|Judgment Day Part 2||Credits||Transcript|
Judgment Day Part 2 is the 113th episode of NCIS and the nineteenth and final episode of Season Five. It is also the concluding episode of the two part season finale for the fifth season and is also the last ever episode to feature Lauren Holly (Jennifer Shepard) in the opening credits as well as a series regular.
As the team try to come to terms with the shocking news that Jenny is dead and in the midst of battling their own grief and emotions over her murder, they attempt to find out who is responsible for sending a group of assassins after her. In the meantime, Tony and Ziva who have been left stunned by the turn of events struggle to cope with their failure to protect Jenny. When Jenny's replacement takes charge, the outcome leaves Gibbs and his team broken while marking the beginning of a new era for NCIS...
The preview opens with the events from the previous episode and then ends with Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David arriving at the diner and discovering the carnage inside with Director Jennifer Shepard being among the dead.
A few hours later, Leroy Jethro Gibbs has arrived outside Los Angeles and is heading for the diner where he orders someone, presumably Tony or Ziva to wait there and that he'll come to them before hanging up. He soon arrives at the diner and upon getting out of the car, sees Tony and Ziva bringing things out from the diner.
Gibbs then rounds on DiNozzo, angrily insisting that he gave them orders to wait.
Suddenly, a male voice stating, "And I said not to" is heard and NCIS Assistant Director Leon Vance emerges from the diner. He tells Gibbs that this is his crime scene before removing his gloves. After they've exchanged greetings, Vance reveals that when Gibbs called SECNAV, the SECNAV then called Vance.
As Gibbs looks as DiNozzo, the other Agent is still guilt-ridden over failing to protect Jenny.
Gibbs then turns and heads into the diner while Vance tells him he's sorry. Inside the diner, Gibbs takes in the full extent of the crime scene and notes that the bullets used have already been bagged, tagged and processed. He then spots blood on the floor which was where one of the bodies was and then heads over to where Jenny's body was found. Vance tells Gibbs that the bodies were flown to D.C last night and that Ducky will be handling the autopsies.
Vance then gives Gibbs a detailed description of what happened. He tells Gibbs that the four men split into two groups and entered from both sides of the diner. He then heads over to a spot, declaring that this was where Jenny stood when the gunfight began and that the first shooter never got a chance to fire his gun.
It then cuts to a flashback from Jenny's point of view where the first shooter who enters the diner is shot dead almost immediately.
Vance then points out that Jenny got hit right after that and it cuts to Viggo Drantyev firing a shotgun at Jenny. Despite this, Jenny keeps shooting and Viggo soon goes down. In the present, Vance recounts that Jenny took one bullet in the shoulder and another in the arm before moving to the side door where the other two gunmen came in.
Intercut with flashbacks, Vance then tells how Jenny took the second and third shooters down before Viggo who managed to survive produces a spare gun and begins firing at her. Using her last ounce of strength, Jenny soon manages to kill Viggo before succumbing to her injuries and dying seconds later.
As it cuts back to the present, Vance remarks that Jenny put up one Hell of a fight.
"Not good enough", Gibbs states.
Vance tells him that Jenny was outnumbered five to one. After Gibbs has told Vance to recheck his math, Vance shows Gibbs four .45 slugs but no .45 gun and tells Gibbs that someone walked out of the diner, alive. It then cuts to the back of the diner where Vance is stating that there was a second drive which was the Director's rental.
A few meters away, Tony and Ziva are working on the tyre track. Vance then informs Gibbs that they're going to put out a BOLO as soon as they can ID the car and remarks that he's sure that Gibbs wants to get this bastard as bad as Vance himself wants to.
Vance's cell-phone rings and as he walks away to have a private talk with the person at the other end of the line, Gibbs silently gestures for Ziva to approach him. She does and when he asks her what they've got, Ziva apologizes. Tony then tells Gibbs that they haven't got much and that the tyre tracks are from a second vehicle before telling Gibbs that they should have trailed Jenny given Ziva's warning that something was off. Gibbs tells her that they were given a direct order and because of them failing to obey it, Jenny's dead.
