Still stressed over Kate's death, Gibbs is even more hurt when Ari kidnaps Ducky and decides to play with his mind. Gibbs sends Tony to follow Ziva, and after Jenny and Gibbs are almost shot to death, he is even more determined to finish once and for all with Ari, and Ziva's strange connection to Ari will be just the help that he needs.moreless
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Special Agent Kate Todd
Mossad Agent Ziva David
NCIS Director Tom Morrow
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard
GOOF: When Tony is flipping through the pictures on his cell of Ziva and the unknown girl by the pool, we see the robe change from the middle hook, to the right hook and back to the middle hook.
TRIVIA: Jenny tells Gibbs that Ziva had saved her life two years earlier in Cairo.
TRIVIA: When Tim finally visits Kate's body in the morgue, it had already been announced that her funeral was going to be the next day in Indiana. Therefore, her body would have had to have already been transported there so it could be prepared for burial.
TRIVIA: Gibbs asks Ziva how much she found out about his team when preparing dossiers for Ari, and she admits she knows about his first wife and daughter. This is the first mentions of them and a few more clues are given throughout the season until the story is revealed in the finale "Hiatus."
GOOF: Ari says that he needs Gibbs to kill himself. But Ari is obviously planning on shooting Gibbs from several feet away, with a M40A1 Sniper Rifle (a pretty large gun), in the front of the head. Obviously, a "suicide" shot like that wouldn't fool anyone - the angle of the shot and the lack of gunpowder would clearly indicate that the victim was murdered.
TRIVIA: Ziva tells Tony that she was not recruited into Mossad, she volunteered.
TRIVIA: We learn from Ziva that she lost her 16 year old younger sister "Tali" in a Hamas suicide bombing on a stormy night. She prounounces her name 2 different ways. 3 times as "tall-e" and once like "tell-e."
TRIVIA: The ring tone of Ducky's cellphone is "Scotland the Brave", which makes some sense since he went to medical school in Edinburgh.
TRIVIA: The license plate of Ari's black SUV (724 TJA) has been used in episodes before, on the NCIS Crime Scene truck, and other vehicles with a significant meaning in that episode.
TRIVIA: The flashbacks everyone is seeing at the funeral are:
McGee from 2x01 See No Evil
Ducky from 2x22 SWAK
Tony from 2x06 Terminal Leave
Abby from 2x15 Caught on Tape
TRIVIA: Ari says his father (who served in the Mossad) trained him to become a mole in Hamas. However Mossad is in charge of foreign espionage. Collecting intelligence in the Palestinian Territories fall under the authority of the Shin Bet or military intelligence. Ari also says his father had his mother killed, however the Shin Bet is in charge of "targeted killings" in the Palestinian territories.
Anachronism : Ari says that he was conceived just to be a mole in Hamas. Since Hamas was founded in 1987, that would make Ari only 17 (about 20 years younger than the actor who played him) at the time the episode was aired. While Israeli intelligence does use Palestinian informers, it's unlikely in the extreme that they would be training teenagers to become assassins.
TRIVIA: Ziva speaks three words of Hebrew, and mispronounces one of them. The first syllable of the Hebrew word for night is pronounced "lie" (lie-lah), not "lay" (lay-lah).
TRIVIA: The jazz song played at the end of this episode as the team are leaving the funeral is called The Viper which is featured on the album Dixieland.
TRIVIA: The phony French passport with Ari's name that Tony finds in the robe is actually not in use in France anymore. This model is older than five years, which was the validity time of this passport. Ari would have had the latest model to travel overseas, as it has to be valid, but it's also much harder to fake...
TRIVIA: When Ziva is talking to Tony, she says "todah," which means "thanks" in Hebrew. Later in the same scene, she says "laila tov," which means "good night."
Tony: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman. Directed by Mimi Leder. Made it in ninety seven. It's a real action flick. Clooney and Kidman have to find a stolen nuclear weapon before it's used by terrorists. I can't believe you never saw it!
Ziva: Where is Gibbs?
Tony: You know, that's the first question you asked me when we met.
Ziva: No. The first question was, were you having phone sex?
(Tony is watching Ziva swim when Kate appears behind him)
Kate: Why don't you visualize her naked? Does she intimidate you?
Tony: The woman hasn't been born yet that can intimidate Anthony DiNozzo.
Kate: You're forgetting your mother.
Tony: Mothers don't count.
Kate: And that lawyer, Marla?
Tony: Divorce attorney. Worse than mothers.
Kate: Well, Ziva is not your mother, she's not a divorce lawyer. She definitely intimidates you.
Tony: Does not!
Kate: Does, too.
Tony: Does not!
Kate: Does, too.
(Gerald is trying to drive away in Ducky's car)
Ducky: Use the clutch. Good God man! USE the CLUTCH! You are stripping the gears!
Ari: (Getting out of the car) This is too painful doctor.
Gibbs: If I ask you something, Tobias, are you going to lie to me?
Fornell: Depends on the question.
Gibbs: What's Ari Haswari's real mission here?
