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airdate: May 3, 2011
written by: Steven D. Binder
directed by: Terrence O'Hara

After Tony's ex-partner, Danny Price, appears to be the Port-to-Port Killer's latest victim, he revisits his days as a detective in Baltimore, including his first encounter with Gibbs.


  • Tony getting his first head-slap followed by his first pat on his face by Gibbs.

  • Tony having his flashback of when Gibbs first sneaks in on him in Price's living room which is followed by Gibbs sneaking in on Tony in present time.

  • Tony saying (in one of the flashback sequences) that he's disappointed that they're getting so many PCP addicts on a Saturday because "Saturdays are Hooker Night" at the Baltimore PD office and two hookers are escorted by after he says that in a flashback he has.

  • Tony chasing Gibbs saying "You can't outrun me! I'm wearing tube socks!"

  • Tony running after a suspect proclaiming he has 'a degree in Physical Education!'

  • Tony giving Joey Peanuts a stick of gum while in the interrogation room at the PD and Tony keeps telling him to chew when Joey attempts to stall giving information about his boss.

  • Tony saying he'd rather have the plague.

  • Pacci saying his stomach is going to be the death of him.
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  • Tony's Baltimore PD partner died at the hand of the copy-cat P2P killer.

  • Both Detective Price and Major Raimey from the Baltimore PD were dirty cops. Raimey killed Price.

  • We get two news rules, #'s 5 and 35.

  • Gibbs is undercover when Tony and Price arrest him, he is also in the process of divorcing one of his ex-wives at the time.

  • Ziva saying that she'd never want to be in the position where she has to arrest Gibbs, but that her father on the other hand is a different story and she knows that she'll have to arrest her father some day.

  • Tony becomes/works towards joining NCIS after finding out that Price was a dirty cop.

  • Rule #5 -You don't waste good.

  • Rule #35 - Always watch the watchers.

  • We learned that Tony was once engaged to his high school music teacher named Wendy.


  • This episode title references DiNozzo's time on the Baltimore P.D. This will be the DiNozzo origin episode.

  • In "The Curse" (aired 10/28/03), Tony says he joined NCIS “two years, tomorrow”. Ergo, the smile at end of Baltimore is 10/29/01. - Steven D. Binder, Twitter

  • Scott Grimes starred in Band of Brothers as Tech Sgt. Donald Malarkey, and in ER as Dr. Archie Morris.

  • Scott Grimes also starred in the first two Critters movies back in the mid-to-late 80's as Bradly Brown.


  • 8.23 Swan Song: After new evidence reveals that the Port-to-Port killer has infiltrated the agency, the NCIS teams chase every lead in a race to track him down.


  • Scott Grimes (Detective Danny Price)
  • Sean Cullen (Police Major Frank Raimey)
  • Chad Lindberg (Joey Peanuts)
  • Ed O'Ross (Dao Huang)
  • Tim Kelleher (NCIS Special Agent Christopher Pacci)
  • Stefan Marks (Navy Lieutenant Ian Floyd)
  • Jeff Skowron (Peter Sears)
  • D. Elliot Woods (Detective)
  • Nika Williams (Sapphire)


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  • Night of the Hunter
  • Beverly Hilbillies
  • Butch Cassidy line uttered by Gibbs

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#1hotchfan Discuss episode 8.22 Baltimore here (page: 1 2 3 4 5 ... last page) 165 Apr 18 2012, 7:05 AM EDT by le_bibliothecaire
Thread started: May 3 2011, 5:43 AM EDT  Watch
another new episode, an old returning character....more of the serial killer! Let's get chatting!
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kobriola additional trivia and funny moment 1 Feb 11 2012, 7:37 AM EST by sharonsyn
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Not only is this the origin episode for DiNozzo, but also for his Mighty Mouse stapler (Raimey bought it at a yard sale as the prize for an office pool won by DiNozzo).

When DiNozzo looks for his misplaced smartphone, he removes all his desk drawers where we can once again see the manila envelope taped underneath his top right drawer (seen in 8.15 Defiance filled with contraband such as a FBI crime scene sticker).

While working for Baltimore PD, DiNozzo states that he would rather catch the plague than be a Navy cop, which is probably meant to be a humorous reference to 2.22 SWAK when he actually catches the plague working for NCIS.
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sittingducki HR lady :D 1 Aug 30 2011, 9:18 PM EDT by bellswebster
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Wonder if the lady who Tony charmed in this episode turned into Delores from Faith in season 7 lol.
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