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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 »


The marks around Tony's eyes caused by the prank Ziva plays on him with the binoculars change during the scene. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [looking at the breakfast take out that McGee brought back] I said scrambled. You haven't gotten a single order right in 4 days.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: They're eggs. Eat 'em.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well, I don't like sunny side up. Sunny side up oozes. They look like eyes. They're looking at ya. I bet your burrito is just the way you like it.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: You want your eggs scrambled?
[takes container and shakes it]
Special Agent Timothy McGee: They're scrambled.
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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »


Lethal Exposure
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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