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Season 4, Episode 14
Airdate February 6, 2007
Teleplay by Christopher Silber and
David J. North and
Shane Brennan
Story by Christopher Silber
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
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Blowback is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of NCIS, and the eighty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Mark Harmon (Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs), Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo), Cote de Pablo (Mossad Officer Ziva David), Pauley Perrette (Forensic Scientist Abby Sciuto), Sean Murray (Special Agent Timothy McGee), Lauren Holly (NCIS Director Jenny Shepard)

and David McCallum (Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard)

Special Guest Star: Armand Assante (René "La Grenouille" Benoit)

Guest Starring: Assaf Cohen (Eli "Goliath" Lisack), David Dayan Fisher (Trent Kort), Corey Stoll (Martin Quinn), Sandra Hess (Regine Smidt), Jim Parrack (Nick Hurley), David Batiste (Max Phillips)

Co-Starring: Stephanie Mello (Cynthia Sumner), Fred Tate (Charles Harrow)


Plot Overview

An Israeli tip allows NCIS to capture an arms dealer named Goliath who is trying to buy a Navy missile targeting system. When Director Shepherd finds out that La Grenouille is one of the bidders, she takes over the investigation and changes it's direction from arrest to entrapment in an effort to capture La Grenouille.


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Gibbs' Rules
#1: Never screw over your partner
#4: If you have a secret, the best thing is to keep it to yourself. The second-best is to tell one other person if you must. There is no third-best.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments