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NCIS Season 19 Episode 18 Recap “Last Dance”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of NCIS Season 19 Episode 18 “Last Dance.” When an infamous arms dealer, Reymundo Diaz, is released from prison and bodies start piling up, Torres is forced to face the repercussions of his actions during an undercover operation he worked on years ago. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on NCIS Season 19 Episode 17, NCIS investigates the apparent suicide of a retired Navy officer who was in Palmer and Knight’s grief group. Also, Torres gets a call from NCIS Special Agent Jane Tennant to come to Hawai’i when she gets a lead on a witness from a case they worked on together.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On NCIS Season 19 Episode 18 “Last Dance”, Reymundo Diaz, an infamous gun runner, fresh out of prison, shows up to a small gun selling deal. Reymundo wants to know where Carlos Salazar is and kills all 3 gun sellers.

Torres AKA Carlos Salazar

The team is wondering why Torres comes in late on Mondays when Parker receives a call about a triple homicide involving stolen Marine Corps weapons.

Torres is in therapy with Dr. Grace describing a reoccurring dream about his father and him. Dr. Grace brings up Torres’ drinking and asks Torres if he even wants to be sober. Torres receives a phone call, calling him away to the scene before he has to answer.

The team finds money and the stolen guns that were headed for Quantico. Medical Examiner Palmer explains the 3 dead men all have long rap sheets. A local cop tells Parker that there was a witness, Travis Williams.

Travis tells Parker that he was part of the gun deal, but parked down the road, and Reymundo never saw Travis. Travis explains that Reymundo is killing people looking for Carlos Salazar. Parker asks Travis who Carlos is, and Travis points at Torres! Torres and Travis recognize each other.

Lies and Guilt

6 years ago Torres went undercover as Carlos Salazar to bust Reymundo. Reymundo never found out that Carlos was a plant. Torres recognizes the driver of Reymundo’s getaway car, Rene Romero.

McGee asks Torres about being undercover for long term and Maria, Torres’ connection to Reymundo. Torres says he promised Maria to live with her and love her forever if she would testify against her own cousin, Reymundo. Maria did and Torres never saw her again.

As McGee and Torres are driving to Rene’s house, Rene shoots at them and a high-speed chase ensues. Torres catches up to Rene. Rene lets Torres know that Reymundo knows Carlos is Torres and NCIS.

Unsafe House

Torres and Knight question Rene and Rene flips on Reymundo. Rene tells Torres that Reymundo wants him dead and that Reymundo is also after Maria. Torres is livid.

Torres begs Director Vance to find out where Maria is. Vance contacts the witness protection program. They say they haven’t heard from Maria in a week. Torres says Parker and he will meet them at Maria’s safe house. When Parker and Torres arrive, Maria is missing and there is blood in her bedroom. Parker puts Torres in a safe house immediately.

Rene tells Knight that Reymundo is out of the gun-running business now. Reymundo is messing around with pills though and Rene overheard that Reymundo was looking for a large number of pills from the Happy Pharmacy.

Torres calls Dr. Grace, drunk at 11 o’clock, worried about becoming his father. They both abandoned people. Torres hears a noise and hangs up. He grabs his gun and opens the door. It’s Maria!

Abandoned

Maria tells Torres that she stabbed the man Reymundo sent after her to escape. She swears she won’t go back into witness protection. It’s not a good life.

Knight finds out from the Mexican prison Reymundo escaped from that Reymundo isn’t selling and running pills now. Reymundo is very sick and dying.

Maria and Torres clear the air over Torres lying to her and abandoning her. Torres apologizes genuinely. Maria tells Torres the man that attacked her had a gun tattooed on his hand. Torres knows it was Pablo Silva.

McGee and Parker go to find Pablo to bring him in for questioning. They find his RV but Pablo isn’t there. Maria’s witness protection agent is though, dead, with torture markings!

Making Amends

Torres gives Maria a gun and his phone and heads out to confront Reymundo in the hallway. Maria calls McGee for backup.

Torres sneaks up behind Reymundo. When Reymundo turns to shoot Torres, Torres shoots Reymundo in the head, ending it. Torres returns for Maria and finds her in the bathtub with a dead Pablo laying on the bathroom floor.

Torres returns to see Dr. Grace. She can tell there has been a weight lifted off of Torres’ shoulders. He says making amends with Maria has relieved some of the stress and guilt he lives with. Torres tells Dr. Grace he wants to be sober and happy.

What did you think of NCIS Season 19 Episode 18? Let’s talk about NCIS in the comments below!

Air Date: April 18, 2022

When Does NCIS Come Back On?

NCIS Season 19 Episode 19 “The Brat Pack” returns on Monday, May 2, 2022.

NCIS Cast

  • Gary Cole as NCIS Special Agent Alden Parker
  • Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee
  • Wilmer Valderrama as NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres
  • Brian Dietzen as Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer
  • Diona Reasonover as Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines
  • Katrina Law as NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight
  • Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance
  • David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard
  • Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Recurring Cast

  • Laura San Giacomo as Grace Confalone

Guest Starring

  • Mariela Garriga as Maria Diaz AKA Anita Reyes
  • Joseph Melendez as Reymundo Diaz
  • Armando Acevedo as Rene “Renny” Romero
  • Kate Boyer as U.S. Deputy Marshal Cindy Carter
  • Jarvis George as U.S. Deputy Marshal John Wright
  • Chris Lamica as Seller
  • Sean Samuels as Buyer #1
  • Christopher Alvarenga as Buyer #2
  • Clark Moore as Virginia State Trooper Phil Collins
  • Brennan Keel Cook as Travis Williams
  • George Paez as Pablo Silva

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NCIS Season 19 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
19 21 Birds of a Feather” NCIS Season 19 Season Finale May 23, 2022
19 20 All or Nothing May 16, 2022
19 19 The Brat Pack May 2, 2022
19 18 Last Dance April 18, 2022
19 17 Starting Over” NCIS/NCIS Hawai'i Crossover Episode March 28, 2022
19 16 The Wake March 21, 2022
19 15 Thick As Thieves March 14, 2022
19 14 First Steps March 7, 2022
19 13 The Helpers February 28, 2022
19 12 Fight or Flight January 24, 2022
19 11 All Hands January 17, 2022
19 10 Pledge of Allegiance January 3, 2022
19 9 Collective Memory December 6, 2021
19 8 Peacekeeper November 29, 2021
19 7 “Docked” November 8, 2021
19 6 False Start November 1, 2021
19 5 Face the Strange October 18, 2021
19 4 Great Wide Open October 11, 2021
19 3 Road to Nowhere October 4, 2021
19 2 Nearly Departed September 27, 2021
19 1 “Blood in the Water” NCIS Season 19 Premiere September 20, 2021

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2 comments on NCIS Season 19 Episode 18 Recap “Last Dance”

  1. Patricia says:

    Well I never got to see the ending because of some stupid infomercial.

    1. Amanda Bonar says:

      I am so sorry. I hope my full recap can help answer any questions.

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