NCIS (2003– )
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Tony and McGee unsuccessfully try to follow Lee's pickup man; a satellite leads the gang to a house with a secret room and a dead body; a second stakeout produces a different result, which takes the team to a solution, a catch, and more.


Dennis Smith


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Liza Lapira ... Agent Michelle Lee
David Eigenberg ... Ted Bankston
Tiffany Espensen ... Amanda Lee
Kathrine Herzer ... Small Girl
Troy Brenna ... Kidnapper


Lee's daughter, Amanda, almost escapes. In an attempt to follow Lee's pickup man at the drop, Tony and McGee do a stakeout at a coffee shop, but it does not go well. To search for Lee's daughter, Tony and Ziva, with the guidance of McGee and others, go hiking in a woodland, and they find a decrepit old house with a secret room (where Amanda's kidnapper has kept her) plus the body of a dead man. Tony, Abby, and Gibbs show dislike and intolerance toward Lee. Amanda turns out to be not Lee's daughter but rather an adopted sister. The next day Gibbs himself does the stakeout on the inside of the shop, then the routine takes an unexpected turn, and the pickup man leads the gang down a different path. Vance accuses Gibbs and McGee of having committed treason. However, the team figure out everything, they get the bad guy, and the story reaches a sad end, during which Gibbs takes a round. Written by DocRushing

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Did You Know?


The name of this episode goes hand in hand with the previous episode's name. Cloak & Dagger refers to the spy genre in general. See more »


When DiNozzo and Ziva are talking about team members' secrets, DiNozzo mentions that he knows where she has a small tattoo. Jews, especially Israelis, do not tattoo their bodies because Hitler had Jews' arms tattooed with ID numbers during his reign. See more »


NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Boss, this is a crime scene.
NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah, I know. Document everything. Get the hell out there! Whoever's behind this could come back.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Got it.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


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

One of my favourite episodes ever, the NCIS team solve the case again.

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Release Date:

25 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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