NCIS Recap: "Inside Man"

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On last night's NCIS, the team was forced to reopen the case of a dead Navy officer because a political blogger who accused them of a cover up turned up dead himself.

The Navy officer, suspected of insider trading, was thought to have been killed in a car accident and the case was closed by NCIS. But the blogger alleged wrongdoing.

The officer's death had no discernible link to the blogger's murder - until they exhumed the body and found there was no body. Was the blogger trying to frame NCIS?

Click here for our full episode recap of "Inside Man."

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Here are some of our favorite NCIS quotes from last night ...

McGee: I can take care of the video surveillance, it's the K-9 patrol I'm worried about.
Tony: Chillax, bro. All these budget cuts and economic problems, they can't afford dogs. Trust me. | permalink
Tony: [to McGee] That's like a yoga position. Upside down manatee. | permalink
Ziva: Burns pushed for the Arnett case to remain open by saying WE made a mistake. He knew we would eventually be forced to exhume Arnett's body to prove his death was accidental.
McGee: And when it was found missing his blog would explode. | permalink
McGee: You know how many connections I've found between Arnett and Sutton? Zero. I have checked everything. Emails, phone records ... is that pastrami?
Tony: [nodding, eating] Mmm.
McGee: Can I have a bite?
Tony: [shakes head] Mmm. | permalink
Ducky: If the cases are connected, does that infer that Arnett was also murdered?
Gibbs: And we've got our hands full. | permalink
Tony: [to Ben Franklin] A penny saved is a penny earned. | permalink

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NCIS Quotes

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.