Season 7 Episode 11


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 05, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While investigating a bizarre murder of a Navy pilot, the NCIS team butts heads with an attorney that has a grudge against Gibbs.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Rocket man.

    In this episode NCIS investigate the strange death of a Navy pilot and while Gibbs is trying to get to the bottom of it he is interrupted by an attorney who has a grudge against Gibbs and wants to stop his investigation Later we learn she wants something more and it has something to do with the colonel who was arrested earlier in the season I like the ending of the episode where the killer tried to escape on a jet pack and McGee was able to control the killer to come back.moreless
  • Episode 711

    Quite the filler episode of NCIS. Outside of a few funny lines in the first five minutes, something the show has been doing for half a decade now, there was very little to write about here.

    I mean, a jet pack. Really? Is that supposed to be good television? Or even realistic?

    And then casting the insufferable Rena Sofer (Just Shoot Me, Blind Justice, Coupling) as Gibbs' latest rival was the last straw for me.

    I hate to sound so negative as this wasn't THAT bad an episode, but it certainly was not the best way for TV's number one show to start the new year.moreless
  • I love Palmer.

    Gosh, its about time! Palmer gets to do his fist lone autopsy? Gotta love him... I was excited to see how much he was used in this episode, because we haven't seen much of our favorite autopsy assistant this season. The Ton and Ziva diologue was great, there wasn't a lot but thats alright. All around it was an okay episode, not my favorite, i liked McGee being "ni charge" but they didnt really present the whole thing that well over all. Loved the lab scene with Abby, McGee and Palmer. And also, we wonder who this mysterious lawyer is??moreless
  • Finally, McGee is treated with some respect by the writers!

    Previous seasons were marred by the abuse McGee suffers from Tony and Abby - so it's nice to have season 7 having Tim strike back, and come into his own.

    Good job with the villainy lawyer too - her chemistry with Gibbs is promising. I do hope she dies a fiery death. So is this Bell character the new story arc?

    I've always wondered something - Palmer is a regular on the show, but how come he never appears in the opening credits? I mean, he appears in more episodes than any NCIS head honcho, and they get credits while the music rolls, so what's up with that?

    Loved the squirrel autopsy.moreless
  • Funny and original! What more could you ask for?!

    This was a really good episode of NCIS, in my opinion, as I thought it was extremely funny and filled with all of its great moments.

    I loveed DiNozzo's 'I don't speak Canadian' quote, and I also really enjoyed M. Allison Hart, especially the way she kept saying Mr. Gibbs. I found that to be just asweome!

    I also thought the case was innovative and fresh, and McGee's love of jetpacks was a great addition, and it was also quite funny!

    I would highly recommend this episode, as it is filled with the great moments, great case and an awesome new character!

    Keep it up, NCIS, as I have reqally been enjoying the last few episodes this season!moreless
David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Marcus Giamatti

Marcus Giamatti

Victor Tillman

Guest Star

Chris Bruno

Chris Bruno

Navy Captain James "Sandman" Powell

Guest Star

Melinda Page Hamilton

Melinda Page Hamilton

Vanessa Tillman

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer

Margaret Allison Hart

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • TRIVIA: Palmer is absolutely correct: "écureuil" is the French for "squirrel" and "requin" is the French for "shark". However, his pronunciation is so off, it would be impossible to recognize. Of course, it doesn't help that the french sounds for "u", "euil" and "in" do not exist in English.

    • TRIVIA: This is the first episode Ziva is seen wearing a Star of David since Saleem Ulman took it from her in Aliyah. It is unknown if she bought it for herself or if someone bought it for her.

    • TRIVIA: The video about jet packs that McGee shows to Gibbs is narrated by McGee himself and is "a Thom E. Gemcity production." Thom E. Gemcity is of course McGee's pen name, first seen in the season 4 episode "Twisted Sister."

    • TRIVIA: McGee reads online that Col. Merton Bell has been released from Mexican prison. Bell was Gibbs's nemesis in the episode "Outlaws and In-Laws" earlier this season.

