Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Marine Major Ken Meyers
Marine Capt. Daniel Wise
NCIS Tech Cynthia Sumner
TRIVIA: Tony tells Gibbs that Kate has the boy's mother in custody. Kate died late in season two. Her name was mentioned to let Gibbs know the mother was dead.
GOOF: When Ziva is photographing the student she is holding it away from her face at neck level as if she was using the LCD screen to compose her shot, but you can't use the LCD for composition on digital SLRs because the mirror is covering the image sensor. Also the "in-camera" shot shows the viewfinder view.
TRIVIA: The green and white shirt Cynthia wears is the same shirt that Kate wore in the episode "Lt. Jane Doe". Cynthia has a jacket on so you almost have to freeze the screen to see it. But it's the same.
TRIVIA: When Kody says the deadline is sunset, Gibbs asks if he means nautical, civilian or astronomical. The actual term is "civil twilight." Nautical twilight is the time when the center of the Sun is more than 6° below the horizon but less than 12°. Civil twilight begins in the morning and ends at sunrise. Astronomical twilight is the time when the center of the Sun is more than 12° below the horizon but less than 18°.
McGee: You know Tony, this might actually work.
Tony: Don't sound so surprised Probie.
Tony: I can't stand doing nothing while everyone else is working.
Ziva: Well then do something!
Gibbs: Nautical, civilian or astronomical?
Gibbs: Which sunset, there are three.
Kody: Before it gets dark.
Kody (To a kid): Search him [Gibbs]. (Kid looks confused) You know, like they do on Cops.
Tony: Kody, is something wrong in there?
Kody: What the hell are you doing here!?
Tony: Giving you an update. I wanna let you know that Special Agent Todd is out looking for your mom.
Kody: Don't come back until you've found her. I won't tell you again!
Tony: Alright, I'm going. (walks away)
Marine: How are you going to tell Gibbs the kid's mom is dead?
Tony: I already did; Special Agent Todd is dead.
Ducky: What happened?
Jenny: Gibbs happened. He went in to deliver an inhaler and was asked to stay.
(Director Shepard is checking up on Tony's command via the phone)
Jenny: If the time comes you cannot hesitate, you cannot second guess yourself...
(Tony, annoyed, throws his hat down)
Tony: OK, if you don't trust me I suggest you relieve me. Otherwise leave me alone. I've got work to do ma'am. (Tony slams his phone off)
(Tony walks over to Ziva)
Ziva: She asked if you have the cazones for this, yes?
Jenny: Gibbs has rubbed off on him.
Ducky: That's a positive thing.
Jenny: He isn't Gibbs, Ducky.
Ducky: No, but he's very capable.
(Gibbs is being held hostage in a high school classroom while Tony speaks with the hostage taker Kody)
Kody: Your agent says he's a negotiator. (referring to Gibbs)
Tony: That's right. He's my best man.
Kody: Your best man's a moron for getting caught in here.
Tony: He always had an attitude problem.
(Gibbs smiles and Tony winces)
Tony: We need eyes in that classroom.
Ziva: SRT snaked cameras through the vents here and here. Both were taped shut. Kody was covering his plates.
Tony: How long?
McGee: Depends. They could be using counter attack software. If they're using a sophisticated encryption system. It could be 128 even 256-bit...
McGee: On it boss!
(Abby gives McGee a surprised look... McGee gives Abby an annoyed look)
Ziva (to Tony): What?
Tony (with a smug look): He called me boss.
Ziva: Yeah he'll never live that down.
Tony (still smug): Nope.
Gibbs: I don't trust anything controlled by a video game thing!
Ziva: What is that, a weapons acronym?
Tony: No, 'What Would Gibbs Do?'
The song playing at the beginning of the episode is "Lights Out" by P.O.D.
Original International Airdates:
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Australia: August 9, 2006 on Channel 10
Sweden: October 15, 2006 on TV3
Germany: November 12, 2006 on SAT 1
Italy: December 17, 2006 on RAI 2
Finland: January 26, 2007 on Nelonen
United Kingdom: May 11, 2007 on Five
Czech Republic: January 14, 2009 on TV Nova
Slovakia: May 15, 2009 on Markiza
Gibbs: What is this, Robby the Robot?
Robby the Robot was a character in the Sci-Fi movie Forbidden Planet in 1956, and a few more since, and as such has become a mascot for Science Fiction.
Ziva: Is that a weapons acronym?
Tony: No, it stands for "What Would Gibbs Do?".
This is a reference to the popular saying WWJD... What Would Jesus Do?
At the end, Tony takes the idea that they used in movie Speed of copying a couple of frames from the video and just replaying them over and over while they evacuated the kids. At the end, when they ask Tony what movie he got it from, he says that he thought it up. Then Ziva says in a round-about way that it was a movie that Sandra Bullock was in.
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