Series 12 - Episode 9 Grounded



A classic locked-room mystery this week. It’s Thanksgiving, and half the team are at the airport waiting to get away for the holiday. But snow – and a killer – are drifting around the terminal building: can DiNozzo and Bishop ferret out the suspect?

Back at base, Gibbs is particularly antsy. Maybe it’s because he’s stuck in the office when he’s much rather be out in the field. Or more likely it’s because he’s shocked by a laughably obvious piece of product placement: there’s a very prominent use of a new tablet with its distinctive operating system (not the one with a fruit-based logo, the other one). They’re at it again at the airport: a laptop owned by Bishop’s husband Jake (guest Jamie Bamber, making his first appearance on the show) plays a major role. Really, NCIS, I expected more of you…


An enigmatic killer shoots dead a businessman spending Thanksgiving at a hotel in the city, then takes his glasses, jewellery and ID to Washington Dulles airport, which has been brought to a stand-still by a massive snowstorm. As the murderer's actions take effect, a terror alert is issued, leaving all northern US airports in a state of panic, and leaving it up to DiNozzo, Bishop and her husband - all of whom are trapped at Dulles by the weather - to bring the armed villain to justice. Crime drama, starring Michael Weatherley.

Cast & Crew

Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly
Abby Sciuto Pauley Perrette
Timothy McGee Sean Murray
Dr Donald `Ducky' Mallard David McCallum
Jake Malloy Jamie Bamber
Jimmy Palmer Brian Dietzen
Janet Lewis Klea Scott
Norman Dopps/Mike Beers Trent Dawson
Director Bethany Rooney
Executive Producer Donald P Bellisario
Executive Producer Steven D Binder
Executive Producer Frank Cardea
Executive Producer Gary Glasberg
Executive Producer Mark Harmon
Executive Producer Mark Horowitz
Executive Producer Chas Floyd Johnson
Executive Producer George Schenck
Executive Producer Scott Williams
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