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NCIS: Devil's Trifecta

Gibbs teams up with FBI Agent Fornell on a joint NCIS/FBI investigation after Fornell becomes the target of a shooting, but they face an unexpected twist in the case when their mutual ex-wife, Diane Sterling, gets involved. Meanwhile, rumors run wild among the group after Diane stays overnight at McGee’s.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 10x9
Airdate: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

Director: Arvin Brown
Writer: Steven D. Binder

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Feb 19, 2013
UK (FOX) Mar 08, 2013
Hungary May 06, 2013


Guest Stars
Joe SpanoJoe Spano
As Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
Melinda McGrawMelinda McGraw
As Diane Sterling
Colby FrenchColby French
As Viggo Kiln/ Drunk Guy
Danny NucciDanny Nucci
As Gordon Fremont
J. DowningJ. Downing
As Avis Boyle
Trevor TorsethTrevor Torseth
As Al Parker
Will BeinbrinkWill Beinbrink
As Oliver Lambert

Co-Guest Stars
Brendan BradleyBrendan Bradley
As Male Guest
Noree VictoriaNoree Victoria
As Female Guest
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
Brian DietzenBrian Dietzen
As Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer
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 episode begins with a man waiting in his car and there is a license plate number written on his matchbox. Just ten Fornell arrives on the opposite street and collects his food and begins to eat. This strange man gets down, walks towards Fornell’s car and shoots him. The windshield is shattered. Just as the man begins to think that Fornell is dead, Fornell shoots back and the man is dead. Next, NCIS arrives at the scene. The shooter was Navy seaman Tyler Brown. Fornell thanks Gibbs for coming. Duckie checks Tyler’s eye and he finds them dilated; looks like Tyler was using some stimulant. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerMark Harmon  |  Gary Glasberg (1)  |  George Schenck  |  Frank Cardea  |  Mark Horowitz  |  Donald P. Bellisario  |  Chas Floyd Johnson  |  Shane Brennan
Co-Executive ProducerSteven D. Binder  |  Scott A. Williams  |  Nicole Mirante-Matthews  |  Mark R. Schilz
Supervising ProducerAvery C. Drewe
ProducerRichie Owens  |  Joshua Rexon
Co-ProducerChristopher J. Waild
Production DesignerRobert J. Bacon
EditorMitchel Stanley
CastingSusan Bluestein  |  Jason Kennedy (1)
Unit Production ManagerMark R. Schilz
First Assistant DirectorPaul Snider
Second Assistant DirectorJosé Clemente Hernandez
MusicBrian Kirk
Music EditorStephen M. Rowe
HairstylistCarla Dean
Make-upJoe Hailey
Key GripBill Baker (1)
Set DesignerJim Walters
Set DecoratorLynn Wolverton-Parker
Location ManagerJames McClafferty
Transportation CoordinatorGreg Nutt
Property MasterMichael L. Cunningham
Construction CoordinatorThom Schaefer
Production Sound MixerSteven Bowerman
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorSara Chaiken
Assistant EditorJames Hightower (1)
Post Production SupervisorTrish Hadley
Supervising Sound EditorGreg Schorer
Re-Recording MixerRoss Davis  |  Aaron Levy
GafferJames Krattiger
Director of PhotographyWilliam Webb (1)
Story EditorGina Lucita Monreal
Stunt CoordinatorDiamond Farnsworth
Production SupervisorDavid Schiller
Art DirectorChas. Butcher
Costume SupervisorGregory B. Peña  |  Rachel Good
Production AccountantTed Martinez
"A" Camera OperatorGeorge Loomis
AssistantShawna Hoppes  |  Erica McIntosh
Casting AssociateKrysti Baxter  |  Meredith Fordney
Post Production AssistantJustin J. Kilmer
Graphic DesignerDouglas S. Reilly
Set Production AssistantChalis Romero
Special Effects CoordinatorLarry L. Fuentes
Additional MusicGreg Burns (1)  |  Jeff Burns
Key CostumerJake Jacobs (1)
Technical AdvisorLeon Carroll Jr.  |  Craig Harvey
"B" Camera OperatorChristos C. Bitsakos
Supervising EditorGregory Gontz
Video CoordinatorMatt Minshall
Writers' AssistantScott J. Jarrett
ThemeNeil Martin  |  Matt Hawkins (1)  |  Maurice Jackson
Pre-production SupervisorSusan Hollander
Audience LiaisonHarriet Margulies
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