NCIS (2003– )
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Child's Play 

A dead Marine's day job at a government think tank leads Gibbs and the team into the life of a 12-year-old prodigy who may be the killer's next target.


William Webb


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »

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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
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Gabriel Olds ... Gregg Norvell
Lisa Sheridan ... Krista Dalton
Madeline Carroll ... Angela Kelp
Francis Capra ... Eddie Castillo
Emily Swallow ... Darlene Kelp
Carlease Burke ... D'Arcy McKinna
Roger Ranney Roger Ranney ... Elevator Repairman


Two young boys find the body of Marine LCpl. Lozada, without one hand; Gibbs and company investigate. Ducky says that the victim died elsewhere, and that the traumatic amputation took place postmortem. Lozada served on the guard detail for a high-level think tank, the Sattler Institute, which uses gifted, precocious kids to suggest solutions for military problems, using simpler, cleaner, purer, less linear, less bureaucratic ways of approaching problems. One student, Angela, had a close friendship with Lozada, who was a former member of a gang; a security tape at the institute reveals a clue. Tony and McGee find another connection, but they run into trouble. A maintenance worker at the institute finds the body of a woman. Ziva and Angela go to Ducky's house, but Angela disappears. Angela and the bad guy show up at Angela's house, as do Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva; right and justice trump. Then the gang gather at Ducky's house for a toast and a turkey dinner. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

24 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The music playing at Ducky's Thanksgiving was Vivaldi's Spring Concerto from The Four Seasons. Autumn would have been more appropriate for the occasion. See more »


Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Spring) was playing during the Thanksgiving dinner. The music should have been Fall. See more »


[Ducky enters his dining room with the Thanksgiving turkey]
Dr. Donald Mallard: It is such a pleasure to have you all here, even though our togetherness was not your first choice.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [referencing his canceled plans] Well, it's just Indian poker... all-you-can-eat crab legs...
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Showgirls...
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Relax, Tony. Plenty of wine.
[Without further ado, Tony lifts his glass of white, and Abby hurriedly fills his other glass with red]
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References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Madeline Carroll plays very good!

I am a steady fan of NCIS since season 3. Madeline Carroll's play attracts me, which I think outstanding. She just looks so smart and quick-tempo in her role that I'd like to give my first review to this particular Role Angela in this particular episode. I would keep my attention to her her performance in other films.

For the main roles of NCIS, they just keep their best performance of their characters as usual. This is a good film that definitely deserves another new season.

Now in Taiwan, two TV stations plays Season 10 and Seaosn 7, respectively. I wish one day those main actors and actresses can come to visit Taiwan.

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