Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Port Security Chief Matthew Lake
NCIS Special Agent Thomas Survoy
GOOF: McGee pronounces the name of the man running this operation as "En-dee-eye-yee". The name N'Djiaye is pronounced "En-djeye."
GOOF: In this episode Ziva confuses "hobos" with "homos", but in the earlier episode "Silver War" she asks Tony if he is working undercover as a hobo.
TRIVIA: Tony's blood type is A (later proved to be A positive), Ziva's blood type is AB negative.
GOOF: As Tony and Ziva are walking between the shipping containers at the start, the shadows of the containers are at different lengths between camera cuts.
Tony: I used to play piano.
Ziva: But not anymore?
Tony: My mother forced me to take lessons from this woman who used to hit me with a ruler every time I made a mistake. I haven't played since.
Ziva: Were you any good?
Tony: Yeah, I actually was.
Tony: Hey listen, if this thing goes off, I just want you to know...
Ziva: (interrupting) This is not your fault, I know.
Tony: Uh, no, I was going to say your life would have had more meaning if you would have slept with me.
Ziva: If you had anything else in your mind, perhaps I would have.
Ziva: Um, no.
Tony (after finding the explosives): Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Ziva: Perhaps, if it involves a violent and a painful death.
(Captors speaking foreign language)
Tony: You understand that gibberish?
Ziva: A little.
Tony: What's he saying?
Ziva: They're either discussing letting us go, or the best way to murder us. It's a complicated language!
Tony: Friction burns? (on Ziva's knees)
Ziva: Yeah, what difference does it make?
Tony: Ah, it doesn't. I was just wondering how you got 'em.
Ziva: Well, if you live long enough, maybe I'll tell you someday.
Tony: You know, I can only think of two ways. Were you and McGee and Palmer playing Twister?
Ziva: What's a Twister?
Tony: Exactly. That means you were having... (gets interrupted)
Ziva: Counting your riches, King Cole?
Tony: Midas. King Cole had a merry old soul.
Tony: Well OUR money doesn't smell. Here, try it. Give it a little sniff.
Ziva: Ooh God! It smells like stale alcohol and... your armpit.
Tony: Hmmm. Well the point is it doesn't smell like ink.
Ziva: You know what? You're brilliant! Genius!
Tony: You know sarcasm is the refuge of a shallow mind?
Abby: (runs and hugs Ziva) I'm glad you're not dead.
Ziva: Me too.
Tony: (after a bullet ricochets through the box) Why are you on top of me?
Ziva: I'm protecting you, Tony!
Ziva: Well, you didn't seem to mind when we were undercover.
Tony: That might have had something to do with the fact that you were naked!
Ziva: Perhaps if it were warmer in here.
Tony: (after finding a lot of cash) Ziva, when we get out of here, I'm buying you a house! (pause) But it's going to have to be a fake one... because this money is counterfeit.
Abby: Why does he do that Ducky? (about Gibbs)
Ducky: Do what?
Tony: What is it about being locked in a box that makes me so...
Tony: Maybe there's a crate full of DVD players in here?
Ziva: Ooh... let's not forget the battery-operated generators and the popcorn machines!
Tony: I'm not getting any reception. How about you?
Ziva: I'm braless!
Tony: I noticed that earlier, but on your phone there are bars...
Tony: I've never even been to your place and you are cooking dinner for McGee and the autopsy gremlin... At what point did the earth come off its axis?
McGee: Where are you going?
Ziva: I've been locked in a box all day, the ladies room.
Ziva: I think we've been screwed in here Tony.
Tony: The term is bolted.
Ziva: Same difference.
Gibbs: You see that?
McGee: That guy back there? (Gibbs backs the car up)
Gibbs: The guy stuffing money in his pockets.
Ducky: You'll find them.
Gibbs: Is that a question or a statement?
(Gibbs walks away)
Ducky: More of a prayer.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: January 24, 2006 on TV3
United Kingdom: March 23, 2006 on Five
Australia: May 31, 2006 on Channel 10
Sweden: June 25, 2006 on TV3
Germany: September 17, 2006 on SAT 1
France: October 27, 2006 on M6
Italy: November 26, 2006 on RAI 2
Croatia: December 7, 2006 on NOVA TV
Finland: December 15, 2007 on Nelonen
Slovakia: May 6, 2009 on Markiza
Lauren Holly is credited but doesn't appear.
Movie: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
The Indian movie Tony mentions as being in one of the crates, is an actual movie from 1998 directed by Karan Johar and starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The title translates in English to "Something Is Happening". The story is about two high school best friends (Khan and Kajol). Kajol falls for Khan, but he's in love with the new girl, Rani Mukherjee. Mukherjee dies when she gives birth to their child many years later. In the end, Khan gets married to Kajol after meeting up where his daughter goes to summer camp and she is working at.
(Referring to the DVDs found by Tony in the box.)
Ziva: They're East Indian. Bollywood. No subtitles.
The term 'Bollywood' is a combination of the words 'Bombay' and 'Hollywood'. It is used to refer to the number of Hindi-language films that are coming out of Mumbai, India, which was formerly Bombay.
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