Season 6 Episode 7

Collateral Damage

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Gibbs is put in a tough spot when he has to handle an assistant rookie assigned to his team by Vance to investigate a bank robbery case.

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  • Song?

    What was the closing song wile Gibbs was in the Bar alone???
  • Not as good as the last one, but still sensational!

    This episode was quite unique and quite diffeerent to what has been attempted in the past. The storyline was original, as I don't remember NCIS dealing with too many bank robberies in the psat.

    The case was indeed very interesting, and they developed it quite nicely. I enjoyed the whole episode, and there were several great moments.

    I highly enjoyed the 'probie' assigned to Giibbs' team, and I thought that added another great element to this episode, which I highly enjoyed.

    I also found the last scene at the funeral to be very well producesd and very interesting to watch.

    Overall, an episode that develops very nicely. It's not as great as the one before this, but still sensational for me to watch! Keep it up!moreless
  • This season just gets better and better!

    This season just gets better and better! This episode was centered around Gibbs and his gut feelings. It was fantastic to see that his gut has returned! After the first episode of the season with Agent Lee being revealed as the traitor it was obvious that Gibbs did not suspect anything. This episode was written really well and led to the conclusion that Gibbs finally suspects something. This was symbolically shown by Gibbs putting Agent Langer's photo up on the wall of people who have fallen in NCIS while serving their country. The effect of that action was made even more special for me when Agent Cassidy's photo is shown on the wall. The way the team interacted with the rookie really shows who they are and made the show even more interesting. I love how he blocks the van in by pretending to get his grandma. That bit was a great touch and by the look on Gibb's face showed that Gibb's gut was right all along about him.moreless
  • I scratched myself in the line of duty Boss... I'll live!

    Gibbs's team is facing a weird bank robbery in Quantico, a security guard is killed with apparentely no reason and the cash is lost. in the meantime Director Vance decides to assign a rookie to help Gibbs and the team.

    Agent Dwayne Wilson reveals himself as an unusual smart rookie who actually help solving the case. Much to the rest of the team surprise.

    Great plot, beyond amazing character interaction; this time we also managed to see an "insecure Gibbs" looknig for advice to Ducky, that is kind of odd, but it all makes sense as in the end Gibbs manages to trust his gut again and clear his mind on Agent Langer.

    The next episodes will surely bring to a cloncusion this storyline.moreless
  • good episode

    The director assigns a rookie to work with Gibbs and the team after a bank is robbed at Quantico. I love watching new characters and seeing how the main cast reacts to them. The case in this episode wasn't that interesting, but it wasn't the focus. The character development was what made this episode great. Gibbs questioning his gut and his conversation with Ducky and then finally trusting his gut at the end of the episode. He knows he was right about Langer and definitely suspects Lee. I can't wait to see Gibbs take Lee down. Anyways, the new guy was interesting and I would like to see him again. Overall, solid character episode.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Rey Valentin

Rey Valentin

Dwayne Wilson

Guest Star

Eric Martsolf

Eric Martsolf

Paul Harris

Guest Star

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Marine Corporal George Linden

Guest Star

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • GOOF: Why aren't photos of Katelyn Todd and Chris Pacci on the honor wall along with Paula Cassidy? They were also killed in the line of duty.

    • GOOF: When the girl Tony flirts with says "Bye Tony" on his way to the elevator, you can see (may need to go frame by frame to notice) her not speak the words, but just form a smile.

    • TRIVIA: The guard is whistling Beautiful Dreamer as he steps out of the bathroom just before being shot.

    • TRIVIA: Rule #13: Never involve lawyers.

    • TRIVIA: A picture of NCIS agent Paula Cassidy is shown on the wall of the officer who died in the line of duty. Paula Cassidy was killed in the episode "Grace Period" (Season 4, episode 19).

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ducky: You know, when I was younger, I used to take solace when the victim was elderly. I thought, well, at least he's had a full life. But now that I am older, I don't get the same solace.

    • Wilson: How's Gibbs to work for?
      Tony: What have you heard? That bad guys would rather confess than be interrogated by him? That his steely gaze can cool a room by five degrees? That he can only be killed by a silver bullet, like a werewolf? They're all true, except for the silver bullet part. Might give him indigestion or heartburn, but I don't think it would kill him. Any other questions?

    • Tony: (seeing the looks from Ziva and Mcgee after he hits on a recruit) What?
      McGee: You know there are rules about harassment, Tony.
      Tony: Well then, maybe I should keep the number she just gave me in case I want to file a claim?

    • Tony: So why an NCIS agent?
      Wilson: To protect and serve my country.
      (Tony laughs)
      Tony: Come on. Dwayne, I'm trained in the art of extracting the truth. You can't snow me.
      Wilson: I can't?
      Tony: No. You can't. For the travel?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: The babes?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: Carry a gun?
      Wilson: No.
      Tony: Retirement plan?
      Tony and Wilson: No.
      Tony: To make a difference. Ah, that was a placebo question.
      Wilson: Whatever you say.

    • Ziva: I do not understand. If you want someone dead, you knock on their door, they answer, you shoot them. Easy.
      McGee: For some.

    • (Gibbs notices Tony using two CDs as mirrors to look at his ear)
      Tony: I scratched myself in the line of duty Boss! I'll live.

    • (Ziva's having some difficulties with her computer)
      McGee: Alright, just let me do it please, ok? You handle this like you handle your car.
      Ziva: And if you want to handle anything ever again remove your hand from my mouse!

    • Wilson: Why did you become an NCIS agent?
      Tony: For the guns and the babes.
      Wilson: You're kidding, right?

    • Ziva: I do not understand. If witnesses do not get a good look at something, why do they talk out of their ass?
      McGee: Talking out of one's ass... that would be your area of expertise, Tony. I'm gonna let you answer that query.
      Tony: Well, the general public is about as observant as your average probie or new recruit.

    • Tony: You take a date back to your family's house, you want to make a good impression. You want them to like you. You don't introduce them to your weird Uncle Jethro until like the 5th date.
      Gibbs: Since when are you an expert on 5th dates, DiNozzo?
      Tony: You're very right about that, Boss.

    • McGee: Tony's still hitting on the new recruits, huh?
      Ziva: Ignorant, hopeful and eager to please.
      McGee: What recruit isn't?
      Ziva: I was not talking about the recruit.

    • Tony: We have a McGnome in our office. He never gets out, kinda smells like an overheated computer chip.

    • Tony: Time, money, futility... sounds like one of McGee's date nights.

    • Ziva: You are fortunate that recruits are not allowed to carry guns, Tony.
      Tony: I don't know if you noticed, Ziva, but she and they don't exactly want to shoot me.
      Ziva: Give them time.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Australia: November 18, 2008 on Channel 10
      Denmark: November 25, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: March 31, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: April 12, 2009 on SAT 1
      Norway: May 26, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: July 7, 2009 on La Sexta
      Slovakia: January 7, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: February 23, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: June 28, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music: "Troubled Land" by John Mellencamp