NCIS: Season 9, Episode 5

Safe Harbor (18 Oct. 2011)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Safe Harbor (original title)

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A boarding party from a Coast Guard cutter visits a foreign-flag cargo ship; no crewmember is visible, but a gunman kills a petty officer. The NCIS and the CGCIS investigate. Gibbs, Borin, and the gang sort it out and serve justice.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Farid Bawali
Rebeka Hooper
Rafiq Bawali
Hakim Bawali
Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Ben Cooper
Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Kyle Sterling


At 02:00 in US territorial waters near Norfolk, Virginia, an inspection party from a Coast Guard cutter steps aboard an unidentified foreign-flag cargo ship; no crewmember is visible, but a hidden gunman shoots to death a petty officer. Under joint jurisdiction the NCIS and the CGCIS investigate; Gibbs, the gang, and Borin go to Norfolk and to the towed ship at the Naval Station. While examining the body, Ducky hears tapping sounds; the team then find a hidden Lebanese family of four, for whom the father requests asylum. Abby tells Gibbs that there was no crew other than the family; the SecNav enters the picture, as does a woman lawyer of Muslim extraction. The mother and Ziva identify with each other, but the father's past catches up with him. Tony takes off his pants for Abby, who makes a startling discovery. Borin, Gibbs, and the gang prevent destruction, hold one bad guy and grab the second one, and serve justice. Gibbs says that he's not lonely because he has kids. Written by DocRushing

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When Abby phones Gibbs to let him know that the father of the Lebanese family is a terrorist, you can clearly see the face of her cell phone and it shows the menu page, not a dial screen. See more »


Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Ducky, what do you think? Gibbs and Borin - date/mate material?
Dr. Donald Mallard: Well, given their combined work ethic, they'd probably never see each other. Which could be a recipe for the worlds shortest courtship, or extreme longevity.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: So nobody's with me on team Bibbs?
CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin: [Entering] No!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: We can change the name.
CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin: You should change the subject, DiNozzo.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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