NCIS: Season 9, Episode 17

Need to Know (28 Feb. 2012)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Need to Know (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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When Gibbs meets with a Navy chief petty officer and his attorney (to make a deal), the CPO collapses and dies; while the gang investigate, they find a connection to an illicit arms dealer. The team figure it out, and everything works out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ava Baransky
Alan Katzenbach
MI5 Inspector Andrew Challis
TSA Officer Perkins
Michael Reardon
DIA Officer George Roca


When Gibbs meets with a Navy chief petty officer and his attorney (to make a deal), the CPO collapses and dies; the gang investigate; Ducky feels confused about the cause of death; Abby finds the reason and explains it. The victim offered information about an illicit arms dealer, with whom Gibbs then talks, and whom McGee then tracks. McGee also finds a connection between the vic and the dealer. Gibbs and McGee take some flak from the Defense Intelligence Agency; McGee and the probie pick up a hot British chick, and Gibbs catches a smart kid. The more Gibbs learns, the more frustrated he feels. McGee and the probie run into trouble, but that works out. Gibbs finds out and figures out what happened, then he has an interesting chat with the dealer. Written by DocRushing

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Gibbs' Rule #1: Never screw over your partner. See more »


The murder victim is said to have served aboard USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) in the recent past; however, in the real world of the US Navy, Lafayette had become decommissioned in 1991, which is 21 years before the first airing of this episode. See more »

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