NCIS

Season 5 Episode 2

Family

6
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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During an autopsy, Ducky makes a startling discovery that turns a murder of a Petty Officer into a search for a missing infant. Meanwhile, Tony has to deal with his feelings for Jeanne.

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  • Wonderful episode

    8.5
    I loved two parts in this episode-the beginning and the end.The beginning where Gibbs did not get mad at Tony for superglue-ing McGee's keyboard, and the ending. The music at the ending was just PERFECT. I thought the whole throwing paper into the fire thing was kinda cliche, but Tony's expression when he joins the team, and the happiness and relief on everybody's faces at the end- that was absolutely perfectmoreless
  • Really felt good about this one!

    10
    Ok I don't even know where to start on this one. There were sooo many good parts to this episode. Just starting out with McGees "virginity or loss of". Tony is still pining, but the writers do it in a way that I feel so bad for him. Everything seems to remind him of Jeanne. The stripper scenes and talks were hilarious. Then when we find out about the missing baby and Abby goes into high gear (if thats possible) Abby has 3 Caff-POWs lined up in a row & salty snacks to help her retain water so that she doesn't have to go to the bathroom, but it doesn't work HAHAHAHAH. Then she is so caffinated that she is doing jumping jacks OMG I was laughing so hard. Abby scenes in this make up for her not so many scenes in "Bury your dead". When Abby and Gibbs and then McGee start refering to themselves in the third person, I was rolling.

    The ziva and tony fight was painful, cuz we all feel the way she does, but how do you confront someone going through that. Tony was right though, about the dead man walking, although it was kinda harsh. The panda poo paper was an interesting piece of evidence. The ending with the kid and the parents was heart wrenching. The boyfriend just wanted a family. I liked the look that he gave the dad as he was led out. We finally saw what was in the letter that Jeanne left. Tony choosing his life instead of a lie and burning the letter then gathering with the team shows that he is finally ready to let it go. But I have a feeling that we haven't seen the last of Jeanne. I really loved the Music in this episode, especially at the end.moreless
  • pretty good episode....

    8.5
    A man is found dead, shot, and a female is found thrown out of a car after an accident. The investigation leads to a con artist, her boyfriend and his father, and a family she agreed to have a baby for. In the end, the boyfriend's father killed her and the boyfriend kidnapped the baby. Overall, interesting case. I really liked it, though it was a bit predictable. The main thing that bugged me about the episode was Tony. His little flashbacks and his missing Jeanne was getting on my nerves. I'm so happy he burned the letter, so he's over it. Overall, pretty good episode.moreless
  • Revealing because Tony made his choice... to stay with the team and not to go in pursuit of a woman and future somewhere far far away.

    10
    God I loved this episode. From the moment when McGee got stuck to his keyboard and Gibbs not headslapping Tony for it (wat he would have done if Tony had been himself) but blaming McGee for not seeing this one coming, right until that last beautiful scene where Tony makes his choice to stay with his "old" family and not go in pursuit of a new one. And I'm so glad everyone just stays together.

    I didn't think Ziva was being annoying for following Tony into the men's room. I even found it humorous that the same man was in there, and didn't wash his hands this time either. I thought Ziva was doing what a good agent and friend has to do, making Tony see that the situation between him and Jeanne wasn't at all a relation that could be a solid one, for it was based on a big lie, Tony's lie...

    And Gibbs, I loved him too (like most times). He gave Tony space, the space he needed. And he watched him toss that letter into the fire, none of the others did. He knows.

    This may just be an episode for my top 5!moreless
  • One of the few episodes that brought tears to my eyes. The relationship btw Tony and Ziva is never more defined.....and good news...they deserve each other.

    9.9
    One of the few episodes that brought tears to my eyes. The relationship btw Tony and Ziva is never more defined.....and good news...they deserve each other.This has to be 100 words long! Hells bells ..critics are that insecure? Great episode ..the whole series (5) not the best of story lines but in terms of relation building .not bad at all. 100 words is far too long. Sooo , to flesh this out ... Kate and Tony were more like kin ie.( id est ) brother and sister.........Ziva and Tony will be more of a sexual/prolonged/ caring relationship

    than any other and a damn site more interesting. "Undercovers" springs too mind ..brilliant episodemoreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Mossad Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Nick Searcy

Nick Searcy

Joseph Barnes

Guest Star

Owen Beckman

Owen Beckman

Nicholas Barnes

Guest Star

Rick Otto

Rick Otto

Adrian Nelson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • GOOF: At the end of the episode Tony is soaked to the skin, (he even has to wring out his tie), yet when he takes Jeanne's letter out of his jacket pocket, it's bone dry.

