NCIS

Season 8 Episode 18

Out of the Frying Pan

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 22, 2011 on CBS

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    • Tony: Clearly, Oedipus and Rex didn't get along.

      Reference to a Greek tragedy by Sophocles, in which a king orders his newborn son to be put to death because of a prophecy that the baby would grow up to kill him. The baby is spirited away, but is not killed and named Oedipus. Eventually, the prophecy comes true, when the two meet unaware of their relationship and Oedipus kills the king. Oedipus eventually become king when he is able to solve the Sphinx's riddle, and is rewarded with the kingdom.

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