NCIS (2007): S05E01 – Bury Your Dead


The fifth season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 25 September 2007 and 20 May 2008.

It marked the end of Donald P. Bellasario’s involvement as showrunner. The new showrunner, starting from this season, was Shane Brennan.


Directly following the events from the previous episode, “Angel of Death” (S04E24), Tony is still undercover as Anthony DiNardo and meets Jeanne’s father, La Grenouille, who is aware of Tony’s true identity, which Tony later reveals to Jeanne, upsetting her. The team are also led to the assumption that Tony is dead, as while watching the security cameras, Tony’s car explodes and Ducky’s analysis indicates the body could be that of Tony, but realizes that it is not because of his lungs. Director Shepard reveals to Agent Gibbs and his team that she had given Tony an undercover mission to build a relationship with Jeanne in hopes of capturing La Grenouille after spending nearly ten years searching for him. Around the same time, Tony returns to NCIS Headquarters and is greeted first by Kort, who angrily shoves him against the wall of the elevator for worsening the situation. La Grenouille approaches Director Shepard for protection after deciding to quit the arms smuggling business against the CIA’s wishes. However, Shepard refuses his plea for asylum out of pure spite and devotion to her late father. The team tries to track down La Grenouille again and find his boat, but not the man himself. They believe he made his escape and leave, but the camera pans to the water to show La Grenouille’s floating corpse while also revealing that he has sustained a single gunshot wound to his forehead.

NCIS Series 05

You can find a full index of NCIS Series 05 here.

You can find a full index and overview of the NCIS Franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Thomas J. Wright.
  • Writer(s): Shane Brennan.
  • Release Date: 25 September 2007.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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