Season 9 Episode 9

Engaged, Part II

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: In Italian version of this episode, during one of young Gibbs' flashback, we can hear an excerpt of Sgt. Hartman's training/running song "Physically" taken from the original Italian version of Full Metal Jacket movie by Kubrick.

  • Quotes

    • Tony: Very Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo doesn't get scared – I've jumped out of airplanes, deaddropped onto aircraft carriers, and I've killed people, sweetheart – lots of them. I've gotten the plague, I've kissed a transvestite, and been tortured by the best the Middle East has to offer.
      Burke: And still – you're shaking!

    • Osman: You could have killed me.
      Gibbs: Coulda, shoulda... didn't.
      Osman: You are weak.
      Gibbs: (punches him) No. Just better.

    • Gibbs: People died because of that teacher, marines. What do you think should happen to her?
      Flores: Sir, that's not my decision.
      Gibbs: Yeah, but you've thought about it, right?
      Flores: She should be held accountable for her crimes.
      Gibbs: Oh.
      Flores: She should watch those girls change the world in positive ways she never imagined.
      Gibbs: That a punishment?
      Flores: That's a gift, sir. Punishment is knowing she could have done the same.
      Gibbs: You're rare, Flores.

    • Tony: What?
      Burke: Nothing.
      Tony: Oh, no. Definitely something. What?
      Burke: You intrigue me.
      Tony: Uh-oh. Why?
      Burke: When something's broken, I want to fix it.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 14, 2011 on Global
      Sweden: January 16, 2012 on TV3
      United Kingdom: March 9, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: March 13, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: March 18, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 21, 2012 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Tony: (trying to deflect Burke's interest) Telling you would be like Superman telling Lex Luthor about his vulnerability to kryptonite: It ain't gonna happen.

      Allusion to comic book, TV and movie hero Superman, who's only known weakness is to kryptonite, a piece of his home world that blocks his superpowers and weakens him. Lex Luthor is one of Superman's all-time arch enemies.

    • Tony: (talking to God in the chapel) What we have here is a failure to communicate.

      A popular quote from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. The line is said twice, once by Strother Martin as a prison captain after striking a chain gang prisoner played by Paul Newman. Paul Newman later says the same line, after escaping and finding refuge in a church as he talks to his "Maker" much like Tony is doing here. He delivers the line just as he appears in a church window and is instantly shot to death.