe, but the series just keeps getting better with few episodes being the exception. We can only hope that the spinoff is even half as good. It does appear to show promise. The characters are already becoming as approachable as the original NCIS crew. The plot swings and surprises appear to be there as well. The gadgets just keep getting more technical and innovative. Is there anyway that they can continue to improve in all these areas. Well, I for one am very hopeful, as it is truly one of the very few TV series worthy watching week after week.moreless
  • great episode

    i like this episode a lot and i can totaly see why it got a 10 on the rating but the only problem i had with this episdoe is that it was verry hard to follow the whole episdoe it was jumping back and forth from l.a to washington, to the past to the present to abby, to mcgee and gibbs to gibbs and macy, to tony and ziva, and to ziva and that dude she is dating i think so i was verry confused i can ussualy focus 2 stories but this had like 6 so i was kinda confused but even though i was i still loving the episode soo much. i liked all of the stories but i think ill have to watch it again on my dvr and i also think that all of my questions will be answered in in the 2nd part lol bottom line great episode

    cant wait for the next partmoreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

Special Agent G. Callen

Guest Star

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

Special Agent Sam Hanna

Guest Star

Louise Lombard

Louise Lombard

Special Agent Lara Macy

Guest Star

Merik Tadros

Merik Tadros

Michael Rivkin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • GOOF: When the team finds the body with the Potomac view in the background, the shadows are wrong. The shadows inside the building are not all in the same direction indicating a closer light source than the Sun.

    • TRIVIA: Ducky tells Tony that when Ziva had been sent back to Israel, she was almost killed on an undercover assignment in Morocco.

    • TRIVIA: Gibbs is old friends with Special Agent Callen, and they had worked together in Serbia.

    • TRIVIA: Callen starts speaking in Russian so that a neighbor from St Petersburg who hears him will think he's Russian mafia. If so, it will be as an American contact, because his Russian accent was terrible.

    • GOOF: When Tony dials the phone (in the scene just after Gibbs' meeting with Abby) the touch-tones that we hear are "1234567", however these are not the numbers Tony dialed. This is evident as the "1" button is visible as he dials the first number.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Michael: Your father sends his love.
      Ziva: What else does my father send?
      Michael: (taking her hand) Me.

    • Tony: Ah, well look at that. 6 cylinder, gas powered beast.
      Ziva: V8, diesel.
      (Tony taps hood)
      Tony: Batteries in here.
      (Ziva points to side)
      Ziva: Here.
      (Tony points where Ziva was pointing)
      Tony: Over there.

    • Ziva: After out last trip to LA, I do not understand why you would think I would be such an eager platypus, Tony.
      Tony: Beaver, eager beaver. Not platypus. (pause) Why does that bother me so much? Don't answer that! (Ziva's cell rings) Answer that!

    • Tony: McGee, not me? McGoo, you?

    • Tony: He got a name?
      Ziva: Who?
      Tony: Star of David.
      Ziva: Oh him, yes he has a name.
      Tony: Trevor? Bruce? Marmaduke?
      Ziva: Michael.
      Tony: Um, he sounded more like a Bruce than a Michael on the phone.

    • Tony: Those red eye flights can be murder. (Gibbs glares)

    • Tony: Long distance can be hard. Tele-friend from Tel Aviv?
      Ziva: You're jealous.
      Tony: I'm not jealous.
      Ziva: Yes you are.
      Tony: No I'm not, and I'm not arguing, boss.
      McGee: Are, too!
      Tony: Am not!

    • (Tony arguing with McGee as he's entering the bullpen and Ziva's phone starts ringing)
      Tony: Hold on a second. (picks up and talks to phone) Ziva David's phone.
      Michael: Ziva please.
      Tony: She's not in right now... (turns around and sees Ziva walking into bullpen) Um, actually she is just walking in. (Tony holds phone to shoulder while Ziva tries to grab it) Man, deep voice, slightly accented, 6'3", 200 pounds, Prada suit, Italian shoes, standing on the north side of the street, looking for Ziva.
      (takes phone from him)
      Ziva: Thank you, Tony.

    • (McGee and Tony walk out of a full elevator and into bullpen)
      McGee: Tony, I am not arguing with you.
      Tony: You are arguing now.
      McGee: No I'm not!
      Tony: Yes you are!
      McGee: This is not an argument.
      Tony: Yes it is.
      McGee: No it's not!
      Tony: It is.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Both parts in this two-parter are the first episodes of NCIS to be available on Blu-Ray, as part of NCIS: Los Angeles Season One (due to them being NCIS: Los Angeles' pilot episodes).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 3, 2009 on TV3
      Australia: May 26, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Norway: September 8, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: October 8, 2009 on La Sexta
      Sweden: October 20, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: October 25, 2009 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: November 3, 2009 on SBS6
      Latin America: January 8, 2010 on AXN
      Slovakia: April 22, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: June 15, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: October 18, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      "Even Now" by Dashboard Confessional (played when Ziva and Rivkin meet in the café)
      "Boy With The Blues" by Oasis (played when Callen and Talia meet in the pub)


    • Tony: Trevor? Bruce? Marmaduke?

      Marmaduke is a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson. The strip revolves around the Winslow family and their Great Dane, Marmaduke.