Endgame (episode)

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First aired
10 November 2009
Written by
Gary Glasberg
Directed by
James Whitmore Jr.
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Endgame is the seventh episode in Season Seven of NCIS. The episode is the 145th of the series. This episode also concludes the storyline that began in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 episode, Killshot (NCIS:Los Angeles) (episode).


The body of a doctor is found in a park in D.C. and the NCIS Major Case Response Team are summoned to the scene to investigate. It appears to be a normal investigation that is until Director Vance arrives and informs that the team that the killer they're looking for is someone he's been hunting down for the last twenty years....


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Act FiveEdit


McGee after seeing his girlfriend die at the hands of Lee Wuan Kai.


Series RegularsEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Guy Ross Kent Shocknek Shocknek previously appeared as Ross in episode Model Behavior (episode) and Murder 2.0 (episode).
Jackie Vance Paula Newsome Wife of Director Vance.
Chad Dunham Todd Lowe NCIS Special Agent.
Lee Wuan Kai Kelly Hu Assassin with connections to Director Vance. Killed by Jackie Vance.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Amanda Barrow Lindy Booth McGee's new love interest who is actually an assassin that the North Koreans tasked with killing Lee Wuan Kai.
Cadet Clay Waring Theodore Perkins Cadet United States Military Academy.
Midshipman Alex de la Pena Leonard Wu Midshipman, United States Naval Academy.
Joanne Torrence Penny Johnson Jerald Department of State official.
Linda DeMarco Alla Korot A nurse who had threatened the life of the doctor who is the initial victim (the one whose killing tips Vance off to Kai's presence). She shoots at McGee and DiNozzo with a shotgun, thinking the doctor sent them, is arrested and interrogated but cleared.
Navy Shipman David Rivera A man who appears in the episode.
Navy Runner Michael Lawrence Uncredited role.

Episode NotesEdit

The press release for the episode "Endgame" confirmed that this storyline will indeed be a crossover episode with the character of Lee Wuan Kai being introduced in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode entitled "Killshot" on 20 October 2009. Endgame concluded the crossover, and aired on 10 November 2009.

Major EventsEdit

  • Lee Wuan Kai arrives in Washington D.C, having been treated for injuries she received while fighting Vance and the OSP team in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode, "Killshot".
  • Vance is seen in the field for the first time.
  • Vance reveals he has been hunting Kai for twenty years.
  • Special Agent Chad Dunham returns to give the team an insight into Kai's past.
  • Vance's full name is revealed to be Leon James Vance.
  • It's revealed that Abby is allergic to avocados.
  • McGee meets a girl named Amanda.
  • It is later revealed that Amanda, McGee's new love interest is actually a South African assassin named Juliet Tippon who was hired by the North Koreans to kill Kai. She threatens McGee who she believes knows where Kai is but in a twist, Kai shoots Amanda who soon dies in McGee's arms.
  • Kai reveals that she wants Vance to kill her to end the pain she is feeling at having been brainwashed and trained into becoming an assassin since early childhood.
  • Vance attempts to help Kai but Jackie shoots Kai dead.


  • Abby makes a reference to Eric Beale who is a Tech Operator with the Office of Special Projects and also one of the main characters in the spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.
  • There is also a reference to the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 episode, Killshot (NCIS:Los Angeles) (episode) which began the storyline that concludes in this episode.
  • This episode was credited as an NCIS episode and as such does not appear in the Season 1 Box Set of NCIS: Los Angeles.

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