NCIS

Season 10 Episode 3

Phoenix

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 09, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While on medical leave, Ducky decides to reopen a 12-year-old case by ordering the exhumation of a Navy commander's body. Meanwhile, the team also investigates a recent death of a Marine that may be tied to Ducky's old case.

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  • In "Phoenix", Ducky Takes The Leading Role In The Team When Two Old Cases Are Connected To Each Other.

    9.0
    "Phoenix" is a very good episode. It has only been two episodes since Ducky's suffered a heart attack, but I'm glad to see him back so soon. After nine seasons, if you think that the writers can't come up with new ideas, you are wrong. They had an excellently plotted case in which Ducky took the lead and he was better than ever! The twists seemed to work well mainly because they were plausible. Great to see Ziva talk french, I liked it because I'm half french. The most touching scene was the last one. I totally loved it. Overall, this episode is Ducky's best one and it looks like that the tenth season of "NCIS" is going to be good. I can hardly wait for the next episode!moreless
  • Go duck man!

    10
    It was nice to see something new, I never expected the ducky to take lead, the episode was fantastic I'm glad to have ducky back! <3
  • Very interesting!

    10
    This was another very entertaining episode of NCIS, with a very well-constructed and thoroughly interesting case. I was really enjoying it, and I enjoyed Ducky playing a rather different kind of role. It was a breath of fresh air.



    'Don't know why, but I really loved the comment by the guy exhuming the body - 'unless you've taken up graverobbery as a hobby', or something like that! Lots of other funny moments right throughou, siuch as McGee testing that weird life-camera thing, or lackthereof.



    I really enjoyed this one, and if the three episodes so far of Season 10 are eanything to go by, I sure think the good ones are coming back, because Season 10 has been brilliant so far! Keep it up!moreless
  • worst episode ever

    2.0
    i love this show but i did not enjoy this episode at all. i do not believe that anyone would let Ducky lead an investigation especially when thinking it could be abouts WMD's.

    too unbelievable even for a fiction show.

    Still love the show and the characters interactions but i think maybe Ducky has run his course.
  • Fantastic

    10
    This was a really good show. I greatly enjoyed their having Ducky 'in charge' as well as the usual joking aroun here and there.

    Very good subject, sensibility, humorous, entertaining, enjoyable!
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

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

Rene Auberjonois

Rene Auberjonois

Dr. Felix Blackwell

Guest Star

Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres

Del Finney

Guest Star

Amanda Walsh

Amanda Walsh

Ellen Roberts

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Abby: I don't know if you noticed, Gibbs, but my radiation alarm went off.
      Gibbs: Abbs, the dead guys in Autopsy noticed.

    • Ducky: Since I am not officially reinstated as medical examiner, regulations bar me from working on any active investigation.
      Gibbs: As medical examiner.
      Ducky: That's what I just said.
      Gibbs: In any medical capacity.
      Ducky: The horse is dead, Jethro. I'd appreciate it if you would stop beating it.

    • Ziva: Sergeant Hill was assigned to the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment out of Yorktown.
      McGee: They provide security to high-value Naval installations.
      Tony: Nuclear vessels, reconnaissance satellite facilities, the alien bones from Roswell.
      McGee: That was the Air Force.
      Tony: Try and stay focused.

    • Gibbs: I get it, you're bored. But you cannot go around digging up bodies whenever you like.
      Ducky: Well, technically, as medical examiner, I have that authority.
      Gibbs: Technically, you're not the medical examiner right now. Palmer's in charge.
      Ducky: Well, technically, that's true.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Various songs from guest star Michael Des Barres' 2012 album "Carnaby Street" are used in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 9, 2012 on Global
      Finland: November 6, 2012 on Nelonen
      Sweden: November 11, 2012 on TV3
      Germany: January 20, 2013 on Sat.1
      United Kingdom: January 25, 2013 on Fox

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