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Spider and the Fly 

Gibbs must take desperate measures to protect his loved ones with Paloma Reynosa still on the loose.

Director:

Dennis Smith

Writers:

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

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
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Ralph Waite ... Jackson Gibbs
Muse Watson ... Mike Franks
Marco Sanchez ... Alejandro Rivera
Jacqueline Obradors ... Paloma Reynosa
Andrew Thacher ... State Police Sgt. Paul Westgard
Burton Perez Burton Perez ... Estaban Lopez
Eddie J. Fernandez ... Mexican Gunman
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Storyline

Paloma confronts Jackson in his store, in Stillwater, Pennsylvania; her goons shoot up the store, but Jack escapes; the next four months he stays with Jethro and a pair of protective agents. The gang watch for Paloma; then they investigate an unplanned landing of a helo in West Virginia; the pilot, a reservist, died; Gibbs sees that Paloma was one of the passengers. Franks walks into Gibbs's house, then a dead body shows up in Frederick, Maryland. Rivera goes to Vance's office, asks to make a deal, and leaves something behind, and Paloma calls Gibbs. Dolls start turning up, and an agent dies; Jack, Franks, and Jethro go fishing; Vance invites Rivera for a chat, so they talk, but news interrupts, then McGeek intervenes. Rivera takes the matter into his own hands, and he produces an unintended and unexpected result. Franks goes back to Mexico, and Jack and Jethro go back to Stillwater. Vance files Abby's report, then he moves on to another case. Written by DocRushing

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Toward the very end a song can be heard in the background. Then it can be clearly heard. The song is "If I Go" by Greg Laswell. Its vocals and melody sound very similar to Snow Patrols "The Lightning Strike." See more »

Goofs

When the cameraman has to cross a crime scene tape, it is visibly pulled down so he can cross without falling. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Timothy McGee: No. No. Other things. Like breakfast without beer.
Ziva David: I thought that was the Irish.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Canadians too.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: No, beer doesn't go well with eggs or oatmeal. Why are you so tan?
Ziva David: Why are you so white?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: I've always been like this.
Ziva David: Becomes you.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: You're lying.
Ziva David: Through my teeth.
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Connections

References The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Off I Go (2010 Mix)
Written by Greg Laswell
Performed by Greg Laswell
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La Muerte
8 March 2011 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

So, the long-awaited (well, at least in USA) final part of the epic four-parter arrives. Does it deliver the goods? Well, yes, but not without some problems.

The first part was about Gibbs and Abby, the second about Gibbs and Ms. Hart, and the third about Gibbs and Vance. Season 7's cliffhanger ending might reveal what this one is about. Also, considering what the plot of the arc is about, the choice is appropriate.

It's rather puzzling why the writers opted for time between the seasons to pass within the series in sync with the real world (after the resolution to the cliffhanger), since they then need to come up with contrived stories outlining what each character has been doing for the past *four* months (the time elapsed is actually stated in one scene). This is a distracting fault that eats up too much of the running time in what is an otherwise excellent episode and a fine conclusion to the arc, with a poetic twist that echoes an old adage. Also, the climax is a bit too convenient a coincidence in terms of timing - unless one believes it was decreed by fate. But wasn't there a specific hit TV show about fate already?

Also, since this is the *conclusion* to an arc, it should by definition concentrate on climaxing the arc, not haphazardly sow seeds for future episodes. Couldn't that have waited until the second episode of Season 8? This is supposed to be the BIG finale. It almost seems the show-runners felt the need to bait the audience, as if they feared that with the arc coming to an end, part of the audience would only stick around if new questions were raised. This speaks of either poor judgment or lack of confidence. A shame - what could have been a 9/10, becomes "only" an 8/10.

As an afterthought, since the series has already reached its 8th year, one really has to wonder, what is Pauley Perrette's secret? She must be the envy of many, many actresses. Not only does it seem that she hasn't aged at all in 7 seasons, but in real life, she was actually 41 when this was filmed! Maybe the fact that Abby, The World's Perkiest Goth™, sleeps in a coffin has something to do about it...

While on the Women of NCIS, it is only fair to mention Cote de Pablo as well. Over the five seasons she's been in the show, some people have complained that the character of Ziva is an unfavorable portrayal of a non-native American. Are the other characters really superior to hers? Not really, when you start comparing them. Her character has actually developed the most over the seasons! Regardless of the characterization of Ziva, Cote de Pablo is of rare, both radiant yet soothing beauty. The show-runners were incredibly lucky when they found her to join Pauley Perrette. Together, they form perhaps the most formidable double-team in American TV today when it comes to pulling in male viewers for a TV show.


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