NCIS: Season 6, Episode 17

South by Southwest (24 Feb. 2009)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" South by Southwest (original title)

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The murder of a NCIS agent may have a link to other unsolved murders. DiNozzo gets a call from a deceased relatives lawyers and anticipates an inheritance.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Vance (credit only)
Bart Lemming
Dina Risi
Navy Commander Weidman
Navy Seaman Richard Zell
Bartholomew Lemming
NCIS Agent Jack Patterson
NCIS Mailroom Clerk Roy


Jack Patterson, a special agent of the NCIS, dies on a sidewalk in Washington, DC, in an execution-style shooting right after he drops a package into a mailbox. Abby says that Jack was on his way to meet her; soon she receives the carton from Jack, which contains a painting, which Abby finds to be radioactive. Gibbs interviews a man who introduces himself as an agent of the US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS). Abby learns that the slugs in Jack's body match a handgun used in an unsolved murder in Arizona two years ago; Gibbs and Tony go to Arizona and meet the artist. The real agent of the DoHS shows up in the squad bay; McGee alerts Gibbs, who, while on horseback with Tony, soon receives gunfire from a helo, and they return fire and crash the bird. Gibbs and Tony rescue the artist from harm, and they and the rest of the gang finish putting together the pieces of what happened. Written by DocRushing

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When Tony is looking at an ad for the Ferrari he plans to buy with his inheritance, Ziva tells him, "I think you are counting your eggs before they are laid." While the common expression is "counting your chickens before they hatch," and Ziva is known for malapropisms, in this case it could be suggested that Ziva was telling Tony not just that he shouldn't get his hopes up, but that he should wait before he has reason to get his hopes up first. See more »


When Tony is talking with the solicitor's office in London, he is talking on his cell phone. When the camera angle shifts, Tony is then seen talking on the corded office phone at his desk, then the camera angle shifts again and Tony is seen talking again on his cell phone. See more »


Uniformed Cop #2: Special Agent Gibbs. Got a woman who insists on talking to you. Claims she's with NCIS. Real weirdo, wearing a Dracula cape and a dog collar.
[chuckles slightly]
Uniformed Cop #2: Like she'd be with you.
[Gibbs looks over and spots Abby]
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: She is.
Uniformed Cop #2: You serious?
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Oh yeah, let her in.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »


Hard To Mainstream
Written by Dominic Kelly
Performed by Dominic Kelly
Courtesy of Screw the Pooch ASCAP
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