NCIS: Season 8, Episode 5

Dead Air (19 Oct. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Dead Air (original title)

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A shooter kills three people, including a Navy commander, on live talk radio; Gibbs and company investigate; they believe that the host was the main target. The gang pursue clues to a bomb at a baseball diamond, where they nab the bad guy.

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Radio listeners report gunshots during a live talk show; the Virginia State Police responds and finds three bodies, including that of the guest speaker, who was a Navy commander; Gibbs and company investigate; they believe that the host was the primary target; Tony finds a tape with a reference about the motive of the shooter. The widow of the host provides a carton of clues, which enable the gang to meet a mailman and a bunch of sociable suburbanites in a gated community. Ziva poses as a potential seller, and money starts moving, then a neighbor sustains an injury. The neighbor's daughter lends a hand, then the father does, then the gang collar the bad guy, find the bomb, and prevent casualties; Ziva winds up on top of Tony, who says that he had missed the old Ziva. Finally, Gibbs and Ziva play catch under the lights. Written by DocRushing

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The frequency of the radio station WDRF is shown as 86.9 FM. However, the radio frequencies for commercial radios in the US range from 87.7 through 107.9 FM. See more »

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Special Agent Timothy McGee: You think Ziva's less sexual now?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Compared to the Ziva I shared a bed with 5 years ago, yeah.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: But you guys were undercover. You were just putting on a show... You were putting on a show, right?
[DiNozzo clears his throat]
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23 April 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Another quality episode, but not without its problems. While the series rarely delivers a Format Breaker, the show-runners really know how to keep the series alive by concentrating on differing plots. NCIS has the luxury of not being limited to investigating only deaths, like some other successful Crime Procedural shows and this time the writers take advantage of that.

There are no Special Guest Stars to steal the viewers' attention - the plot is the star here, with a genuinely surprising amount of twists, and a *really* funny subplot that I would be foolish to spoil. In the end, this is not a radical, special episode enough to warrant more than 8/10, but this early in the season the series does not need them. It's during the Sweeps and the Season Finale that the show-runners are under pressure to deliver something *major*.

The problem with this episode is the very same that plagues the whole series. There is one scene that once *again* hints at the undisclosed events in Paris on 26 January 2010 (Season 7, Episode 13). The scene seems rather telling, but since the show has been teasing the viewers with the Paris mystery for almost a year now, it comes off only as really frustrating for long-time viewers. But this is a minor complaint in an otherwise *great* episode.


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