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NCIS 'Admiral's Daughter' focuses on Michael Weatherly's Tony DiNozzo

Director Vance gives DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly, left) a special assignment to bring home an Admiral’s daughter (Meg Steedle) from Marseille, France, but he must turn to his NCIS team for help after he enters a controversial crime scene.
Director Vance gives DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly, left) a special assignment to bring home an Admiral’s daughter (Meg Steedle) from Marseille, France, but he must turn to his NCIS team for help after he enters a controversial crime scene.
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NCIS returns May 6 with the penultimate episode in its 11th season, 'The Admiral's Daughter'.

Michael Weatherly (left) stars in NCIS episode 'The Admiral's Daughter', shown here with guest star Meg Steedle.
Michael Weatherly (left) stars in NCIS episode 'The Admiral's Daughter', shown here with guest star Meg Steedle.
Robert Voets/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The episode was written by Steven D. Binder and Christopher Silber, and focuses on the exploits of Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) as he travels abroad to handle a special assignment.

Silber wrote season 11's 'Once a Crook' and 'Kill Chain', and was interviewed here on NCIS Examiner in January about his return to the show. 'Once a Crook' was a popular episode also focusing on the complex DiNozzo character - and Binder turned in fine scripts for 'Anonymous was a Woman', 'Devil's Triad', and 'Rock and a Hard Place' - so we can expect good things from a Binder-Silber collaboration.

In 'The Admiral's Daughter', Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) selects DiNozzo to escort an Admiral's daughter (Meg Steedle) from Marseilles, France. Often a trouble magnet, DiNozzo steps into a touchy crime scene while overseas and needs to enlist the aid of his team.

According to TV Line's Matt Mitovich, Executive Producer Gary Glasberg had very positive feedback about the making of the episode, and likened it to 'Three Days of the Condor'.

"It turned out to be a lot of fun. We had a good time, Michael [Weatherly] had a good time, and we had a really terrific supporting cast of guest actors.” - Gary Glasberg

In other words, Tony is on the run with the Admiral's Daughter...who can they trust?

It is always enjoyable to see an episode focus on Michael Weatherly's character Tony DiNozzo. Although the "overgrown frat boy" persona has long been played out, Weatherly's ability to provide layers to the character reminds the audience that DiNozzo is so much more than he appears at first glance.

NCIS airs Tuesday night at 8 P.M. on the CBS Television network.

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