Season 9 Episode 15


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When a Navy captain is found dead and dressed in a weird costume under his uniform, the NCIS team comes upon a secret society consisting of real-life superheroes, and they have to track down the villain in the story with the help of Tony's ex-fiance.

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  • A Navy Captain's Death Leads The NCIS Team To Discover A Secret Society Of Everyday Superheroes.

    "Secrets" is an entertaining and very good episode despite being a little goofy at some points. The case was great but I had some problems with the superhero-theme. Do these guys actually exist? I still liked seeing how the superheroes told explained their actions to the agents. But the highlight in this episode are the confrontations between Tony and his ex-fiance Wendy. We have seen lots of relatives from other characters: Gibbs' father, Ziva's father, Tim's sister and grandmother, Ducky's mother but before this episode Tony's father has been the only relative that has been shown. I'd like to see more of DiNozzo in the future. Great episode. Hopefully the next one is as good as this!moreless
  • I loved it! It was a little funny, a little quirky and a little different! Just what I like to see! :)

    No point preetending that this season has been particularly good. There have been some excellent/above average episodes, but also a fair few boring ones. Luckily, tonight's falls into the former category.

    The Tony storyline was interesting. Great to see Wendy, and I wonder if anything else will happen in that regard within the future. Hard to predict, but whatever ahppens, I hope it is entertaining!

    The Real Life SuperHeroes (RLSH) was a great concept for an NCIS episode! It was a little quirky and off centre, and I enjoyed seeing that. It added a bit of colour and vibrance to a show which has been getting a little bleak in some recent episode.s

    This episode definitely was a fun one for me! I hope they can continue to produce great episodes, and I am hoping that next week is just as good, if not better! :)moreless
  • What happened......

    To Tony's wardrobe that's what I would like to know....from the time 30mins and 54secs(appx) to

    time 31mins and 46secs his apparel has changed,gone from a dark suit to a light grey suit in less

    than a minute.Now I know the episode dealt with R.L.S.H.s but come on Tony ain't that good.

    Unless he is one too But I still rate this episode way above Gibbs's...!!!!
  • One forgotten part

    I agree with the other reviews. Glad to see how Tony became who is and who made him that way. One hilarious part that was missed was when Tony blew up at Ducky, all because of a word. Defensive much? Tony hated being caught. What about when her son caught Tony kissing her? Did anyone notice that his age is roughly about 9-10 years old? That would be a coincidence with why she left Tony and the fact they hadn't talked in about 9 1/2 years. Granted, I might be reaching on this last part.moreless
  • Great episode

    Tony's face was so funny when he found out Wendy and Ziva were alone together. And when Wendy said that he should tell her how he feels/. He looked really shocked/scared. Wonder if this was cause he was scared she'd figured out he loved Ziva. Really hope that he takes her advice and tell Ziva how he feels!
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

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Wendy Miller

Guest Star

Ray Wise

Ray Wise

Wayne Tobett

Guest Star

Kevin Christy

Kevin Christy

Clarence Tobett

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tony: You ever had something terrible happen and then you think you put it all behind you, but then the terrible comes back and it's more terrible than it was before?
      Ducky: I'm confused.
      Tony: So am I.
      Ducky: Tony, it was very clear to me from the very first day that I met you that you were a man in pain.
      Tony: I'm sorry, I think you have me confused with someone else.
      Ducky: No, your pain was as clear to me as Jethro's. He lost Shannon, the one love of his life, and you lost faith in yourself for so many reasons. Jethro coped with his pain by repeatedly marrying the wrong woman, thus insuring that ultimately he would be alone and safe from heartbreak. You repeatedly chase the wrong woman. You're alone because you never did, as you just said, put it all behind you.

    • McGee: So what's the problem? (Wendy)'s divorced. You're single.
      Tony: Problem is, been there, done that. Crash-burn.
      McGee: That bad?
      Tony: NTSB's still looking for bodies.

    • Wendy: You thirsty? Can I get you something to eat?
      Tony: Not hungry.
      Wendy: Since when are you not hungry?
      Tony: People get not hungry. It happens.
      Wendy: Not to you, it doesn't.

    • Abby: Wendy's quick stop jarred it loose, and the accelerant leaked onto the fuel block, making it catch on fire. Lucky for her.
      Gibbs: Lucky, Abbs? Someone was trying to kill her.
      Abby: I'm just trying to be positive. Hey, maybe it was Tony.
      Gibbs: Not positive.

    • Wendy: Hi, guys. Great day for a drive, huh?
      Tony: What are you doing?
      Wendy: Tracking down a lead.
      Tony: No, we're tracking down a lead. You're following us.
      Wendy: What? Is that a crime?
      Tony: Yes! Technically, it is.

    • Ziva: I got a speeding ticket.
      Tony: Ooh. You know what that means, McGee?
      McGee: The system works.
      Ziva: I was barely going over the limit.
      McGee: Let me see. It says you were doing 80 in a 40.
      Ziva: Not the entire time.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 13, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 20, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: April 24, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: August 26, 2012 on Sat.1
      Slovakia: August 30, 2012 on Markiza


    • Felix Quintero used the phrase 'Why on Earth-616 ...' rather than why on earth - Earth-616 is the name used for the primary Earth in Marvel comics.

    • (Tony comes into Abby's lab and is confronted by Abby dressed as a cat)
      : What's new, Pussycat?

      This alludes to the 1965 movie What's New, Pussycat starring Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole.