Season 2 Episode 18

Bikini Wax

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 2005 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
290 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

A petty officer who had just returned to her job is found dead backstage at a bikini contest. The team suspects that the victim may have had a stalker.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jealousy

    Mm.. nothing too surprising with this case. To be honest.. it was average. I did not liked the whole Tony's attitude on this episode as in this episode I totally had to agree with Kate on her comments towards him.

    I liked more McGee's and Gibb's interaction and he telling McGee that he should think one step ahead and know what to do.. like there on the car washery. That was funny.

    On the case.. I think the first moment we saw that surfer, we were sure, he was the father and from knowing that it was quite sure what came after.. So.. little bit too straight forwardmoreless
  • An okay episode but not great.

    Quite a good episode but nothing spectacular. They never did really explain outright how the wax got in her hair. It's a bit of a leap from the wax from his surfboard to it being on whatsername's hands when she killed her.

    Why on Earth did Gibbs yell to Redding when they were that far away? It was just a way to lead into the McGee-running-into-the-car-wash scene.

    The final scene of Tony finding Kate's photo was very well done – the green light was a particularly nice touch, Tony looks either like a psycho or an alien.

    Lochlyn Monroe – I've always liked him and he still turns up in the strangest places. I still remember watching him in a Canadian teenager series when I was at school.moreless
  • A decent episode, with the greatest of endings.

    This episode was a rather unusual and different one, and as I've mentioned before, I like having variety. The case was fairly interesting, although slightly predictable, but the episode was rather funny at times, and had the greatest of endings.

    The storyline was average. It wasn't too over-exciting, but it wasn't a dull and hard one to follow either.

    There were some funny moments and quotes from the episode, including the scene where McGee runs through a car wash, but as I said, the ending is gold, and this ending leads to greatness in the upcoming episode.

    It was pretty interesting and really funny, but overall, I don't recommend this episode too highly, because it just wasn't interesting too much.moreless
  • A bikini contest leads to murder

    This episode opens with a bikini contest on a beach in Virginia. One of the contests is found dead in a toilet cubicle. Further investigating reveals that she was a petty officer, who had only the day before come off of her duty. When the team visit her apartment, due to exercise videos and books, they believe that she had an eating disorder. When Tony & McGee got o see her workmates they learn that she was pregnant. The team go to see one of her friends and they learn that she was trying to lose weight for a GSM magazine photo shoot. When they go through all of her mail, they discover that she had a stalker, who was just realised from prison. They go to see his old cell mate who claims to have information on the case. So Tony & Kate got to see him. When Tony & Kate go to see the photographer who took her photos from GSM, they discover that the "Boyfriend" who allowed his photos to be use in the spread, is actually one of her friend's fiancée. When her friend questioned cracks and admits to the murder.moreless
  • Great episode...

    At first sight this may just look like an ordinary case, but I mean this is NCSI, so we all know that it just has something special.

    It may not even be the case itself what makes this episode so good, though for the record I did enjoy the case of this episode, but it is mainly about our favorite NCIS team and how the handle some situation. That and well, how they react towards each other. And I thought that this episode showed that pretty good. And that is what I most enjoyed about this episode. There are lots of funny scenes to keep me entertained and that alone is a reason for me why I like this episode.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sasha Alexander

Sasha Alexander

Special Agent Kate Todd

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Tamara Craig Thomas

Tamara Craig Thomas

Lisa Kerr

Guest Star

Lochlyn Munro

Lochlyn Munro

Kevin Holt

Guest Star

Larry Cedar

Larry Cedar

Jason Kaplan

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • GOOF: There are no palm trees in Virginia Beach, yet this episode supposedly is placed in Virginia Beach and has palm trees.

    • TRIVIA: Ducky graduated from Edinburgh Medical School.

    • TRIVIA: Tony graduated from Ohio State University in 1989.

    • GOOF: When DiNozzo was typing notes in his Blackberry while Gibbs was talking to Lisa, it beeped as he hit the keys. The 7200 model series Blackberry he had has no such sound effect.

    • TRIVIA: When Gibbs and McGee go to find the man that was stalking the Petty Officer, there are cars and a group of people on the street. One of the first cars they show is a pink sports car with the image of an anime character on the side. This is either the same car, or one exactly like the car they used for 2 Fast 2 Furious during the street race with Brian. The car in the movie was driven by Devon Aoki's character Suki.

    • TRIVIA: When agents DiNozzo and Todd visit the photographer's office and ask to see the press release for the victim's photographs, you can see that the address listed is "1313 Mockingbird Lane." This is the street address for the Munster family in the TV comedy The Munsters.

    • TRIVIA: When Tony and Kate speak to the freelance photographer, Jason Kaplan, in his office, the office is the same set used for Harmon Rabb's apartment on JAG, another of Bellisario's show. More specifically, Rabb's bedroom and bathroom area.

    • TRIVIA: McGee says he couldn't buy Tony a burger because he didn't have enough money, yet in "Witness" he said he carried a few hundred dollar bills because he "always liked to be prepared". He could have been lying to Tony, but it looked as if he was serious. Goof: During the same scene, the burger is completely wrapped when McGee throws it in the trash, but when he looks down at it, it's suddenly unwrapped.

    • TRIVIA: At the end of the episode, Tony is in Panama City with his frat brothers and finds a picture of Kate from 1994 Spring Break in a Wet T-Shirt contest. He in a later episode uses this picture to blackmail Kate.

    • GOOF: When the body is put down on the plastic, the hands are by her side, but, then we see Jimmy stand up and her arms are lying across her chest, even though no one moved them there.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Abby: We have a winner! Tony, tell us what he's won.
      Tony: Well, Abby, he's won an all-expenses-paid iron vacation to sunny Leavenworth.
      Kate: Keep your day job.
      Gibbs: May not be an option.

    • McGee: Can I have two minutes to eat?
      Tony: Get anything for me?
      McGee: No, I only had a few dollars.
      Tony: Then, there's no time. (McGee gets up with his sandwich) No food in the truck.
      McGee: What?
      Tony: Gibbs' rules, not mine. (McGee throws away his sandwich) On second thought, I think the rule is that there's no eating in Autopsy. The truck's okay.

    • Tony: I've had a lot of short-lived relationships and I kind of have a hard time remembering all of them.
      Gibbs: I have the same problem with ex-wives.

    • Gibbs: Now get down on the floor and start sketching the footprints.
      Tony: It's a public restroom, boss. It's really disgusting.
      Gibbs: It could be worse.
      Tony: How could it be worse?!
      Gibbs: Could be a men's room.

    • Kate: Give him five seconds.
      McGee: Until what?
      Kate: Until he notices there's a...
      Tony: Bikini contest!
      Gibbs: It's over, DiNozzo.

    • Tony: She was pregnant McGee. There's only one way that can happen...

    • {about getting the petty officer's mail}
      Gibbs: How long will it take?
      Kate: Two, maybe three days, tops.
      Gibbs: You got four.
      Kate: {excited} Four days?
      Gibbs: No, hours.
      Kate: That sounds about right...

    • Jonathan Redding: Why am I here?
      Gibbs: Because killing people is illegal.

    • (standing over body with her head in the toilet)
      Tony: That is one hell of a Swirly.
      McGee: Swirly?
      Tony: You take a kid by the ankles dunk him in the toilet then flush. Usually reserved for dorks. Does it look familiar, Probie?
      McGee: I don't think so. Noogies sure, wedgies, the occasional melvin, but no.
      Gibbs: If you two don't start working, I'll show you hazing and the Marine Corps does not do wedgies or noogies or melvins.
      Tony: Thank you boss.

    • Gibbs: What'd ya have, Abbs?
      Abby: A serious hatred of wax.

    • Kate: Don't you ever get flowers?
      Gibbs: I don't like gifts that need attention.

    • McGee: It was the only thing I had clean.
      Tony: Your gym clothes were clean?! (softly to Kate) Who woulda known.

    • (McGee walks into the observation room in his gym clothes)
      McGee: Hi, what'd I miss?
      Tony: Who dressed you?

    • Jonathan Redding: Finally! I've been sitting here twenty minutes.
      Gibbs: I'm sorry Jon, I asked them to put out refreshments and they must have forgotten.

    • Gibbs: What the hell is that?
      McGee: I believe it's an Escalade, boss.
      Gibbs: The wheels, McGee.
      McGee: Oh, the rims are called spinners.
      Gibbs: What's the point?
      McGee: It's a hip hop thing.
      Gibbs: The more I know the less I understand.

    • Abby: Do you know how small a molecule is?
      McGee: I do.
      Abby: Shut up McGee.
      Tony: I really like this new Abby.

    • Tony (about the suspect): Luke was right. He is weird.

    • Jimmy: What is wrong, doctor?
      Ducky: She has her head in a toilet, Mr. Palmer.

    • McGee: (to Abby, who was going through many fingerprint files) Are you sure?
      Abby: No McGee; halfway through I got tired and said 'Screw it.'

    • Tony: (to Kate,about Gibbs' clothes) That's because the prices have been pretty consistent at Sears since the late 70s.
      (minutes later)
      Gibbs: (to Tony) I tried to get to that last night, but Sears was having a sale.

    • Gibbs: What's the problem Abbs?
      Abby: I'm not really sure. The picture was crystal clear when I tested it. There we go.
      McGee: What happened?
      Abby: Tony forgot to rewind.
      Tony: Thanks Abbs.
      Kate: You already watched this?
      Tony: I glanced at it.
      Abby: You took it home.
      Kate: What is wrong with you? It's like you have some sort of a sickness.
      Tony: I had a hunch there might be something on it!
      Kate: Yeah! Like 10 HALF NAKED WOMEN!!!!!!!

    • Tony: I'm talking about spring break, Probie. Every year my buddies and I hop in the car and head down to Panama City.
      McGee: Yeah, at MIT, we never did the whole spring break thing.
      Tony: Go figure.
      McGee: Hey, so was it as wild as it looks on MTV?
      Tony: Probie, my stories alone could make you a man.

    • Abby: I love it when you're rough McGee!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Croatia: December 29, 2005 on NOVA TV
      Finland: June 9, 2007 on Nelonen
      France: November 18, 2005 on M6
      Germany: January 19, 2006 on SAT.1
      Sweden: July 16, 2005 on TV3
      Denmark: March 29, 2005 on TV3