NCIS (2003– )

Newborn King 

A Navy captain dies by gunfire; Gibbs and company investigate; the gang meet Emma, a pregnant Marine first lieutenant, who says that she's the real target. The team figure out the pieces, and they deal with the problems and the bad guys.


Dennis Smith


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Larry Miller ... Ed Slater
Erin Cottrell ... Marine Lieutenant Emma Reynolds
David S. Lee ... Veli Tupolev
Michelle Pierce ... Breena Slater
Hugh Scott ... Deputy Billy McCormick
Kevin Rock ... DoD Liaison Klein
Brandi Burkhardt ... Desk Clerk


On Christmas Eve two gunmen with silenced pistols kill a Navy captain in the doorway of a hotel room; Gibbs and company investigate; in the room Gibbs receives an unusual call on the landline telephone, which the gang pursue; Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva visit a mall and find Emma, the woman friend of the victim, who is a pregnant Marine first lieutenant, and who says that she's the real target. Meanwhile, back on the ranch, McGee and Abby figure out why attention turned to Emma and her unborn child; then a Russian bad guy turns up at the mall, but the gang and Barney Fife handle him. In the chat room Tony and McGee use an unconventional method by which to obtain answers. Gibbs, Ziva, and Emma have trouble with their car, and Emma has trouble of her own. Two more Russians show up, so Ziva looks after them while Gibbs looks after Emma and her child. Tony and McGee help. Everything works out. Palmer talks with his future father-in-law, and Tony talks with Gibbs. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

13 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At the end of this episode Tony goes to Gibbs house and talks about that when he joined NCIS he couldn't fill both cups, the one for family and the one for the job. He then ask Gibbs, "What if I can fill both now?" A few episodes earlier he faces his fear of being around young children by visiting a daycare center. A few months after this episode aired Michael Weatherly's wife gave birth to their baby girl. See more »


The Zip Code Tim's computer screen shows for Filmore, MD is the actual Zip Code for Emmitsburg, MD. See more »


Jimmy Palmer: [to the team] You guys, he actually thinks I'm stuck in some government job which pays too little and requires too many hours.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [Gibbs enters] You are. Get off my desk. Grab your gear.
Jimmy Palmer: Ah yes. Duty call. I better call Ed and cancel.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Hold on. You're not going anywhere. Family first.
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References Mister Ed (1958) See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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