A Navy lieutenant threatens to jump from an 11th-floor ledge in Washington; the Metro PD calls the NCIS; Gibbs and company respond and investigate; Gibbs talks the man out of jumping, then someone shoots him. With help the gang find a mole.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Roger Walsh
Dr. Neil Fleming
Dana Arnett
Lt. Michael Arnett
Inspector Hugh Benson


In Washington, DC, a man, Michael, on an 11th-floor ledge, threatens to jump; the Metro PD calls the NCIS; Gibbs and company respond and investigate; Abby says that Michael is a Navy lieutenant. Gibbs goes onto the ledge and talks with Michael, who gives Gibbs a hand and allows him to help him back down; then someone shoots the jumper, who falls to the ground and dies; the gang continues to investigate. Tony and McGee speak with Michael's civilian shrink; Abby says that the last call to Michael's cellphone originated in the headquarters of the NCIS; the Gibbs team temporarily gets another member. The gang identify a mole and catch it, then Gibbs makes a difficult telephone call. Written by DocRushing

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23 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The number for Gibbs' cellphone is listed as +1-202-345-6905. See more »


When McGee is investigating the doctor who wrote the prescription for Phenelzine, the name on the pill bottle reads "FLEMING, NEIL M.D.", but when McGee types the name into the computer, it says "Dr. Neil Flemming" (with two M's). See more »


NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [watching the Agents argue over suspects] What about Rule 15: "Always work together"?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Not *this* time.
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References Body Heat (1981) See more »


Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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The perfect episode
11 December 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode was honestly perfect. I haven't seen all of NCIS but so far it's my favorite episode. The case is complex, awesome and keeps you guessing until the end. You never really know who it is, the sign of a great case. No only that but the characters shine like never before.

In this episode there's lots of action so if you're a fan of action you will definitely love the end and the whole episode. It moves at a great pace as well so that's awesome. The scene at the end when DiNozzo is hanging from the parking lot was excellent because it was action packed and hilarious.

This episode was absolutely hilarious. From Gibbs headslapping DiNozzo for starting rumors to Abby giving DiNozzo one flower at the end and him frowning afterwards, it's hilarious. Here are some of the funniest parts: - When McGee and DiNozzo fight at a therapist and he mistakes them for a married couple - All of the headslaps - All scenes with Abby especially when she slaps Tony - The ending when Tony says he loves McGee - DiNozzo's facial expressions throughout the whole episode - The scenes I mentioned earlier - Many more

Not only was this episode absolutely hilarious, interesting and action packed, it was also sentimental and it had some character development for Gibbs and Abby : when she says she would never leave because the team is her family.

All the scenes that have to do with Gibbs feeling guilty for Arnette's death are super emotional and heart-wrenching. This really shows us a modest angle of Gibbs that we never saw before.

Overall, the pace, the action, an amazing case, LOTS of humour and emotion make this my favorite NCIS episode (In seasons 1-5 and 12)

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