Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Secretary of the Navy Phillip Davenport
Naval Secretary Robert Deckard
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee
TRIVIA: After Tony pulls out the SecNav's coin, the name of the show's (then current) Secretary of the Navy, Phillip Davenport, can be read on the coin.
TRIVIA: Cote de Pablo does her own stunts for NCIS regularly, and this resulted in her actually getting hurt by gun barrel in this episode.
GOOF: The way the scene was edited, if you watch it in standard play, it appears that Tony gets hit with the butt of the gun. However, if you freeze frame each shot, you can clearly see the butt hitting the cabinet and not Tony, otherwise the butt of the gun wouldn't be covering the side of Tony face.
TRIVIA: In the scene between Ducky, Gibbs and Tony taking place in autopsy you can repeatedly see the schematics of CERN's particle accelerators on a plasma screen in the background. CERN is the European center for nuclear research based on the border between Switzerland and France. They made global headlines in fall 2008 when their lately installed particle-accelerator LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the largest and most complex machine built by mankind, was successfully tested for the first time.
TRIVIA: Tony tells Ziva about a drinking game which is initiated by a "coin check", where the person carrying the coin of the lowest ranking officer has to buy. This is a variation of the standard rules of the game, in which one person calls for a "coin check", and all others must show their own coins immediately. Anyone not carrying a coin, or not displaying it quickly enough or otherwise improperly carried (coins on belt buckles, etc. do not count), must then buy drinks for everyone.
TRIVIA: Agent Michelle Lee supposedly has a daughter whom she had in high school.
TRIVIA: The code to get onto the base is "7-5-3-0-9" the last 5 digits of Jenny's number from the hit song by Tommy Tutone. "Jenny, I've got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don't change your number
(Ziva and Tony in the elevator. They're both angry after finding out that they were lied to by Director Vance about their mission)
Tony: Didn't we get our fill of secret agendas and lying and manipulation during the previous administration?
Ziva: Look, I too had hoped things would be different by now.
Tony: I'd like to go up and give Vance a piece of my mind.
Ziva: The way you're losing it, I don't think you have enough to spare.
Tony: I'd like to take that toothpick of his and shove it up the SecNav's cigar.
Ziva: You have had enough of this job then?
Tony: I like the job. I don't like the politics. I wasn't kidding about that part earlier.
Gibbs: I didn't come down here to get my head shrunk.
Ducky: What did you come for?
Gibbs: Just killing time.
Ducky: Would you like me to perform an autopsy on your watch?
Tony (to Ziva): Last thing I remember before the lights went out was you kimbo-slicing through a room full of guards? Was that a reflex?
(Tony talking to the Marine at the body drop location, waiting for the M.E.)
Marine: How many trucks you guys got?
Tony: Well, you've already met Widow Woman and Spider Mike here. (McGee nods and Ziva salutes) Rubber Ducky makes it a great big convoy- park it right there, Love Machine! (holding his hands up for Palmer to stop in the M.E. van) We're gonna be rocking through the night here, Smokey.
Gibbs: DiNozzo, would rather not.
Tony: East bound and down Snow Man, Bandit out!
(Tony walking quickly to follow the Marine)
Tony: See what I did there? Pretty good, seamless transition from Convoy to.....
Marine: (Cutting Tony off) Yep. Smokey and the Bandit, I got it. (sarcastically)You - are - a - comic genius!
(Tony snaps pictures quickly capturing the Marines access code to the secure door, the Marine notices and looks at him Tony inverts the camera to take pictures of the edge of the roof)
Tony: You got some structural damage there, Deckard. That's from Blade Runner.
(McGee is trying to convince Abby to let him into the lab)
Abby: Just a second! I'm... I'm in the shower!
(Whispering to Tony while they're hiding in a closet)
Ziva: Stop breathing!
(Tony rants about being made into a chump for the grand mole hunt plan)
Gibbs: Are you done?
Tony: Excuse me! I'm not comfortable with the hand up the backside! You let the toothpick use us as puppets!
Gibbs: No I didn't.
Tony: You didn't?
Gibbs: No. It was my plan.
Tony: Oh. (Tony looks at Ducky) That's much worse! (While nodding his head up and down)
Ziva: What is this place?
Lieutenant: That's classified.
Tony: Classified? What do you got in there? Aliens? Bigfoot? Ark of the Covenant? (no response from Lieutenant) That only leaves one thing. (Ziva and McGee look at each other as Tony looks at the both of them, McGee and Ziva speak in unison) Unicorn.
Director Vance (on the phone): Get me security.
Assistant: Anyone in particular?
Director Vance: All of them!
Marine: What's your clearance?
Tony: About 6 foot 1 and a half. Why, you got low ceilings?
McGee: You know what they say about a watched pot, Tony.
Ziva: It calls the kettle black.
McGee: It never boils.
Abby: Stop interrogating me.
McGee: You're acting weird.
Abby: I am weird.
Original International Airdates:
Australia: November 25, 2008 on Channel 10
Denmark: January 4, 2009 on TV3
Sweden: April 7, 2009 on TV3
Germany: April 19, 2009 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: May 12, 2009 on SBS6
Norway: June 2, 2009 on TV3
Spain: July 7, 2009 on La Sexta
Slovakia: January 14, 2010 on Markiza
Finland: March 2, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: July 12, 2010 on TV Nova
Vance (referring to Lee): I don't want her name acquainted with this agency like Hanssen is with the FBI, do you read me?
Robert Hanssen was an American FBI agent who spied for the Soviets (later becoming Russian) from 1979 to 2001. Hanssen's story was told in the 2007 film Breach.
Tony: (to Ziva) Last thing I remember before the lights went out was you Kimbo Slice-ing through a room full of guards. Was that a reflex?
Kimbo Slice is an Ultimate Fighter on the circuit of fight promoter Dana White.
Tony: Classified? What do you got in there? Aliens? Bigfoot? Ark of the Covenant?
This is referring to the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, in where the Ark of the Covenant is kept in a secure location at the very end of the film.
McGee: Jimmy, I'm sorry your girlfriend turned out to be a Cylon.
This is a reference to the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica, which retooled the original story of the war of annihilation initiated by an artificial race called Cylons upon their creators, the human race. One of the updates of the new series was to add a number of cyborg Cylon models who infiltrated the humans' ranks to betray them from within, as Lee has done at NCIS. But on Battlestar Galactica some of the Cylons have chosen to aid the human race, as perhaps Lee might choose to cooperate with NCIS.
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