Vance ends the call and tells the team that it's a cover-up. He then announces that he's heading back to D.C with the bodies while ordering Gibbs to stay and oversee the investigation. Unsurprisingly, Gibbs passes the investigation off to DiNozzo and then orders the other Agent to call him.
Gibbs then arrives at the gas station Tony and Ziva were at in the previous station and is busy putting petrol into his rental when another car pulls up. It then shows that it's Michael Franks who Gibbs tells him is late. Gibbs gives him the bad news by informing that Vance knows that someone else (Franks) was at the diner.
"I'm not the only one with a problem", Franks then announces. "Jenny died protecting someone".
"Who?", Gibbs asks.
"You", Franks replies.
It then cuts to Gibbs who looks shocked at the news.
- Season Five Cast
|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||Mossad Liaison to the NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Jennifer Shepard||Lauren Holly||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Debra Green||Sheila E. Frazier||ZNN Reporter. Frazier reprises her role as Debra Green having previously played the role in One Shot, One Kill (episode), Reveille, Shalom, and Judgment Day Part 1 (episode).|
|Michael Franks||Muse Waston||Former NIS, NCIS Supervisory Agent. Watson reprises his role as Mike Franks having previously played the role in Hiatus Part 1 (episode), Hiatus Part 2 (episode), Shalom (episode), Faking It (episode), Iceman (episode) and Judgment Day Part 1 (episode) respectively.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Assistant Director, NCIS. Carroll reprises his role as Leon Vance having previously played the role in Internal Affairs (episode), In the Zone (episode) and About Face (episode) respectively.|
|Viggo Drantyev||Oleg Taktarov||Natasha's Lieutenant.|
|Svetlana Chernitskaya||Kathleen Gati||Also known as Natasha Lenkov, she was the girlfriend of the Russian arms dealer slain by Gibbs in Paris many years ago.|
|File Clerk||Mike Muscat||File Clerk at NCIS.|
- Gibbs arrives at the diner and learns that Leon Vance is heading the investigation into Jenny's murder.
- Ducky breaks the news of Jenny's death to Abby and McGee.
- Gibbs confronts Michael Franks over his involvement in helping Jenny with her case.
- It's revealed that Gibbs can speak fluent Russian.
- Natasha/Svetlana, the assassin who Jenny failed to kill in Paris nine years previously arrives in Washington D.C, intending to kill Gibbs in revenge for Gibbs shooting her lover dead but it's revealed that it was a trap that Gibbs arranged with Mike Franks shooting Svetlana dead seconds later.
- Jenny's house is burned down and the public believe that she died as a result of smoke inhalation, not realizing it is actually a cover-up.
- The team bid farewell to Jennifer Shepard.
- As a result of Jenny's death, Assisant Director Leon Vance becomes the new NCIS Director.
- Ziva's liaison position with NCIS is terminated, resulting in her being sent home to Israel, McGee is sent to the Cyber Crime Unit and DiNozzo goes to the USS Ronald Reagan, becoming the Agent Afloat while Gibbs is given files containing information on the three new members of his team.
- When McGee accepts a phone call from Tony, his phone shows the time of 9:35 A.M and in the next scene, when McGee gets a call from Gibbs, the time on Gibbs's phone shows 11:17 A.M, implying that this takes place in the morning and that two hours have presumbly passed since the first phone call.
|NCIS Season Five|
|Bury Your Dead ♦ Family ♦ Ex-File ♦ Identity Crisis ♦ Leap of Faith ♦ Chimera ♦ Requiem ♦ Designated Target ♦ Lost and Found ♦ Corporal Punishment ♦ Tribes ♦ Stakeout ♦ Dog Tags ♦ Internal Affairs ♦ In the Zone ♦ Recoil ♦ About Face ♦ Judgment Day Part 1 ♦ Judgment Day Part 2|