Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Director Leon Vance
Special Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
NITPICK: After Gibbs shoots the mainframe, one of the monitors flares up and continues the countdown so he shoots that one as well. Computer monitors simply visualize what's happening in the computer, they have nothing to do with the function of the computer itself, so the countdown should not have resumed once he had destroyed the main components.
NITPICK: Abby is extremely adamant that they cannot stop the program from hacking into the Pentagon because there are millions of computers they would have to take down in order to do it. She almost sounds hopeless, however, a second later, after McGee mentions there may be a mainframe, she says she knows exactly where it is.
GOOF: When McGee is attempting to fix Gibbs' computer, he uses the command "netconfig." On a Windows computer, which Gibbs has, the proper command is "ipconfig." We can see that Gibbs' IP address is 127.0.0.1. This address is the standard "loopback" address and anyone trying to connect to 127.0.0.1 will connect to themselves. Therefore, if Gibbs actually had been assigned this IP address, much more than his email wouldn't work. Additionally, McGee had little reason to calibrate Gibbs' monitor since Gibbs is not a graphic designer.
GOOF: In this episode, when McGee mentions the game Pong, Gibbs answers like he's never heard of it, yet in Season 1 episode "The Immortals." Gibbs mentions this game to DiNozzo, who asks Gibbs what that is.
Pickpocket: Come on, man. This is harassment. That's my purse.
Cop: (opens purse) What the hell? (drops purse and fingers fall out) Hands up where I can see them.
Pickpocket: Whoa, whoa, whoa. (looks down and sees fingers) Whoa, that's not my purse.
Abby: (holding a jar labeled "Agent McGee Legal Defense Fund") Pony up! McGee is not going to jail if I can help it.
Gibbs: Oh, McGee's not going to go to jail, Abbs.
Abby: Can you say that with 100% certainty?
(Gibbs tosses a coin in the jar)
(McGee bumps into Maxine in the squad room)
Maxine: Tony said you weren't going to be at my debriefing.
McGee: He did?
Maxine: Yeah. But he passed along your message. Eight o'clock works great. See ya then? And thank you. (Maxine kisses McGee on the cheek, then leaves. He is left with a confused look on his face)
Tony: Laser tag! You have a date.
McGee: You didn't?
Tony: Yes I did.
McGee: Thanks, Tony.
Tony: Don't mention it.
(Gibbs smacks his computer)
Gibbs: McGee! I hate this thing, McGee!
McGee: Don't shoot!
(McGee and Ziva exit the elevator and walk to their desks in the squad room)
Ziva: I would have liked to have seen Gibbs shoot that computer.
McGee: Well, if I don't get his email working, you may get a second chance.
Ziva: I almost shot Tony last night. We were stuck for almost three hours before the firemen were able to open up the fire doors.
Tony: And you loved every second of it!
(After Gibbs reaches the mainframe and cuts the power)
Gibbs: I cut all the power, it's still going.
McGee: It must have an internal battery backup.
Gibbs: A what?!
McGee: That could also be booby trapped. Boss, we're gonna have to shut down the computer using the unit's command line. (Gibbs looks like he doesn't understand anything McGee is saying) Now listen to me very carefully- (Several gunshots can be heard over the radio) Boss, what's happening?! Boss, come in! Boss! Boss, what's happening?! Are you OK? Can you hear me?
Gibbs: Game over.
(After Gibbs breaks down a wall)
McGee: Boss, I think you just tripped a security system.
Gibbs: Well untrip it!
Tony: McGee, is there a reset button you can hit?
McGee: Tony, this is not a video game, OK?
(Gibbs, Tony and Ziva are looking for the mainframe while McGee directs them from MTAC)
McGee: Now there should be a corridor in front of you and move fast, we've only got three minutes and forty seconds left and I'm not having any luck shutting his mainframe down from here.
(The three of them reach a dead end)
Ziva: There's nothing.
McGee: Not according to Snyder's map.
Tony: (Tapping the wall) Hey, this is hollow. Find something to wedge it, Ziva, we can- (Gibbs kicks the wall down) Or we could do that.
(Ducky and Palmer are in Autopsy)
Ducky: I'm not sure I follow. You kill the zombie...
Palmer: And then, you kill their brains.
Ducky: Wouldn't hypovolemic shock render the second step unnecessary?
Palmer: No, no, no, because when you shoot a zombie in the head, sometimes the brains sneak out through the hole. And then, you have to kill that separately.
Ducky: I see. I think.
Ziva: I spoke to the CEO at L9 Games, the company that makes Fear Tower 3. They have quite a facility. I mean, like, pool tables and saunas and, er... (Gibbs stares at her) ...and employees who are very focused on their work.
(Tony and Ziva arrive at Lisa Bock's yoga class)
Lisa: (To her class) One more deep breath. All the way down to your route Chakra. Welcome to your body.
Tony: And, er, also welcome to your friendly neighborhood NCIS agents. Don't worry everybody, we're here to talk to Lisa. We have a few questions, Lisa.
Lisa: NOW?! I mean...now?
Tony: Uh-huh. I thought you were a martial arts instructor?
Lisa: I was, but in light of some recent, er, legal troubles-
Ziva: You slashed a student's tires?
Lisa: My therapist suggested I find a new line of work.
Tony: I approve.
(Abby shows Gibbs some evidence Ducky found)
Abby: Pogostemon cablin. Smell.
Gibbs: Hmm... smells like-
Abby: Patchouli. It was used for centuries as an insecticide until it burst on the scene in the sixties as a perfume.
Gibbs: Why are you having me smell that, Abbs?
Abby: Because, Ducky found traces of this in the scratch that was on Armstrong's face. So, whoever he was with when he was killed was wearing it. Unfortunately, that narrows our suspect pool down to pretty much everyone that was at Woodstock.
(McGee and Ziva have just introduced themselves to Maxine Edwards, who then walks off to get changed.)
Ziva: Why don't you go? I'll stay and, erm, finish the interview with the manager.
McGee: How about I stay? Look, I'm supposed to be avoiding relationships and she's...
McGee: She's pretty and...
Ziva: She's pretty.
McGee: Fine, I'll go with her.
(McGee and Ziva are waiting for "Max Destructor" to come out of the LaserTag place)
Ziva: Seems like an interesting way to spend money. (Looks at McGee who remains silent) Do you do this?
McGee: No, no, no. It's too geeky. Even for me.
Passing Player: Hey McGeeminator! You ready for a rematch?
McGee: Hey...er...no, actually, I'm here working, so...sorry.
(The player walks away)
Ziva: (Laughing) "McGeeminator?"
McGee: Maybe I played once... or twice...
Palmer: That's one cold-blooded killer. He stops for a hot dog while getting rid of the evidence.
Ducky: Well it's not uncommon for killers to find themselves unusually hungry after the act. It is uncommon, however, to find them disposing of the evidence in such a stylish bag.
Palmer: Actually, it's a knock-off. You can tell by the stitching here and how steep the curves are in the 'C's...(Palmer looks up to see Gibbs, Tony and Ziva looking at him strangely)...it's a long story...
Tony: And quite a good catch, gremlin. Might help us trace it back to the killer.
(Gibbs walks back into the squad room as McGee is attempting to fix his computer)
McGee: Thought you were going for coffee?
Gibbs: Yeah, well, I was. Grab your gear. We got a dead marine, or at least some of him.
McGee: Just gimme one second here, Boss. I almost have this fixed.
(Gibbs pulls the computer cables)
Gibbs: Fixed. Let's go.
(Tony and Ziva walk into the squad room as McGee cleans up the mess he made by spilling Gibbs' coffee on his desk)
Tony: I hope you didn't break his computer. He doesn't like that thing even when it's working.
McGee: I should'a listened to my horoscope. It said I should stay home today.
Ziva: (Laughing) Your horoscope?
Tony: What else did it say?
McGee: Avoid new relationships, which after last week is probably not a bad idea either. (Tony laughs) What's so funny?
Tony: Oh, just that you think you have a choice.
Ziva: And that you read your horoscope.
McGee: Just for fun. But it is interesting. I have been thinking about taking a break from dating for a while. (Both Tony and Ziva laugh) OK, now what's so funny?
Tony: Same thing!
(Gibbs hits his computer monitor when the computer stops working properly)
McGee: Er, Boss, I wouldn't do that. I just finished calibrating your... (Hits it again) ...monitors.
Gibbs: It was working fine until you touched it.
(McGee gets up to help him)
McGee: Hmm... all I did was tweak the color gamma. Mind if I...? Thanks. I just need to restart your e-mail client... no... alright, let me try this...
(Gibbs takes a baseball bat from underneath his desk and hits the computer with it.)
McGee: Boss, that's, that's really not going to help.
Gibbs: Well, it helps me.
Rocky Carroll (Director Leon Vance) does not appear in this episode though he is listed in the opening credits.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: February 23, 2011 on Global
Australia: March 22, 2011 on Channel Ten
United Kingdom: April 15, 2011 on FX/FX HD
Sweden: April 26, 2011 on TV3
The Netherlands: April 26, 2011 on SBS 6
Spain: July 1, 2011 on LaSexta
Finland: September 6, 2011 on Nelonen
Germany: September 18, 2011 on SAT 1
Slovakia: November 10, 2011 on Markiza
Czech Republic: April 23, 2012 on TV Nova
Maxine: You know I lied, you actually are my type.
McGee: Danger Will Robinson.
Maxine: I love that show.
Maxine and McGee are referring to the TV show Lost in Space. It ran for 3 seasons with the robot often using this catchphrase to warn the young Will Robinson of imminent threats.
Abby: This could make WikiLeaks look like a tiny, dripping faucet!
WikiLeaks is a non-profit organization that publishes secret documents and media submitted to it by anonymous sources. WikiLeaks has been criticized by the US and other governments over its release of classified material, one of the most controversial being the release of US State Department diplomatic cables in November, 2010.
Games for Windows
The cover format of Fear Tower 3 closely resembles the format used on Microsoft's Games for Windows PC games, specifically the white bar across the top of the front cover with the small round icon in the upper left corner.
McGee: Not exactly Pong, huh?
Pong, released in 1972, is one of the earliest arcade video games and is based on the game of tennis. Upon its release, the game became an immediate success and has spawned numerous sequels and remakes over the years. Pong is generally considered to be the game that launched the video game industry.
Tony: And, er, also welcome to your friendly neighborhood NCIS agents.
Tony parodies the popular phrase as said by the 1969 Marvel comic book character, Spider-Man, which originally goes, "Just another service provided by your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!"
Abby: Unfortunately, that narrows our suspect pool down to pretty much everyone who was at Woodstock.
The Woodstock Festivals were a series of music concerts, the first (and most well-known) of which was held in 1969 at White Lake, New York. It is still renowned for being the most peaceful festival ever, with very few recorded incidents considering the number of attendees.
Passing Player: Hey McGeeminator! You ready for a rematch?
The player is referring the "Terminator" character, first seen in the 1984 film of the same name, directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. Its success spawned the release of three further films and a television series.
McGee: Avoid new relationships, which after last week is probably not a bad idea.
McGee is referring to the events of the previous episode, "Defiance", in which the girl he liked, Adriana, was revealed to be involved in her own kidnapping.
Title: Kill Screen
A "kill screen" is a glitch in a computer game which causes the game to crash at a certain point and prevent the player from completing it.
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