Season 5 Episode 2


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.