Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Navy Commander Mike Taffet
TRIVIA: The game the the kid was playing in the beginning of the show was Battlefield Bad Company.
GOOF: In two previous episodes, McGee very famously got terrible cases of Poison Ivy because he was clueless in the woods. This history doesn't jive with his Boy Scout expertise portrayed in this episode.
GOOF: At the end of the episode, Tony is chided for buying left-handed golf clubs for Ducky, even though he is right-handed. The reason the clubs needed replacing was because Tim had borrowed them and destroyed them. But Tim is left-handed, so theoretically, he wouldn't have been able to use Ducky's right-handed clubs.
GOOF: It's a bit strange, but in episode 4x15 Friends and Lovers, McGee is deathly afraid of maggots, but in this episode he is pretty nonchalant about seeing the maggots on ground.
GOOF: DiNozzo makes fun of McGee for having been a Boy Scout. He says that it's extremely lame for someone to be part of that no matter what age. Yet in Season One he tells Kate that he himself was in the Boy Scouts and was kicked out for a "Brownie Raid."
NITPICK: Ellis' mother has been deployed to Yokohama for three months, but when Ziva and Tony go to her house on the base, there are a four or five of newspapers laying around. Wouldn't she have canceled her paper before leaving? The papers did not appear to have been there for a long time, but were recently left, so they weren't leftovers from immediately after she deployed.
Tony: (as he looks at Noah's stash of porn mags) Naked girls and guns. That's what childhood dreams are made of.
McGee: I'm guessing we experienced very different childhoods.
McGee: (when Tony tries to sell him the left handed clubs he bought by mistake) Why would I buy a set of clubs that Ducky could not use?
Tony: Why?! Oh gee, let me think, I don't know, maybe because if you don't buy them I will tell Ducky that you destroyed his one of a kind, hand crafted, hickory shafted, vintage golf clubs!
Gibbs: (spotting Ducky behind Tony) I think you just did.
Ducky: Let's call it even, Timothy. That jazz guitar album that I borrowed from you...
McGee: My original vinyl of Django Reinhardt's Crazy Rhythms?
Ducky: Yeah, you were right. It was unique, it was... original.
McGee: It was autographed! What happened to it?!
Ducky: Good question. (he leaves)
(Abby walks in holding coffee)
Abby: Gear up!
(Team looks at her strangely)
Tony: You're not Gibbs.
Abby: There's a gun found, Navy base housing.
McGee: Abby, that doesn't warrant a team call out. A) there are thousands of guns on the Navy base...
Tony: And B) you're not Gibbs.
Abby: Okay, what if I told you that the base MPs gave me the gun to test?
McGee: Doesn't warrant a team call out.
(team shakes their heads)
Abby: And the gun was found under a kid's bed, and it was loaded.
Ziva: Still does not warrant a call out.
(Abby sips coffee)
Abby: Ugh. And it was recently fired.
Team: It's not a call out.
(Gibbs walks in)
Gibbs: You heard the lady, gear up.
(They all get up)
Abby: They only listen to their master, Gibbs. Only you can crack the whip.
(hands over Gibbs coffee)
Abby: Only you can drink this swill.
Tony: It's just a gun at a Navy base, boss.
Gibbs: There's brain matter on the barrel, DiNozzo. Somebody shot someone in the head with that weapon.
Tony: You left that part out Abby.
(All leave except Abby)
Abby: That's right people, mush!
(Abby pretends to crack whip)
Ziva: This reminds me of the forests I used to have fun in as a child.
Tony: Find that hard to believe.
Ziva: What? That Israel had forests?
Tony: No, that you had fun as a child.
Ziva: Oh sure, my father used to blindfold us and take us into the middle of the forest, and then we had to find our way out. By ourselves.
Tony: I stand corrected.
Zane: There's Travis' naked woman!
Ziva: I hit a stone wall.
Tony: Brick wall.
Ziva: No, it was a stone wall. I backed up too quickly.
Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.
Original International Air Dates:
Denmark: April 5, 2009 on TV3
Australia: May 5, 2009 on Channel Ten
Norway: August 18, 2009 on TV3
Sweden: September 8, 2009 on TV3
Spain: September 17, 2009 on La Sexta
Germany: October 4, 2009 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: October 13, 2009 on SBS6
Slovakia: April 1, 2010 on Markiza
Finland: May 25, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: September 27, 2010 on TV Nova
This episode was delayed one hour due to a nation wide announcement from the President of the US.
There are several movie references in this episode:
- Stand By Me is a 1985 coming of age movie, based on the Stephen King novel "The Body," about four boys who go on a search to find the dead body of another 12 year old.
- The Great Santini is a 1979 movie, based on the novel of the same name by Pat Conroy, about the abusive relationship between a military father and his children.
- Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 movie, based on novel of the same name by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer about his escape from British capture by hiking from India to Tibet.
- Blue Velvet is a 1986 movie by David Lynch about a young man who decides to investigate a murder after discovering a severed ear.
- The Lion King is a 1994 Disney cartoon, loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, about a young African lion who must learn to lead his tribe after the murder of his father.
- The Hustler is 1961 film, based on the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, about the downfall of competitive pool player "Fast Eddie" Felson.
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