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NCIS: A Desperate Man

When a Navy lieutenant commander is found dead in a building under construction, NCIS must search for a killer while dealing with interruptions from her distraught detective husband. Meanwhile, Ray’s return has Ziva thinking about her future.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x13
Airdate: Tuesday January 10th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Sep 25, 2012

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (14 Votes cast)


Starring Roles
Brian Dietzen
As Jimmy Palmer

Guest Stars
Enrique Murciano
As Ray Cruz
Ion Overman
As Jane Thomas
Jaleel White
As Martin Thomas
Joanna Canton
As Sandy Milton
Louis Ferreira
As Metro Detective Nick Burris
Mark Hutter
As U.S. Ambassador James Ealy
Michael Beach
As Metro Detective Robert Flowers
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


The scene opens with a young couple looking at a run-down apartment. The realtor says that the area is going to be great in a few years. However, as they round the corner, they find a dead woman lying on the ground. Meanwhile, Tony teases Tim and he says that it was Maxine. Tony says that he needs human affection. Ziva comes up behind Tony and tells Tim that she needs a favor. She says that she needs him to block a number. Tony realizes that it is to CI Ray who she is avoiding. Ray calls, but Ziva ignores it. She says that she will forward him the number. Ray calls Tony and he takes the call. Tony asks Ziva if she wants a couple’s massage. Ziva laughs and says that Ray would never call Tony, but he says that he just did. The phone rings again and it is private. She tells Tim to ignore. Gibbs comes in and says that Ray already called him too, but they have bigger problems. He says that they have a dead Medical Officer that they have to deal with...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Warning: NCIS season 9 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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