NCIS: Season 5, Episode 8

Designated Target (13 Nov. 2007)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Designated Target (original title)

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Rear Admiral Kenneth Kirkland and his cab driver Atif Nukunda are shot in the cab by masked men in the park. There's no motive to kill the admiral, but the driver was smeared with finger ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Delphin Abaka
Thomas Zuri
Derrick Choyce
Chuck Bayliss
Xolile Tshabalala ...
Sayda Zuri
Atif Nukunda
Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Kirkland
Dierdre Holder ...


Rear Admiral Kenneth Kirkland and his cab driver Atif Nukunda are shot in the cab by masked men in the park. There's no motive to kill the admiral, but the driver was smeared with finger print lotion and a tooth was drawn: for certain identification: the target was Atif, an illegal Burundese immigrant, cabbie and jazz musician. Waverly University professor African studies Delphin Abaka explains Atif used a pseudonym, but ignores his real name. Atif's recently arrived widow- isn't, it's another body, her husband Thomas Zuri is a political refugee under terrorist threat, who left the State Department's protection for information program five years ago. There are more similar attacks on cabs, with a common link... Written by KGF Vissers

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