Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
Tony: First severed head? Mine was a motorcycle accident in Baltimore. I thought I was just picking up a helmet...
Ziva: Trust me, it's far worse when you know the person.
Tony: You knew someone who was beheaded?
Ziva: A friend. He infiltrated a Hamas cell in Ramallah. They sent his head overnight express.
Tony: I'm sorry, Ziva...
Ziva: That's when I decided that I'd... I'd never be captured alive.
Tony: We don't believe in coincidences around here, Ziva.
Gibbs: However, we do believe in bad luck.
Gibbs: You're asking me to believe that a sailor jacked a car with a head in the trunk and didn't know.
Ziva: If the glue sticks.
McGee: Shoe fits.
McGee: Do you believe them?
Gibbs: They had a human head in the back of their car, what do you think McGee?
Tony: What a coincidence Boss, I was just about to call you!
Gibbs: What a coincidence, I was just about to shove my boot up your -
Tony: Got a lead.
Tony: Broussard stole the Mercedes?
Abby: Either that... or he really likes to touch stuff.
Jenny: Do you think it would be inappropriate if as Director, I went in there and smacked that smile off her face?
Gibbs: Yeah it would... That's what you have me for.
Tony: Sleepless in Seattle?
Ziva: That was about voodoo?
Tony: No, but the first time I saw it, scared the bejeezus out of me.
Tony: I'd buy that except for the fact that it looks like this guy did an episode of Trading Spaces with Satan.
Jimmy: Red meat or white? (Abby stares horrified at him) Inappropriate?
Abby: With a big dash of creepy, Jimmy.
Ducky: You did me a favour tonight Jethro. Tonight is smack down night at the Mallard residence. Can you believe it? Mother's favorite program. Wrestling.
Palmer: Oh, me too, I love the WWE.
Ducky: I haven't the heart to tell her it's not real.
(Palmer's smile falls)
Shepard: Something wrong, Agent DiNozzo?
DiNozzo: Just wondering if Gibbs knows you're Ziva's contact.
Shepard: We had a saying back in Europe, anything Gibbs doesn't know...
DiNozzo: Can't hurt him.
Shepard: No, can't hurt us.
Mrs. Wayne: Thank you, Agent Gibbs... and Parker would never forgive me if I didn't say... "Semper Fi".
Gibbs: Fair winds and following seas, Ma'am...
Tony: You know what that means?
Ziva: No, not at all.
Tony: Good. Neither do I. Pick the lock.
Ziva (leaning over Tony's shoulder reading his email): I didn't know your nickname was Honey Buns.
Gibbs: Only Naomi and I call him that.
Tony: I didn't think you were going to say anything about that boss.
Gibbs: What are you going to say when they answer the phone, Officer David? 'Hey, we found your car, anyone at Epsilon missing a head?'
Abby: There's really no foreplay with you. Is there Gibbs?
Gibbs: What? You been talking to my ex-wives again?
Tony: You thinking what I'm thinking?
McGee: Yeah, that we've just walked into an episode of the X-files.
Ziva: Why doesn't Tony just sleep with her? It's a viable interrogation technique.
Gibbs: I've done it.
Ziva: Me too.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: February 21, 2006 on TV3
Australia: June 28, 2006 on Channel 10
Sweden: September 24, 2006 on TV3
Germany: October 8, 2006 on SAT 1
France: November 17, 2006 on M6
Italy: December 10, 2006 on RAI 2
Croatia: December 28, 2006 on NOVA TV
Finland: January 5, 2008 on Nelonen
Slovakia: May 12, 2009 on Markiza
The song playing at the beginning of the episode is "Twisted Transistor" by KoRn.
Ducky: Last year we had a patient who spontaneously combusted.
Ducky is referring to episode 2x08, "Heart Break." The patient did not actually spontaneously combust, although some people thought he did at first.
McGee: (On finding a stash of body parts) Oh, great! Another Dahmer.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who preyed on young African-American and Asian gay men and kept bones and refrigerated body parts as souvenirs. He admitted to eating part of one victim's arm, and the cannibalism overshadowed the reports of his other killings. His first murder was in 1978, and his spree accounted for fourteen deaths from 1989 to 1991. In all, he is credited with seventeen murders. Dahmer was arrested in 1991 after one of his victims managed to escape and alert the police. He was convicted and sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences without parole. In 1994 another inmate beat him to death with a lead pipe. In actuality, however, the situation in this episode is more akin to that of Ed Gein from Plainfield, Wisconsin, who is famed as a murderer, although he was only connected with two victims. On his arrest, his home was found to be filled with collections of body parts and artifacts made from human bones and skin, most of them found to have been obtained by grave-robbing. Since the body parts in this episode were in the possession of someone who worked in a funeral home, they were more likely the work of a collector, not a killer. The story of Ed Gein has been considered the inspiration for a host of works, including the movies Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.
Tony and McGee refer to Trading Spaces, a TV show where two couples are to help decorate the rooms of another couple.
McGee and Tony refer to The X-Files when they enter the room. The X-Files was a cult show in the 1990's that would have episodes that deal with the unusual and grotesque. One episode in particular -- "Our Town" -- had a closet that had shrunken heads, bones, and other unusual pieces.
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