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Out of the Frying Pan
NCIS
Season
Episode

18
First aired
22 March 2011
Written by
Story: Leon Carroll; Teleplay: Reed Steiner and Christopher J. Waild
Directed by
Terrence O'Hara
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Out of the Frying Pan is the eighteenth episode in Season Eight of NCIS, and the 180th of the series as a whole.

SynopsisEdit

The team are asked with investigating the murder behind a retired Marine Colonel with the prime suspect being the Marine's teenage son but Gibbs soon begins questioning Vance's motives for assigning the case to the team.

PrologueEdit

Act OneEdit

Act TwoEdit

Act ThreeEdit

Act FourEdit

Act FiveEdit

CastEdit

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.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Nick Peyton Cameron Monaghan Suspected by Director Vance of murdering his father Col. Peyton.
Mark Stafford Don McManus The one who put Nick Peyton at the crime scene involving his dead father. Blamed Nick for getting his daughter Megan into drugs which eventually resulted in her death from overdosing on drugs. He also strongly believes that Nick should have gone to jail.
Donna Peyton Daphne Ashbrook Nick's mother and Yale's wife who is responsible for her husband's death.
Ellen Gracey Amy Landecker A woman who appears in the episode.
Parking Enforcement Officer Bixby Ron Morehouse A man who appears in the episode.
Parking Enforcement Officer Riggs Gregg Daniel A man who appears in the episode.
Colonel Yale Peyton, USMC ret. S.E. Perry Murder Victim and a friend of Vance's.
Young Nick Peyton Dmitri Schuyler-Linch Nick Peyton as a young boy.

Major EventsEdit

  • As a favour for a friend, Vance has Gibbs and the team assigned to a case where a drug-addicted teenager Nick Peyton is suspected of killing his father, Colonel Yale Peyton.
  • The first time NCIS interviews Nick, Gibbs takes on the role of good cop while Tony plays bad cop.
  • Later you find that Vance misled Gibbs, and was actually good friends with the deceased, so had a personal interest in the case
  • It is eventually revealed that Donna Peyton, Nick's runaway mother, is actually the one responsible for killing Yale Peyton in a fit of rage as she attempted to have a reunion with her son, Nick, but her husband refused.

Production NotesEdit

  • The story for the episode was written by Leon Carroll, a technical writer for the series.


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