Season 4 Episode 13

Sharif Returns

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When the NCIS team learns that the missing 10 kilograms of highly toxic chemical weapons are now in the hands of Mamoun Sharif, a wanted terrorist, they will have to find a way to find the man and stop him before it's too late with the aid from Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann and constant phone calls from Sharif himself.moreless

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  • Sharif returns.

    In this episode Sharif comes back after he escaped on episode 7,Sharif who is obsessed with Gibbs threatens him throughout the episode and lies about poisoning him but Sharif does it in a different way so he can kill Gibbs himself but Col Hollis Mann was able to save Gibbs Overall it was a fairly good episode.
  • Sharif Returns

    A very good episode of NCIS that featured some well-timed DiNozzo comedy lines and an intriguing storyline from start to finish.

    One thing I do not like about this show is how often Leroy Jethro Gibbs gets hurt. I understand that he is in a dangerous line of work, and his reckless devil may care attitude is bound to get him a high spot on the death lists of several bad guys, but it seems like every other week he's getting shot at, or drowned or trapped. I get that people are going to go after him, but try to keep it within reason NCIS.moreless
  • More terrorist episodes, seriously!

    As I said in my review of the last episode, there are too many episodes in which NCIS goes after terrorists, and they go ahead and put another one here, straight after it!

    However, this episode was much more interesting than the last, and that was the plus side.

    The opening scene was really well made, in my opinion, with the SOS signals and the accident, they truly couldn't have done that better!

    The episode also contained a fair amount of suspense, such as when Sharif told Gibbs that he had been infected.

    I also really enjoyed the ending to the episode, and the relationships of Jethro & Hollis and Tony & Jeanne are developing rather nicely!

    Overall, this episode is quite unoriginal, and that is my main concern, but as a whole, still a great one.

    Oh, and as my previous reviewer mentioned, a very lame title!moreless
  • What a lame title, is this the best they could come up with? I'm deducting points just for that.

    Army CID is back and Mann is just as annoying as before and boy, Jenny *seriously* doesn't like her. Abby proves they would have ugly babies, so there! Yuck. Gibbs usually has much better taste – how does he go from the awesome Jenny to the bleached bimbo? I may throw up.

    Gibbs' boat is gone and he's started a new one.

    Tony's is shockingly good – the way he charms his way into Jeanne's apartment was impressive. Then sneaking onto her computer - it's obvious why Jenny chose Tony, his abundant charm lets him snake his way into Jeanne's life.

    Sharif is very smart – he finds a way to use a topical application of the BZ gas for a terrorist attack. The little cockroach who altered the stuff thought he was being smart but Sharif was smarter.moreless
  • A dead Marine is found thanks to an SOS message

    This episode owns with a car accident as the signal lights are playing up, it is then that someone notices that they are saying SOS. A body of a marine is found under the town where the signal lights are controlled. He is dead and missing one eye. During the autopsy they discovers that he was killed by a gas, and that he removed his own eye and ate it. They learn that a terrorist known to NCIS is planning an attack. He phones Gibbs after 6 people have been attacked to tell him that Gibbs is also infected. This turns out to be false. They manage to work out what the attack is, he is putting the substance onto money and handing it out, to attack as many people as possible. Through an on line hand held game which he places the team track him down to a railway station. Gibbs seems to be acting strangely, and as the terrorist runs Gibbs chases after him. Just as Gibbs is about to arrest him, he collapses onto the floor. Just as Gibbs is about o be shot, the Cornell comes in and saves the day. They manage to give Gibbs the anti-dot in time. At the end Gibbs goes to see the Cornel at home and he tells her thank you. They then kiss.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

Director Jenny Shepard

Enzo Cilenti

Enzo Cilenti

Mamoun Sharif

Guest Star

Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Dane Hogan

Guest Star

David Starzyk

David Starzyk

Allan J. Carter

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Scottie Thompson

Scottie Thompson

Jeanne Benoit

Recurring Role

Susanna Thompson

Susanna Thompson

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • TRIVIA: After Ducky mentions that Major Maguire's eye was found in his stomach, Gibbs asked if he also found a toe. This refers to when Ducky found a toe in the stomach of Charles Bright in the episode, "Smoked."

    • TRIVIA: The game that the people are playing in the bowling alley is Gears of War, a popular Xbox 360 game.

    • TRIVIA: The bowling alley at the beginning of the episode is the same one Kate and Tony visit in 2x14 episode "Witness".

    • TRIVIA: The hand tools that Gibbs is using in this episode are really some of Mark Harmon's real tools that he uses when he is doing carpentry in his shop.

    • TRIVIA: At the time this episode aired, the existing law for flagging or documenting bank transactions is for those involving more than $10,000 in cash. A single cash transaction for $9000, such as the ones Sharif conducted, would not require the filing of a Currency Transaction Report. However, if he was visiting different branches of the same bank, they might detect the repeating transactions and file a Suspicious Activity Report. There is no threshold requirement for filing an SAR. Therefore, the reference in this episodes to cash transactions over $5000 was incorrect.

    • TRIVIA: In the train station, you can see Sharif put a PlayStation Portable in his bag. Moments earlier McGee said it was a Game Box Portable.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • (McGee and Abby are talking in nonstop technical terms.)
      Mann: How long will they go on like this?
      Gibbs: Until we stop 'em.

