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NCIS: The Tell

The Secretary of the Navy partners Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is leaked by someone on the inside.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x18
Airdate: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 15, 2012
CA (Global) Jun 12, 2012

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (9 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
As Samantha Ryan

Guest Stars
J. Claude DeeringJ. Claude Deering
As Curtis Hubley
Matt CravenMatt Craven
As Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis
Joel PolisJoel Polis
As Ronald Ostrowski
John ProskyJohn Prosky
As Carl Dalton
Lauren HodgesLauren Hodges
As Amanda Baylor
Sean AstinSean Astin
As Tyler Elliott
Tom VirtueTom Virtue
As Frank Satner
William RussWilliam Russ
As Philip Wickes
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, and Philip Wickes leaves a meeting to practice his speech and meets with Jarvis, with Gibbs and Tony behind them. A man in a blue heart shoots Jarvis in the chest; much to everyone's shock and horror. Tony tells Wickes they're keeping it out of the press, as they don’t want any unnecessary publicity, and when Gibbs joins them, he tells Tony to put him in a car back to HQ to sit with a sketch artist since he was next to Jarvis, and would be the best person to identify the perpetrator. Vance joins them and says it doesn't look good. When he and Gibbs get to the hospital, they join Samantha and Tyler Elliot, the "shooter," in a room. Jarvis joins them and says it was a success. Ziva and McGee follow Tony to MTAC, where Jarvis comes onscreen and explains it was stage 1 of an operation, and it seems to have been successful. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Warning: NCIS season 9 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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