Season 9 Episode 17

Need to Know

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When a Chief Petty Officer with top-secret clearance to a Naval research laboratory is murdered, the investigation leads the NCIS team to an international arms dealer. Meanwhile, a probationary agent tries to impress Gibbs hoping to join his team.

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  • I really loved this one!

    My only negative with this episode was that most users probably don't remember much about Agah Bayar, and I thought it should've gone through some old scenes involving him prior to the episode commencing.

    Pushing that aside, there were no other lflaws with the episode. The case was brilliant, suspenseful and really interesting with how it finished, and that hasn't exactly wbeen commonplace on NCIS in recent weeks.

    Some very interesting fieldwork, although I really don't like this new agent person. He seems extremely boring. We already have a Probie on this show. We really don't need another thank you very much.

    Meanwhile, Ziva's speech at a high school was a scene I was hoping they would show! Could've potentailly had some great moments with Tony there! I was a bit disappointed that we didn't actuall y see part of that taslk with the students. Oh well, just a minor flaw in anotherwise flawless storyline.

    Great work! Please keep it up, NCIS!!! :)moreless
  • Enjoyed

    I really enjoyed this show - not needed was adding that about the new agent being gay. Just takes away from the show and causes many not to want to watch.

    -- As for the 'guilty' totally unexpected ending. and I do not feel that Ziva was jealous of the female that Tony thought was hot. Tony thinks almost Everyone Female is hot! - nothing unusual.
  • Ziva is jealous

    Did Ziva look like she was jealous of that girl (Ava) Tony was saying was hot, to anyone else? Didn't really like the new guy, he seemed really slow. But I thought it was funny how he tried to impress Gibbs and get him some coffee, only to have it thrown in the bin. Also liked the bit were McGee and the new guy let Ava go
  • Yep they're on the up...!

    And I mean it looks like the writers,etc,etc have possibly seen or read stories about how stagnet

    NCIS was getting.Fresh faces do only paper over any cracks,as opposed to Tony's undercover

    spells which brought us new and dangerous characters and scripts,for the whole cast to mull over

    I like the idea of another glimpse at the Directors Family and also any challenges again for him.

    It seems like Tony and Ziva are being set on opposite courses,where-as Abby and McGee seem to be growing closer (?).. It's a case of ''ok which character shall we mess things for now''

    and that's just the writers trying to work on good pluasible scripts....I think the writers are going to make a meal of it come Breena's & Jimmy's wedding that will be special I think..!!moreless
  • Pretty good episode

    Whole episode I give a 6 mostly cuz I barely understood the case which is rare. But I rate an 8 because my boy Timmy McGee got good screen time and I like the newbie I really hope he can come on the team just to spice it up.

    My fave seasons are 2 till Jen dies. Least when Jen was alive all 3 men had a woman they were intimidated by and could be kept in line and it was sweet cuz they all were cute couples. McAbby, Tiva and Jibbs. I really don't like Vance he is sooo boring. I hope they end the season with Jimmy and Breena wedding. I just miss the show when it was funny and suspenseful but least with McGee being in charge made the episode not totally cringe worthymoreless
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

Tamer Hassan

Tamer Hassan

Agah Bayar

Guest Star

Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget

Guest Star

Katia Winter

Katia Winter

Ava Baransky

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ziva: Why are you so upset?
      Tony: Really wanted to meet her.
      Ziva: Well, she's completely out of your ballpark.
      Tony: League.
      Ziva: She's a successful British model, dates princes, movie stars, millionaires. What could you possibly offer her?
      Tony: Ah, the DiNozzo charm.
      Ziva: That charm ended with the last generation.

    • Tony: Wow... I don't like Bayar's line of work, but I'll tell you, he's got great taste in women. She is smokin'!
      Ziva: Obviously a professional woman, Tony. You think the Aston Martin was expensive? A month of your salary might buy you an hour of her time.
      Tony: Au contraire, mon Ziva. That... is a girlfriend. Trust me, I'm an expert.
      Ziva: Expert in girlfriends or call girls?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 28, 2012 on Global
      Sweden: March 12, 2012 on TV3
      United Kingdom: May 4, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 8, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 3, 2012 on Markiza
      Germany: September 9, 2012 on Sat.1


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