Season 3 Episode 6

The Voyeur's Web

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2005 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The NCIS team takes upon a strange case - a Marine's wife was murdered live on the Internet. The investigation reveals that two housewives were running a live Internet sex site and now they are both missing. While looking for them, the team will try to track down the webmaster and solve the alleged murder case.moreless

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  • interesting and amusing, but unbelievable

    The show is always rightly praised for its humor, acting, characters and situations -- not the stories. In this overall OK episode, the story is pretty weak and unbelievable. Two women run an online, legal, sexual video chat site while their military husbands are away on duty, and in nine months make a half million dollars. Fine. The unbelievable part: why would the women fight because one of them wants to "confess" to her husband and leave the business? The other woman should be happy to have the business for herself, or she could get a new recruit. It also seemed unbelievable that the two women could let the half million pile up in the web master's bank account. The detecting-evidence chain is often very chancy: here one of the villains makes an off-hand comment about what an action figure "doll" would be worth in an internet auction, and later when the team wants to find him they check on the online auction and find that he currently listed that very item! Boy! Another peculiar thing about the show is the way timing and luck always favor the team -- here, in true NCIS fashion, Gibbs arrives at the very second just as the marine husband is about to kill the philandering neighbor, and Tony and Ziva walk by Jamie just as she is vacating the hotel after killing the web master.

    (Some of It could though be explained as follows, torturous as it would be: Leanne was going to tell her husband, who might have told Jamie's husband, so the girls fought and Leanne was killed, so Jamie pretended to be murdered and fled to escape prosecution.)moreless
  • Not as first seen

    I think this episode really was that people are not as they first look. Two wives living in marine neighbourhood have quite "different" business plan and there is a guy who is their websites admin. One woman disappears and her body is found. Second is killed in front of camera.. the adminboy looks innocent.. but in the end.. For sure.. I did not expected that kind of turnout. Somewhere in the middle after they find the first body but not the second, I thought for a moment that maybe the second woman is alive.. but I never thought that she was behind that.. Some great team interaction again and liked Gibbs trying to save that marines career and stop him killing that man.moreless
  • Very cool episode.

    I have a great fondness for this episode. Interesting crime, bodies in car trunks, $500k in a suitcase (strange that my suitcase didn't come complete with that when I bought it, I should return it and complain) and Star Wars collectables.

    Abby has a creepy new assistant, Charles. I like him, he's very freaky. Abby should give him a chance, he might have potential… or he could be a psycho.

    Liked when Tony learned McGee had worked through the night and Tony told him he would have stayed and McGee replied that he knew that. It was a rare warm moment.moreless
  • An extremely interesting episode!

    'The Voyeur's Web' is yet another exciting episode of NCIS, and I really enjoyed this one quite a lot. A marine wife is murdered live on the Internet, and it is up to NCIS to find the killer and solve this case.

    The episode is very intricate and entertaining, and it was thoroughly exciting, and there is an unexpected surprise right at the end, which adds up for an incredible episode.

    The episode also contains quite a fair amount of humour, with some interesting scenes, and the introduction of a new character, "Chip".

    Overall, this episode has it all, and I highly recommend this one. There has already been a lot of very good episodes this season, so keep it up, NCIS!moreless
  • One of my favourite episodes.

    This episode opens with a woman performing for the internet. As she does so many people (mostly men) are watching. It is one of them who see the intruder enter her room and kill her. The NCIS team are called in on the case when it is discovered that the woman is a Corporal's wife, is missing and believed to have been abducted. The team discover that she had a website, which she and another marine's wife both worked for. Both of them are now missing. Tony & Ziva go to see the webmaster of the website who happens to be living in his mother's basement. The body of Leanne (the other woman who was running the website) is found in the boot of a car. The team then search the boots of all the other cars in order to see if the other body is there. McGee discovers the murder weapon. Although when Abby runs tests on it, she discovers that it actually isn't the murder weapon. The team discover that the money being made from the website was being sent to a bank account in the name of the maternal grandmother of the webmaster. When Tony & McGee go to interview him, they discover that he has gone AWOL. When they check the bank account they learn that he has withdrawn all of the money.

    They track him down through an auction website that the webmaster used & Tony & Ziva go to see him. They find that he has been murdered. The team discover that the knife used, in the first murder that was aired on the internet, was a fake. They also discover that the first victim faked her own death, and that she murdered the Webmaster. Tony & Ziva arrest her as she makes her escape.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

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Michael Bellisario

Michael Bellisario

Charles 'Chip' Sterling

Guest Star

Brittney Powell

Brittney Powell

Jamie Carr

Guest Star

Nat Faxon

Nat Faxon

Carter Finch

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard

Recurring Role

Stephanie Mello

Stephanie Mello

NCIS Tech Cynthia Sumner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • GOOF: At the very start of the episode Jamie Carr is doing a slow striptease. She's wearing a flimsy robe which she slides off her shoulders. It falls completely to the bed and she tosses the robe to the side. The camera switches to a male onlooker, and then back to Jamie, who, as before, has the robe completely on her, belt tied and all!