    • TRIVIA: Colonel Merton Bell who is pictured in the "Virginian Ledger" article spotted by McGee at the beginning of the episode, was officially escorted by NCIS to the Mexican Federals in the episode 7x06: "Outlaws and In-laws."

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Speaking to Mrs. Tillman)
      Tony: Just so we're clear, your marriage fell apart because of jet packs.

    • Vanessa Tillman: Do you have any idea how annoying it can be to spend all your time with a, quote, brilliant man?
      Ziva: (glances at Tony) No, what is that like?
      Vanessa Tillman: He could never listen to an idea that wasn't his. So stubborn.
      Ziva: (now looking straight at Tony) Oh! I do know what that is like.
      Tony: (looking at Ziva) He ever get violent with you?
      Vanessa Tillman: No.
      Ziva: (looking at Tony) You ever get violent with him?

    • Ziva: Slow drivers.
      Tony: Bad drivers.
      Ziva: What is so hard? You go as fast as possible, when something gets in your way, you turn.
      Tony: You're quoting Better Off Dead. I told you to watch that.

    • Abby: (watching McGee study the wreckage of the jetpack with Jimmy) I think he's about to have a thought.
      Palmer: I think blood is about to come out of his eyeballs.

    • Gibbs: That lawyer woman, Ducky... she's trying to keep me from talking to anybody that matters.
      Ducky: If I didn't know better, I'd say she's getting to you.
      Gibbs: No. She acts like she hates me. But she talks like she likes me.
      Ducky: Ever been married to her?
      Gibbs: (chuckling) Yeah, that would explain it, wouldn't it?

    • Gibbs: Miss Hart, your client... hiding behind a lawyer? It makes me wonder why.
      Alison Hart: I can see your mind is spinning, Mr Gibbs. But once the hamster gains some traction on the wheel, and you figure out the questions you want to ask, you feel free to contact me directly. Not my client.

    • Tony: It's a remote control receiver?
      McGee: Yes it is.
      Ziva: What is the range?
      McGee: Almost a kilometer.
      Tony: I don't speak Canadian! How far is that?

    • Tony: McDLT.
      McGee: I don't get that one.
      Tony: That's not a McNickname. A McDonald's DLT. Hot side hot, cold side cold.

    • Ziva: Rangers flipped him over to identify him.
      Tony: Who's gonna identify the rangers when Ducky gets through with them? You're not supposed to touch the bodies.

    • McGee: Yeah Ziva, I think your morning internet routine needs a little bit of tweaking.
      Ziva: There is that thing! That thing where people tell complete strangers whether they started their day putting on both socks and then both shoes, or one sock and one shoe or the other sock and the other shoe.
      McGee: Tweaking. Not Tweeting.
      Ziva: Tweeting...

    • Ziva: I think this whole page might be an ad!
      McGee: Ad for what?
      Ziva: Hair loss pills? This is a pill that makes people lose their hair?
      Tony: It's for growing hair.
      Ziva: Why would I need more hair?
      Tony: Not you. Men.
      Ziva: Like I need more men?
      Tony: Men need more hair. Women need less.

    • Ziva: There is nothing good on the internet anymore.
      McGee: Yeah, I think that internet thing has just about run its course.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This is the third consecutive episode to feature an actor that has also been in the current season of Fox's TV series Bones. Ty Panitz, who plays Parker Booth, was in episode 9 as the younger boy who finds the body. Ralph Waite plays Booth's grandfather and in episode 10 he returns as Jackson Gibbs. Rena Sofer, who plays M. Allison Hart, plays Dr. Catherine Bryar, a love interest of Agent Booth.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Norway: February 9, 2010 on TV3
      Sweden: February 23, 2010 on TV3
      Australia: March 2, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Germany: May 9, 2010 on SAT 1
      Spain: May 21, 2010 on LaSexta
      Slovakia: August 5, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: November 23, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 7, 2011 on TV Nova

    • Rocky Carroll (Director Leon Vance) does not appear in this episode, although he is featured in the opening credits.