Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Kate Todd
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Seaman Apprentice Sparks
Special Agent Tim McGee
Asst. M.E. Gerald Jackson
TRIVIA: Gibbs' second ex-wife tried to split his skull open with with a 7 Iron. This appears to be a pattern in Gibbs' marriages, and probably divorces; in 1x05 "The Curse" Ducky talks about stitching up Gibbs' head after his third ex-wife hit him in the head with a baseball bat.
GOOF: When Lt. Egan approaches the location of the missing prototype, it's not raining. As she exits the car, it's raining heavily, and then as she walks away from it the rain has stopped.
GOOF: The body bag with the Commander moves on both edges, then up top, which is impossible if there was only one tiny crab inside the bag.
GOOF: In the scene where Tony is working out his forearm--he enters the room with his sleeves rolled up just below his elbow. When he stops to talk to Abby, his sleeves are rolled up to his biceps. For the rest of the scene, his sleeves are rolled to his forearms again.
GOOF: When Tony is interviewing the Naval base operator, his hair is kind of windblown and relaxed from air-drying after getting wet in the ocean. Later, when he's working with McGee to track down the phone number, he's got his hair slicked back. After that, when he meets Gibbs and Kate outside, his hair is all windblown and relaxed again.
Tony: You know, we really should have our own satellite for surveillance.
Gibbs: Yeah, okay Tony, I'll take it up with the director. Three hours of satellite time equals your yearly salary.
Kate: (when Gibbs suggests a new suspect) Egan's wife?
Tony: He was swimming on someone else's reef, dipping the fin in the company pool, pinging the wrong pong...
Gibbs: My second wife played golf left-handed.
Tony: When someone tries to split your skull open with a seven iron, it's not a club you soon forget.
Kate: Wait...just because she golfs left-handed doesn't mean she actually is left-handed. I golf left-handed, but I bat and throw right-handed.
Tony: So you go both ways?
Gibbs: I try so hard not to be wrong, don't I, Kate?
Kate: You're very conscientious in that regard, Gibbs.
Tony: (referring to Gina) She's just not my type.
Gibbs: (laughing) Really? A female hardbody who likes to take her clothes off is not your type?
Tony: I guess not...
Abby: Hey, Gibbs. You wanna feel Tony's forearm?
Gibbs: No, I'll pass.
Tony: (offers Kate a doughnut) You want one?
Kate: No, thanks.
Tony: They're really good...
Kate: Not worth the price. I like keeping my belt notched exactly where it is. (raises eyebrows at Tony)
Tony: What's that supposed to mean?
Kate: What mean?
Tony: The whole sorta raised-eyebrow-winky-thing.
Kate: Nothing, really, just a nervous tic.
Kate: And you think that's an appropriate use for a billion dollar satellite, Jeremy.
Worth: I got a little off track with my priorities.
Gibbs: Well, that happens with hot babes sometimes.
Gibbs: You play ball with me, I can square it with Rover.
Worth: You can do that?
Kate: With the exception of finding a decent barber, Gibbs can do pretty much anything he says he can.
Gina: I know it's against regs to sunbathe naked, but I never thought I'd be caught in winter... I... I don't know what came over me. Just really hate tan lines. Don't you?
Gibbs: Sometimes I lay awake at night thinkin' about that.
Kate: My name's Kate. Kate Todd. Can I talk to you?
Worth: About what? What's NCIS?
Kate: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Worth: I got nothing to talk to you about.
Gibbs: I'm Special Agent Gibbs. Same agency you haven't heard of before... only I don't take it personally anymore.
Kate: You know, I bet this is why #2 came after you with a nine iron. Wasn't it? You just refused to sit and talk things through.
Gibbs: Actually, that wasn't it at all.
Kate: So what was it, then?
Gibbs: A seven iron.
Kate: (Tony is hit by a wave and winces; Kate looks confused) What is it?
Tony: You know what my dad said about excuses?
McGee: Yeah, they're like armpits - everybody has them and they all stink.
Tony: Actually, he used a different piece of anatomy.
McGee: I didn't say it would be easy.
Tony: Actually you did on the phone McGee, only then you added a sir.
Overmeyer: Oh, you're insinuating I had something to do with Tom Eagan's death?
Gibbs: I try so hard not to insinuate, don't I, Kate?
Kate: You rarely insinuate, Gibbs.
Gibbs: Eh. All I'm doing now is taking your records.
Overmeyer: I'm calling my legal counsel.
Gibbs: I would bet that he would insinuate plenty.
Tyler: Is something wrong, Agent Gibbs?
Gibbs: I dunno. Just, sometimes you think you have a bead on someone, it turns out bogus. It's upsetting.
Tyler: The point is?
Gibbs: I didn't take you for a party line type, Commander.
Kate: Too bad we don't have a photo.
Gibbs: Don't need one, he'll fit the profile.
Kate: I bet geeky, right?
Gibbs: Well yeah, Kate, something like that?
Kate: Have you ever seen Robert Redford in Three Days Of The Condor?
Kate: That's a geek I could get covert with.
Gibbs: Kate. I would not get my hopes up.
Abby: Gibbs! How'd we do with the moles?
Gibbs: Spooks, Abby. Spooks.
Abby: I can never get that straight.
Gibbs: You still in touch with that old NASA boyfriend?
Abby: He wasn't a boyfriend, he was a boy toy. And yes, we IM almost every day.
Gibbs: You do?
Abby: Oh, yeah.
Gibbs: That's good, right?
Abby: It's very good.
Tony: You got me thinking, Kate. Maybe I should...improve my diet.
Kate: When are you going to start?
Tony: What do you call this?
Kate: Ah, bad things masquerading as something good for you?
Tony: Heh. It's a nutrition bar. It says so on the label.
Kate: Yeah. Did you read the label, a little? Y'know the one with the ingredients, not just the big one with the pretty colors?
Tony: Oh, sarcasm is so not healthy, Kate.
Tim: Ah, found it. See, the new SS7 data circuits, they block display of the number, but the calling party number message is still carried on the line.
Tony: I don't know what you just said, I don't care what you just said. Just gimme the number. Why's there an asterisk?
Tim: I'm...not sure. Sir?
Tony: That wasn't an "add a sir" look. That was a "you'd better find out why" look.
Tim: Oh. Sorry.
Tony: S'okay. Rookie mistake.
Original International Airdates:
Croatia: August 16, 2005 on NOVA TV
Finland: November 11, 2006 on Nelonen
France: September 01, 2004 on M6
Germany: June 02, 2005 on SAT.1
Hungary: January 02, 2006 on TV 2
Sweden: August 29, 2004 on TV3
Denmark: January 20, 2004 on TV3
Abby: I think Houston has a problem...
This is a reference to the often-quoted statement made by Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell in 1970 and popularized in the 1995 movie Apollo 13, even more appropriate than usual since it's a NASA satellite tech who has temporarily lost contact with the suspect. The actual quote is, "Houston, we've had a problem here."
Tony: Unless Overmeyer went Norman Bates on the guy...
This is a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho originally produced in 1960 starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Perkins' character Norman Bates dresses like his mother and even kills people by stabbing them. Since the NCIS team knew that the killer was a woman (and that the victim had been stabbed), Tony makes the comment after someone mentions that Overmeyer has been ruled out as a suspect.
Kate: Have you ever seen Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor?... That's a geek I could get covert with.
1975 Sydney Pollack film starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.
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