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NCIS: Nature of the Beast

After spending months tracking down his target, Tony is left with the blood of an NCIS agent on his hands and it's up to Gibbs to help him put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x1
Airdate: Tuesday September 20th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Sep 19, 2011 (Premiere!)
NL (SBS 6) Oct 18, 2011
Hungary Feb 27, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (17 Votes cast)


Starring Roles
Brian DietzenBrian Dietzen
As Jimmy Palmer

Guest Stars
Matt CravenMatt Craven
As Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis
Matthew J. WilligMatthew J. Willig
As NCIS Special Agent Simon Cade
Philip CasnoffPhilip Casnoff
As Sean Latham
Sarah Jane MorrisSarah Jane Morris
As NCIS Special Agent E.J. Barrett
Scott WolfScott Wolf
As Jonathan Cole/FBI Agent Casey Stratton
Wendy MakkenaWendy Makkena
As Dr Rachel Cranston

Co-Guest Stars
Bryan FridayBryan Friday
As Navy Captain Felix Wright
Main Cast
Mark Harmon
As Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly
As Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette
As Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray
As Special Agent Timothy "Tim" McGee
Rocky Carroll
As Director Leon Vance
David McCallum
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Cote de Pablo
As Special Agent/Former Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David


This episode begins with a short recap on how Dinozzo In the hospital after having been shot on assignment for Vance. Gibbs visits him in the hospital to tell him that in the process he shot another NCIS agent. Dinozzo is unable to recall anything from the night in question. The team tries to figure out what happened that evening while Tony remains in the hospital. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Warning: NCIS season 9 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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