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NCIS Sneak Peek: When Gibbs Met Tony ...

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NCIS returns to CBS Tuesday, and when Tony's ex-partner, Danny Price, appears to be the Port-to-Port Killer's latest victim, he revisits his days as a detective in Baltimore.

In this much-anticipated "origin" episode, we'll also see DiNozzo's first encounter with the man who's been his boss for the better part of 10 years now: Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

The episode, appropriately titled "Baltimore" also marks the first time in at least 40 episodes that Michael Weatherly has gotten to wear casual attire on the show ...

Tony Meets Jethro

Shooting an NCIS interrogation scene quite unlike any other, Michael and Mark Harmon are in flashback mode, circa 2001, facing off as captor and the captured.

An abandoned newspaper office building in downtown Los Angeles has been transformed into a Baltimore police station, where DiNozzo has brought a handcuffed Gibbs in for questioning after tackling and arresting him on the street.

When he learns that his future boss is not a crook but an undercover NCIS agent, he is dumbstruck - by Gibbs' seeming stupidity in getting busted.

"Well, it's official," DiNozzo says as he cuffs Gibbs ...

"He's a cop — a Navy cop. Navy NCIS," the actor adds, in as patronizing a tone as possible - an inside joke for fans, since that was the silly full title the series.

Weatherly promises that the episode will shed new light on his character, whose competence was being sacrificed for comedy in the eyes of some fans - and Michael.

"I have been more alert about: Are we going to step on Tony and put him in a position where he suddenly doesn't know how to fight very well?" he tells TV Guide.

"I've always thought, well, it'll be fine - until this year. In 2011, I'm like, no! We've got to protect him a little. But I think the writers were having the same idea."

For much more on the episode, as well as the origin of the head slap and the first time Michael met Mark Harmon in real life, check out TV Guide's cover story!

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It either Mike Frank or Mcgee

Aura-z

Editor: Sorry, but I'm pretty sure Mike Franks die! I gave my reasons in Spanish, but now I leave them in English: 1-The actress who plays her daughter in law, Leyla (Tehmina Sunny), appear in the last episode (Pyramid) and it seems clear that she will be at his funeral. 2-It has been said that someone important in the series will die (and not related to the principal). 3-Pauley Perrette said that Abby "had to mourn" in the footage of the last chapter, probably by the death of someone she considers "family" or because this death affects pretty much anyone in the family. No doubt that Gibbs would be most affected by the death of Franks. 4-Must be understood that if the production wants to "kill" a major character in the series, without touching the protagonists, only Mike Franks has the characteristic of being relevant in history. He is who taught Gibbs how to be an NCIS agent, is the one who started the "pyramid" Franks-Gibbs-DiNozzo. That is why if he dies, no doubt the end will be -as described by Weatherly- EPIC!!!
(Sorry for grammatical errors.)

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hi editor a moping tony is not good i just read somewhere maybe jimmy or ducky will die i really hope not its just so hard waiting to find out.

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ha ha Janet you are too funny...'kay, I'll watch, but if you know who is still alive or still smirking at my Tony 'over the hedge' by Seasons End I don't know if I will ever be able to forgive you my new friend!! Plus, none of us want to see Tony moping around all next season because of her death or anything - so, if possible - fingers crossed and here's hoping she is somehow evil & involved and Gibbs (plus all of us and Ziva and McSmartyPants) were right about her all along eh ?

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take it easy editor you have got to watch the last 2 episodes ive a feeling they are going to be great.as for you know who i think she will be killed and your telling me you dont want to watch come on if only for me.

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I'm not sure...but I may have to make THIS episode be MY season finale on May 3, 2011. No Sleazy Agent and her Team (and hopefully no mention of them!) only my great Team. Don't think I can then watch 2 episodes of her and her gang running here and there trying to be Agents while getting someone I might care about in the context of the show hurt or even killed. Don't want to see anything happen to Mike Franks. Gosh that's Gibb's old friend, and now that he and Tony are on the outs - YIKES !!
Maybe with remembering all about Gibbs in this episode, Tony will come to his senses and kick sleazy Agent (I just can't say he stupid initials..sorry) to the curb!
oh well...not long now !

Aura-z

Estoy segura que este capítulo se convertirá en uno de culto. Sólo al ver las promos, me doy cuenta que será divertido ver a Tony arrestando a Gibbs. Incluso Gibbs parece divertirse. :)
En este capítulo también se apreciará porqué Gibbs, Tony, Abby y Ducky lamentaron tanto la muerte de Pacci. Abby lo describió entonces como "era de la familia". Ahora veremos cómo Gibbs y Pacci trabajaban juntos.

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I want to see how Abby came to work for NCIS and I want to seee how Ducky came how he came to NCIS.

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after Tony there only 3 more character who past we need to know about so they be next season

Tiva

I can't wait to see Tony and Gibbs meet for the 1st time that's going to be so cool