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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


Starring Roles
Brian DietzenBrian Dietzen
As Jimmy Palmer

Guest Stars
Enrique MurcianoEnrique Murciano
As Ray Cruz
Ion OvermanIon Overman
As Jane Thomas
Jaleel WhiteJaleel White
As Martin Thomas
Joanna CantonJoanna Canton
As Sandy Milton
Louis FerreiraLouis Ferreira
As Metro Detective Nick Burris
Mark HutterMark Hutter
As U.S. Ambassador James Ealy
Michael BeachMichael Beach
As Metro Detective Robert Flowers
Main Cast
Mark HarmonMark Harmon
As Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
As Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Sean MurraySean Murray
As Special Agent Timothy "Tim" McGee
Rocky CarrollRocky Carroll
As Director Leon Vance
David McCallumDavid McCallum
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Cote de PabloCote de Pablo
As Special Agent Ziva David
Michael WeatherlyMichael Weatherly
As Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo


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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CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
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