    • GOOF: When Tony and Ziva are alone in the men's lavatory, Ziva turns the small knob, which is above the larger door knob, to lock the door (we even hear a loud clicking noise as she does this). But when she leaves the room, she simply turns the larger door knob (i.e., she doesn't unlock the door first).

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Tony: Am I the only on that has a problem with the panda poop paper?

    • Abby: God! I love my job!

    • Tony: I said I'm fine. (walks away)
      Ziva: (stops him) You are not fine; you are still deeply troubled!

    • Tony: (after Ziva walks into the men's room) You know I saw this on Cinemax once.
      Ziva: So what happens now?
      Tony: They play some funky music and then you say, "I've been watching you from afar".
      Ziva: Well, I've been watching you from afar Tony, which is why I know how much you cared for Jeanne.
      Tony: (laughs) Ahhh, your timing is impeccable Ziva.
      Ziva: And how much it hurt when she left... so, what happens now?

    • Ziva: Tony, even if by some miracle Jeanne did forgive you, would you be willing to be Tony DiNardo full-time; to leave your entire life for her?

    • Abby: (the team walks into the lab to see Abby doing jumping jacks) Hi Gibbs!
      McGee: Abby.. I think you gotta lay off the caffeine again.
      Abby: Well maybe I need a little more McGee! Ever think of that? Baby missing!

    • Tony: (trying to convince them it's a real dentist appointment) I sent you an email for a leave request like two days ago! (pause) You... don't check your email! Never mind. (walks back to desk)

    • Abby: So, what do you have for Gibbs?
      McGee: Nothing, why? Is he on his way down here?
      Gibbs: (walking in) Nope, he's here.
      Abby: And he's talking about himself in the third person. I like it!

    • Nicky: You don't lie to someone you love.

    • Ziva: I believe he had real feelings for her McGee.
      McGee: I don't doubt that... see what she looks like?

    • McGee: The more I think about it, the more I can't believe we fell for it... Tony with a girlfriend!

    • (Abby finishes her second Caf-Pow and picks up a third)
      McGee: I thought you quit.
      Abby: McGee! There's a baby missing, that might need medical attention! I have to be at the top of my game!
      McGee: Well, you're going to be spending most of it in the bathroom.

    • Nicholas: Am I in trouble?
      Gibbs: Prosecution's gonna call it attempted murder. Your lawyer's gonna call it self-defense.
      Nicholas: What do you call it?
      Gibbs: Family.

    • Ziva: Gibbs does not accept apologies, but I do.
      Tony: I'm sorry, Ziva. I know you were just trying to help.

    • Gibbs: Do I need to send you two back to the men's room?
      Tony: Hey, she followed me in there!
      Ziva: Only because you wouldn't talk to me!
      (Gibbs stares at him)
      Tony: Shutting up, Boss.

    • Tony: (to Ziva) If this is a pep-talk, I give you a D-.

    • McGee: Alright I think I know what happened here.
      Tony (pulls a note out of his pocket): Twenty bucks says McGee's about to say something nobody understands again!
      McGee: The GPS co-ordinates came bundled in a proprietary packet. Since it was a beta, I thought...
      Gibbs: Starting to think you can't help yourself, McGee.

    • McGee: What was it like?
      Tony: Sex? Losing your virginity? It's good.
      McGee: Pretending to be someone else.
      Tony: Oh, I don't know, Elf-lord!
      McGee: You were really in love with her, weren't you?
      Tony: Don't you have some more typing to do?

    • Tony: (looking at the pictures of the stripper with the old ladies) I wonder if Ducky has dreams like this. Gibbs probably isn't too far behind. He's right behind me, isn't he? Sorry about that, Boss.
      Gibbs: Gonna be your dreams, too, one day, DiNozzo.

    • Gibbs: You got something, DiNozzo.
      Tony: Yeah, dentist appointment. (Everyone gives him a doubting look.) No, this is for real, guys!

    • (After discovering the dead Marine worked as a stripper)
      Ducky: This is not an uncommon way for young servicemen to complement their incomes. If fact when I was young I used to - (Ducky pauses to look at the body)
      Tony: Used to what?

