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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Special Agent Tim McGee
Special Agent Ziva David
State Department Official Joanne Torrence
Navy Lieutenant Commander Rob Clarke
Prince Omar Ibn Alwaan
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
GOOF: In this episode we learn that Tony's mother died when he was 8. In a previous episode, Tony said his mother dressed him up in a sailor suit until he was 10 so there is some incongruity.
TRIVIA: This is first time we learn that Tony has his father's name, and is "Jr.".
GOOF: Tony compromised security by telling his father where the prince was being kept under protection and by allowing him to use the NCIS computer which would have access to classified info.
TRIVIA: Michael Weatherly played Robert Wagner in The Mystery of Natalie Wood. Robert Wagner plays Anthony Dinozzo's father in this episode.
Ziva: Where are you going on your cruise?
Tony: That is need-to-know information. You don't need to know.
Ziva: Aren't you too old for spring break?
Gibbs: Hey. How'd it go at the hotel?
Ziva: Prince Sayif is a chauvinistic royal pain in the tush.
Gibbs: Well, he's not used to anyone saying no to him.
Ziva: You may have to hire someone to protect him from me.
Gibbs: Abby, what are you doing?
Abby: Don't say it Gibbs, I know my shoes and socks. It's miss-match Monday.
Gibbs: For who?
Abby: For me.
Gibbs: How about it's-make-my-day Monday, for me.
Abby: (upon seeing Tony's father) Maybe Tony didn't have a mother... maybe he was cloned!
Ziva: So how many amendments to the Constitution?
Gibbs: Uh, Bills of Rights is the first ten. Prohibition's 18. I'm guessing 23.
Gibbs: Nobody likes a smartass, David.
Ziva: Why do I have to study all of this and you don't?
Gibbs: I was born here.
Tony: How's my current stepmother?
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.: Ex-stepmother.
Tony: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I actually liked Karen.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.: Phoebe. You missed one.
Tony: Were you going to tell me about that?
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.: I don't like to advertise my failures.
Tony: Well, my condolences. My congratulations. And my condolences.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.: Thank you.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.: So, um, tell me about Ziva.
Tony: Ziva is Ziva. Nothing to tell.
Gibbs: So, how'd it go?
Tony: He skated again. The guy's amazing.
Gibbs: So what happened?
Tony: His buddy Omar picked up the tab, bought him an airline ticket to Monte Carlo.
Gibbs: Where'd you get the money, Tony?
(Gibbs looks at him)
Tony: How do you do it? Well, I didn't really need to go on a cruise with my fraternity brothers did I? Getting a little old for that stuff.
Gibbs: You conned the con man. Runs in the family. Why'd you do it?
Tony: He's my father. He is who he is. I couldn't bust him. Sometimes it's better to keep what you know to yourself.
Tony: I have to break one of your rules Boss, number six, never say you're sorry. I let things get out of control in the hotel room.
Gibbs: Yeah, it's covered. Rule eighteen.
Tony: Oh yeah, it's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. Am I forgiven?
Gibbs: No. You've been distracted by your father.
Tony: It's that obvious?
Tony: He's not the man I thought he was.
Gibbs: I don't know my father.
Tony: No, Boss, my father's always been a mystery to me, just a wealthy one. Turns out he's broke. He has been for years. His bank accounts are overdrawn, credit cards are frozen, properties foreclosed, the guy's tapped out.
Gibbs: How'd you find out?
Tony: McGee got me into his records. But it turns out Senior's been living high on the low for quite some time. I wonder if he was ever as rich as he appeared. I think the reason he came to town to see me was to confess the charade, but when he figured out that Prince Omar was coming to town I think he saw the chance for one last score. His whole life's one big con.
Gibbs: What are you gonna do about it?
Tony: End the game.
Tony: Time to do it's when he checks out of the hotel. He's staying in a thousand dollar a night suite, he can't afford it. He's running up a huge tab. I'll get him when he tries to pay the bill.
