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Devil's Trifecta 

A Navy seaman fires on Fornell, who returns fire and kills him; Gibbs and company investigate, along with Fornell and the mutual ex-wife of Gibbs and Fornell. The gang find frozen fish, a dead body, a missing accountant, and two bad guys.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Fremont
Viggo Kiln
Oliver Lambert
Avis Boyle
Al Parker


A man at close range shoots three rounds at Fornell, who, wearing body armor, returns fire with six rounds and kills the assailant, who was a Navy seaman; Gibbs and company and Fornell all investigate; Diane, the mutual ex-wife of Gibbs and Fornell, also shows up, and several interesting exchanges ensue. Vance announces that, according to him and two of his counterpart directors, Gibbs, Fornell, and Diane will work together on this case. McGee provides refuge and security to Diane, who has become overwrought, then Gibbs and Fornell find that they have relaxed. While executing a search warrant, Gibbs, Fornell, Tony, and McGoo find frozen fish and a dead body. Gibbs, Fornell, Tony, McGee, and Ziva find a missing accountant, who passes out and then dies. Gibbs makes a toast and a proposal at a wedding reception; Fornell, McGee, and Ziva find two of the bad guys. Gibbs and Diane have a chat. Written by DocRushing

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11 December 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Diane's 3rd husband was shot at the drive through window of a fast food joint. Now her 2nd husband had a gunfight at the window. See more »


When Fornell shoots the sailor, the sailor falls half onto the road. When NCIS arrive, the body is solely on the pavement (sidewalk). See more »


Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: [Referring to Diane] It's getting late - with Lambert on the loose, she should probably sleep at your house tonight. I'll talk to you later.
[Tries to leave quickly. Gibbs stops him]
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah, you're right. She shouldn't be alone. And since you married her last, I think that means your place.
Abby Sciuto: [Watching from the side,] This is gonna be good.
Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: I've got no clean sheets.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: My heater's broken.
Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: I've got toxic black mold in my kitchen.
Timothy McGee: I'll let these two figure it out since I know the one place she's definitely...
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Referenced in NCIS: Check (2015) See more »

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Funny Episode Or One of Them!
4 January 2013 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Really a funny episode where Gibbs & Fornell are with their ex-wife Diane now an IRS agent as she is now married to a DHS agent. And he is missing. Much to both men's dismay.

As you have to throw in Tim McGee in the mix. As the men are not fond of their ex-wife as they three have to work together. Diane has some disdain for Fornell but she is kind of fond for Gibbs.

While they continue to constantly bicker and argue on a professional and personal level. Really a funny episode out of the usual case of the week thing, not that we NCIS fans mind.

But still it is a change of pace to see all three, as the second "devil" episode title with Diane being the you know what. Really Diane hopefully will still become a recurring character and charm or annoy her two ex-husbands whenever she is on.

Really don't find her annoying anymore!

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