Cote de Pablo Takes Center Stage Tonight on 'NCIS'
Cote de Pablo Takes Center Stage Tonight on 'NCIS'
Last week, several of the naval crime investigation team went halfway around the globe to piece together a tragedy in Iraq.  NCIS' resident playboy Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and analyst Nikki Jardin (Susan Kelechi Watson) were sent to investigate the scene in Baghdad, while the rest of the team assisted stateside.

This week, it's Mossad liaison officer, Ziva David's turn in the spotlight, as she goes undercover in tonight's NCIS installment entitled “Recoil.”

Tonight's offering sends Cote de Pablo's character, Ziva David, into the lion's den and what could potentially be a deadly situation for her.  The Mossad officer goes deep on a covert mission to track a serial killer responsible for the deaths of several women who'd been involved in affairs with married Navy personnel.  Things get sticky for David when the killer grows suspicious of her and her life is put in jeopardy.

Gibbs, DiNozzo and McGee (Sean Murray) provide able support and assistance, as do Dr. Ducky Mallard (David McCallum) and recurring guest cast member, Brian Dietzen as Ducky's trusted assistant, Jimmy Palmer.  Tonight's guests are Steve Kazee as Michael Locke, Nick Chinlund as Detective Steve Rosetti, Scott Holroyd as Navy PO Kevin Massey, Michael Hagerty as Andy Hoffman, Ella Thomas as Heidi and Mia Lee as the newscaster.

“Recoil” is directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by Dan E. Fesman from a teleplay by NCIS co-executive producers, George Schenck and Frank Cardea.

Next week, Dr. Mallard's morgue sidekick Jimmy will be the one to find himself in harm's way in the episode “About Face.”  Jimmy becomes the target of a mysterious killer that only he can recognize.  This installment marks the return of Rocky Carroll, who first appeared two weeks ago in “Internal Affairs.”  Carroll portrays new NCIS assistant director, Leon Vance.

“Recoil” on NCIS airs tonight from 8-9 on CBS.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CBS
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