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Damned If You Do 

A familiar face defends Gibbs in Parson's investigation. While the team tries to help Gibbs, they must solve the murder of a Navy SEAL.



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Judge Maddox
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Parsons continues to badger Gibbs; Gibbs finally breaks his silence but only slightly. To the surprise of Parsons, AJ Chegwidden, a retired admiral and a retired judge advocate general (JAG) of the US Navy, arrives to defend Gibbs (because Vance has called him); Gibbs breaks a slight smile. Ducky and Palmer find bugs; AJ and Gibbs find that someone has tossed Gibbs's pad; Tony and Ziva join them; they all go to Gibbs's secluded cabin. McGee shows up and collects Tony and Ziva, then they investigate the death of a SEAL lieutenant; the widow has received his head in a cardboard carton; Palmer learns that it's radioactive. Tom Morrow, from the DoHS, gives some startling news to Vance; the three musketeers turn in their badges; Vance shreds one file, and Gibbs burns even more; Morrow hands Parsons a letter in which the IG of the DoD cancels the investigation; Parsons babbles; Gibbs goes on a top-secret mission. Four months later Gibbs takes a shot. [To be continued next season.] Written by DocRushing

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14 May 2013 (USA)  »

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John M. Jackson plays the role of Admiral AJ Chegwidden in this episode, reprising his role in the TV show "JAG", from which "NCIS" was spun off. See more »


A package with such highly radioactive contents would have been detected at any number security check-points en route and would never have made it to Virgina. Especially from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the Middle East. See more »


Leroy Jethro Gibbs: All I ever wanted to do was be a good Marine.
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Team Gibbs Is It Over?
16 May 2013 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

As DOD independent investigator Richard Parsons goes after Team Gibbs or just Gibbs alone, as Gibbs must clear his name. And that he must also go on the run.

But he has help with former alley and a friend of his, Mike Franks. Despite no longer being alive. As the team also try to help him. Despite not wanting to have them involved in what he is going through.

In a gutsy move, the team will stand through thick and thin with Gibbs or each other when they are in trouble. And all of them resign in order to protect Gibbs.

The ending is something else as won't tell you what happened. As Gibbs is involved in a shootout. And sees someone he is close to and with. And must shoot that person, won't tell you who it is if those of you that have not seen it.

Bring on season 11!

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