NCIS: Season 8, Episode 4

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

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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Royal Marine Major Peter Malloy
Loretta Tennison
Tara Bick
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Crosby
Vector Control Worker
Captain Jamison


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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The money launderers last name is Dufrane this may be a reference to shaw shank redemption See more »


The uniform of Major Malloy is wholly incorrect. The Royal Marine (RM) Lovat uniform has dulled buttons and is worn with the green beret, rather than the peaked cap. The crown rank insignia is incorrect and the uniform is missing the RM flashes and the globe devices. Finally, even an experienced marine would be unlikely to have so many medal ribbons. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Duty Roster shows he signed in everyday.
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Crosby: Yeah. Don't believe everything you read.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: What's that supposed to mean?
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Crosby: It means whatever secret assignment Ed was on, probably got him killed.
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References Sergeant York (1941) See more »


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3 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Or it would be, if this episode wasn't so badly ridiculous.

Much as I like this series, it's impossible to know where to start with this episode; it's so full of stereotypes and impossibilities (Gibbs just walks on to a RN vessel and sabotages it; his team walk around without an escort, etc.).

What actually had me laughing out loud though, was Abby's new electron microscope, which looked suspiciously like an optical microscope with a video camera on top and apparently had a magnification magnitudes greater than any current scanning electron microscope.

Only the monumentally stupid or cloistered could take this episode seriously.

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