Season 8 - Episode 19: Tell-All

Episode 19: Tell-All

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When a corporal is killed by a prototype weapon, the team search for an ex-services author who was about to publish a very revealing piece of work.

The murder of Corporal Patrick Casey, is found riddled with bullets. Bizarrely, while his body is peppered with holes, there are no exit wounds – the bullets have disintegrated on impact. Near his body is a rock on which Casey has written the word 'birdsong' using his own blood.

Gibbs investigates Casey's highly confidential work for the Defence Intelligence Agency. The DIA's Admiral Hindley explains it could take some time for the powers-that-be to release details of any projects Casey has been working on. He also has no knowledge of an Operation Birdsong.

As McGee finds his way into the DIA's computer servers he discovers they recently received a manuscript which might contain sensitive information, the title of which is 'Operation Birdsong'. Tracing the manuscript to a publishing company, the manuscript turns out to be a memoir written by an anonymous agent revealing corruption, intrigue and weapon sales. And all hard copies of the script and digital files have been removed by Hindley and his team.

However, two advance copies of the book were sent out – one to Casey...

What details are the DIA worried might be revealed? And would they kill one of their own to keep the secrets under wraps?

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Comments (45)

  • Allie

    almost 2 years ago

    Allie

    Love this show. Shame it's on C5, this service is poor compared to BBCiPlayer and Channel 4Ondemand. Katherine - the 'moaners' mention the 'poor service' because they can't watch the show that they'd prefer to be talking about here. Despite having 'better computers/broadband services' that play BBC iplayer, Channel4Ondemand and the 'C5's adverts' very well! Can you explain that? No. Then with nothing useful to say about why users experience freezing 'during not only this show but other C5 Online programmes' (but NOT the ads) why not practice what you preach and simply comment on the show. PB - thanks for sharing your useful comments.

  • PB

    almost 2 years ago

    PB

    Sorry about the typos, but I think you should work it out OK!

  • PB

    almost 2 years ago

    PB

    I may have just cracked this! Again I tried to watch this program for the umpteenth yime in the last few days and still the video would not run. I am using XP with a good broadband connection. So, I removed Flash Player from the hard drive and rebooted. I then tried to download and reinstall from Adobe and failed------repeatedy. I turned the firewall off----same result. So next I went dirrectly to Adobes download site (rarger than via C5s prompt/link) and still failed. Then I saw at the bottom left corner of the Flash download page two 'buttons'. One was selected to United States, and I altered it to United Kingdom, the other was a click for troubleshooting information. Then I went to the section that appeared in a new window titled ''Progress bar hangs during download / Unable to connect to server '' Below this was a click for Flash Player Active X (Internet Explorer) ( There was another click for other sytems) I t then ran the download and instalation process. I then swiched the fire wall back on and rebooted the PC It was succesful! BINGO! I hope this helps you all.

  • tony gregory

    almost 2 years ago

    tony gregory

    no service. this is because ADOBE new software to apple mac is rubbish. Pentium trash

  • JMcG

    almost 2 years ago

    JMcG

    Just adding another comment in the positive column. The programme didn't freeze at all. In fact I watch NCIS, CSI, and many other programmes none of which have ever frozen. Therefore we can conclude Channel 5 have provided a service that does work perfectly well and it is issues with the users and not the provider.

  • Derek

    almost 2 years ago

    Derek

    I've not watched NCIS as it is broadcat live this seris and figured I'd use the online service just like I do with BBC and Ch4/E4. It's been very poor service sometimes with the worst being an epsode that froze repatedly with 15 minutes to go. It's very frustrating and disapointing. I've given up C5

  • CD

    almost 2 years ago

    CD

    So far it's taken over an hour to get 15 minutes into the show and it's frozen again. Channel 5 need to understand that their player does not work. All you fools who keep saying 'it works for me it must be peoples computers' it is not peoples computers. My laptop is 6 months old and I often watch BBC iPlayer while others are watching other things on the iPlayer on other computers on the same broadband. If it works for you good - do not comment on what you don't know about. Channel 5 - I am prepared to give you more technical information to help you work out what the problem is, just email me what you want.

  • rogerrosie

    almost 2 years ago

    rogerrosie

    channel 5, your service is excellent. I have been watching many programmes over years without one problem whatsoever. It really must be the computers/laptops or maybe the browser people are using that means they are getting frequent interruptions, as if it was your site I am sure that at some point over these years, I would have had at least one problem; and I never have. Keep up the good work.

  • mel

    almost 2 years ago

    mel

    Katherine - the service is free, but not the electricity. And the people use the same machines to watch BBC, ITV, and 4 without problems!!

  • Katherine

    almost 2 years ago

    Katherine

    Once again, as every week, and like many other people, I've just watched this programme without any problems whatsoever. Its a good show. All you moaners should get better computers and/or broadband services and use this site for the pupose it was meant for - to comment on the show. Also, you should all remember that this service is FREE and 5 aren't obliged to give you this service at all.

  • AJ

    almost 2 years ago

    AJ

    Didn't even get to watch the Ads!! Froze after only 8secs & never came back. C5 have some good programs. Pity we cannot get to watch them!!

  • Tchoutchou

    almost 2 years ago

    Tchoutchou

    I thought it was just our computer when it freezes all the time. First time of using any TV on the computer and am not impressed

  • big nick

    almost 2 years ago

    big nick

    rubbish service

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  • PB

    almost 2 years ago

    PB

    No result for me. This poor service has been going on for so long that I am considering informing all C5s regular advertisers that Dirty Desmond is not giving them the service they are paying for. It is also notable that the recent online survey (by C5) did not include a section on technical excellence, just questions to impress advertising clients!

