NCIS: Season 5, Episode 12

Stakeout (8 Apr. 2008)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Stakeout (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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Someone has stolen new top-secret radar gear; the NCIS gets a tip about its location. During a stakeout of the site, McGee watches while a man dies; the radar disappears again. The gang and the Metro PD figure it out and catch the bad guy.



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Det. Andrea Sparr
Jonathan Chow
Captain Dean Pullman
Dennis Moran
Joanne Wright
Jordyn Wright


Someone has stolen a new top-secret high-tech one-of-a-kind shipboard radar console; the NCIS receives an anonymous tip about its location. While the gang does a covert surveillance of the site, in a rough neighborhood in Washington, DC, McGee watches what appears to be a drug deal gone bad; a man dies. While the team continue the stakeout, the radar gear disappears again without their realizing; Gibbs decides for the NCIS to join the murder investigation by the Metro PD. McGee finds financial irregularities, Tony pursues those, and McGee finds coincidences; then a junkie provides a key service, the gang nab the bad guy, and a Metro homicide detective takes him away. Written by DocRushing

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First episode after the Writer's strike. Tony even jokes that it feels like they've been away for months. See more »


As the door closes and Gibbs tells McGee he's not off the hook until the radar is found, a finger can be seen creeping over the upper left screen. See more »


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