    • GOOF: When looking at the missing wives driver license photos we see that Jamie Lee Carr's DOB / License Issue / Expiration Dates are all 9-31 - This is September 31st but there are only 30 days in September. The court code for her license that we can see is D5 R3. This may relate to the D System and Risk Scale for rating backcountry ski and snowboard mountain descents. The zip code listed 23259 does not exist. On Leanne Roberts license her street is listed as Woodlaen Drive. Assuming it was supposed to be Woodlawn or Woodlane. Her court code is (PWN NOO8Z) in computer leet speak this is "Own Noobs" roughly translated to "kick newbies butts." The zip code listed 23259 does not exist. On Carter Finch's license we see that once again a computer leet speak term is in the court code. It is listed as "L337 SK1775" also know as "Leet Skills" or "Elite Skills." The zip code listed is correct for Portsmouth. Each license has the owner getting their license issued on their birthday. It is unlikely that each of the 3 would go get their license on their birthday. Both licenses where we can see the year list the issued year as 2004 and the expiration as 2008. All 3 licenses list the postal +4 code as 0999 even though the 2 wives and Finch are in different Zip codes. Jamie Carr in an organ donor and it shows a red heart with the words "Organ Donor" on the other 2 licenses they are not organ donors but you can see the faint outline of the heart.

    • TRIVIA: We learn from Gibbs conversation with the Director about the new assistant assigned to Abby that the guys in the mail room call her "Energizer Abby."

    • GOOF: When McGee gets the last log on for Carter Finch his program lists the IP Address as:
      This is an invalid IP Address for 2 reasons.
      1. The IP is listed in dot-decimal notation and there are only supposed to be 4 separate numbers not 5.
      2. The range for each of the 4 numbers is 0-255. The 1st and 4th numbers are above this range as such they are invalid.

    • TRIVIA: When Ziva is hitting the keyboard in frustration, she repeatedly hits the J key.

    • GOOF: When Abby is on the phone trying to reach Gibbs, McGee enters the lab to ask Abby if she saw Gibbs, we can see the reflection of the camera man and some of the crew in the glass door.

    • GOOF: There is no saying "Zevel ze zevel" (crap is crap), in the Israeli jargon.

    • TRIVIA: Abby is beside herself that she has to work with another person, but in episode 2.14 "Witness":
      Abby: I need an assistant.
      Gibbs: Not in the budget.

    • GOOF: When Gibbs is trying to stop the sergeant from killing the other guy, he's holding his ID in diffrent ways each take: one he holds from the bottom and the other from the top.

    • TRIVIA: Apparently when Abby did this...
      Abby: Gibbs, I can't work like this anymore! (Abby had the fake knife and scared the heck out of everyone by pretending to slit her throat)
      ... it wasn't actually in the script. Pauley Perrette forgot that Mark Harmon/Gibbs was supposed to be ignoring her and jokingly did that. And that was Mark's actual reaction, they thought it was funny so they left it in there.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Ziva: Tony, it's almost nine o'clock. Isn't tonight your big birthday dinner?
      Tony: We broke up.
      Ziva: Why?
      Tony: Apparently, her husband didn't think it was a good idea.
      Ziva: She's married?
      Tony: Knew she was too good to be true.
      Ziva: Do you still have those dinner reservations? My treat.
      Tony: I guess I could drown my sorrows in surf and turf.
      Ziva: That's a good attitude.
      Tony: I'll catch up. (Tony runs back to his desk to get the bag with the lingerie he had bought for his date. Without lookin back, Ziva knows what he's doing.)
      Ziva: You will not be needing that!

    • Tony: Oh. Well, in all fairness, that was McGee's fault.
      Ziva: How?
      Tony: Well he's the one who brought the rubber bands down from the supply room. Should have known better.
      Ziva: I think he learned his lesson. I never knew a rubber band could leave such a welt.
      Tony: It's all in the release.
      Ziva: It's astounding you actually find the time to do your job.

    • Tony: What did I tell you about telling her about my personal life?
      McGee: I'm sorry. She tricked me again.
      Tony: Hey, next time, why don't you tell her how I lost my virginity?
      Ziva: I've been meaning to ask you about that, Tony. How does a fifteen year old boy go about meeting a coquette?
      McGee: She means Rockette, boss.

    • (Seeing the people at the crime scene)
      Ziva: Where did all the people come from?
      Tony: Don't you see the signs "yard sale day."
      Ziva: I see, and do marines sell their yards often?
      McGee: No actually, people gather stuff they don't want anymore and sale it in their yards.
      Ziva: Why would anyone want to buy someone's junk?
      Tony: One man's junk is another man's treasure.
      Ziva: In Israel we have a saying "zevel ze zevel". (Tony and McGee look confused) Crap is crap.