  • nikki

    almost 2 years ago

    nikki

    4od is sooooo much better than this, why cant demand 5 be like 4od! WHY

  • nikki

    almost 2 years ago

    nikki

    finaly, i can watch it and it doesnt freeze! not an AMAZING episode but wasnt too bad.

  • UK_John

    almost 2 years ago

    UK_John

    Thanks for the quick fix. Don't see why someone isn't on the ball with things like this "live" though! :)

  • MR Smugg

    almost 2 years ago

    MR Smugg

    well done channel 5 not only did the progame run without freezing I thought the icing on the cake was not having to watch any of the adverts,cheers for a most enjoyable 41 minutes.

  • antony

    almost 2 years ago

    antony

    i am in agreement with all the other 23 comments, the adverts work prefectly but only get to see 1min of the programme then it freezes and then goes back to adverts. its killing me!!!! come on C5 lets see if we can get the bugs ironed out, if not watch the adverts as they are advertising how to do the perfect ironing!!!!!

  • janet jones

    almost 2 years ago

    janet jones

    good episode again,played straight thro,with one lot of ad's, after i closed and re-opened then sent report,just got to keep tryin people,it does work

  • chris

    almost 2 years ago

    chris

    nice one,read the comments watched three seconds of the programe.it froze.adverts didn't,you should be sued under the trade descriptions act 1 this player doesnt play.2 this is not a service.And hope you don't send me garbage because you have my e-mail.

  • paul

    almost 2 years ago

    paul

    adverts and no show 5 times trying.????

  • marion

    almost 2 years ago

    marion

    This ncis episode freeezes all the time. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!

  • CS

    almost 2 years ago

    CS

    It seems the on-demand players (C5 is not alone) have not kept up with Flash - or vice versa. Get with it, will you guys (C5).

  • Lewis

    almost 2 years ago

    Lewis

    This has issues, sort out the freezing!

  • UK_John

    almost 2 years ago

    UK_John

    This is a joke. I see 2 seconds then it freezes for 2 mins then shows for 2 seconds and freezes again!

  • AC

    almost 2 years ago

    AC

    Must be my lucky day, picture quality not as good as the ads but it did play smoothly

  • Conrad

    almost 2 years ago

    Conrad

    I hate to say this, but I am usually the first to get annoyed, but this is the first time that I have watched NCIS, without any problems. I was hoping that everybody else would be saying the same, alas no. So, it would appear that this one off viewing is just that? I hope not. I'll try another one, I was going for the mentalist next.

  • Sarah

    almost 2 years ago

    Sarah

    AAAAAAGH just get into the story and it's frozen me out Funny how they manage to play adverts bit noone wants to watch crappy service

  • Sarah W

    almost 2 years ago

    Sarah W

    Get your acts together and lets see NCIS If you can stream the bits (ads) noone wants surely you can run the show properly

  • Isobel

    almost 2 years ago

    Isobel

    OK, I agree, it's irritating. Don't usually get this but this evening just sat thru ads for second time, to get to exec producer's name on credit, then it froze. Having frozen first time within 1 min of start. This isn't my favourite C5 prog but I usually watch.Giving up on it now because this is pointless and frustrating.

  • Isobel

    almost 2 years ago

    Isobel

    OK, I agree, it's irritating. Don't usually get this but this evening just sat thru ads for second time, to get to exec producer's name on credit, then it froze. Having frozen first time within 1 min of start. This isn't my favourite C5 prog but I usually watch.Giving up on it now because this is pointless and frustrating.

  • Isobel

    almost 2 years ago

    Isobel

    I never suffered screen freeze until a couple of weeks ago, then had 2 separate progs spoilt by it. Next ones were fine. I just sat through the adverts before this, particularly dire batch too!, and then it froze within 1 min of starting.Don't usually get screen freeze but can see why it irritates.

  • steve

    almost 2 years ago

    steve

    why is it always bloody freezing

  • SteveV

    almost 2 years ago

    SteveV

    I watched The Mentalist the other day and everything worked perfectly from start to finish. A 1st for Ch5 funny thing was, there were NO adverts. This NCIS is down to their normal standard, adverts work fine program freezes very few seconds, Why do we bother??

  • chaza

    almost 2 years ago

    chaza

    ok so i managed to get past the ads fine they ran smooth (well surprise surprise). but the program well different matter. freezing every 30 secs to 1 minute

  • CLG

    almost 2 years ago

    CLG

    I agree with everyone else - can't get past the adverts. Funny that. So long as you're still raking it in from those, who cares if anyone can watch your shows?

  • alex

    almost 2 years ago

    alex

    I have to agree with MWW especially the irony/insult that the adverts work perfectly. Perhaps all the IT staff have gone to ITV and the BBC?

  • alex

    almost 2 years ago

    alex

    I have to agree with MWW especially the irony/insult that the adverts work perfectly. Perhaps all the IT staff have gone to ITV and the BBC?

  • mark

    almost 2 years ago

    mark

    why bother just give up five sack ur it dept and start giving a service, i cant belive u lot get paid much

  • MWW

    almost 2 years ago

    MWW

    I AGREE KLM WHY DO COMPANYS OFFER A SERVICE THEY CAN NOT DO FUNNY YOU CAN ALWAYS WATCH THE ADVERTS THEY NEVER SUFFER BUFFERING OR DRIOP OUTS SORT IT OUT CHANNEL 5

  • mel

    almost 2 years ago

    mel

    Gibbs married 4 times, widowed once, Shannon, divorced 3, Diane, Kelly, Stephanie.

  • KLM

    almost 2 years ago

    KLM

    I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A POSITIVE COMMENT ABOUT THIS PROG BUT CANT WATCH IT...... NOR CAN I WATCH ONCE UPON A TIME.... MAYBE THE MENTALIST??? BUT I DONT HOLD OUT MUCH HOPE AT THIS RATE

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