Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Special Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
GOOF: The victims in the radio station were hit by five bullets in quick succession -- one for the board operator, one for the Commander, and three for Adam Gator, for a total of five shots. However, the Remington 7400 only holds four rounds, and the gun that was taken out of the back of the SUV did not have a spare magazine attached. However, it could have already had the first round chambered.
GOOF: At the end of the episode, Ziva picks up a discarded baseball on the field to toss, presumably dropped during the scramble to escape the explosion. However, it was a girl's softball game that was being played -- the ball should have been softball, not a baseball.
GOOF: When Abby brings up the news article about Haskill's wife, the headline reads "Woman Killed In Home Invastion Shooting." That should read "Invasion" instead of "Invastion."
(watching undercover Ziva bait suspect from car)
Tony: How's Miss America doing? Who's she supposed to be again, anyway?
McGee: She's playing herself, Tony. From five years ago, before she started at NCIS?
Tony: Sassy, rogue Mossad agent. Sometimes I miss that little minx...
McGee: Eh, it's only temporary until we find out what our suburban terrorists are planning.
Tony: (watching through binoculars) ... she's not doing a very good job. Her body language is all wrong. Classic Ziva would have been more reckless; hair would have been more... wild. She was... very sexual then.
McGee: You think Ziva's less sexual now?
Tony: Compared to the Ziva I shared a bed with five years ago... Yeah.
McGee: Yeah, but you guys were undercover... I mean, you were just putting on a show! (looks to Tony when he does not respond; Tony instead only stares with a yearning, reminiscent sort of look at Ziva) You were putting on a show, right?
(Tony clears his throat loudly)
(Tony gulps down Caf-Pow for his sore throat)
Abby: Just let the cherry ethol propenate coat your throat... You'll be okay.
Tony: (grimacing) Wow... I forgot how strong this stuff is!
(Ziva tackles Tony to protect him from a bomb, ending up on top a la "Boxed In"-style)
Tony: This is nice... I miss the old Ziva.
Ziva: I can tell.
Tony: Don't flatter yourself... That's just my knee.
Ducky: (about his throat, to Tony) However, to prevent further damage, I suggest that you refrain from talking for the next 24 hours. I understand it won't be easy.
Ziva: But we certainly look forward to seeing you try.
Ducky: (sarcastically) Yeah, well, let's hope there are no movie references that require your edification. I'd hate for your ego to write a check your body can't cash.
McGee: Who needs the radio when you got the internet?
Gibbs: People who don't have the internet.
Ziva: (about Tony and McGee's agreement) I do not know which is more disturbing - the fact that you both agree on something, or that McGee is a fan of a sport.
(Tony testing Deter for bomb chemicals)
Tony: Congratulations, I think you're pregnant!
Deter: (sarcastically) Awesome.
Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.
Original International Airdates:
Canada: October 19, 2010 on Global
Australia: November 16, 2010 on Channel Ten
United Kingdom: November 19, 2010 on FX/FX HD
Sweden: December 14, 2010 on TV3
Norway: January 4, 2011 on TV3
Spain: February 11, 2011 on LaSexta
Germany: March 13, 2011 on SAT 1
Finland: April 12, 2011 on Nelonen
Slovakia: August 24, 2011 on Markiza
Czech Republic: January 30, 2012 on TV Nova
Tony: He seemed more like Ward Cleaver than Bin Laden.
Reference to the genial father character played by Hugh Beaumont in the TV sitcom Leave It To Beaver, from 1957-1963. Bin Laden refers to Osama Bin Laden, the founder of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
Ziva: I find it hard to believe that anyone would risk this slice of cherry pie to become criminals!
Tony: (reflecting) Oh, I don't know - Arlington Road, with Tim Robbins. The so-called Harvard militia's in Urban Legend ...
Gibbs: Urban legends did not murder three people.
Tony: Urban Legend was a movie with Rebecca Gayheart... rawr!
References to two movies: Arlington Road is a 1999 movie staring Tim Robbins as a suspected terrorist living in suburbia near Washington, DC; while Urban Legend is a 1998 low-budget film that featured a killer who used urban legends of killings as a blueprint for planning the deaths of his victims. Also, Rebecca Gayheart appeared with Michael Weatherly on the ABC soap Loving.
Ducky: (reflectively) I remember as a child listening to my favorite radio program, Dick Barton, Special Agent (chuckling). "The Man In Black -- Mystery, Intrigue and Suspense!"
References to two radio programs popular in Britain in the late 40s and early 50's. Dick Barton, Special Agent was a serial program that ran from 1946 to 1951. "The Man In Black" was a reference to the host of a British radio program Appointment With Fear, a spooky show that ran from 1943 to 1955.
Gibbs: It's like listening to "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"?
Abby: Yeah -- wow. Only it's gunshots instead of a drum solo.
Reference to a 1968 song by Iron Butterfly. The title of the song is often considered to be a muddled version of the originally intended title, "In the Garden of Eden."
Tony: If they build it, they will come. Allusion to Field of Dreams, a 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner, who plays a farmer encouraged to build a baseball field in the middle of his corn field by a whispering voice. (Actual quote is "If you build it, HE will come," but it is often misquoted.)
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