    • Tony: If things get hairy, just follow my lead. (To a group of cheerleaders) What's happening ladies?
      Ziva: I don't need a babysitter, Tony, I've been in hundreds of these situations.
      Tony: Never with me. As far as I'm concerned, you're a probie.
      Ziva: I've never had sex with you either, does that make me a virgin?
      Tony: Trust is a virtue that's earned, not given.
      Ziva: (In a mocking tone) Profound!
      Tony: I try.

    • Tony: Hey, quit feeling sorry for yourself. Do what you do best.
      McGee: Oh, you mean screwing up?
      Tony: No, finding answers where no one else can.
      (Tony walks away with Ziva)
      Ziva: That was nice of you.
      Tony: Never kick a Probie when he's down, Ziva.
      Ziva: I thought the expression was 'dog'.
      Tony: Same difference.

    • Abby: What's the matter, Chip? Don't like watching porn with me? Sorry, I'm not really one of the fellas, but I'm doing the best I can.
      Chip: I don't really watch the explicit material of my peers, ma'am, uh, Abby. Abby, I don't really watch it at all.
      Abby: Not buying it, Chip.
      Chip: And why is that?
      Abby: Two reasons. One, you're male, and two, you're breathing.

    • Chip: I really hate being called Chip...
      Abby: I really hate that Ozzy got fat and stupid. Live with it.

    • (Tony is showing Ziva the nightgown that he got for his girlfriend. He is holding it up to himself)
      Tony: What do you think?
      (Gibbs walks in)
      Gibbs: It's not your color, Tony.

    • (Chip and Abby are watching the website porn)
      Abby: This has been the longest 2 days of my life. Popcorn Chip? (Abby offers the popcorn to Chip)
      (Chip doesn't answer because he is so involved with watching the porn)
      Abby: Chip, are you with us?
      Chip: Oh yeah... sorry Ma'am I guess I zoned out for a minute.

    • Palmer: What are you doing, Dr. Mallard?
      Ducky: Performing an autopsy, Mr. Palmer.
      Palmer: Shouldn't we have a body?

    • Gibbs: We have two crime scenes, one website, zero bodies! I want some answers!

    • Gibbs: What do you have, Abbs?"
      Abby: Um, a PhD in porn. I've spent the last six hours searching through webcam files trying to find some kind of lead, and I have consumed more porn than Tony has in his lifetime. (pauses briefly) Okay, maybe not, but I have watched a lot of smut.
      Gibbs: Did you learn anything?
      Abby: I'm not nearly as flexible as I should be...
      Gibbs: Anything about the case?!
      Abby: Right... I was getting to that...

    • (McGee thinks that Ziva is a "Star Wars" fan)
      Tony: She has a photographic memory, Probie, not a social disorder.

    • Ziva: The odds of finding him off a list of that size is...
      Gibbs: Better than the odds of you winning this argument.

    • (McGee and Gibbs enter a basement)
      McGee: The money could be anywhere. (Gibbs stares at him) I'm gonna find it.

    • Ziva: It could take days to search this place.
      Tony: Why don't you tell Gibbs that, he loves our input.

    • Ziva: I've been meaning to ask you about that, Tony. How does a 15-year-old boy go about meeting a coquette?
      McGee: She means Rockette, Boss.

    • Abby: (to Gibbs) If we investigated every weird video from the internet, well, you know... (Gibbs looks at her) ...OK, you don't know, but trust me.

    • Ziva: (to Tony and Gibbs) Which proves what I long suspected, that despite the conservative image Americans really love their porn.

    • McGee: Girlfriend is always emailing me these internet videos. She sent me one of this room last week.
      Dinozzo: Why do I find that hard to believe?
      McGee: What, you never get forwarded weird videos to your email?
      Dinozzo: All the time. I meant the part about you having a girlfriend.

    • Abby: Gibbs, I can't work like this anymore! (Abby has a fake knife and scares the heck out of everyone by pretending to slit her throat)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music: "Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp
      "Centuries Old Warlock"Performed by Dominic Kelly

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: November 8, 2005 on TV3
      Sweden: January 22, 2006 on TV3
      Australia: March 29, 2006 on Channel 10
      Germany: April 20, 2006 on SAT 1
      France: September 15, 2006 on M6
      Croatia: October 23, 2006 on NOVA TV
      Italy: November 12, 2006 on RAI 2
      Brazil: March 17, 2007 on AXN
      Finland: November 3, 2007 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: April 27, 2009 on Markiza

    • Michael Bellisario, who appears in this episode as Charles "Chip" Sterling, is actually the son of Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of NCIS. Most recently, he played Mikey Roberts, brother of Bud Roberts on another Bellisario show, JAG. He is also the step-brother of Sean Murray, a series regular.


    • At the beginning of the episode, Ziva asks Tony about honey dust. In the 2x22 episode "SWAK", Gibbs and the team (plus Kate minus Ziva) have a conversation about honey dust while in the showers.

    • Tony was late for work because he bought a top for his girlfriend and he couldn't get through because Scott Baio was opening a store. He mentions that he has no idea who Scott Baio is...

      Scott Baio is an actor who played Dr. Jack Stewart in both films and TV-series titled Diagnosis Murder.