    • McGee: (holds up keyboard stuck to his fingers) Boss, Tony...
      Gibbs: I know. (hands McGee polish remover) Are you ever gonna learn, McGee?

    • Ziva: It was a simple question, McGee.
      McGee: Yeah, one I would expect from Tony, not you.
      Ziva: I'm just being curious.
      McGee: About when I lost my virginity.
      Ziva: No, you misunderstood. I'm not asking when you lost your virginity, but if you lost it.

    • Tony: Didn't you tell me the heart wants what it wants?
      Ziva: No. Actually I didn't.
      Tony: Well it does.
      Ziva: Well it shouldn't.

    • (Tony walks in dripping wet)
      Gibbs: You go for a swim, DiNozzo?
      Tony: Ah... sprinkler went off when I was digging in the trash outside. Nice timing.

    • Tony: Hit and run. It's a felony now, but in DiNozzo's guide to women, a way of life.
      Gibbs: In this case, death.

    • Ziva: I am here if you would like to talk.
      Tony: About what?
      Ziva: I know how much you cared about her.
      Tony: I'm fine Ziva.
      Ziva: Alright, but I thought, maybe you needed a little cheering up.
      Tony: If I needed to be cheered up I would've put super-glue on McGee's keyboard.
      McGee: You put super-glue on my keyboard! (holds up hands stuck to keyboard)

    • Ziva: What's wrong with this picture?
      McGee: Aside from Tony being here before us? And actually working?
      Tony: I can hear you, you know.

    • Tony: (After McGee finishes explaining what he found on the Nelson's computer) Hmm, yes, try pretending that you're talking to someone who actually has sex with other humans.

    • Abby: (Watches the guys leave, sets Caff-Pow down) Abby has to pee (Hurries off).

    • Tony: If you want us to arrest you now, Nicky, that can be arranged.
      Joseph: Hey now, my son ain't guilty of anything except being an idiot.

    • Gibbs: Our hit-and-run just became a shoot-and-scoot.

    • McGee: BOLO just came in. They found the car.
      Tony: Ah. Hmm. Jelly donut 1. Inspector Gadget 0.

    • Tony: Very special Agent Anthony Dinozzo. Boy who cried wolf and who must now suffer periodontal disease for it. How may I help you?

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: November 6, 2007 on TV3
      Germany: March 9, 2008 on SAT1
      The Netherlands: March 19, 2008 on Veronica
      Sweden: March 24, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: April 1, 2008 on TEN
      United Kingdom: May 25, 2008 on FX UK
      Italy: September 21, 2008 on RAI2
      Spain: October 10, 2008 on La Sexta
      The Middle East: October 22, 2008 on MBC Action
      Hungary: December 1, 2008 on TV2
      Finland: April 7, 2009 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: July 9, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: January 11, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Lauren Holly is credited but doesn't appear.

    • The song featured at the end of this episode is: "All We Are" by Matt Nathanson.

    • This episode was previously titled Fever.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Tony: (to McGee) Inspector Gadget 0.

      Inspector Gadget is a cartoon made between 1983 and 1986. Bumbling Inspector Gadget uses various gadgets to fight M.A.D. In 1999, the cartoon was made into a movie staring Matthew Broderick as Inspector Gadget.

    • Ziva: (Smiles to a man in the mens toilet) Again?

      This is an allusion to the 4x15 episode "Friends & Lovers," where Ziva goes into the mens toilet to pep-talk McGee, and the same man is there, and doesn't wash his hands.

    • Tony: Get the Hell Outta Dodge.

      "Get the Hell Out of Dodge" is a reference to Dodge City, Kansas, which was a favorite location for westerns in the early to mid 20th century. Most memorably, the phrase was made famous by the TV show Gunsmoke, in which villians were often commanded to "get the hell out of Dodge." The phrase took on its current meaning in the 1960s and 70s when teenagers began to use it in its current form.

    • Tony: It's like Cocoon meets Dirty Dancing.
      Cocoon is a movie directed by Ron Howard in 1985 in which a group of senior citizens swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, which then returns their youthful energy. It won 2 Academy Awards.
      Dirty Dancing was made in 1987 and tells the story of young woman who falls in love with an unconventional dance teacher at her family's resort vacation.

    • Tony: ...this coming from the woman who fell in love with the dead man walking.

      This is an allusion to the 4x16 episode "Dead Man Walking" where Ziva fell in love with a man dying from exposure to a radioactive element.

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