Life Before His Eyes

Season 9, Ep 14, Aired 2/7/12
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  • Episode Description
  • While stopping by his usual diner for coffee, Gibbs finds himself in grave danger, prompting him to think about his past and the choices he made in his life.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Cote de Pablo

    Special Agent Ziva David

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • Yuck.

    By MagellanTheCat, Dec 16, 2013

  • Horrible!

    By Irishelf67, Nov 11, 2013

  • Not nearly good enough for a milestone episode!

    By Gimpyelf67, Oct 29, 2013

  • 200th Episode, How time flies?

    By kennethlichti, Jul 18, 2013

  • disappointing

    By tanargue, May 06, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Gibbs: I-I... I didn't order this.
      Ann Gibbs: Well, sometimes we don't know what we want till someone shows us the possibilities.

    • Tony: (Interrogating Ziva in an alternative future) I remember you! Riva! Lisa...? Uh... Tiva?
      Ziva: My name is Ziva David.
      Tony: Ah, yes, Ziva – the icy Israeli. I followed you to a hotel pool once!
      Ziva: Clearly, I made an impression – I can't say the same about you.

    • Gibbs: Mom.
      Ann Gibbs: Poor thing. Brain must be running in circles trying to make sense of all this. And here I am, not a day older than the last time you saw me carrying on about a mother's pride. My goodness.
      Gibbs: You never told me you were proud.
      Ann Gibbs: Proud of the boy I knew, proud of the man you've become, and proud of everything in-between.

    • Franks: Everything happens for a reason.
      Gibbs: People die needlessly, I know that.
      Franks: But sometimes good comes from the hurt.
      Gibbs: Don't talk to me like a greeting card.
      Franks: I'm talking to you like a friend.

    • Franks: You solved hundreds of cases. You helped families get over burying their dead by putting away murderers and terrorists.
      Gibbs: I'm just doing my job.
      Franks: Well, folks use, uh, paper clips and photocopy for a living. Those are jobs. What you did is more than that.

    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 6, 2012 on Global
      Sweden: February 21, 2012 on TV3
      United Kingdom: April 13, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: April 17, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: April 29, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 28, 2012 on Markiza

    Trivia (1)

    • TRIVIA: In the scene where Tony shows up late to the hospital to see his child with Kate, the images of Kate are from Episode 22 of season 2, "SWAK." The scenes with her in the hospital are directly from that episode when they were both in the sterile room at the CDC.

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