NCIS: Season 9, Episode 18

The Tell (20 Mar. 2012)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" The Tell (original title)

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While Gibbs and Tony man a protective detail for the SecNav, a gunman shoots the secretary; the NCIS investigates quietly with the help of Dr. Ryan. Blackmail is involved; the gang and Ryan figure it out and find a hacker and the bad guy.

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While Gibbs and Tony man a protective detail for the SecNav, a gunman shoots the secretary in his chest and inflicts what appears to be a serious injury; the NCIS starts a quiet investigation, trying to avoid media attention. Vance and Gibbs join the victim at his hospital, where they take part in an unusual gathering. Shortly afterward the gang confers in the MTAC with Vance and Dr. Ryan (the psy-ops wizard); the team has orders to investigate a huge blackmail scheme with profound implications related to national security for the present and for years to come. Ziva and Ryan's lead investigator find a body; Abby and McGee make contributions; Gibbs and Ryan find computers running without people; the three musketeers watch the dynamic duo; Tony and Ziva grab an unkempt hacker and her gear. Gibbs figures it out, then he nabs the bad guy. Ryan invites Gibbs to play charades. Written by DocRushing

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Mark Harmon and Jamie Lee Curtis previously appeared together in Freaky Friday (2003). In the original, Harmon's role was originally played by Sean Astin's father John Astin. See more »

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Disappointed after a one month of reruns
20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Jamie Lee Curtis character returning to NCIS fell flat and actually caused damage. Although I have always adored Sean Austin, his character served no purpose other than to steal lines and scenes from the rest of the main characters. This episode was really disappointing in the sense that it had a confusing plot, boring/uninteresting dialogue, and no good character interactions of the main characters. The dialogue and the relationships of these characters are the two features that make this show #1. I hate to say it, but JLC's character hurts the team and the show. Gibbs has had other relationships with characters outside of his team before that weren't so painful to watch.


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