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Endgame is the seventh episode in Season Seven and also the 145th episode of the entire NCIS series.

This episode also concludes the storyline that first began in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 episode, Killshot (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 but things change when much to the team's surprise, Director Vance personally arrives at the crime scene and informs that the team that the killer they're all looking for is someone Vance has been hunting down for the last twenty years while McGee meets a woman who is hiding a secret...


In a park, various Army and Navy personnel are racing against each other.

Navy Midshipman Alex de la Pena bypasses Army Cadet Clay Waring, de la Pena triumphantly remarking, "My course. My win".

Waring tells de la Pena to remind him what the Navy guys are good at again?

"Kicking Army's ass", de la Pena retorts.

For the next few minutes, the two continue jogging before de la Pena sees a red car over in the distance which has him stopping.

"Giving up already?", Waring wonders.

de la Pena tells Waring to hold on a second.

de la Pena then heads over to the car where the boot is open and as he examines it, de la Pena wonders what the car is doing here with Waring remarking that he doesn't know.

de la Pena reaches a corner and sees a medical kit laced in bandages and a single syringe in the car, causing him to go "Oh".

Waring tells de la Pena to come on and that they should go.

"Not yet", de la Pena insists.

He then bends down and sees the key still in the ignition which has him remarking, "Weird".

Waring then sees something in the distance and heads off while calling de la Pena.

The two men then approach while it's shown that the object is in a fact a man lying on the ground.

As they get closer, the two just stand there, horrified.

It then cuts to show that the object is the body of a man who has also been shot behind the ear and at close-range.

Act One

Act Two

In the bullpen, as photos of Lee Wuan Kai grace the monitor and as Tony and Ziva both look at the monitor, McGee reading from a file reveals to them that Lee Wuan Kai who is a North Korean assassin and one time fanatical nationalist has been credited with 27 targeted hits in seven countries and dozens more by associate.

Tony remarks that Kai likes quiet walks on the beach, laughing with friends and playing Frisbee with her Cockerel Spaniel, Rufus.

Ziva grabs the file, remarking that it does not say that.

Tony remarks that it might as well.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five


  • 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 (episode) which began the storyline that concludes in this episode.
  • This episode was credited as an NCIS episode and as such does not appear on the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 DVD.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo NCIS Probationary Agent and also 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 Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Guy Ross Kent Shocknek A reporter.
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 Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Amanda Barrow (alias) Lindy Booth McGee's new love interest who is actually an assassin that the North Koreans tasked with killing Lee Wuan Kai.
Clay Waring Theodore Perkins Cadet in the United States Military Academy.
Alex de la Pena Leonard Wu Midshipman in the United States Naval Academy.
Joanne Torrence Penny Johnson Jerald An official with the State Department.
Linda DeMarco Alla Korot A nurse.
Navy Shipman David Rivera A man who appears in the episode.
Navy Runner Michael Lawrence Uncredited role.