NCIS: Season 5, Episode 16

Recoil (6 May 2008)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Recoil (original title)

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While on her undercover assignment, Ziva stumbles into dangerous territory when the serial killer she has been following grows suspicious of her.



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Episode cast overview:
Michael Locke
Michael Hagerty ...
Andrew 'Andy' Hoffman
Navy PO Kevin Massey
Mia Lee ...


The NCIS is closing up on Marine Andrew 'Andy' Hoffman, a serial killer of women, before local police detective Steve Rosetti's nose. Hoffman catches on while Ziva is with him undercover as Gina, but she struggles free and shoots him with his own gun. An MO anomaly and a fingerprint indicate there must be an accomplice. Ziva forgets her 'trauma' in bed with original suspect Michael Locke, whose former girlfriend Devon fits the profile of the sixth victim Abby discovers to exist from blood traces on the knife, so Andy's partner may still be killing. Another surprising link is discovered, another avenues of suspicion is explored. Written by KGF Vissers

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knife | fingerprints | bed | love | kissing





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Ziva says Lockes prints are on the barrel on her gun. They are on the slide, not the barrel. See more »


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [Ziva's looking at Hoffman's body in autopsy] You've gotta stop staring at this one, Ziva.
[Ziva puts the body away]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Put it behind you.
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References Sea of Love (1989) See more »


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