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Recap / NCISS 03 E 04

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Directed by Terrence O'Hara

Written by John C Kelley, Joshua Lurie, Laurence Walsh, & Christopher Silber

When a dead staff sergeant is found encased in a Civil War-era tomb, a cell-phone within it leads investigators to a safety deposit box.

Tropes in this episode:

  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted. When they hear that Ducky and Ziva are in trouble, Gibbs, Tony and McGee hurry to where they are, intending to help them. However, just as they get there, Ziva herself saves her and Ducky using her Mossad assassin skills.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Ziva, much to the consternation of Tony and McGee.
  • Extended Disarming: When Ziva goes into the field with the team for the first time.
    Gibbs: You're coming along, strictly as an observer. Hand over all you weapons.
    Ziva: Is that really necessary? [Gibbs holds out his hand] Right. [gives him a gun]
    Gibbs: And your backup.
    Ziva: What backup?
    Gibbs: Left leg.
    Ziva: Oh. That one. [gives it to him]
    Gibbs: And the knife concealed at your waist. [Ziva hands knife to Gibbs, who hands it back] You can keep this. I just wanted you to know that I know. note .

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