‘NCIS’ Season 9 Episode 23 ‘Up in Smoke’ Spoilers: Dorneget’s Tooth, Jimmy’s Bachelor Party

NCIS season 9 continues its current arc in episode 23, “Up in Smoke,” which will also be bringing back a probationary agent and Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Samantha Ryan and will feature Jimmy’s bachelor party as his wedding date approaches.

Season 9 Episode 23 “Up in Smoke” Official Description

“The NCIS team analyzes what secrets could be in the hands of a terrorist targeting the Navy when a high-tech bug is found inside a probationary agent’s tooth. Meanwhile, the festivities for Jimmy Palmer’s upcoming wedding continue with the bachelor party.”

<em>NCIS</em> on CBS.Matt Jones returns as Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget in this episode, and it sounds like he’s going to have had one strange trip to the dentist since a bug will be found inside his tooth. How did that happen? Last Dorneget was seen was in “Need to Know,” and McGee wasn’t happy to see that he and Abby were spending time together. He got over that once he found out Dorneget’s gay. Now, it looks like Dorneget’s bad luck is going to continue (he lost the person in their custody last time, and now he’s right in the middle of this terrorist case). Will Abby and McGee be able to get anything off that bug in his tooth to help them figure out who put it there?

NCIS season 9 introduced a new arc with the Watcher Fleet back in the premiere, and lately, it has come back (video below highlights what has happened this season so far). They’re refocusing on the Navy, and as they do, they will be introducing Richard Schiff as international businessman Harper Dearing in “Up in Smoke.” As spoilers have revealed, his son died in a bombing, and he’s expected to appear in multiple episodes and possibly the season 10 premiere as well. How will he be connected to the terrorist they’re trying to track down? That storyline continues in episode 22, “Playing With Fire” (promo here), and it looks like all of NCIS is focused on this one.

Jimmy did finally chose his best man—best woman, actually—in “The Missionary Position,” and it does seem like he chose right in Abby. What will she plan for his bachelor party? When he asked her, she started planning already (“Nude ice hockey? I have so many ideas right now.”), and this being Abby, of course some ideas are going to be out there. However, her heart is in the right place, and even if it’s a bit crazy in the end, it will probably end up being perfect.

Meanwhile, things seem to continue to be going well between Gibbs and Samantha since she’s back. Will she be able to perhaps provide the team with some information as they continue to try to find out who’s going after Navy ships? Will Gibbs get to meet Samantha’s kid at some point? He did raise that question in the last episode she was in, “The Missionary Position.” Will they still be together when the season ends? Will she attend Jimmy’s wedding as Gibbs’ date? It has been good to see him happy in a relationship again. He hasn’t had much luck in the past, and while no one will ever be Shannon, Samantha does seem to be good for him, at least right now.

What do you think of the NCIS season 9 episode 23 spoilers for “Up in Smoke”?

Photo Source: TV.com

© Meredith Jacobs 2012

About the Author ()

College graduate, television fanatic, writer.

Leave a Reply