Out of the Frying Pan (episode)

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Out of the Frying Pan

First aired
22 March 2011
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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.


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


Act One

Act Two

In Interrogation, Gibbs sitting opposite silently watches as Nick sips some water.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five


Series Regulars

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 Cast

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.

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