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Two-Faced is the twentieth episode in NCIS Season 8 and the 182nd episode of the entire NCIS series.


The team investigate the murder of a Seaman and soon discover that the death may be connected to other international port-related killings that fellow NCIS Special Agent EJ Barrett and her team are currently investigating.


In a night club, various people are coming and going.

At the main bar, a woman named Melissa arrives but gets splattered by beer with Seaman Derek Balfour yelling "Victory" while his colleague, Seaman Joey Elson remarks that he's gotta stop.

"Great idea", Melissa snaps.

Balfour apologizes, wondering if they got her.

"Gee, you think", Melissa says.

Balfour attempts to clean up but makes it worse, touching Melissa who slaps him away while her friends shriek with horror.

Balfour apologizes before asking Melissa to touch him and that she'll make it even.

"Yeah, right", one of Melissa's friends says.

"No, thank you", Melissa replies calmly.

Balfour remarks that that didn't come out right.

Melissa then turns around and storms off, disgusted while remarking to her friends "What a jerk".

Unsurprisingly, this gets Balfour ejected from the premises with the Bartender telling him to sober up.

Outside the "Kegs" nightclub, Elson asks Baflour if he's okay before Elson suggests dropping Balfour off at the Base.

Balfour disagrees, stating that he's going to walk and shake the stink off.

With that, Balfour and Elson go their separate ways.

A while later, Balfour is walking into a small alleyway when he hears a doll say "Play with me" and "Please, play with me". This catches Balfour's attention.

It then shows a doll sitting in the center of the alleyway, muttering "Play with me" and "Please, play with me" over and over again.

Balfour pauses before approaching the doll.

He then kneels down to examine it further and attempts to touch it.

However, a masked man soon arrives, startling Balfour before the individual slashes Balfour's throat.

Act One

Act Two

Gibbs after meeting fellow NCIS Special Agent E.J. Barrett yet again.

In the bullpen, the team discuss the victim Seaman Derek Balfour who was 22 and who according to Tony enlisted three years ago and was stationed at Norfolk.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five


  • This episode begins the recurring Port-to-Port Killer story-line.


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 Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner.
Erica Jane Barrett Sarah Jane Morris (actress) Special Agent in Charge of a team formerly based in Rota, Spain.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Ray Cruz Enrique Murciano Ziva's boyfriend and a Special Agent with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Joey Elson Marque Richardson A Seaman in the United States Navy.
Derek Balfour Nicholas James The main murder victim and a Seaman in the United States Navy.
Bryce Leitner Ryan Carnes A man who appears in the episode.
Bartender (Two-Faced) Roy Jackson A man who appears in the episode.
Melissa Erin Ross A woman who appears in the episode.