NCIS (2007): S05E04 – Identity Crisis


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.


Ducky is angered when one of his research cadavers is revealed to have been a murder victim and was mistakenly tagged as a “John Doe” and donated to science. The deceased man is identified by the team as a career felon, who was working with the FBI to track down a man suspected of supplying people with new identities. They discover the man’s murderer, an elusive individual known simply as “the Eraser”, has ties with major terrorists organisations around Africa, Europe, and the U.S. With no face to ID “the Eraser”, NCIS and the FBI join forces to find the suspect and Tony goes undercover with one of Fornell’s rookie agents.

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): Jesse Stern.
  • Release Date: 16 October 2007.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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