NCIS Round Table: "Masquerade"

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Widespread panic over a dirty bomb. A defense contractor pulling strings. Gibbs locking horns with his least favorite legal adversary once again. Last night's NCIS had it all.

Check out our "Masquerade" review for our in-depth extrapolation on the episode. Below, we delve deeper into Tuesday's NCIS in our weekly Round Table discussion ...

1. What was your favorite scene from last night?

The Barnacle: When Gibbs calmly had Ramon sign the attorney waiver, then tore him a new one three seconds later. Nothing beats Gibbs in action. I would bring popcorn.

L.J. Gibbs: The scene at the end. Why was she inside Gibbs' house? He's gotta be into her, otherwise that alone would raise some red flags. I don't see this ending well.

M.L. House: Gibbs and Vance railroading the private intelligence coordinator into confessing, preceded by Vance's warning and Gibbs' reassurance that "I'm not wrong."


2. Did you figure out the mystery?

M.L. House: Considering it took half the episode before Ducky revealed the body's true identity, it was hard to. The show does a great job of pacing and keeping you guessing.

L.J. Gibbs: No. It was well-disguised. The upcoming Senate hearing explained Vance's involvement in the case, but I didn't expect it to be tied to the actual dirty bomb plot.

The Barnacle: Not entirely, though the intelligence guy seemed shady from the start, and Gibbs/Vance seemed to take his word for everything, so I had my suspicions.

3. What was the episode's best lighter moment?

The Barnacle: There were certainly plenty to choose from. I have to say Ziva actually showing up with popcorn to watch Gibbs' interrogation. I thought Tony was joking.

M.L. House: McGee often gets a bad rap for his McGeekdom, but attending an online wedding - of a gaming buddy no less - while in a tuxedo at work earns him the title.

L.J. Gibbs: The revelation that Tony sees a therapist, followed by his subsequent attempts to squirm out of that one. Honorable mention: Tony taking tap-dance classes.

4. Did Gibbs and Hart ... you know?

L.J. Gibbs: Again, she was in his house. He did not seem upset. Do the math.

M.L. House: Typical NCIS, leaving it subject to at least some interpretation with the timing of that last poof. One thing's for sure - we haven't seen the last of M. Allison Hart.

The Barnacle: They must have, right? Much like last week's episode (re: Tony and Ziva) they left us hanging a little here. Dammit Shane Brennan! Inquiring minds want to know where the heck you're going with this. That woman's bad news, I can tell you that ...

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I donot like the unlady lawyer, she is bad news, much to shiffty, I hope they just have Gibbs playing her, he cannt be falling for her hes to smart for that.


Can someone give me the dialogue between Ziva and Tony while they
are in the warehouse. She is talking about her capitivity in Somalia and there is a brief exchange?????????????


She was in his house because he doesn't lock his door. Ever. It's been a canon thing since season 1. That was kind of the point of him saying that would end soon, which would imply he wasn't too thrilled with seeing her there.

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NCIS Season 7 Episode 14 Quotes

McGee: I was there, too, near the car, you know.
Ziva: We all were.
McGee: But don't let that stop you from thinking about yourself.
Tony: This isn't about me! It's about my little DiNozzo makers! They've been nuked!
McGee: I know!
Tony: Do you?!

First the plague, now radiation poisoning. I'm starting to think someone really has it in for me.