Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 11/29/05
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  • Episode Description
  • While on duty, McGee kills a man who is later discovered to be an undercover police officer. When Jenny decides to approve the investigation on McGee, the NCIS team is forced to prove that McGee is not guilty, pushing Gibbs' relationship with Jen to the limit. Meanwhile, Tony is troubled by his past.

  • 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 (17)
  • Excellent, humorous, fast-faced, good story

    By chipee, Jul 25, 2012

  • Could have done without the sperm bank storyline.

    By angelspinknose, Nov 30, 2005

  • Goodbye NCIS, you gave it a good run, but I'm tired of these bad writers and the unexpected jump of the shark season your on.

    By Data-Dox, Dec 01, 2005

  • McGee's shot

    By Parricida, Jun 03, 2010

  • Solid episode

    By thefanof, Feb 13, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Tony: You miss the spy game? Must have been exciting. Ziva: You've seen too many James Bond movies. It's not all about car chases and sex. Tony: It wasn't? Ziva: Well, there was a lot of sex...

    • (When McGee is getting ready to get interrogated) Ziva: May I give you some advice? McGee: Please! Ziva: Be confident when they interrogate you. If you don't believe what you're saying, how can they? McGee: Every time I think about it, it comes out a little different. Ziva: For God's sake, don't tell that to Metro!

    • Ziva: You've been on hold for fifteen minutes. Must be important. Tony: Yeah. Ziva: Sperm bank? Tony: Yeah. Ziva: Why did you do it? You didn't need the money. Tony: It was easier than giving blood. Ziva: You enjoyed making those deposits. Was there a penalty for early withdraw? Tony: You're a sick chick David!

    • Gibbs: You have to learn to say "No". Jenny: I did Jethro... or have you forgotten?

    • Gibbs: Can somebody tell me what the hell is going on here? First Abby's lab nerd frames DiNozzo for murder and then McGee kills a cop. Did SOMEBODY break a mirror?!

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: January 10, 2006 on TV3 Australia: May 10, 2006 on Channel 10 Sweden: June 11, 2006 on TV3 Germany: September 3, 2006 on SAT 1 France: October 13, 2006 on M6 Italy: November 20, 2006 on RAI 2 Croatia: November 23, 2006 on NOVA TV Finland: December 1, 2007 on Nelonen Slovakia: May 4, 2009 on Markiza

    • Though they aren't on screen together, William Gregory Lee (Sgt. Archer) had a recurring role on Dark Angel with Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony DiNozzo), who was a regular on the show.

    • This episode was previously known under the title The Second Man.

    Trivia (4)

    • Gibbs: First, Abby's lab nerd frames DiNozzo for murder, and then McGee kills a cop! Did somebody break a mirror? This is a superstition. There are about 10 superstitions about mirror. This is probably the oldest one. Actually, it says that if you break a mirror, next seven years won't be lucky for you.

    • Ziva: Leazazel! This is Hebrew curse. In English, this actually means: hell. As in other cases, Ziva mispronounces the Hebrew.

    • Gibbs Rules: Rule #8 - Never take anything for granted. (Abby to McGee)

    • TRIVIA: When Tony is on the phone with the sperm bank and Gibbs is coming by, he doesn't want Gibbs to know about his problems with the sperm bank, so he pretends that he is talking with another agent. The agent is referred to as Agent Vandelay, this could be a reference to the fake character used by George Costanza many times, in the series Seinfeld, sometimes for the same reason.

    Allusions (2)

    • When Abby mentioned Rule #8, Ziva and Tony didn't know about that rule. Ziva mentioned Rule #9: "Never go anywhere without your knife." (1x13 "One Shot, One Kill", 1x20 "Missing"). Tony thought Rule #8 was "Never date a co-worker.", but that was actually Rule #12 (1x15 "Enigma").

    • When Tony asks McGee is he still working on the novel, this is a reference to episode 1x19 "Dead Man Talking" when McGee says that he writes crime novels.

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