NCIS (2008): S05E11 – Tribes


Introduction

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.

Outline

The NCIS team investigates when a Muslim Marine is found dead near a mosque that is suspected by the FBI of terrorist recruitment. But the investigation hits a snag when Ducky refuses to autopsy the Marine in deference to the Marine’s family’s religious beliefs as that the father believes that if Ducky cuts into his body, then his son will never find in peace in Heaven. Meanwhile, the investigation leads the team to Hans Staiger, a terrorist known as “the Recruiter”.

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: 15 January 2008.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

 

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