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Season 6 Episode 23

Legend, Part II

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 05, 2009 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary


In Los Angeles, Gibbs and McGee continue working with the NCIS division in order to track a terrorist cell. Agent Callen goes undercover, while a psychologist uncovers the truth about the relationship between Gibbs and Agent Macy. Meanwhile, Tony fears that Ziva may not be loyal to NCIS.


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  • Another episode wasted on horrible spinoff.

    Too much time spent on characters from the spin off (of which I have no interest) rather than the team. Boring as all get out!
  • The two NCIS teams try to get to the terrorist cell before Rivkin.

    The two spinoff episodes have proven to be successful and this episode was a brilliant conclusion to the first part with the two NCIS teams trying to get to the terrorists while Rivkin is trying to kill them This episode shows more of the LA team when they go undercover to get the last terrorist alive NCIS couldn't stop Rivkin in LA but I think that storyline will continue towards the finale This episode ended on a cliffhanger for NCIS La when Callen is lured into a trap and is shot and the only way to find out what has happened is to watch NCIS LA but overall I really loved this two part episode.moreless
  • Legend 2

    The second part of NCIS' back door pilot fails to excite the viewer in any way. Other than the shooting at the end of G Callen, which would later serve as the first storyline for NCIS: Los Angeles, the episode was low on drama. Michael Weatherly's acting during his fight with Ziva was especially bad, and I am usually a fan of his work on the show. We all knew Ziva would not leave, so why NCIS had to tease us with that notion is beyond me.

    Just a really forgettable episode, that people who do not watch the LA spinoff shouldn't even bother watching.moreless
  • A great case ep and I love, love the new team!

    * There aren't enough scenes with Tony and Abby on the show. They love each other so much, it literally pours out of them - but only in a brotherly/sisterly kind of a way and that's awesome. They are simply cuddly together!

    * Ha! I knew that Mace had something to do with Gibbs' family's death. And she protected him. And now he knows! The look he gave her through the camera, the nod... Aww!

    * McGee and Abby are made of cute! The phone call was so much fun! And McGee's look when he saw Abby's name on the screen!

    * I love serious!Tony. He's such a goof that when he turns really serious it's something to behold. Wow. I love the way Michael Weatherly plays it!

    * I know that Tony is meddling in Ziva's life but he has a really good reason for it. And she's starting to piss me off with all the secrets - she's lying outright to him and then she's angry at him for calling her up on it!

    * Who else didn't expect Callen to get shot? O.O Wow, that came totally out of the blue O.O I'm still shocked!

    Awesome! I now really hope that CBS will pick the backdoor pilot and turn it into a series. Because wow! The ending of the LA part of the story was a real shock! O.Omoreless

    good episode, i really liked the whole thing with abbey missing McGee and Gibbs so much :) it was so cute! i wish we saw more of her, she always brightens up a gloomy episode :). gloomy by meaning the whole tony ziva thing, and how they are sort of fighting, and tony getting really jelous, and ugh! Rivkin! where do i start, i hate his freaking gutts. he and ziva are so wrong for each other.....but anyways i thought it was a good sort of way to introduce the new team/show thing they're planning for the spinoof. it dosnt acctually look that bad! i love all the cool gadgets and stuff, and how McGee liked them. Gibbs to of coarse. we found out a bit more from his past, i always like finding out about his past. idk. it was a pretty good episode.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

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 (7)

    • GOOF: When Agent Callen tells the terrorist that his friend Nick's real name is Michael Rivkin (so that Macy can hear that), he says he doesn't care what his real name is. But he should have cared because he would have recognized it as a Jewish name.

    • GOOF: Special Agent Macy tells Gibbs on the cell phone that the Attorney General has okayed taking Michael into custody. However, when he comes face to face with him, Gibbs mysteriously lets him go without explanation.

    • GOOF: The backstory created about the history between Gibbs and Macy doesn't jive with the way the killer of Gibbs's family was killed, as shown in flashbacks throughout the series. Gibbs was shown killing him from extreme range (he was a sniper) on a public road in Mexico. There were no witnesses, and the guy was a drug runner with a lot of enemies. So there would be no reason to investigate Gibbs, who wasn't even known to be in Mexico. But mostly, the Marine Military Police would only have jurisdiction on a base, and the crime clearly didn't take place on one. So a Lt. Macy wouldn't have been on the case at all.

    • GOOF: As Ziva and Tony are about to go into MTAC, she stops him and says no beverages are allowed in there. But there have been many episodes when Gibbs has carried coffee in there, including sharing it with Director Shepard.

    • TRIVIA: Special Agent Sam Hanna was a Navy SEAL before joining NCIS, and is fluent in Arabic.

    • GOOF: In the openning scene after the credits, when Tony and Ziva are going up to MTAC, Ziva's shirt keeps moving position between her on her shoulders, off one shoulder and off both shoulders.

    • TRIVIA: Special Agent Macy was a Marine Lt. 18 years earlier in the Military Police, and was assigned to investigate Gibbs when he was suspected of killing a man in Mexico who had killed his family. But she hid the evidence against Gibbs without him knowing, because she believed he was justified in killing the man who destroyed his family.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Fearing for Callen's safety, Macy ends the meeting with Rivkin.)
      Callen: Come on, Mace! He wasn't going to shoot me. (to Rivkin) Will you tell her you weren't going to shoot me?!
      Rivkin: I wasn't going to shoot him.

    • (Renko and Gibbs pretend to work on a boat while watching Rivkin)
      Gibbs: Whose boat is this, anyway?
      Renko: I have no idea.

    • Macy: Officer David was sent back to Israel last year.
      Gibbs: Are you asking me: do I trust her? Because my answer is: yes, with my life.

    • Tony: Are we fighting?
      Ziva: If we were, you would be on the floor bleeding.
      Tony: Okay, I accept that as a likely outcome.

    • Tony: (to McGee over the phone, about Abby): Ignore her, probie. She's suffering Gibbs' withdrawal, transferring onto you because of a deep seeded fear that Gibbs may withhold love and give her a first time head slap if he came back and saw his desk festooned in balloons and decorated like some tacky tiki bar with messages of affection, possibly in blood. She ain't missing you at all! In fact, I can't think of a single person who is missing you.

    • Ziva: Are you finished?
      Tony: Yes.
      Ziva: Good. (she packs her things)
      Tony: No. (he follows her to the elevator) Another question. You know where we can find him?
      Ziva: No, I don't.
      Tony: And if you did, would you tell me?
      Ziva: No. But I would tell Gibbs. (the elevator door closes)

    • Ziva: Are you jealous?
      Tony: (he pauses) No. I'm worried. Because you don't seem to understand that your secret friend is interfering with this agency's ability to shut down a terrorist cell!
      Ziva: Interfering? How is he interfering?
      Tony: He's already killed two suspects.
      Ziva: Well, in my country that would be cause for celebration.
      Tony: You're not in your country and neither is he!

  • NOTES (5)

    • 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).

    • Not counting guest/recurring actors Alan Dale and Robyn Lively, David McCallum is the first main cast member (and Ducky the first character) introduced in the JAG pilot episodes to miss an episode of NCIS.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 10, 2009 on TV3
      Australia: June 2, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Norway: September 15, 2009 on TV3
      Sweden: October 27, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: November 1, 2009 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: November 10, 2009 on SBS6
      Latin America: January 15, 2010 on AXN
      Slovakia: April 29, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: June 22, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: October 25, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      "In The City" by Kevin Rudolf (played while Kensi is smashing her car).
      "Ran Away To Tell The World" by Ours (as Callen is shot)

    • David McCallum and Rocky Carroll are credited but don't appear.