Fornell: I'm going to lie to you. Mossad lies to the CIA, they lie to us, I lie to you. I don't know who you lie to, being the bottom of the food chain, and not married...
Abby: Best damn coon dog in all of Jefferson Parish.
Gibbs: How do you know the passport is a phony?
Tony: Ari's photo, but not his name.
Gibbs: What name does he use?
Tony: Don't you first wanna know how I got it?
Gibbs: I assume you improvised, like a good agent should!
Tony: Oh, what an improv, I swear to god I can get a gig on SNL, okay, get this, I pretend like I am this real goofy guy trying to get laid...
Tony: That hurt Boss.
Tony: Thanks for the pizza, Boss.
Gibbs: Thank the night shift... I swiped it from them.
Tim: You want me to go with you, Boss?
Gibbs: No, Tony's out, stay with Abby.
Abby: (To Tim, about the 'no leaving the building' order) For nobody leaving the building, there are a lot of people leaving the building!
Gibbs: Mossad may be like the Mafia... one big happy family!
Ziva: Espresso. Take it. It's not a bribe.
Tony: How long have you known I was...
Ziva: Following me? Since I left the Navy yard.
Tony: I don't think so.
Ziva: Blue sedan, you laid behind a white station wagon for a while, then a telephone van. You lost me at the traffic circle...
Tony: Okay, okay. You knew.
Ziva: (offering coffee again) Take it. It's chilly out here. You shouldn't feel bad, I was trained by the best.
Tony: You know, that's what I like about Mossad.
Ziva: Our training?
Tony: Your modesty.
Ziva: (as Tony goes to throw away the pizza box) There's a slice in there! (he offers it to Ziva and she takes it) Todah.
Ziva: I lost my little sister Tali, in a Hamas suicide bombing. She was sixteen and the best of us. Tali had compassion.
Tony: I'm sorry.
Ziva: After Tali's death, I was like Gibbs. All I wanted was revenge.
Tony: Is that why you joined Mossad?
Ziva: (shaking her head) I was Mossad long before Tali's death. Old...
Tony: Family tradition.
Ziva: Israeli sense of duty.
Tony: But come on. Who recruited you? Father? Uncle? Brother? Boyfriend?
Ziva: Aunt, sister, lesbian lover.
Tony: (laughs slightly) You're good. You almost got me off the question. Almost.
Ziva: I volunteered. Laila tov.
Tony: Buena notte.
Gibbs: What is your gut telling you?
Tony: It wants a pizza!
Kate: It's happening again, isn't it?
Gibbs: Ari won't kill Ducky
Kate: Why? Because you couldn't live with the guilt. Maybe that's what he wants. That's his plan. Maybe the only way to save the others, is to kill yourself.
Tony (jumps in Gibbs car): Ziva slipped a phony French passport and some cash (sniffs pizza fumes) to the ah (continues to sniff) woman with the Star of David I told you about.
(Gibbs hands Tony a pizza)
Tony: I love you Boss.
Gibbs : How do you know the passports are phony?
Tony: Ari's photo but not his name.
Gibbs: What name did he use?
Tony: Well... (takes a bite of the pizza)
Gibbs: The name?! (stops Tony from eating the pizza)
Tony: Rene Saurel. S A U R E L.
Fornell: You smell like a wet dog!
Gibbs: Well there was one here underneath the bench when I got here... I put him in the gazebo.
Fornell: Why aren't you in the gazebo?
Gibbs: Dog smells like hell!
Fornell: So why didn't you leave him under... never mind.
(McGee is in autopsy seeing Kate for the first time as DiNozzo walks in behind him)
Tony: Told you she looked good... (to Kate) Probie wouldn't believe me Kate. Thought you would look like the Return of the Living Dead.
McGee: Did not.
Tony: Don't lie to the dead, McGee... It's not nice.
McGee: I was a little afraid.
Tony: He was terrified... but it took a lot of guts to come down here alone... showed how much he cared for you...
McGee: I really did like you, Kate.
(Ducky walks into autopsy and overhears their conversation)
Abby: (as McGee bends to try to see the numberplate of the van) It's not a dress McGee... you can't look up it to see what you want.
McGee: Then why are you excited?
Abby: Maybe it's just because I'm alone with you on a rainy night!
Kate (whilst lying in the draw talking to McGee): Why didn't you come to see me? If you don't look at the back of my head, it just looks like I'm sleeping... I'm so lonely, I would welcome a visit from DiNozzo.
Gibbs (to Jenny): Mohammed died for a river of honey and 72 virgins.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: October 11, 2005 on TV3
Sweden: December 25, 2005 on TV3
Australia: February 15, 2006 on Channel 10
Germany: March 23, 2006 on SAT 1
France: September 1, 2006 on M6
Croatia: September 25, 2006 on NOVA TV
Italy: October 29, 2006 on RAI 2
Finland: October 6, 2007 on Nelonen
Slovakia: April 21, 2009 on Markiza
The episode's title, "Kill Ari," appears to be a reference to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies. The fact that this is a two-part episode (as is the Kill Bill saga), along with the episode's revenge theme, further supports this.
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