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Bête Noire 

A foreign agent enters the autopsy room via an unconventional method; he then takes captive Ducky, Gerald, and, later, Kate. He demands evidence pertaining to a body in the room. He eventually asks to see Gibbs, who obliges him; he loses.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony DiNozzo
Abby Sciuto
Agent Paula Cassidy
Agent Daniel Snyder
Agent Christopher Pacci
Negotiator Arkin
Qassam (as Alex Dodd)
Agent Balboa
H.R.T. Leader Horowitz
N.C.I.S. Director Tom Morrow


An agent of a foreign power enters the autopsy room via a clandestine and unconventional method; he then takes captive Ducky, Gerald, and, later, Kate. The intruder demands every bit of the evidence, including the blood, pertaining to the body of a terrorist who arrived late the previous night, and whom Gibbs had shot while capturing him at the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek in Norfolk; the intruder seeks to prevent the USA from discovering that his sponsor, using an infectious virus, contaminated the terrorist, who had begun working among the population aboard the base. The intruder eventually asks to see Gibbs, so Gibbs confronts him in the autopsy room; Gibbs and others regain control. Abby finally overcomes a fear. Written by DocRushing

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The first appearance of Ari. See more »


The terrorist threatens to shoot into Gerald's ball and socket joints if Ducky, Gerald or Kate break his rules. After shooting him in the shoulder, he threatens to shoot Gerald in the knee next. The knee is not a ball and socket joint. See more »


Ari Haswari: [after Ducky tries to get him to take the stairs] You tried to trick me, Doctor Mallard.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: It *wasn't* a condition!
Ari Haswari: It is *now*!
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7 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Not "Wow". No.


When the bad guy gets away, it's never a good episode. If you go to the trouble to make a bad guy REALLY BAD, and then let him get away, why on earth do you think viewers would enjoy this crap?

TV shows END when writers get all stupid and crazy and think that somehow viewers are interested in building some yearly long bond with a crazy, psychopathic bad guy. The writers can go sit at home and dream of their favorite bad guys, if that's what they're into. But the rest of us want an hour of entertainment with a good ending.

This was not a good ending. This was not a good episode. Do better, or find another career.

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