Gibbs fights for his life after being shot by Luke Harris. Meanwhile, Agent Tony DiNozzo and CIA officer Joanna Teague travel to Egypt to take down The Calling.


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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
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Jon Cryer ... Dr. Cyril Taft
Mimi Rogers ... CIA Officer Joanna Teague
Muse Watson ... Mike Franks
David Andrews ... U.S. Secretary of Defense Errol Coyne
Giles Matthey ... Daniel Budd
Daniel Zolghadri ... Luke Harris
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ... Matthew Rousseau


Dr. Cyril Taft (Jon Cryer), decorated Gulf War veteran and former Chief of Trauma at Walter Reed, is the surgical devil aboard the USS Daniel Webster in the Persian Gulf. As Gibbs dreams of Kelly, Dr. Taft saves Gibbs (it is alluded Taft worked on Mike Franks back in the day.) Vance calls and orders DiNozzo and Teague (Mimi Rogers) back on the trail of Daniel Budd and The Calling. They go to Shanghai to meet Joanna's CIA contact. Gibbs loses a fountain pen. The Secretary of Defense contacts NCIS regarding a North Korean Sinpo-class submarine arming P-8 nuclear warheads out of Misawa in the Sea of Japan. The Intel was monitored by active sonar. NCIS is being included because, supposedly, one of their computers is linked to the NK computers; McGee learns it is Dorney's old laptop, which was never deactivated. Tony gets antsy trying to follow Rule 45; and he, Joanna and Agent Kenny Yong find Luke...and more trouble. Abby, McGee and Bishop race the clock to break Dorney's code. Can they ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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In Hungary,Jon Cryer was dubbed by Sándor Czvetkó in this episode,the same man,who voiced his brother Charlie in Two and a half men. See more »


It is said that the North Korean sub is "1200 ft below". Submarines must rise to a depth of less than 150 ft, so the arming of the missile wouldn't be considered an immediate threat until the sub started to surface. See more »


Leon Vance: That was the warden from Lee Penitentiary. Apparently, your walk included a visit with Matthew Rousseau. You mind telling me why?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Just following up.
Leon Vance: With your pen stuck in his hand?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Is that where I left it?
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22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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