Collateral Damage

Season 6, Ep 7, Aired 11/11/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Gibbs is put in a tough spot when he has to handle an assistant rookie assigned to his team by Vance to investigate a bank robbery case.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alfonso H. Moreno

  • Terrence O'Hara

  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • David McCallum

    Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Song?

    By philsnow3, Apr 18, 2013

  • Not as good as the last one, but still sensational!

    By amazing_race, Apr 14, 2010

  • This season just gets better and better!

    By ihavenotwin, Nov 12, 2008

  • I scratched myself in the line of duty Boss... I'll live!

    By Andrew-R, Nov 12, 2008

  • good episode

    By Fwirrel, Nov 12, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Ducky: You know, when I was younger, I used to take solace when the victim was elderly. I thought, well, at least he's had a full life. But now that I am older, I don't get the same solace.

    • Wilson: How's Gibbs to work for? Tony: What have you heard? That bad guys would rather confess than be interrogated by him? That his steely gaze can cool a room by five degrees? That he can only be killed by a silver bullet, like a werewolf? They're all true, except for the silver bullet part. Might give him indigestion or heartburn, but I don't think it would kill him. Any other questions?

    • Tony: (seeing the looks from Ziva and Mcgee after he hits on a recruit) What? McGee: You know there are rules about harassment, Tony. Tony: Well then, maybe I should keep the number she just gave me in case I want to file a claim?

    • Tony: So why an NCIS agent?
      Wilson: To protect and serve my country.
      (Tony laughs)
      Tony: Come on. Dwayne, I'm trained in the art of extracting the truth. You can't snow me.
      Wilson: I can't?
      Tony: No. You can't. For the travel?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: The babes?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: Carry a gun?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: Retirement plan?
      Tony and Wilson: No.
      Tony: To make a difference. Ah, that was a placebo question.
      Wilson: Whatever you say.

    • Ziva: I do not understand. If you want someone dead, you knock on their door, they answer, you shoot them. Easy. McGee: For some.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates: Australia: November 18, 2008 on Channel 10 Denmark: November 25, 2008 on TV3 Sweden: March 31, 2009 on TV3 Germany: April 12, 2009 on SAT 1 Norway: May 26, 2009 on TV3 Spain: July 7, 2009 on La Sexta Slovakia: January 7, 2010 on Markiza Finland: February 23, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: June 28, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music: "Troubled Land" by John Mellencamp

    Trivia (5)

    • GOOF: Why aren't photos of Katelyn Todd and Chris Pacci on the honor wall along with Paula Cassidy? They were also killed in the line of duty.

    • GOOF: When the girl Tony flirts with says "Bye Tony" on his way to the elevator, you can see (may need to go frame by frame to notice) her not speak the words, but just form a smile.

    • TRIVIA: The guard is whistling Beautiful Dreamer as he steps out of the bathroom just before being shot.

    • TRIVIA: Rule #13: Never involve lawyers.

    • TRIVIA: A picture of NCIS agent Paula Cassidy is shown on the wall of the officer who died in the line of duty. Paula Cassidy was killed in the episode "Grace Period" (Season 4, episode 19).

    Allusions (2)

    • The episode title takes it's name from the 2002 film of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    • Collateral Damage: This term means that damage of some sort (in this case murder) that was not part of the original plan of events. The phrase came from the US Military.

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