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.
The NCIS team pays a heavy price when they try to track down a Marine who believes he is still in Iraq. After a violent confrontation in which DiNozzo, McGee, and Ziva are injured, the team realises the Marine is the subject of an experiment. Things are further complicated when a Senator’s aide begins interfering with the investigation, since the Marine was due to be awarded a medal by the Senator and such an incident would be bad for his public image. The team suspects that the Marine was an unknowing subject of a secret super soldier experiment, until they discover that he had been secretly taking steroids in order to qualify for the Marines. Due to drug use, the Marine is bound to be discharged and his medal withheld. Gibbs, sympathetic for the young Marine, gives him one of his own unused medals instead.
NCIS Series 05
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Arvin Brown.
- Writer(s): Jesse Stern.
- Release Date: 27 November 2007.
- Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.