NCIS

Season 9 Episode 14

Life Before His Eyes

9
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While stopping by his usual diner for coffee, Gibbs finds himself in grave danger, prompting him to think about his past and the choices he made in his life.

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  • Yuck.

    1.0
    I'm guessing someone watched or read "Seven People You Meet In Heaven" and decided to write an episode based on that. Utterly horrible idea, based on a horrible book/movie. Pure religious BS, and it isn't even internally consistent. When does all of this happen? A dream? Some sort of premonition? The writer should be smacked with a mack truck for this mindless drivel.
  • Horrible!

    2.0
    Very boring episode. Since it was a milestone episode, it should have been team centered-not centered on one character. Most of the what if scenarios were unbelievable and somewhat lame. About the only scene I liked was Tony's interrogation of Ziva, which should have been longer (it actually felt as if part of the scene was cut). Most of the guest appearances were wasted-they just sat there and said absolutely nothing! You could tell Jenny was CGIed in, but at least they had her there. Overall, a very poor episode.moreless
  • Not nearly good enough for a milestone episode!

    6.5
    I thought the episode was boring. Milestone episodes should focus on the team (like Chimera) not one character. Some of the things that may have happened if Gibbs had done something different were so unlikely (like Tony being with Kate) while some were right on the money (Ziva definitely would be a different person if she hadn't met Gibbs). I wish the interrogation scene between Tony and Ziva had been longer. I wonder if GG wrote this episode, because it just painfully bad!moreless
  • 200th Episode, How time flies?

    6.5
    So many things, not enough time. 10 years and you have 44 minutes, after commercials. Not many TV programs are on 10 years NCIS is a huge money maker for CBS.



    This is what I would do if I were President of . From 8 pm to 11 pm, NCIS 3 hour Special. There are story lines, for example, Jenny and Gibbs in one Black Op Flashback. Did they love one another? Jenny put career above her personal life. We have seen in past episodes how Kate and McGee's characters began and evolved. How and when Gibbs met Ducky? Did Abby always Goth? What a job interview that could be?



    Kate and Tony, a married couple, unbelievable story line. Now if Kate did not would there be a Ziva ?

    I say yes. Jenny knew Ziva from a past Black Op they both were on . Ziva's father made a couple of phone calls, Ziva David, Massad Liason Officer now with NCIS. Would Kate be jealous of Ziva? Sasha Alexander opted out but in other past TV shows they had another person play the same roll. Dick York left Bewitched and Dick Sargent was now Darrin Stevens. Would Tony be on the prowl for the Massad characteristics of Ziva?

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  • disappointing

    5.0
    This idea of flashbacks ie what would life have been like if he hadn't taken a certain action, has been done many times before and better. The case in this episode was uninteresting and the constant fuzzy flashbacks annoying. All round a very disappointing episode for the 200th.
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Michael O'Neill

Michael O'Neill

Former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister

Guest Star

Sam Schuder

Sam Schuder

Kelly Gibbs

Guest Star

Jeananne Goossen

Jeananne Goossen

Marine Private Joan Matteson

Guest Star

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Mike Franks

Recurring Role

Rudolf Martin

Rudolf Martin

Ari Haswari

Recurring Role

Darby Stanchfield

Darby Stanchfield

Shannon Gibbs

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: In the scene where Tony shows up late to the hospital to see his child with Kate, the images of Kate are from Episode 22 of season 2, "SWAK." The scenes with her in the hospital are directly from that episode when they were both in the sterile room at the CDC.


  • QUOTES (5)

    • Gibbs: I-I... I didn't order this.
      Ann Gibbs: Well, sometimes we don't know what we want till someone shows us the possibilities.

    • Tony: (Interrogating Ziva in an alternative future) I remember you! Riva! Lisa...? Uh... Tiva?
      Ziva: My name is Ziva David.
      Tony: Ah, yes, Ziva – the icy Israeli. I followed you to a hotel pool once!
      Ziva: Clearly, I made an impression – I can't say the same about you.

    • Gibbs: Mom.
      Ann Gibbs: Poor thing. Brain must be running in circles trying to make sense of all this. And here I am, not a day older than the last time you saw me carrying on about a mother's pride. My goodness.
      Gibbs: You never told me you were proud.
      Ann Gibbs: Proud of the boy I knew, proud of the man you've become, and proud of everything in-between.

    • Franks: Everything happens for a reason.
      Gibbs: People die needlessly, I know that.
      Franks: But sometimes good comes from the hurt.
      Gibbs: Don't talk to me like a greeting card.
      Franks: I'm talking to you like a friend.

    • Franks: You solved hundreds of cases. You helped families get over burying their dead by putting away murderers and terrorists.
      Gibbs: I'm just doing my job.
      Franks: Well, folks use, uh, paper clips and photocopy for a living. Those are jobs. What you did is more than that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 6, 2012 on Global
      Sweden: February 21, 2012 on TV3
      United Kingdom: April 13, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: April 17, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: April 29, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 28, 2012 on Markiza

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