Season 6, Ep 21, Aired 4/7/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Abby has to take over a top secret government mission when their scientist goes missing, but soon realizes things may not be as they seem to be, while the rest of the team worries about Abby's safety.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • David McCallum

    Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • What I think:

    By latty89, Apr 10, 2009

  • let's start off by saying I LOVE the show,

    By yifat1969, Apr 12, 2009

  • Ok, I'll admit it, Abby is my second favorite character next to Gibbs. Now, I'm all for character development on a show, hence why all of the other episodes highlighting the team's backgrounds have been my favorites.

    By tallen7278, Apr 08, 2009

  • It wasn't was I thought it was going to be.

    By seikhoqueen, Apr 08, 2009

  • You've messed with the wrong forensic scientist...checkmate

    By huntress1013, Apr 08, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Ziva and Gibbs are out in the field by themselves) Ziva: This is nice. Be able to work without Tony's incessant babbling. It is almost as if he cannot go on for more than 30 seconds without hearing his own voice. You know, the truly amazing thing is that he fails to realize just how irritating he is to those around him. Gibbs: Ziva! Ziva: Yes, Gibbs? Gibbs: Babbling. Ziva: Oh.

    • Abby: (realizing Nurse Dunstan was part of the plot) I should have seen it, Gibbs. (after pausing to give Gibbs a chance to speak) Aren't you going to give me a pep talk? Gibbs: Nope. Abby: Why? Gibbs: Because you're pissed, and you should be.

    • Abby: (after she learns she was working on developing a weapon, not a cure) Heller made the bullet, I made the gun! Tony: Huh, assassination made easy. But really, I mean, a gun would be easier.

    • Abby: Nice knowing you. Jones: Wait, Miss Scuito. You can't leave. Abby: Really? That's funny, 'cause it really seems like I'm, you know, leaving! (she walks to the door, then turns back) Okay, just out of curiosity, why can't I leave? Jones: Because if you don't help us, they're all gonna die. (he shows her a video monitor of hospital patients, including MSgt King) Abby: (she sits back down) Let's hear it.

    • Abby: (learning that Jones feigned ignorance about Heller's top secret project) What do you mean, you already knew that?! Jones: Given the sensitive nature of this project, I had to make sure that you were the real McCoy before I fully read you in. Abby: So you lied. Jones: And I didn't lose a minute's sleep. Is that a problem? Abby: (sarcastically) No. Not at all. Lie to me again, it was awesome!

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    Notes (4)

    • Music featured in the episode: "No Matter What" by Jakob Dylan (While Abby is playing chess with Robert King)

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: April 19, 2009 on TV3 Australia: May 19, 2009 on Channel Ten Norway: September 1, 2009 on TV3 Spain: October 1, 2009 on La Sexta Sweden: October 13, 2009 on TV3 Germany: October 18, 2009 on SAT 1 The Netherlands: October 27, 2009 on SBS6 Slovakia: April 15, 2010 on Markiza Finland: June 8, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: October 11, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Mark Harmon and guest star Marianne Muellerleile previously worked together on Chicago Hope Season 4 episode "The Ties that Bind."

    Trivia (3)

    • GOOF: When King initiates a game of chess with Abby, he picks up a white pawn sitting on the B-2 square and moves it to C-2 in the close-up shot, but in the wide shot shown immediately afterwards a different pawn has been moved from square B-1 to C-1.

    • GOOF: It makes no sense that a project that is so secret that it can't even be acknowledged would have a lab with no security and that unauthorized people can just walk into unchallenged.

    • GOOF: On the password prompt for the Brandon Medical Center, "personnel" is misspelled "personell."

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