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 discovery of the dead body of La Grenouille causes the Washington office of NCIS to be investigated by the FBI, with Jenny as the prime suspect for his murder, the NCIS building being shut down by the Bureau and Assistant Director Vance relieving the Director and taking her place for the time. The team assembles discreetly at Gibbs’ house and investigate for themselves and confirm that he was indeed murdered. After evidence comes to light exonerating Jenny, Jeanne Benoit reappears and blames Tony for the murder, at first, but Trent Kort (who has since, with the blessing of the CIA, taken over La Grenouille’s business) arrives and claims responsibility. At the conclusion of the episode, Gibbs tells Jenny that the story she told wasn’t accurate, and it is inferred that Jenny killed La Grenouille, due to Gibbs having seen the arms dealer putting the gun on the director’s home desk although Gibbs does not take any action, simply stating, “Long live the queen”.
NCIS Series 05
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Tom Wharmby.
- Writer(s): Jesse Stern and Reed Steiner.
- Release Date: 22 April 2008.
- Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.