NCIS: Season 8, Episode 4

Royals & Loyals (12 Oct. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Royals & Loyals (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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The body of a petty officer shows up in a hot tub; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky sees an unusual clue; Abby finds a link to the Royal Navy. A Royal Marine major and a CIA agent prove to be something else. The gang catch the bad guy.

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Royal Marine Major Peter Malloy
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Loretta Tennison
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Two civilians find the body of a Navy petty officer first-class, submerged in a backyard hot tub; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky sees an unusual clue. The widow fills in Tony and Ziva, and Abby makes a significant discovery, implicating a ship of the Royal Navy. Gibbs takes a strong dislike to a major in the Royal Marines; however, Ziva asks the major to "do a quickie". Tony and Ziva find an important valve handwheel, and Gibbs gains an advantage by using a pipe wrench. The ship leaves port, but the major stays behind, and the major turns out to be something else, as does a special agent of the CIA. Vance tells Gibbs to cool it; Gibbs takes a different tack, and he finds a visitor when he returns home. The gang trace missing money; they figure out who killed the sailor, and who stole the money, then they nab the person responsible. Tony sets off an alarm. Written by DocRushing

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Malloy's cellphone number shows on screen as starting +44 (016... All British cellphones start 07, so it should have been +44 (07... instead. See more »

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Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: DiNozzo.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Bolos-R-Us, boss. We got the entire Eastern seaboard covered.
Ziva David: Metro PD's on the bus, train and subway station.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: We've alerted Airport police, the State Troopers in Maryland and Virginia.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Customs and ICE are staying frosty.
Ziva David: Secret Service Uniform Division is monitoring the British Embassy and consulate.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: And the Coast Guard's got the shipyard wired.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Good work.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: ...Complimenting us? Never a good sign.
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8 June 2011 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better episodes. What makes it stand out is Daniel Gillies as the British officer Malloy who has to be one of the handsomest creatures ever to walk planet earth. NCIS usually tends to be populated with doltish muscleheads for whom I have zero empathy. In perhaps a year or two Gillies should be playing Bond. He just crackles. I found myself holding my breath while he was on screen.

The fun comes in this episode from jurisdictional disputes with the British Navy, the CIA and ...

The one thing I did not like were the expositions on CSI technology given between experts who obviously should know all this already. The writers should have this exposition directed at a more naive character.


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