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Moonlighting is the twentieth episode in NCIS Season 7 and the 158th episode of the entire NCIS series.


NCIS and the FBI join forces after NCIS's polygraph operator lands a night job that results in the death of a Naval Officer.


As the Black Eyed Peas- Missing You plays in the background, Petty Officer Scott Roebuck jogs along a pier.

He then stops to grab a breather.

Suddenly, a man is heard screaming, "Help! Help me!".

Roebuck then looks over as the voice yells, "Help, anybody! Help, please!" with the voice adding, "Oh, God, help me!".

Roebuck glances over and realizes that it's coming from behind a warehouse.

"I'm coming. Hang on", Roebuck shouts. "I'm coming".

"Please help", the voice begs.

Roebuck runs to where he heard the voice but instead finds a masked man aiming a pistol at him.

Seconds later, the man fires a single shot into Roebuck's chest, the wound causing Roebuck to fall to the ground.

Roebuck lies on the ground, wounded and gasping for air.

It then cuts to a close-up of the gun which fires another shot seconds later, this time killing Roebuck.

Act One

Gibbs after realizing that murdered Navy Petty Officer Scott Roebuck stumbled onto a hit, one involving the killing of upcoming crime boss and mobster, Stefano DelMar.

Act Two

Act Three

In the Evidence Garage, Abby is busy giving out instructions via a megaphone, stating all non-combustible items are to be put on the left but if it's fried, the evidence is to be put in the right and mark a big "O" on anything organic.

As this happens, McGee is busy producing a box from the boot of an NCIS Dodge Stratus with McGee asking Abby if she really needs that thing.

"Need, McGee", Abby says. "Where is there not to need, McGee? Don't be so limited".

Act Four

Act Five


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 NCIS Probationary Agent and also a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
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 Characters

Name Portrayed by Role
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner.
Tobias Fornell Joe Spano Supervisory Agent with the FBI.
Stefano DelMar Mark Allan Stewart A mobster.
Susan Grady Jackie Geary NCIS Special Agent who worked part-time for Cooper's Hawk, a security firm specializing in polygraph exams.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Evelyn Wallace Isabella Hofmann A federal judge and the mastermind behind the explosion and attempt on Susan Grady's life.
Gus Templeton Daniel Sauli Janitor for Cooper's Hawk Security Firm.
Bill (Moonlighting) Steve Talley A man who appears in the episode.
Ted John Wynn A man who appears in the episode.
Scott Roebuck Andra Fuller Petty Officer in the United States Navy and also the victim who was found shot to death.