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Secrets is the fifteenth episode in NCIS Season 9 and the 201st episode of the entire NCIS series.


The NCIS team investigate the death of a Naval officer and discover that the victim was a member of a society of real-life everyday superheros while the team also meet DiNozzo's ex-fiancee.


In a flower shop, Dexter Murphy listens as a woman on the phone states that she'd like to order a dozen roses and that he should put "I had a great time last night" on the card.

Suddenly, the door bells jingle and Navy Captain Jack Wallace arrives in.

As that happens, the woman tells Murphy not to sign it before wondering is there any way he can get someone to put a lipstick kiss on the card?

The answering machine then beeps, ending the message.

"That sounds interesting", Wallace states as he approaches the counter.

"More like contagious", Murphy says.

He then remarks that the woman sends one every week and each time to a different guy.

As he says that, Murphy places a lipstick kiss onto the card via a small stamper item.

Wallace wonders if that's the last one and that he's itching to get going tonight. He tells Murphy that it's been a rough day at work and that Wallace himself needs to burn off some steam.

"Just one more", Murphy replies.

He then hits the answering machine.

The man on the machine states that he's calling to order flowers for a funeral and that he just needs something simple on the card.

"Hope it's not I had a great time last night", Wallace mutters.

As Murphy smiles, obviously amused, the man then goes to say, "Just put did you and your friend think I wouldn't find you, Murphy? Told you I'd get you when you least expect it".

As the answering machine beeps again, ending the message, Wallace wonders if that's some kind of joke before gunfire rings out, striking Wallace and sending him to the ground.

Murphy barely has time to react before he too is shot dead.

It then cuts petals falling all over Wallace's body.

Act One

It's a normal busy day in NCIS as Special Agent Ziva David storms into the bullpen in a foul mood while muttering something, presumably in Hebrew before she states "Unbelievable!".

"You finally saw the Crying Game?", her partner, fellow NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo wonders.

Act Two

Act Three

Gibbs after learning from Ziva and McGee that DiNozzo's ex-fiancee, Wendy Miller lied about not knowing the murder victim, Navy Captain Jack Wallace.

Act Four

Act Five


  • This episode marks the first appearance of Wendy Miller, DiNozzo's ex-fiancee, who was first mentioned in the Season One episode "One Shot, One Kill", and first mentioned by name in the Season Eight episode "Baltimore".


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 Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Response Team.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Wendy Miller Perrey Reeves DiNozzo's ex-fiancee who is also an investigative journalist.
Fred Miller Riley Thomas Stewart Wendy Miller's son.
Wayne Tobett Ray Wise Clarence Tobett's father.
Clarence Tobett Kevin Christy Part of the "real life super heroes".  
Spandaxia Allison McAtee Part of the "real life super heroes".
Jack Wallace Joe Holt Part of the "real life super heroes" and also the first murder victim as well as a Captain in the United States Navy.
Dexter Murphy Steven W. Bailey The second murder victim.
Felix Quintero Lombardo Boyar Part of the "real life super heroes".
Smaller Guy Will Deutsch A man who appears in the episode.
Boltcutter Shannon McClung Part of the "real life super heroes".
Tom Ventura Tom Lind A man who appears in the episode.
Feverblister Steven Allen Part of the "real life super heroes". Uncredited appearance.
Whipcord Anthony De Longis Part of the "real life super heroes". Uncredited appearance.
Tina Genevieve Levin Wendy's nanny. Uncredited appearance.
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