NCIS (2009): S07E08 – Power Down


The seventh season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 22 September 2009 and 25 May 2010, with NCIS: Los Angeles Season 01 premiering afterwards.


Shortly after an attack on an internet service provider, the power to all of Washington DC is down. When the body of a Navy Armed Forces Entertainment worker is found at the site of the attack, NCIS is called in. However, without power, the team cannot use their modern electronics and must solve the case the old fashioned way. They finally discover that the dead USO worker was in fact an undercover National Security Agency agent, one of the two people who had universal access to every retinal scanner in the United States. They then arrest one of the security guards at the service provider, as he is the true mastermind. He kidnapped the agent to gain access to the server room and cut power to the entire city so that he could secretly steal top secret personal and military data and sell it off the black market. The team then reflects on how much richer life is without electronics, until power is restored and they dive right back into their computers except for Gibbs who is more than happy to take a break from electronics for a change.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Thomas J. Wright.
  • Writer(s): Steven D. Binder and David J. North.
  • Release Date: 17 November 2009.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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