Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Ex-P.O. Derrick Paulson
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
NCIS Tech Cynthia Sumner
GOOF: At the end of the episode, Jenny tells Gibbs that he saved the former Petty Officer's life by exonerating him. However, since he escaped from federal prison, stole Tony's car, and pulled a gun on the agents, in "real life" he would still have to go back to prison for those crimes.
TRIVIA: We learn Ducky is getting a degree in Forensic Psychology.
TRIVIA: Fornell is divorced from Gibbs' second wife.
GOOF: In the begining of the episode, Fornell asks Gibbs for NCIS agents to protect his daughter. However, as an FBI agent, Fornell's daughter would be entitled to FBI protection, and wouldn't need NCIS's help.
i am thinking Fornell will take as much help as he can get to protect his daughter. FBI, NCIS, Local LEO, Army with tanks. This is his daughter, in his mind the more the beter.
GOOF: Gibbs' mustache is a lot longer in the final scene than the rest of the episode.
TRIVIA: We learn that Gibbs and Jenny had been in Serbia together.
GOOF: When Gibbs is told that Jenny didn't put in his retirement papers, he immediately sails out of her office without getting back his credentials or weapon. Yet later when Abby hugs him, she presses up against his badge. But there was no time when he could have gotten it by then.
TRIVIA: When Gibbs, Tony and Ziva go to Paulson's hideout they are driving a Dodge Stratus. But in the next shot they are driving a Dodge Charger R/T. The shot of the Stratus is footage from previous seasons. Since season 3 they have been using the Dodge Charger R/T.
TRIVIA: Meals on Wheels was established in 1961 as a service that delivers meals to the elderly and/or disabled homes.
TRIVIA: Antiques Roadshow is a programme where the presenters and antique experts appraise objects brought in by the public. It first started in 1979 in UK and eventually crossed the "pond" to US in 1996. In the process of doing the appraisal, the experts teach how to spot a genuine antique and they give estimates of prices.
TRIVIA: Harriet Margulies, who is the audience liaison for both Donald P. Bellisario and NCIS, is seen playing Mickey's on-line date.
Fornell: It's funny how things work out. When I was a kid, all I ever thought about was being an FBI Agent. Now, not a day goes by I don't think about being a kid.
(after Tony starts talking about The Fugitive)
Ziva: What happened? We've been avoiding the word fugitive for two days.
McGee: He made the connection himself.
Tony: Told you to stop hunching your shoulders.
Gibbs: (to McGee from Abby's Lab, picks up Caff-Pow) And gargle this before we all go snowblind!
McGee: (to Tony, about finding dates at a funeral) Well... you were right. When women are vulnerable... get right in there!
Jenny: (to Gibbs) When you're as good at something as you are; when you can make a difference like you can; you just don't quit.
(Gibbs is in the lab with Abby, he knows that Ziva, Tony and McGee are eavesdropping)
Tony: Hey.. We were... We were just... Eavesdropping like little girls.
(Gibbs storms in Jenny's office)
Jenny: Just as I was getting used to my door being treated as a door.
Gibbs: (to the team, after they look surprised to see that he's moved their stuff to their old desks) What?
Michelle: (about henna tattoo) My mother will kill me if she sees this.
Ziva: (looks confused) He volunteered to put meals on wheels?
Ziva: You know, you used to be a nice person, McGee. I think sitting at Tony's desk is affecting your personality.
Tony: For the better! McGee picked up a girl all by himself.
Ziva: Yeah, at a funeral!
Tony: You didn't tell me that.
(Ziva gives McGee a questioning look after he rattles off the prices of several antiques)
McGee: Antiques Roadshow.
Mickey: Uh... Agent Gibbs?
Gibbs: Don't talk to me; I think he should shoot you.
Gibbs: I got this little girl who wants to go home to her dad, and that's not gonna happen without your help. So... please?
Tony: Did Gibbs just say...?
McGee: (stunned) Mm-hmm...
Abby: You must be Mickey.
Mickey: I'll be whatever you want me to be.
Gibbs: "Mickey" will do just fine.
Mickey: (to Abby) I like your outfit.
Abby: Thank you.
Mickey: My dog has a collar like that.
Fornell: I imagine you'd rather be enjoying a nice drink at a cantina right about now.
Gibbs: The thought had crossed my mind.
Fornell: Mine, too.
Tony: He called his own tip hotline. I'm starting to like this guy.
Michelle: (referring to Gibbs) If you ask me, the agency's better off without him.
Abby: (slams some evidence onto the table) I like you Michelle, so I'm just gonna pretend like you didn't say that. NCIS is lucky to have Gibbs back.
Michelle: Except he's not staying.
Abby: You do realize...
Michelle: You can kill me without leaving any forensic evidence behind? Yep. You mentioned that.
Abby: Good. Settled. Gibbs is staying. He has to.
Fornell: Well, I certainly wouldn't let him steal my car.
Gibbs: I didn't. It was DiNozzo's car.
Tony: Okay, I've got an idea- maybe he lost his memory again and forgot he quit his job.
McGee: Wouldn't he be sitting at his old desk, then?
Ziva: If Gibbs wanted us to know what he was doing he would have told us.
Tony: Oh right. Because he would never expect us to figure it out for ourselves!
Tony: Open up your mouth!
Tony: Let me see the chiclets!
Tony: Let me see 'em!
Tony: Open your... Gibbs?
Tony: Agent Lee, why is Agent McGee mumbling?
Michelle: He overbleached his teeth, sir. (McGee gives her a look; she shrugs.) Apparently he fell asleep while wearing his bleaching tray, sir.
Ziva: It's really not that bad, McGee. (About McGee overbleaching his teeth)
McGee: For a spy, you're a horrible liar.
Gibbs: (To Fornell) First my wife, now my house?
Abby: You're back!
Gibbs: I'm not back.
Abby: Of course you are. I can feel your badge. That is your badge, right?
Tony: (To Gibbs) I have much to learn still, Master.
Featured Music: The song Abby plays to encourage Agent Lee and Mickey Stokes to dance is "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred; the song playing while Fornell and his daughter are at the makeover salon is "Perfect Day" by Hoku.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: October 24, 2006 on TV3
Sweden: December 10, 2006 on TV3
Australia: January 30, 2007 on TEN
Belgium: February 25, 2007 on VT4
Germany: March 11, 2007 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: March 21, 2007 on Veronica
United Kingdom: April 17, 2007 on FX UK
Spain: June 14, 2007 on La Sexta
New Zealand: July 24, 2007 on TV3
Brazil: August 24, 2007 on AXN
Italy: September 2, 2007 on RAI 2
Finland: October 14, 2008 on Nelonen
Slovakia: May 27, 2009 on Markiza
Czech Republic: July 14, 2009 on TV Nova
Tony (To McGee): Let me see those Chiclets.
Chiclets is a type of chewing gum.
Tony refers to the 1993 movie The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, about an innocent man who is accused of murdering his wife, and escapes police custody to prove his innocence.
Mickey Stokes: The Great Oz finally give you a heart?
Mickey refers to the 1900 L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (and subsequent adaptions). In the story, a girl travels to a magical land and meets a Scarecrow who wants a brain, a Tin Woodsman who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage.
One of the antique items that the team finds in Mickey's house is a first edition Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Hal Holbrook, who played Mickey, is best known for portraying Twain in a one-man show called Mark Twain Tonight.
Tony: (To McGee) You don't watch Friends, do you? Same thing happened to Ross. You could have learned from our Friend's mistake, but you chose to read instead!
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