NCIS: Season 5, Episode 17

About Face (13 May 2008)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" About Face (original title)

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A man dies at a retrofitting site at a Navy facility; Gibbs and company investigate. Palmer sees a fleeing person, who takes a shot at him; a second body turns up.

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Workers find a body at a retrofitting site at a Navy facility; Gibbs and company investigate. Palmer finds evidence, which promptly disappears, and he briefly sees a fleeing person, who takes a shot at him. Vance, the assistant director, continues to use management by intimidation, which does not work on Gibbs. Ducky says that the victim died not from the blow to his head but rather from the injuries resulting from his fall from the third story; Ducky shows Gibbs some curious evidence. The victim's home disappears, and Abby uses hypnosis on Palmer. The team find a second body inside a concrete column, and they figure out everything; Palmer sees the bad guy again and stops him. Written by DocRushing

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The NCIS team visit two mobile home parks, one in Alexandria and one in Arlington. The one seen are rural and have mountains in the background. Both Virginia localities are suburbs of Washington, DC, a very urban and non-mountainous region. See more »

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[Jimmy pulls up to a suspect's home after being told to stay at NCIS]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What are you doing here?
Jimmy Palmer: I thought I could help.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What part of stay don't you understand? Stay! You stay in the car!
[while Gibbs and the team are busy Jimmy notices the suspect about to escape and rams his car]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [after disarming the suspect] What the hell was that?
Jimmy Palmer: I did *not* get out of the car.
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4 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a great episode. They've been consistently excellent throughout the series even with a new director. It's good that Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) got an episode that was 'his own' because he's always been slightly overlooked. He and David McCallum are great together how they always argue because they get lost on their way to the crime scene. I guess what I don't get about this episode is why NCIS got the case in the first place because there seems to be no navy link. NCIS only deals with cases related to the navy but the victim was just a normal guy so surely the regular cops should work the case? I watched the episode over again and there seems to be no mention of why the case was given to NCIS. It's the only bad thing about this episode. One of the best of season five. Palmer is much more entertaining than Gerald.


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