Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Kate Todd
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Lt. Rick Johnson
Commander Michael Rainer
Special Agent Tim McGee
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
Gibbs: What happened on the cliff?
P.O. Vengal: I told you what happened.
Gibbs: Your track record for the truth is unimpressive.
Tony: Aww, you don't know much about dating, do ya?
Kate: Huh, why don't you enlighten me?
Tony: Well, there's always one phony break-up, that proceeds the real break-up. Everyone knows that. (He tweaks Kate's nose.)
(Kate prepares to rappel, makes nervous noises)
Tony: You used to protect the President?
Gibbs: We've got to check your harness. There, how does that feel?
Kate: Like I'm about to throw up.
Gibbs: Let's pretend we don't know anything.
Tony: Not much of a stretch.
Gibbs: Duck, what are you doing here? It's the middle of the night.
Ducky: How could I be at home in my warm and comfortable bed knowing my brethren were here, toiling away in the name of national security?
Gibbs: Couldn't sleep, huh?
Ducky: Not a wink.
Gibbs: Neighbors again?
Ducky: Or, as I like to refer to them, "the Devil's spawn".
Kate: Get a search warrant for the servers.
Gibbs: We don't have time for a warrant. What's a quicker way?
Kate: Hack into the servers.
Kate: I can't believe I just said that. I would have never suggested that before I started working here.
Gibbs: You're welcome! Get McGee over here. Have him work with Abby. ...
Kate: Are you sure we need to do that?
Gibbs: You have a problem with McGee?
Kate: Not me.
Tony: How was your weekend?
Kate: Oh, let's see, I paid bills, did laundry, went shopping, vacuumed. I bet you don't even own a vacuum.
Tony: I lease.
Priest: You should come by church sometime. I get a cash bonus for every person past a certain number.
Kate: (surprised) You do?
Kate: I'm sorry. I'm not used to a priest with a sense of humor.
Gibbs: Let me rephrase that DiNozzo. You're NOT gonna give me the vitals on that car.
Abby: Can't you type any faster?
McGee: Not unless I grow another hand.
(Abby leans down and puts her arms around him)
Abby: Here, let me.
Tony: Don't worry Kate. I've got your back.
Kate: That's what I'm afraid of.
Tony: (to Kate) Interesting, how she pegged you for unmarried.
Ducky: Ice cream's here.
Tony: Thank god! I'm starving!
(Gets a look from Gibbs)
Tony: I can wait.
Tony: They were arguing about something. You know something about that.
(Gibbs gives Tony a look)
Tony: Sorry boss.
Gibbs: Up to, shoot and sketch.
Tony: Gee boss...it's a long way up.
Gibbs: DiNozzo, was there something in my tone of voice that made that sound like a suggestion?!
Tony: On it!
Tony: (to Kate) What kind of sick and twisted logic makes you think the boyfriend is always to blame?!
(Kate is with Gibbs on the crane)
Kate: This is going to help us solve the case again because...?
Tony: It's fun?!
Kate: I wish I had a better understanding of this rappelling stuff.
Tony: I have kind of a crazy idea. (smiles at her)
Kate: Those are never comforting words coming from you.
Matt Battaglia, who appeared in this episode as P.O. Porcaro, also appeared in the season one JAG episode "Black Ops," which featured a very similar basic plotline.
Original International Airdates:
Croatia: August 31, 2005 on NOVA TV
Finland: January 27, 2007 on Nelonen
France: October 08, 2004 on M6
Germany: August 18, 2005 on SAT.1
Hungary: April 24, 2006 on TV 2
Sweden: November 14, 2004 on TV3
Denmark: May 18, 2004 on TV3
This episode is also known under the title Shades of Black.
Adam Baldwin and Julie Benz have both been in Joss Whedon's TV Shows. Adam Baldwin was 'Jayne Cobb' in Firefly and was also 'Hamilton' in Angel. Julie Benz played 'Darla' in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
When Abby gets the white piece of paper with Dave Smith's email address from her computer monitor for McGee, there is a yellow post-it note next to it. This reads: 'Got a lust for life'. It is a song by Iggy Pop.
Kate: A priest with a motorcycle? Good idea for a TV show.
This could be a reference to Dan Aykroyd's short-lived sitcom, Soul-Man, about a minister father raising his kids.
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