Good Cop, Bad Cop (episode)

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

First aired
Written by
Jesse Stern (teleplay); David J. North (story)
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Good Cop, Bad Cop is the 142nd episode of NCIS and the fourth in Season Seven.


When Ziva's application to become an official NCIS Special Agent is rejected, Vance confronts her with the news of a Marine whose mangled and decayed body has been found off the coast off Tanzania by a fishing boat, forcing Ziva to recall a series of events that led her to the terrorist camp and when a fellow Mossad officer from Ziva's past arrives at NCIS, demanding Ziva return with him to Israel, Gibbs and the rest of the team race against the clock to prove Ziva's innocence once and for all...


Act One

Act Two

Act Three

In Observation, Gibbs is examining photos of the crime scene while in Interrogation, Ziva paces the room, obviously restless when Ducky arrives in.

Act Four

Act Five


Ziva after her application to become an NCIS Special Agent is finally accepted.

Major Events

  • Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon, head of the Kidon Unit and Ziva's commanding officer is introduced for the first time.
  • Ziva's application to become an NCIS agent after denying for the first time eventually goes through, resulting in her becoming an official NCIS Probationary Agent.


  • The scene outside the window of Agent Dunham's scene is actually a part of the movie Black Hawk Down.


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 Former Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS. By the end of the episode, she becomes an NCIS Probationary Agent.
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
Special Agent Chad Dunham Todd Lowe NCIS Special Agent.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Staff Sergeant Daniel Cryer, USMC Erik Palladino Alias- Daniel Shalev.
Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon T.J. Ramini Mossad Officer and Head of the Kidon Unit that included Ziva David.
Captain Kassib Yousef Joseph Kamal Captain SS Damocles.
First Mate Bahir Numas Kwabena Darkwah First Mate SS Damocles.
Steve Diamond Brett Rickaby Fisherman.
Larry Diamond Stoney Westmoreland Fisherman.

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