NCIS (2008): S05E12 – Stakeout


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.


When a high-tech naval radar goes missing but is found again, the team stakes an abandoned warehouse to catch the thief – using the radar as bait. But the plan goes wrong and the radar is stolen – and a man is murdered nearby. In the end, the team manages to connect both cases – and reveal the truth behind the reason of the theft. The true culprit was the designer of the radar, because he knew that the radar was not complete and if the Navy found out, he would lose his contract. Meanwhile, Ducky has Abby and Jimmy run some anonymous blood work, and when Gibbs finds out, he realises Ducky is holding a secret for Jenny.

NCIS Series 05

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Tom Wharmby.
  • Writer(s): George Schenck and Frank Cardea.
  • Release Date: 08 April 2008.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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