NCIS: Season 7, Episode 4

Good Cop, Bad Cop (13 Oct. 2009)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Good Cop, Bad Cop (original title)

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The body of a UA Marine, last aboard a ship with Ziva, turns up in a shrimping net in the Indian Ocean. Vance flags Ziva's application while he questions her. Mossad and more bodies appear. Ziva and Abby tell all. Gibbs puts Ziva to work.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marine Staff Sergeant Daniel Cryer
Captain Kassib Yosef
Steve Diamond
Stoney Westmoreland ...
Larry Diamond
Aviv Holtz


In the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, a shrimping boat catches the body, mostly skeletal, of a Marine, SSgt. Daniel Cryer, who deserted in Kandahar six months before; he was last seen while boarding Damocles, the Jordanian freighter, supposedly lost at sea in a storm, which Ziva also rode en route to Somalia. Vance suspends Ziva's application while he questions her. Abby provides the position of the missing ship; a salvage crew finds the wreckage plus 18 more bodies, apparently executed before the sinking; all 18 wind up in Ducky's workshop. A Mossad officer, Malachi Ben-Gidon, shows up to "rescue" Ziva from the NCIS; he offers to tell Vance what happened aboard the ship. Mal says that Ziva shot Cryer; Ziva says that Mal did so; Abby and the evidence also say that Mal did so. Gibbs throws out Mal; as Gibbs asks, Ziva tells the rest of the story. Vance deals with a phone call, then Gibbs gives Ziva a paper, calls her a name, and tells her to get to work. Written by DocRushing

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"In Memory of Robert 'Bob' Bryan" appears after the final scene. See more »


The victim is supposed to have been found in the Red Sea. However, the critters shown to have eaten the victim include a 'Blue crab' (Calinectes Sapidus) which is only indigenous to the eastern Atlantic coast - not the Red Sea. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: What about the Damocles?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Lost at sea about a hundred miles off the coast of Tanzania, which was a couple hundred miles off its chartered course.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: They got lost at sea before they got lost at sea. So we got Ziva on a ship that went down somewhere it wasn't supposed to be, and a body bag filled goo from a dead Marine who wasn't supposed to be there.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: And nothing is what it's supposed to be. Gibbs tosses us, the investigation disappears.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: It's like "Alien", the Ridley Scott classic. The creepy one.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: ...
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28 November 2010 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

This episodes ties together all the loose ends about what happened to Ziva when she rejoined Mossad and went on the Damocles ship as a Mossad agent. In the season opening episode, Ziva was rescued by the NCIS team, and part of the mystery was resolved, but other questions were created, such as whether or not her father tried to get her killed, and whether or not she was still working for Mossad even though she wanted to join NCIS as a permanent agent.

Overall, this episode has a lot of flashbacks during the interrogation of Ziva and others. That really slows the action down. It would have been better if this episode and the season opener had been spliced together into one two hour movie. The pace could have been faster that way. On the other hand, this episode breaks down all the questions very well, so that it all ties together at the end.

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