NCIS (2007): S05E08 – Designated Target


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.


Gibbs and his team investigate the assassination of a Navy admiral and meet a woman whose search for her husband, a political refugee from Africa, is related to the case. It turns out that a death squad by an African dictatorship who fear that the missing husband (who they only have a vague description of) will return to lead the opposition in the country. They discover the identity of the assassin and arrest him before he can finish the job.

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): Colin Bucksey.
  • Writer(s): Reed Steiner.
  • Release Date: 13 November 2007.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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