Season 9 Episode 11

Newborn King

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a Navy Captain is murdered in his hotel room, the NCIS team has to find his pregnant companion and protect her from unknown assailants. Meanwhile, Jimmy brings his future father-in-law to work.

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  • While Jimmy Brings His Future Father-In-Law To Work, The NCIS Team Must Protect A Pregnant Marine Whose Life Is Threatened.

    "Newborn King" is another great episode. It starts slowly but keeps the viewer's interest throughout. The whole idea of bringing Ed Slater (Breena's Dad) to NCIS headquarters was awesome. Jimmy's wedding plot is excellent and it just makes the character even more likeable than he already is. The main plot was very well written and I enjoyed it very much. Seeing how Gibbs planned the final move in the gas station was pure excellence. It's one of the most moving scenes in this season. It was emotional seeing how Gibbs assisted Emma when she was giving birth to her son. Mark Harmon has done his job well in the series. What added to the enjoyment here is seeing the fact it's Christmas. Overall, a very good episode. I recommend it!!!moreless
  • Very, very enjoyable episode!

    I really enjoyed the case today. It was very well done, with lots of great scenes, such as the cookie interrogation, the child birth and the storylien with Jimmy and his future father-in-law-to-be.

    I have to say that I'm not particulrly happy with character development on the main cast in recent weeks. However, speaking strictly about the case, I have no complaints and I really loved it! It was definitely a unique one!

    Please keep it up, NCIS! Two episodes in a row which I have been happy about! Please keep the trend going! :)moreless
  • Ducky to involved in program!

    By holmes 1/4/2012 nat 10:17 PM

    Love mark harmon and other 's on this program, but ducky is to involved with his autopsies.

    Show the person tell what happen to them, and don't keep going back to them over and over.

  • More Tony and Tim, please

    I enjoyed the episode, it was interesting, good amount of stakes, and Ziva got to do her kickass thing which is always fun. Yet, what really stood out to me was the interrogation scene with Tony and McGee. Gibbs is an incredible interrogator, but these two in room together is simply fun and extremely impressive. It was a good way to keep the bad guy off balanced, confused, and talking. Nice job guys!moreless
  • loved it!

    Sweet with danger & action. And I loved Gibb's smile & entire face when he delivered the baby. Ziva was really good kickin' xxx. And was thrilled when Jimmy gained confidence to tell his future dad-in-law what's what!

    Very good show!


    I must say that NCIS has the best groups of actors/actresses who go so well together. The Compliment one another so well. Would never be same if one was not there.moreless
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

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Ed Slater

Guest Star

Erin Cottrell

Erin Cottrell

Marine Lieutenant Emma Reynolds

Guest Star

David S. Lee

David S. Lee

Veli Tupolev

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tony: Are those Hollander's homemade Christmas cookies from HR?
      McGee: Did she make molasses this year?
      Ed: She did, and they were good.
      Tony: I think I have a way to break our bad Santa!
      Ed: With what, cookies? What are you going to do, sugar-board him?

    • Tony: Family and job. Two different cups.
      Gibbs: That's right.
      Tony: And... if I couldn't fill both, that was my problem.
      Gibbs: Mm-hmm.
      Tony: What if I can now?
      Gibbs: Then get out of my basement, man up and move on.
      Tony: Like you have?
      Gibbs: Don't be like me. Learn from it.

    • Emma: Do you have kids, Agent Gibbs?
      Gibbs: Had a daughter.
      Emma: Were you there when she was born?
      Gibbs: Deployed.
      Emma: Well, I guess I kind of have to be there for mine. Not that I'm complaining. It's just... I might be...
      Gibbs: Scared?
      Emma: The hell you say?
      Gibbs: It's all right if you are.
      Emma: Not according to the Corps. That's what I like about being a Marine. The procedures. The code. I like having a measurable set of expectations. I could always tell how good I was doing, but with this... how do I know?
      Gibbs: You don't. But you'll be able to tell.

    • Emma: Listen, everyone, I don't want any special treatment. I'm a Marine first and pregnant second.
      Gibbs: Oo-rah.
      Emma: Oo-right.
      Ziva: Well, I will gladly take the special treatment. I like mine with extra marshmallows the little tiny ones, please.
      Tony: Who do you think I am, your elf?

    • Emma: Hand over your weapons.
      Gibbs: There's only one way to get a Marine's weapon.
      Emma: What do you know about it? You a leatherneck?
      Gibbs: Where do you think I got this haircut?

    • Abby: Oh, thank goodness it's just you. Jimmy and his Grinch-in-law have been stalking the halls spreading ill-will and yuletide yuckness. Hey, did he try to pick a fight with you in the squad room?
      Gibbs: No, he's just being a...
      Abby: Unseasonably and unreasonably rude.
      Gibbs: He's being a father-in-law to be.
      Abby: Well, if he knows what's good for him, he's not going to come a-wassailing within at least 20 feet of my leaves of green.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 13, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: March 23, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: March 27, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: April 1, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 23, 2012 on Markiza


    • Ducky: Don't lie to Mister Ed.

      A referral to "Mr. Ed", a talking horse featured in the TV show Mr. Ed from the early 1960's. Mister Ed was a notorious troublemaker, constantly getting his owner, the hapless Wilbur, in trouble.

    • Tony and Emma both refer to the Maryland policeman at the shopping mall as "Deputy Dawg". "Deputy Dawg" is an early 1960's cartoon character featuring a dog acting as a deputy sheriff in southern Mississippi, with a thick Southern accent.

    • Abby: Well, he better not come a-wassailing within twenty feet of my leaves of green!

      A line from a 12th century English Christmas carol folk song, "The Wassail Song" (author and composer unknown):

      "Here we come a'wassailing
      Among the leaves so green..."

    • Tony: No, I think I will relegate that part of my life to 'Christmas Past'.

      "Christmas Past" is one of the ghosts in A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens. He appears to Ebenezer Scrooge to review his life. In the book, The Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge his painful memories, including when his former fiancee', Belle, broke their engagement in objection to his obsession with his job, and went on to have a happy life married to someone else.