The Artful Dodger

Series 12 - Episode 17 The Artful Dodger

Tomorrow 1:50am - 2:50am 5USA
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Review

A humdinger of a puzzler this week, in a cheerful episode with some neat little touches – even Gibbs cracks a smile or two. Tony’s getting ready for a hot bread-making date, but at the last minute two obstacles upset his plans for sourdough shenanigans – the murder of a Navy lieutenant, and the very unexpected appearance of his father (the great Robert Wagner), who’s been dumped. Pop’s positively morose, and needs something to do.

Much to Tony’s horror, Dad gets pulled into the murder case, which involves a rather ugly painting of a celebrated US Navy frigate and, curiously enough, some unscrupulous terrorists. Added extras include Tim striking a model pose, and a Mexican stand-off in a crowded restaurant…

Summary

A US Navy lieutenant is murdered at the Defence Logistics Agency, while visitings the office of an admiral currently away at sea. As the team investigates the scene of the crime, they realise a rare painting found in the admiral's office is actually an elaborate fake placed there after the killing, replacing the stolen original. As the quest to locate the missing artwork gets under way, the agents realise they need the help of an expert. Luckily, Tony's con-artist father has returned to town, having broken up with his fiancee, and is on hand to provide expert advice as the hunt for the killer takes them into the shady world of the black market. Guest starring Robert Wagner.

Cast & Crew

Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly
Abby Sciuto Pauley Perrette
Timothy McGee Sean Murray
Ellie Bishop Emily Wickersham
Anthony DiNozzo Sr Robert Wagner
Dr Donald `Ducky' Mallard David McCallum
Jimmy Palmer Brian Dietzen
Gloria Hernandez Patricia De Leon
Admiral Clyburn Beverly Leech
Director Terrence O'Hara
Executive Producer Donald P Bellisario
Executive Producer Mark Horowitz
Executive Producer Chas Floyd Johnson
Executive Producer Gary Glasberg
Executive Producer Mark Harmon
Executive Producer Frank Cardea
Executive Producer George Schenck
Executive Producer Steven D Binder
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