Pyramid (episode)

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First aired
17 May 2011
Written by
Gary Glasberg
Directed by
Dennis Smith
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Pyramid, is the twenty-fourth and final episode in Season Eight of NCIS, and the 186th of the series as a whole. This episode also marks the final appearance of SecNav Phillip Davenport, NCIS Special Agent Gayne Levin and Lt. Jonas Cobb respectively.


As Jonas Cobb, the "Port to Port" killer continues his revenge against those responsible for Operation Frankenstein, the NCIS team struggle to stop Cobb once and for all but things spin out of control when Cobb takes two personnel associated with NCIS hostage, forcing the team into a deadly game of cat and mouse against Cobb as they fight to save their kidnapped colleagues before it's too late.


Act OneEdit

Act TwoEdit

Act ThreeEdit

Act FourEdit

Act FiveEdit


DiNozzo after getting an assignment from the new SECNAV concerning an NCIS Special Agent.


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.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner.
Michael Franks Muse Watson Former Supervisory Agent of NIS/NCIS, he was killed in the previous episode.
Special Agent Trent Kort David Dayan Fisher Special Agent, CIA.
Leyla Shakarji Tehima Sunny Daughter in-law of Mike Franks and Liam O'Neill's widow.
Former Secretary of the Navy Phillip Davenport Jude Ciccolella Secretary of the Navy who resigns after the events surrounding Jonas Cobb, the Port-to-Port Killer.
Pamela Cook Vera Miao Vance's Secretary.
Erica Jane Barrett Sarah Jane Morris Special Agent in Charge of a team formerly based in Rota, Spain, she was captured and placed in the trunk of the car.
Simon Cade Matt Willig NCIS Special Agent attached to Barrett's MCRT previously stationed in Rota.
Gayne Levin Alimi Ballard NCIS Special Agent attached to Barrett's MCRT previously stationed in Rota. Shot and killed by Jonas Cobb.
Special Agent Ray Cruz, CIA Enrique Murciano Ziva's boyfriend.
Lieutenant Jonas Cobb, USN Kerr Smith United States Navy/Port-to-Port Killer/CIA Prototype.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis Matt Craven The new Secretary of the Navy who replaces Philip Davenport after Davenport resigns from the position following the Port-to-Port killer incident.

Major EventsEdit

  • Rule 16 is revealed to be: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it".
  • It's revealed that Abby has had motion-sense lights installed in her lab, lights that can be turned on or off whenever she claps her hands.
  • It's soon discovered that the former Secretary of the Navy Phillip Davenport is also Barrett's uncle.
  • It's revealed that Palmer is engaged to be married.

Vance revealing that his office has been modified for security purposes.

  • It's also shown that Vance had has his office modified to have a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility or (SCIF) so that even the most secretive of cases or information can be discussed without any outside interference.
  • As a result of the events, Philip Davenport steps down from his role as SECNAV.
  • Ziva's boyfriend Ray Cruz receives a text message to "take care of" Kort "ASAP" and heads to Israel straightaway.
  • The team bid farewell to Franks who is given a Marine funeral.
  • Philip Davenport's replacement, Clayton Jarvis is introduced for the first time.
  • DiNozzo is recruited to help Jarvis with an investigation regarding an NCIS Special Agent who is presumably selling secret information, one that Jarvis be kept in house and that DiNozzo must not tell any of his colleagues of.



The mistake: "Special Guest Starring" when it should be "Special Guest Star".

  • Kerr Smith who plays Jonas Cobb is credited as a Special Guest Star although in the episode, he's credited as "Special Guest Starring" which is a possible mistake.
  • Agent Barrett is seen scrubbing her neck furiously to remove the marker line. Later you can barely see it, but her neck isn't red at all from all the scrubbing.
  • Ziva is the only team member not present at the funeral of Mike Franks.
  • The Boxer Rebellion- "Caught by the Light" is heard playing in the background as the NCIS team except for Palmer and Ziva attend Franks's funeral.
  • Muse Watson (Mike Franks) is credited but only appears in flashbacks of previous episodes. In addition, he provides a voice over while Gibbs reads his letter.
  • Matt Craven who plays the new SecNav worked with Rocky Carroll in the movie Crimson Tide where they both played members of a sub crew.

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