NCIS

Season 7 Episode 23

Patriot Down

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 18, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The NCIS team comes to a surprising discovery while investigating the shocking murder of an NCIS colleague.

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  • Ain't no grave...

    9.0
    wow... NCIS gets back to the stunning-kind episodes.

    The team is called to investigate the death of an NCIS agent, an old friend of Gibbs. What initially seems to be a murder investigation soon turninto something bigger, Gibbs' past is coming back to haunt him and his old enemies are putting him and the whole team in danger. the situation is critical, but Gibbs is determined to not let the past compromise his team's future.

    excellent episode, it set the starting point for a great season finale; one by one all the old issues are being addressed and it'll great to see how gibbs and the team will react.

    Can't wait for the season finale.moreless
  • Patriot Down

    6.5
    Could this be one of the last episodes with the entire cast together? CBS just locked up Charlie Sheen for two more seasons, but they need their other big star in Michael Weatherly to sign on for his megahit, NCIS.



    Tonight's episode was a little different than usual as it dealt with a murder and a rape, not just a murder, but the way the case progressed, the way things came into fruition was the same. I think it's time for another campfire!



    Gibbs smashing the guy's head into the two way mirror, shattering the glass was a great sight, but I do not know if I am interested at all in how things ended. We just had Ziva held hostage at the start of this season, does anyone really want to see that yet again with Gibbs?moreless
  • I really enjoyed this episode because it started interesting since we found out that a really close friend of Gibbs (and the NCIS team) had been murdered.

    9.5
    I really enjoyed this episode because it started interesting since we found out that a really close friend of Gibbs (and the NCIS team) had been murdered. I found it weird when Gibbs got so upset at Tyler's dad that he slammed his head into the two-way mirror and cracked it because i thought Gibbs could control his anger. The ending of it was annoying because it left me curious since Gibbs went back to Mexico and ended with a guy with a gun to his head saying "welcome back to Mexico agent Gibbs." I sort of hate it when episodes end like that because it makes me curious on the next episode but i have to wait to a week to see it. I already now that Gibbs will be kidnapped because of spoilers on the forums. Can't wait until next week!!!moreless
  • What a great episode!

    9.5
    This episode was really good in my opinion. I was really shocked when the team was called to an Annapolis murder scene and it resulted to be the body of Agent Laura Macey,that surprised me! Also I was really worried about Gibbs during the episode because I wasn't sure of what Abby was going to tell him or if she was going to hand him in to the Mexican police. I really don't like Allison the lawyer. The conversation that Abby and Gibbs had was really touching it made me tear up. You can see the bond they've created like father-daughter. I wonder what is going to happen if she is really handing him in. And the ending I almost cried when he thought that Mike Franks was dead I'm glad he wasn't. Also anyone know what Rule 44?moreless
  • WOW What an Episode

    9.5
    I don't usually review NCIS episodes because as good as some of them are in essence they are more or less replicas of the "procedural cop show" problem - Something bad like murder happens they investigate and catch the bad guy, But Patriot Down was different.



    The feeling surrounding this episode was that the season long subplot of a Col. Bell\Gibbs showdown was about to come to a head since it was a logical conclusion to assume Col. Bell was behind the events of the last couple of episodes to drag up Gibbs' past.



    With the surprising death of Agent Macy (Always wondered where she went) This episode continued last week's story of Abby battling with her conscience over whether or not to turn Gibbs in about the murder he committed so many years ago and the Gibbs\Abby scenes were tremendous as you would expect.



    Perhaps the biggest shock of the episode was the revelation that Mike Franks was NOT the dead body on the beach near his hut but rather Colonel Bell apparently betrayed by his own man. What the hell is going on, Who is really pulling the strings if not Col Bell, Where is Franks and how will Gibbs escape his current predicament and Will Abby turn him in - Those are just some of the questions raised by this great episode hopefully we get answers next week.



    Well done to the producers\writers for bringing this show back to it's best.moreless
Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Richard Burgi

Richard Burgi

Randall Hammond

Guest Star

Dylan Bruno

Dylan Bruno

Jason Paul Dean

Guest Star

Courtney Ford

Courtney Ford

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaylen Burrows

Guest Star

Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer

Margaret Allison Hart

Recurring Role

Marco Sanchez

Marco Sanchez

Alejandro Rivera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • McGee: Well, you're a woman, what would you do?
      Ziva: I'm different. After torturing them until they cry like babies, I would castrate them. Give them what they deserve.
      Tony: Hmm. Spoken like a true almost-American.

    • Abby: The evidence in my report says that you killed Pedro Hernandez. And you're not even willing to talk to me about it.
      Gibbs: I didn't think I needed to.
      Abby: I owe you everything. You're Gibbs. No one needs to know the truth about the Hernandez investigation. I am willing to do anything for you. I just need you to tell me what to do.
      Gibbs: No, you don't Abbs. I've only ever needed you to do one thing.
      Abby: My job. But it's different this time. I mean it has to be, right?
      Gibbs: No, it doesn't.

    • Ziva: Need I remind you that I, too, will become a graduate soon?
      McGee: With a degree in what?
      Tony: English as a tenth language.
      Ziva: My naturalization interview is this week, both the written and oral exams. It is how an alien becomes a citizen.
      Tony: Oh, I know what it means, E.T.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down)" by Johnny Cash (Gibbs riding down the beach in Mexico and looking for Franks)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: May 18, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: June 4, 2010 on FX
      Australia: June 8, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Germany: October 24, 2010 on SAT 1
      Sweden: November 2, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: November 23, 2010 on TV3
      New Zealand: December 5, 2010 on TV3
      Spain: December 10, 2010 on LaSexta
      The Netherlands: December 14, 2010 on SBS 6
      Finland: February 15, 2011 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: April 25, 2011 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: July 20, 2011 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Ziva: My naturalization interview is this week, both the written and oral exams. It is how an alien becomes a citizen.
      Tony: Oh, I know what it means, E.T.

      E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial was the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie with a space alien (alluding to Ziva being a national alien).

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