Follow TV Tropes


Recap / NCISS 03 E 02

Go To

Directed by James Whitmore Jr.

Written by Donald P. Bellisario, Laurence Walsh, & Christopher Silber

Ari continues to wreak havoc on the team until Gibbs gets the face-off he has been awaiting.

Tropes in this episode:

  • Boom, Headshot!: Ari gets shot in the head by Ziva.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ari, who gets fatally shot by Ziva.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Turns out Ari was Ziva's half-brother, so Ziva was effectively forced to kill her own brother who she loved.
  • Advertisement:
  • Meaningful Funeral: For Kate at the end of the episode. Everyone in Team Gibbs comes to bid her farewell.
  • Mood Whiplash: When Ducky goes to give himself up to Ari so his former assistant Gerald can escape. Too bad that Gerald can't start Ducky's car (he apparently has no experience with Driving Stick), which leads to this exchange:
    Ducky: Good God, man! Use the clutch! No, you're stripping the gears!
    Ari: This is too painful, Doctor.
  • Pet the Dog: After the above fiasco, Ari allows Gerald to leave in his own car rather than continue ruining Ducky's Morgan.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: