NCIS (2003– )

Designated Target 

While a Navy rear admiral rides in a taxi, two motorcyclists, using silenced pistols, execute both men; Gibbs and company investigate. Ducky says that the target was the driver, who was a political refugee from Burundi. The gang solve it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
... Anthony DiNozzo
... Ziva David
... Abby Sciuto
... Timothy McGee
... Jenny Shepard
... Donald Mallard
... Delphin Abaka
... Thomas Zuri
... Derrick Choyce
... Chuck Bayliss
Xolile Tshabalala ... Sayda Zuri
... Atif Nukunda
... Navy Rear Admiral Kenneth Kirkland
Dierdre Holder ... Woman


While a Navy rear admiral rides in a taxicab, two motorcyclists, using silenced pistols, execute both him and the cabbie; Gibbs and company investigate. Abby starts a new program, and McGee receives unusual calls. Ducky says that the target was the driver, not the admiral, because the bad guys pulled one of his teeth and lifted the fingerprints on his right hand. The driver was a political refugee who, seven years before, immigrated into the US from Burundi (in East Africa). The hackie remains a John Doe, but the gang identify a distinct trend. The team narrow their attention to a suspect, whom they find shot to death as a motorcycle zips away; they keep going, and they work it out. Written by DocRushing

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13 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Stephen Lee, who played the taxi dispatcher, played in the first few episodes of the TV show "Dark Angel", along with Micheal Weatherly. See more »


The reflection of the Admiral in the biker's helmet is not reversed; it's an obvious optical effect using earlier footage. See more »


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [as McGee is explaining what he's doing on the computer] Less narration, McGee.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Tracing.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [to Ziva, as McGee's fingers continue to fly on the computer keyboard] Look at that. It's incredible. Probie's lips are still moving - while he's working! It's like one of those Romanian orphans who can't stop rocking.
Officer Ziva David: You are so prejudiced.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I am not. I'm not! By the way, that's a contraction. *I'm.* You should try it sometime.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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