NCIS

Season 9 Episode 19

The Good Son

10
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 2012 on CBS
AIRED:
8.5
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10

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Episode Summary

A case hits close to home when the lead suspect in the murder of a petty officer is Director Vance's brother-in-law.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The NCIS Team Investigates The Death Of A Petty Officer. But Who The Trail Leads To Angers And Stuns Director Vance.

    10
    One word: excellent. Up to this point, this is without the best episode of this season. There are plenty of elements here that make this episode work very well. The case was very well written. Terrific nail biting suspense that will keep viewers guessing to the very end is another highlight too. The case was interesting and I never lost my interest. My favorite scene was when Tony pursued the suspect through the neighborhood. The best thing in this episode is the fact that it's completely centered to Leon Vance. He is a very good character and I'm glad we got to see more of him. Rocky Carroll gives his best performance to date. When this episode first began, I was worried we might get an episode where it's painfully obvious that the character who is blamed for a murder, is actually innocent. I was glad to see that it was not anything like it. The surprising twist in the end made this episode work very well. Also the ending was emotional. Leon is a nice family man. Now the show is in its 9th season and it continues to deliver fantastic episodes. Another good thing about this episode is the absence of Jamie Lee Curtis. Her character is very hard to take seriously. Excellent.moreless
  • One of the best of the season, for sure.

    10
    OK, right off the bat, I hate Vance and have always hated Vance, so I am never particularly excited by an episode revolving entirely around him, but this one was very interesting actually, and definitely one of the better ones of the season!



    Another interesting use of a family member. I was a little disappointed at first that it was going to be another Tony DiNozzo Snr. style of episode, where he comes in, gets accused of murder, they find the real killer and he disappears out of our lives. But surprisingly enough, that wasn't the case, and hthe episode improved as it went on.



    I do hope that NCIS can return to better epsiodes. This season has been tremendously below-par, but hopefully this is a sign of improvement.moreless
  • The Good Son

    10
    The good son was perfect i always love to see the other actors take a more active role in NCIS and Rocky Carroll did a great job, there is always some mystery surrounding him thats why i love to watch him act
  • A Poor Family Related Episode for NCIS

    6.5
    This episode didn't have the emotional moment that NCIS uses when the cases are family related. It was nice to see Vance get a episode this season, I feel like their not using him enough this season.
  • Awesome

    9.0
    I don't know how you can say that it was predictable. Isn't it never the first person that they think it is. Well, it actually was in this episode. Rocky Carroll was fantastic and the wife did a good job too. The story line was actually interesting and new for a change. I can't find much that was wrong about that episode except for a very small lack of great humor, but none the less a very strong episode.moreless
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

Jocko Sims

Jocko Sims

Michael Thomas

Guest Star

Don Stark

Don Stark

Marty Fiero

Guest Star

Eden Riegel

Eden Riegel

Meredith Bilson

Guest Star

Paula Newsome

Paula Newsome

Jackie Vance

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Gibbs' Rule #22 (as mentioned by Tony): Never, ever bother Gibbs in interrogation.

    • GOOF: The episode was supposed have taken place in Baltimore MD and the sailors were on liberty from a destroyer, but when they flashed to the part on the ship they showed the battle ship U.S.S New Jersey BB62 in Camden NJ on the Delaware with the Philadelphia water front in the background. Also you can see the stacks of the S.S United States in the background.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ziva: I understand that sailors often refer to this liberty as their annual 'beer and crabs' week?
      Tony: Not those kind of crabs, Ziva.
      Ducky: Ah, that's the Tony we know and love!

    • Gibbs: I asked you your thoughts, DiNozzo.
      Tony: My thoughts? I thought you didn't like my process, my yabba yabba.
      Gibbs: Doesn't mean I don't depend on it.
      Tony: Oh.

    • Tony: So, you think my chattiness is annoying?
      Ziva: I think you asking me about your chattiness non-stop for the past 20 minutes is annoying, yes.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 27, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 18, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 22, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 5, 2012 on Markiza
      Germany: September 23, 2012 on Sat.1

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ducky: That's it, Tony? Only one word? No wisecracks about wayward sailors on shore leave? No obscure On The Town references?


      On the Town is a 1944 Broadway musical and a 1949 Hollywood musical film that describes the antics of three sailors as they fall in and out of trouble while on liberty/shore leave in New York City.

    • Tony: (talking to Ziva about deciding not to pursue a relationship with Wendy) Turns out Ol' Blue Eyes was wrong – love isn't always lovelier the second time around. In fact, it's painful and strange...


      "Ol' Blue Eyes" is a nickname for Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), an American singer and actor who had distinctive blue eyes.

      Tony is quoting from a song Sinatra recorded numerous times, starting in 1961, called "The Second Time Around" whose opening lyrics are:
      "Love is lovelier the second time around, still wonderful with both feet on the ground."


      The song was first sung by Bing Crosby in the 1960 movie High Time.

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