Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Special Agent Tim McGee
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Navy Captain Richard Owens
Navy Corpsman Taylor Henley
Navy Lieutenant Eduardo Almeida
GOOF: Right after the intro McGee grabs the file from Gibbs before he heads to the elevator. In this scene he has nothing in his hands when he grabs it, but in the next shot he's almost to the elevator when his backpack magically appears as he does a grabbing motion with his right hand before he throws it around his shoulder.
CONTINUITY: The sequence showing the team arriving on the Seahawk by COD used footage of two different C-2As. The aircraft shown landing has the number 22 on it's nose, but the aircraft shown taxi-ing after landing has the number 25.
TRIVIA: The Grumman C-2A which was shown bringing Gibbs and Ziva to the carrier was from the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) whose job is to move cargo, mail and passengers to and from carriers in the Pacific Fleet.
GOOF: McGee says, "All I had to do was [...] align the virtual images with their true counterparts." This makes no sense. In the unlikely event that McGee was attempting to read data from a disk image, you don't align images, you mount them. "Counterpart" is not a technical term used in this context.
GOOF: When McGee is working on Evans' computer, he says "Extended firewalls, two mirrored hard drives... whatever Lieutenant Evans was into, he worked hard to cover up." A firewall is not typically used to conceal data from someone who has access to the computer the data is on; it is used to prevent unauthorized access over a network such as the Internet. You shouldn't use multiple firewalls on a PC. (McGee specified firewalls, plural.) "Extended Firewall" is a term I have never heard before. Mirrored hard drives are used for redundancy, not obfuscation.
TRIVIA: The USS Seahawk is a fictional ship, which previously appeared on NCIS' parent series JAG.
The images used are taken from different real aircraft carriers. USS John C Stennis (CVN-74) can been seen when Tony, Ziva & Gibbs arrive at the Seahawk. The emblem of USS Enterprise (CVN-65) is used.
(McGee offers to hack into the Seahawk's security system.)
McGee: I won't get caught.
Vance: Are you trying to talk me into or out of this, McGee?
Abby: Gibbs, after a major whiny little temper tantrum Mr. Major Mass Spec got his act in order.
McGee: I'm sure I would have figured that out eventually.
Ziva: You spent way too much time in the cyber unit. Your crime scene skills are getting a bit dusty.
Tony: Let me guess...you guys got a bad case of DiNozzo-itis and got Director Vance to send you down south.
Ziva: DiNozzo-itis...sounds venereal.
Tony: Okay, don't admit it. I know you missed me. I missed you, boss.
Ziva (About the picture that Tony took of her in her bikini): McGee was specifically told to destroy those photos.
Tony: Maybe he forgot.
Ziva: Then perhaps I should remind him.
Ziva (seeing the pictures that Tony took of her in her bikini): What are those doing on your wall?
Tony: I... I don't know, it just got there.
McGee: It's gonna be tough.
Ziva: You think it's hard for us? Imagine what it feels like to be him.
McGee: Who him?
Ziva: Tony! We're all here and his still stuck on that ship.
McGee: Not Tony, I meant...
Ziva: Completely alone away from all those who care about him... Wait, you were not talking about Tony?
McGee: No, I mean it's gonna be tough telling Lyndi Evans that her husband is missing.
Tony: Hell of a Co-winkidink.
Ziva: What's a quinkadink?
Tony (looks at her): Coincidence.
Ziva: You believe this is a Co-winkaquink?
Tony: Sarcasm, Ziva. We're back in America. Flip the switch.
Ziva: Well technically we are not.
Tony: American ship, American soil. Ah, American soil.
Ziva: Enough already. You have three more months. What's the big deal?
Tony: Easy for you to say.
Ziva: What's that supposed to mean?
Tony: You're back in DC, which is what you wanted. (Ziva looks away) Isn't it?
Ziva: You get orders Tony. You may not like them, but you follow them. That's why they're called orders.
Tony: That's not what I asked. Something happened in Israel didn't it? You'll say you didn't want to talk about it, but your eyes won't shut up. Something you left behind maybe? Or someone?
Ziva: You're right... I don't want to talk about it.
Tony: I hate it when you don't know what you're looking for, but it might kill you if you find it.
Ziva: You seem different.
Tony: Taller? Hotter?
Tony: Well it's been... over four months.
Ziva: You still beating yourself up over Jenny?
Tony: Not as much as I used to.
Tony: ... Not as much as I used to.
Ziva: You could have called.
Ziva: Is this where you have been the past months?
Tony: It's like the squad room, only I'm the squad and there's no room.
Original International Airdates:
Australia: October 7, 2008 on Channel 10
Denmark: October 21, 2008 on TV3
Norway: February 10, 2009 on TV3
Sweden: February 24, 2009 on TV3
Germany: March 8, 2009 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: March 31, 2009 on SBS 6
United Kingdom: April 26, 2009 on FX
Spain: June 18, 2009 on La Sexta
Brazil: July 24, 2009 on AXN
Slovakia: November 19, 2009 on Markiza
Finland: January 19, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: May 24, 2010 on TV Nova
Tony: It's a tropical paradise really, just like The Blue Lagoon, except no white sand beaches, magical waterfalls and definitely no Brooke Shields.
The Blue Lagoon, from 1980, is a story about two children who were shipwrecked on an island. It starred Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins.
Tony: Maybe you'll get lucky Doc, and your uh little dope dispensing caper will uh stay locked up tight like a Samsonite.
Samsonite is a company that sells different types of luggages and bags.
Tony (To Nguyen): Dr. Feelgood, how goes it?
Dr. Feelgood is someone who provides drugs that when taken you get sensation of feeling good. It's also a song from the titular album by the famous hard rock band Motley Crue. The song is about Jimmy who sells drugs and has connections to the Mexican Mob and the police.
In the Evans' house, the Lord of Rock game is shown on the TV in the background. This is likely a reference to the Guitar Hero series, or even Rock Band, although more likely the former due to the show only showing a guitar controller.
McGee: It's like March of the Penguins down there.
March of the Penguins is a documentary from 2005, which was narrated in English by Morgan Freeman.
Tony: I saw Romancing the Stone. I'd hate to see you end up in the alligator pit.
In Romancing the Stone, a couple (played by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner) search after a hidden stone in the city of Cartegena, Colombia while trying to escape a pair of thieves and a corrupt cop. In the end, the cop falls to his death in an alligator pit.
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