NCIS (2008): S05E18 – Judgement Day, Part 01


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

Part 1 of 2 (Part 02).

Two boys discover a dead man, which is later identified as former NCIS Special Agent William Decker. Director Shepard attends his funeral in Los Angeles, with Tony and Ziva tagging along as protection. Agent Decker’s death was ruled a heart attack, but an encounter at the funeral leads Jenny to suspect it was murder. Jenny sends Tony and Ziva away. The Director secretly brings in Mike Franks to help her investigate, believing the murder is related to a covert mission in Paris nine years ago, involving herself, Decker, and Gibbs. While searching an abandoned diner, four hitmen track Shepard and Franks down and a shootout ensues inside. Jenny and Franks manage to kill all of the men, but Jenny dies from injuries she receives during the gunfight and her body is found by Tony and Ziva.

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): Thomas J. Wright.
  • Writer(s): Steven D. Binder, David J. North, and Christopher J. Waild.
  • Release Date: 20 May 2008.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

 

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