DiNozzo Sr.: When you offered to take me on a tour I suspected you had an ulterior motive. What's on your mind?
Gibbs: Your son.
DiNozzo Sr.: What has Junior done now?
Gibbs: Tony likes to hide behind the face of a clown. But he's the best young agent I've ever worked with.
DiNozzo Sr.: Well, I'm glad to hear that.
Gibbs: When is the last time you talked to him? I mean, really, talked to him.
DiNozzo Sr.: We keep in touch.
Gibbs: Four years ago your son came very close to dying from the pneumonic plague. I expected to see you. You didn't show then, why are you here now?
DiNozzo Sr.: He never told me he was sick.
Gibbs: Oh, so, you don't keep in touch.
DiNozzo Sr.: What's your point?
Gibbs: Tony inherited his personality from you. But I get the feeling there's a lot about your life you don't share.
DiNozzo Sr.: I should tell you to piss off, but I do know that Junior thinks the world of you. So I'll keep this civil. You have children Gibbs?
Gibbs: Had. A daughter. But unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to know her as an adult. You have that opportunity to get to know Tony, do it.
Tony: I mean, I get it. It must have been tough, your wife dies, you're left with an eight-year-old kid. But your solution, dad, was to warehouse me in boarding schools and summer camps, and half the time I never know where you were or what you were doing. I needed a closer relationship.
DiNozzo Sr.: You forget, we took some great vacations together.
Tony: Like the trip to Maui, where you left me in a hotel room for two days, and I was twelve-years-old?
DiNozzo Sr.: Aw, come on, junior. I explained that to you, I had to go back to the mainland to close a deal.
Tony: With a rich divorcee, who was very attractive as I recall.
DiNozzo Sr.: A deal is a deal.
Tony: You've always been disappointed I became a cop.
DiNozzo Sr.: No.
Tony: Felt that way to me.
DiNozzo Sr.: I always was supportive. I never said anything.
DiNozzo Sr.: What did you want me to say?
Tony: I don't know. Maybe like 'hey junior, I'm glad you found a career you're passionate about. I'm proud of you and what you're doing.' Something like that.
DiNozzo Sr.: How do you know I don't feel that way?
Tony: How would I we never talked?
McGee: You have a visitor.
McGee: You'll see.
Tony: Tell me.
Tony: What's the matter with you?
Tony: I've heard the saying 'he got blown out of his shoes,' but I never thought I'd see it.
Ducky: No, if the explosion had 'knocked his socks off' that would be impressive, wouldn't it?
Tony: Oh, you would like me to spell my name for you again. Are you guys in India?
Tony: (on phone) For the last time, my name is Anthony DiNozzo, Jr. My father is Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. I live in Washington D.C., he lives in New York City. Is that so complicated? Junior, Senior. Can you follow that?
Ziva: What is going on?
McGee: Tony's trying to withdraw money from a bank in New York. Sounds like they confused his account with one of his father's, and he can't get the money.
Tony: (on phone) Let me get this straight, you want me to spell my name again? It's big D as in dimwit, little I as in idiot, big N as in nimrod, little O as in obtuse, double Z as in ZZ Top...
Ziva: What does he need the money for?
McGee: Well, he and a couple of his frat buddies have decided to take a cruise this spring.
Tony: (on phone) No I'm not kidding!
McGee: I'm sure that'll only lead to trouble.
Original International Airdates:
Norway: March 2, 2010 on TV3
Sweden: March 2, 2010 on TV3
Australia: March 9, 2010 on Channel Ten
Germany: May 16, 2010 on SAT 1
Slovakia: August 12, 2010 on Markiza
Finland: November 30, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: February 14, 2011 on TV Nova
When Tony and his father are talking over drinks in the hotel, DiNozzo Sr. mentions his latest ex-wife was named 'Phoebe', and in their final scene together, Tony refers to his father leading a 'charmed life.' Michael Weatherly guest starred on WB's hit series Charmed about three sister witches, one of which was named Phoebe.
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