Caged (episode)

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Caged is the 125th episode of NCIS and the twelfth episode in Season Six.


While getting a signed confession from a possible suspect after the skeleton of a dead Navy Lieutenant is found in a forest, McGee's interview at the prison takes a turn for the worse when a guard stumbles in, dead, triggering a riot with the inmates responding by taking a few guards as well as McGee himself hostage. The inmates only have one demand: they only want the murderer, not all of them to be brought to justice. Gibbs, Tony, Ziva, Abby and Ducky must race against the clock as well as the prison warden's deadline to find out who's truly responsible and save McGee before it's too late.


Act One


McGee being taken hostage after a riot breaks out at the prison.

Act Two

Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto arrives into the bullpen, heading straight for McGee's desk despite Ziva telling Abby that McGee is out.

Abby states that she knows and that McGee's still at the prison although the two of them were supposed to have lunch. She states that she's only returning his computer game.

Ziva then says that she does not understand the fascination with electronic games because they shorten attention spans, curbs productivity and kills brain cells.

At his desk, Tony states, "Enough with the long sentences. Who can follow all that?".

Ziva just glares at Tony.

Tony then points at the monitor, stating that the two women take a look at that.

It then shows a photo of McGee with Tony explaining that this is McGee before he breaks the hooker from Hell with the photo of McGee developing something of a very creepy smile.

Tony then states that this is McGee after she's gotten inside his head and suddenly, the photo of McGee begins developing a horrified version with the computerized version even screaming which has Abby laughing, obviously amused.

As this happens, Gibbs wanders in, stating, "How about a picture of you actually working, DiNozzo?".


Gibbs after McGee has told him that he'll be staying on as one of the inmates's hostages.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five


McGee after returning from the prison.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon NCIS Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Mossad/NCIS Liaison Officer and a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Forensic Specialist associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Warden Gene Halsey Robert Wisdom Prison Warden who orders SWAT to retake the prison.
Celia Roberts Martha Hackett Inmate who took credit for the murder of Hayden Trimble to protect Sharon Bellows who had one year left on her sentence.
Sharon Bellows Stephanie Niznik Inmate who killed her boyfriend, and also the mother of Zoe Bellows. Killed Trimble to protect Zoe.
Angela Lopez Janina Gavankar Inmate who was convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping and murder. She is going through drug withdrawal and in anger, strikes McGee with pepper spray, causing him to snap and threaten to leave the prison unless they give him the name of their drug supplier which they eventually do.
Brenda Carter Lisa Rieffel Prison Guard, old school friend of McGee's.
Judy Williams Michael Hyatt Inmate who murdered an old lady to steal her medication.
Sergeant Gordon Lambro Channon Roe Prison Guard who was also a drug dealer.
Aaron Kyle Searles Director of an amateur movie whose actress discovers the body of Neil Poletto, one of Celia Roberts's victims.
Zoe Bellows Rebekah Brandes Daughter of Sharon Bellows who was threatened by the victim.
Kayla Vicari Tonya Cornelisse Inmate who was convicted of manufacturing meth.
Oliver Newcomb Isaiah Mustafa A man who appears in the episode.
Rhiannon Jamie Renée Smith Amateur actress who discovers Lt. Neil Poletto's body.
Female Inmate (Caged) Joy Christie Di Cresce An inmate in the prison. Uncredited role.
Sergeant Jack Kale Jon Huertas Previously appeared in episode Nine Lives (episode). His appearance in this episode was an uncredited one.
Unnamed Guard 1 Elizabeth Reynolds Prison Guard. Uncredited role.
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