NCIS (2003– )
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Under Covers 

Tony and Ziva go undercover and under the covers as assassins, a married couple, who recently died, but who apparently have a contract to execute at the Marine Corps birthday ball in Washington. The NCIS gang figure it out and work it out.


Aaron Lipstadt


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Phillip Rhys ... Agent Yussif
Michelle Krusiec ... Agent Maya
Michael Bellisario ... Charles 'Chip' Sterling
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Eric Steinberg ... Marcos Siazon
Joe Spano ... T.C. Fornell
Lauren Holly ... Jenny Shepard
Matt Kaminsky ... Henry Spivey (as Matthew Kaminsky)
Sonny Surowiec ... C.K. Cord


Tony and Ziva become personally and intensely engaged in their next assignment, an undercover one partly under the covers. The Marine Corps CID in Kuwait has found incriminating documents among the personal effects of two Canadian assassins who died in a car wreck. The documents suggest a plan for the killers to target one or more high officials at the annual Marine Corps birthday ball in Washington, DC, so the NCIS investigates. Gibbs and McGee find that two bad guys are good guys, then Gibbs and Fornell again discuss a problem in their usual conference room. Abby and Chip provide much data, then the team figure out everything and extract Tony and Ziva. Gibbs celebrates his birthday alone. Written by DocRushing

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Did You Know?


At the beginning of this episode, Ducky is called in for an autopsy and complains about having to miss the ballet Gisele. One of the guest stars in that episode, Phillip Rhys, is the grandson of Janine Klotza, a Parisian ballet dancer who reportedly performed in all the major ballets except Gisele. See more »


Dr. Mallard is seen about to leave for the USMC Birthday party with the Director. There is a short shot of his display of medals. Although the shot is very brief, it appears that he wears a couple of British campaign 'Stars' - issued only for the Second World War, making 'Ducky' a minimum of 80 years old. See more »


[to Tony, who is fast asleep]
Ziva David: [French accent] Jean-Paul... my little furry bear?
[pours water in his ear]
Ziva David: Wake up...
Tony DiNozzo: [leaps to his feet in his underwear] I'm in position, Boss!
Tony DiNozzo: Whoa...
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Crazy Credits

After the freeze frame to end the episode, SEMPER FI to Marines Everywhere appears, then they roll the credits. See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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14 June 2020 | by bevo-13678See all my reviews

I like it when tony and ziva pretend to bang for hours at a time

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Release Date:

8 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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