NCIS

Season 9 Episode 20

The Missionary Position

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 10, 2012 on CBS
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Tony and Ziva travel to Colombia, where they are joined by Ziva's longtime mentor in the search for a missing Marine Lieutenant and Navy Chaplain.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Would have been better without Ryan character!

    7.5
    Another episode ruined by GG's in your face inclusion of Samantha Ryan. Doesn't he get it yet that most fans HATE the character!? It's bad enough that so much screen time was given to her, but it was quite obvious that that time meant cut scenes that fans wanted to see-like the actual rescue. Maybe it's time to get rid of GG!
  • Get rid of Samantha Ryan!

    7.0
    Another episode ruined by JLC's character. It was quite obvious that scenes people wanted to see (like the rescue) were cut to add her scenes. Horrible! More proof GG needs to be fired, as his continued inclusion of this character despite most fans obvious distaste for her shows he doesn't care about the fans of the show!
  • Stop pushing JLC inside NCIS, it does destroy it.

    1.0
    Nobody is waiting for JLC in NCIS, she is good for some cheap soap but for sure not for NCIS.
  • DiNozzo And David Travel To Colombia In The Search For Two Missing U.S. Naval Personnel. Gibbs and Dr. Ryan Have A Romantic Relationship.

    8.0
    This episode was not so strong as the previous one, but that does not mean that "The Missionary Position" was a bad episode of "NCIS" by any means. It's always great to see the team travel abroad during a case. This time it was Colombia and "TIVA" go there. That case was good but it could have been better. The best scene was when Tony, Ziva and her mentor were ambushed outside. Gibbs's and Ryan's love story is just terrible. Jamie Lee Curtis does not fit into the show. Another reviewer said that he/she is tired of McGee chasing hopelessly a suspect and then Gibbs suddenly appears ahead of the chase. I agree, it has got to stop. Overall, this is a great "TIVA" episode that you should not miss.moreless
  • Almost flawless, except for the lack of action at the end.

    10
    I loved the storyline! Definitely one of the best episodes of the season, although that's not saying much. Th actual search for Jimmy's best man was interesting, with hilarious outcomes! I loved that!



    The case was brilliantly done for the most part. But there was no action at the end! It was shaping up so nicely, and then it was just over without anything ahctually happening. That was disappointing, but the case it self was good.



    Ziva's old colleague/mentor was interesting. I wonder if we shall see her again? I hop soe!



    Keep it up, NCIS! This was better than most episodes this season! I hope we continue to imrpove!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

Suleka Mathew

Suleka Mathew

Navy Commander Maria Castro

Guest Star

Karina Lombard

Karina Lombard

Retired Interpol Agent Monique Lisson

Guest Star

Jennifer Crystal Foley

Jennifer Crystal Foley

CIA Agent Constance Mazney

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Samantha Ryan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: After Jimmy opens the trench coat to unveil his tuxedo, he unbuttons the jacket of the tux, yet a few seconds later, the jacket is buttoned up again.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Gibbs: I don't wanna rock the boat.
      Ryan: Oh, it's too late for that...mayday, mayday, mayday. (starts to laugh)

    • Ziva: We made enemies today, Monique.
      Lisson: I have enemies everywhere I go. Nothing I can't handle.
      Ziva: You are not going to tell me what you are involved in? Will I... Will I ever see you again?
      Lisson: Don't look for happiness from others, Ziva. People make too many mistakes. Look to yourself. That is where you will find it.

    • Lisson: I want you to have all the things I couldn't have. You should be home with someone. I don't want you to look back on a lifetime of cold beds and memories.
      Ziva: Uh-uh-uh-uh, that is not up to you. This is the life that I have chosen. Good or bad, right or wrong, it is the only one that I know.
      Lisson: This case, like life, is not all black-and-white. You have to trust me on this. Go home with Tony, to your team, and accept this is a case you may not solve.
      Ziva: I will not go home empty-handed.
      Lisson: Then you may go home dead.

    • Ziva: Gibbs, this woman is like the big sister I never had. I trust her with my life. Having anyone else there will just be dead weight.
      Gibbs: DiNozzo.
      Tony: Securing transport now, boss.
      Gibbs: McGee and I will work from here.
      Ziva: Agent Lisson is all the help I need. We work like peas in a poke, like yogurt and garlic, like...
      Tony: Thanks.
      McGee: There's pigs in a poke and there's peas in a pod, but...
      Tony: Yogurt and garlic?!
      Ziva: It's a Middle Eastern staple.
      Tony: Which I'm sure we're gonna find in all the best Colombian restaurants.

    • Ducky: (at the crime scene) Oh, what have we here, Jethro?
      Ziva: What we have here is no Jethro.
      Ducky: What?
      Ziva: He's actually running late.
      Ducky: Whoa. There's a first.
      Tony: Sort of like wearing fuchsia and lime green to a crime scene.
      Palmer: Yeah, I didn't, I didn't have time to change.
      Ducky: Perhaps those colors will raise the dead, Mr. Palmer.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 10, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 25, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 29, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 6, 2012 on Markiza
      Sweden: September 16, 2012 on TV3
      Germany: September 30, 2012 on Sat.1

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