NCIS (2003– )

The Artful Dodger 

After a Vice Admirals aide is murdered, Gibbs and the NCIS team theorize that it was because of a valuable painting in her office. DiNozzo's father is more than happy to help with the investigation by sharing his knowledge of the artwork.


Terrence O'Hara


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
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Emily Wickersham ... Ellie Bishop
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance (credit only)
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Robert Wagner ... Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
Patricia De Leon ... Gloria Hernandez
Christopher B. Duncan ... Dale Harris
Beverly Leech ... Vice Admiral Janet Kleibor
John Kassir ... Perry Swan
Sunkrish Bala ... Amir Aziz
Benjamin J. Cain Jr. ... Janitor


When a Naval Lieutenant who's current assignment is being the aide of an Admiral is found killed in the Admiral's office. The team goes to investigate and wonders why was he killed. Gibbs tells Tony who's been working non-stop for a few days to go home to rest. When he goes home he finds his father there and he tells Tony that the woman he was going to marry decided not to. When Abby examines the crime scene she thinks something is wrong. It's the painting where the Lieutenant died in front of. The painting is a masterpiece on loan to the Admiral but what is on the wall now is a forgery. So they think the Lieutenat was killed to get the painting. Question is how do they find the killers. Tony's father upon seeing they are looking for the painting says he dealt with people who deal in gray art, so they ask him to help them find who has the painting. Written by

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Release Date:

10 March 2015 (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?


This is the first episode featuring Robert Wagner not to be written by George Schenk and Frank Cardea. See more »


Jimmy Palmer: Hey, Tony. Great to see you.
Anthony DiNozzo: How is the baby Palmer?
Jimmy Palmer: Much better, much better. The doc confirmed it was a low-grade fever, but honestly, it felt more like a five alarm fire. There was a lot of crying... I cried a lot.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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