Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
FBI Special Agent Courtney Krieger
Dr. Jordan Hampton
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
TRIVIA: Torri Higginson, playing Dr. Jordon Hampton, is the second "Dr Weir" from Stargate SG-1 to appear on NCIS. The first one was Jessica Steen playing Special Agent Paula Cassidy in 6 episodes. Both Torri and Jessica played "Dr Elisabeth Weir" in Stargate SG-1, Jessica first in "Lost City" (7-21 and 22)" and Torri starting in "New Order" (8-01 and 02) and then on Stargate Atlantis for the first 3 seasons.
Krieger: It was my first field assignment. Never expected him to be killed.
Ziva: That is what happens to bait.
Abby: Of course, mercury is toxic. So you shouldn't let kids break open thermometers and play with it.
Gibbs: Speaking from personal experience, Abs?
McGee: Actually explains a lot.
Tony: Looks like a nice place doesn't it honey?
McGee: (through the ear piece) Sure does sweet cheeks!
Krieger: Ziva, can I ask you a question? (Ziva turns) Isn't it hard being the only woman on the team?
Ziva: No. (starts to walk away)
Krieger: God I wish I had your confidence!
Ziva: (turns back) Well, it comes from experience.
Krieger: The way I'm going that's something I'll never get.
Ziva: Look Courtney, they obviously saw something valuable in you, otherwise you would not have made it this far.
Krieger: Thank you
Ziva: But, stop trying to be perfect! You will mess up and occasionally you will take a beating.
Krieger: Then what?
Ziva: You get back on the horse!
Ziva: It is very clear what you would like to have against her.
Tony: Excuse me!
Ziva: You want to sleep with her!
Tony: I... well, so what if I do?
Ziva: Same old Tony. I thought the new Tony wanted something more.. a real relationship.
Tony: I was pretending to be someone else!
Ziva: Well, you could've fooled me. I thought you had grown.
Tony: I'm not particularly interested in outgrowing sex!
Ziva: Sure it would be nice Tony, but it would be meaningless, empty; it would be wrong for you! She's a pretty girl, but she's just a girl! The man you were becoming needs a woman! Or at least I thought he did.
Abby: This, is why I love you guys. You bring me hair, you bring me blood, you bring me fluids, and you bring me mercury! Predictable, yet constantly surprising!
Gibbs: We try.
Gibbs: Check out the brunette at the table.
Tony: Good find boss! I'll tell you, my radar is totally shot. She's smoking! ..that's not what you meant.. you were suggesting that she seems interested in our investigation. A little too interested and I should question her... not a problem!
Ducky: I hope your opinion of me doesn't waver after I've given this fellow a piece of my mind.
Ducky: I warn you... this might get ugly!
Ducky: Every body has a story to tell.
(The team watches the FBI on the screen in MTAC)
Tony: An NCIS production. Brought to you by Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Starring as usual the FBI and the illusive Kamal Konkani.
Krieger: The boss looks mad.
Ziva: He's gonna chew you up.
Tony: Out. Chew you out.
McGee: Ziva, no hair pulling.
Fornell: The world is on my shoulders Gibbs.
Gibbs: A world made of paper.
McGee: Tony I think it's time you get back on that horse.
Ziva: Are you getting a pony?
Tony: It's an adage.
Ziva: I'm not familiar with that breed.
Tony: (slight pause) Yeah, well they are quite rare, it's sort of a cross between a Pegasus and a unicorn.
Tony: People really like boats that much?
Gibbs: You work for the navy, DiNozzo.
Krieger: (After disabling Graves) Can we hug now?
McGee: Good thing we didn't put the mike in his pants.
Tony: No trace, no face, this ought to be easy.
Ziva: Ooo, fluids, lots of them.
Tony: No surprise there.
McGee: 6 years in prison.
Gibbs: (As he and Ducky are leaving the morgue) Yeah, I hope she recovers from that tongue lashing.
Tony: Tell me you aren't looking for a man for Ziva.
Ziva: Not for me.
Tony: Something you want to tell me, McGoo?
Gibbs: Sit (Teams sits down slowly). Stay! (Walks off, smirking) Roll over.
Lieutenant: What the hell is it?
Ducky: This, my dear lieutenant, is murder.
Ziva: (In a British accent) Did you get her number?
Tony: Who Courtney? No.
Ziva: I did, she wants to learn how to fight.
(Gibbs and Tony stare at her.)
Original International Air Dates:
Denmark: November 20, 2007 on TV3
Germany: March 23, 2008 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: April 2, 2008 on Veronica
Sweden: April 6, 2008 on TV3
Australia: April 15, 2008 on TEN
United Kingdom: June 8, 2008 on FX UK
Italy: September 28, 2008 on RAI 2
Spain: October 17, 2008 on La Sexta
The Middle East: November 5, 2008 on MBC ACTION
Hungary: December 15, 2008 on TV2
Finland: April 21, 2009 on Nelonen
Slovakia: July 23, 2009 on Markiza
Czech Republic: January 25, 2010 on TV Nova
The age of the deliveryman, Robert Graves, is given as 25. 2007, the year this episode originally aired was the 25th Anniversary year of the G.I. Joe vs Cobra toyline that some guest characters took their names from.
Ducky: It's elementary my dear Jethro.
"Elementary, my dear Watson" was the usually believed catch phrase of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, invented by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Tony: Ever see The Sunshine Boys?
The Sunshine Boys is a play by Neil Simon that was produced on Broadway in 1972 and later adapted for film (1975 and 1995) and television (1975). It focuses on a one-time vaudevillian team known as "Lewis and Clark" who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act.
Tony: Not if he's the new Dread Pirate Roberts.
Abby : Ah, I love the Princess Bride.
The Princess Bride is a humorous fairy tale novel by William Goldman. In 1987 it was made into a movie starring Cary Elwes as Westley/the Dread Pirate Roberts. The "Dread Pirate Roberts" is only a nom de guerre, since every time the current pirate named Roberts went into retirement he passed the name on to his heir, who then became the next "Dread Pirate Roberts".
Tony: The Eraser!
McGee: What movie is that from?
Tony: I don't know! Flashdance?!
A thriller called Eraser from 1996 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan and Vanessa Williams was about a guy who would erase people's past in order to protect their future. The movie Flashdance was a drama from 1983 was about a woman with two jobs, a welder and exotic dance who wanted to get into a ballet school.
The names of several characters in this episode are the same or close to the file names of characters from the GI Joe action figure line:
Courtney Krieger - Cover Girl
Shannon O'Hara (Shanna O'Hara) - Scarlet
Robert Graves - Grunt
Carl Greer - Doc
Marvin Hinton - Roadblock
Frederick LeClaire (Daniel LeClaire) - Recondo
George Barney (James Barney) - Grand Slam
Blaine Parker - Mainframe
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