    • Dane Hogan: Sharif has the BZ, but he can't even use it. I mean, if you ingest it, it'll kill you. But last time I checked, bleach and bug spray will do the same thing; and you can buy that anywhere. There is no terror attack.
      Col. Mann: Then why are there six people in the hospital right now?

    • Dane Hogan: Every time there's a disaster, someone cashes in. Katrina -- the construction companies cleaned up. Tsunami -- traders made a killing in tsunami detection stock.
      Col. Mann: And during a chemical scare?
      Dane Hogan: Have you checked the stock markets today? My company paid me in stock options. The news a phony attack put six people in the hospital, well, that worked 'coz everybody's out buying gas masks now. Stock prices went through the roof. I'll be a millionaire by tomorrow's bell.
      Gibbs: You're gonna be in prison by tomorrow's bell.
      Col. Mann: You gave a terrorist deadly nerve gas.

    • Col. Mann: He's putting the BZ on the money.
      Gibbs: By the time that changes hands in 36 hours...
      Col. Mann: (finishing Gibbs' sentence) A lot more than 100,000 will be at risk.

    • Tony: I've got an idea - campfire!

    • Tony: I have an entirely inappropriate joke about strip clubs, but I'll save it for a less terrifying moment.

    • McGee: So this is the guy Ziva was drooling over.
      Ziva: I wasn't drooling!
      Tony: Please, I saw you undressing him with your bedroom eyes.
      Ziva: At least I'm not the one asking him if he waxed his eyebrows!
      Tony: It's important to appreciate the competition.

    • Tony: You know, since I'm here, it's a shame to waste me! I vote for a group bath!

    • Mann: You know, we're a distraction to your team. We can't have anything interfering with finding Sharif.
      Gibbs: We're gonna find him. Then what?
      Mann: Interfere.

    • Jenny: You'll be working under Agent Gibbs. Your boss and I flipped a coin for it. Is that a problem?
      Colonel Mann: No problem. I'm just...
      Gibbs: Used to being on top.
      Colonel Mann: In command, yes.

    • Colonel Mann: They always finish your sentences for you?
      Gibbs: I teach them to anticipate.
      Colonel Mann: Well, they do it well. You must be a good teacher.
      Gibbs: (sounding like Elvis) Well, thank you very much.

    • Colonel Mann: So the real question- are our cases connected?
      Tony: As connected as McGee and his cute little writing pipe.

    • Colonel Mann: Funny, us running into each other like that.
      Gibbs: Funny?
      Colonel Mann: You have a better word for it?
      Gibbs: A few come to mind.

    • Tony: I've got a bad feeling about this. We let Elf-lord go in, we'll never get him out.
      McGee: Getting old, Tony.

    • Tony: (referring to the eyeball) How'd it get into his stomach?
      Ducky: I don't know, Tony, but there are only two pathways into the stomach. Neither possibility is particularly appetizing.

    • Ducky: Sadly, the outbreak of war led to shortages, which led to ill-fitting eyeballs, which had a tendency to pop out during rigorous interpersonal activity.
      Tony: Such as?
      Ducky: I leave that to your imagination, Tony.
      (a little while later)
      Tony: Oh, I get it! Ha, rigorous interpersonal activity!

    • McGee: Morse code's a dying art.
      Ziva: (referring to the victim) It was for him.

    • Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay before we do this I just need to know one thing -- how'd you get that damn boat out of the basement?

    • Ducky: (holding a jar of the dead guy's urine) Smell it.
      Tony: I prefer not to.

    • Mann: What do you see in my eyes?
      Gibbs: You want me to kiss you.
      Mann: So are you going to?
      Gibbs: Yeah.
      Mann: When?
      Gibbs: After we catch Sharif.
      Mann: That's probably a good idea.
      Gibbs: Really? 'Cause I was hoping you wouldn't think that.

    • Daniel: What do you want?
      Tony: My partner probably needs know your home phone number. (Ziva hits Tony in the stomach) See, if you let it go, he would have thought I was kidding.

    • (Everyone is at the bowling alley shouting "Drop your weapon!")
      Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay, let's all put down our weapons since clearly we're all on the same team.

    • Gibbs: Where'd you want to put the tattoo?
      Abby: Okay, you're right, you're not the right person to ask.

    • Tony: (to McGee) Good job. I'm proud of you - like a weird uncle.

    • Tony: So from now on when we say "raincheck" we mean "no"?
      Jeanne: Not "no" with a capital "N" but "no" with a lower-case "n".

    • Abby: Never question the gut!

  • NOTES (3)

    • The episode where the character Sharif initially appears as a CIA informant is 4x07 "Sandblast."

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: February 6, 2007 on TV3
      Sweden: March 11, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: May 1, 2007 on TEN
      Belgium: May 13, 2007 on VT4
      Germany: May 27, 2007 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: May 30, 2007 on Veronica
      United Kingdom: July 3, 2007 on FX UK
      Spain: July 26, 2007 on La Sexta
      New Zealand: October 9, 2007 on TV3
      Italy: October 14, 2007 on RAI 2
      Finland: December 30, 2008 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: June 11, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: October 5, 2009 on TV Nova

    • This episode was originally named Cashed Out.


    • Tony: Okay, enough about me. What do you think of me?

      Tony quotes CC Bloom, one of the characters in the movie Beaches. Beaches was released in 1988 and tells the story of two women, one a rich debutante and the other a struggling singer/actress, who meet and become friends as children, then struggle to maintain their friendship as they grow and pursue their dreams. It starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.