Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 4/25/06
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  • Episode Description
  • While working on just a regular murder case with the rest of the NCIS team, Abby is almost killed by an evidence from the case and soon it becomes clear that the murder was staged, and that someone wants Abby dead. The team discovers some enemies from Abby's past, and they must find out who is the person, before the person kills Abby.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Cote de Pablo

    Mossad Agent Ziva David

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Fan Reviews (42)
  • Abby's Life Is Threatened When A Piece Of Evidence Almost Kills Her. The Team Must Protect Her And Find The Person Who Wanted Her To Die.

    By Matt16020-FIN, Jun 29, 2012

  • Abby's old boyfriend stalks her, while the team is trying to protect her from another attempted murderer.

    By leroy_gibbs, Apr 26, 2006

  • When Abby is nearly killed by some evidence she is analysing the team discover that there mistress of the dark is keeping secrets from them.

    By Freckles16, Sep 18, 2006

  • Abby's life is turned upside down when a stalker threatens her life. A man from her past revisits and Gibbs and the gang are forced to protect Abby at all costs.

    By simren86, Apr 26, 2006

  • Absolutely stunning!

    By amazing_race, Jan 14, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • (Abby is relentlessly tasering her kidnapper, who is down on the ground.) Abby: I'll be with you in a minute, Gibbs! (to kidnapper) And don't look up my skirt!

    • Ziva: In my professional opinion, the risk of serious injury is substantial. Jenny: I agree. But there are protocols that have to be followed. Ziva: Which are useless if it doesn't impart a technical advantage. Jenny: Don't underestimate appearances, Ziva. I have known entire missions to fail because an asset didn't button her lapel properly. Ziva: I see your point. Jenny: So we are in agreement? (Ziva nods) Jenny and Ziva: Heels. Abby: (holding boots and heeled pumps) I hate court.

    • Abby: (talking about her ex) The lunar effect is a myth! There is no statistical correlation between the phases of the moon and human behavior. That's why it would never work with us. Ziva: Because the lunar effect is a myth... Abby: No! Because I'm a scientist and he plays with voodoo dolls! McGee: But, you play with voodoo dolls, Abby. Abby: I meant it metaphorically, McGee.

    • Tony: (wrapping up his analysis of the scene) Crime scene was staged, boss. Victims were killed somewhere else. Gibbs: Where? Tony: What, I gotta do all the work? (Gibbs just looks at him and smiles) I'm gonna get right on that.

    • Abby: This is so embarrassing! Okay, in my defense, what self-respecting drug dealer cuts his cocaine with potassium cyanide?
      McGee: Obviously one that doesn't care about repeat business.

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    Notes (4)

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: April 25, 2006 on TV3 Australia: September 13, 2006 on Channel 10 Sweden: November 5, 2006 on TV3 Germany: December 3, 2006 on SAT 1 Italy: January 7, 2007 on RAI 2 Finland: February 16, 2008 on Nelonen Czech Republic: February 4, 2009 on TV Nova Slovakia: May 20, 2009 on Markiza

    • The song playing in McGee's apartment is "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray.

    • When Gibbs, Tony and Ziva pay Mikel Mawher a visit at Krime Kleaners Inc, the song playing is "American Witch" by Rob Zombie.

    • This episode was named TV Guide's moment of the week for the week of April 23rd to April 30th.

    Trivia (8)

    • TRIVIA: The suit that Abby is using to go to the court on the end of the episode is the same suit she used on the JAG episode "Meltdown". The JAG episode is the one of the two that was made to present the NCIS as a spin-off.

    • TRIVIA: McGee's MIT shirt when you look in a mirror says Tim.

    • GOOF: The camera memory card that Tony uses is never in the camera. Tony has it in his right hand and pretends to remove it from the camera.

    • GOOF: In this episode, Gibbs and Director Shepard both like Jamaican blend coffee, black with no cream or sugar, but in episode 3x19 "Iced," Shephard takes a drink of Gibbs' coffee and hates it, asking him "How do you drink this swill?".

    • GOOF: When McGee was filling Gibbs in about the worm in Abby's computer, after Gibbs gives him back his chair, we can clearly see that there is no continuity in the scene when the camera angle changed he wasn't moving his lips when he should be saying "boss."

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    Allusions (4)

    • Tony: I just came to collect Officer David. The boss got the Bat-Signal. In the Batman stories, the Bat-Signal is a searchlight that projects a large Bat emblem on the sky or buildings of Gotham City. It is used by the Gotham City Police Department as a method of contacting and telling him something is wrong in Gotham City.

    • Director Jenny Shepard says "I picked a bad week to cut out caffeine" which paraphrases a running gag from the film Airplane!

    • There are several references to the movie The Shining. The crime scene has a note saying "RedRum" which is murder spelled backward. Tony also makes a comment on all they need now is a delusional boy and a man in a bear suit. Both are references from The Shining.

    • Ducky: I see you've vacated the elevator. Abby: It wasn't quite so cozy after an hour with Queen Boudica. Boudica was a queen of a Celtic nation in southeast Britain in the first century C.E. (Her name is sometimes spelled as also Boudicca, Boadicea, Buduica or Bonduca). She is famous for having led her armies to so many victories against the Romans that the emperor considered withdrawing from Brittania altogether. Abby obviously refers to the female lawyer's aggressiveness. However, Abby pronounces the name [Boo dik a]; according to Celtic linguists, the proper pronunciation is [Bow di ka].

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