Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Special Agent Tim McGee
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
GOOF: Tyra starts to pull out Tony's license from the wallet. On the last frame of the shot (camera over her shoulder on Tony) she is grasping the license, but in the first few frames of the next shot (camera is on her) the wallet is closed. Between the shots there is no way she would have had time to let go of the license and close the wallet.
GOOF: Someone obviously mislaid the yellow mail envelope because the second time we see it, the name Vance is written in much smaller print and further to the top of the envelope.
TRIVIA: We learn that Director Vance had been an amateur boxer.
TRIVIA: Gibbs' yellow 1971 Dodge Challenger RT Hemi is parked outside of Director Vance's home. Gibbs obviously drove this car rather than his usual vehicle to keep Vance from knowing he was there waiting for him.
(Tony and Tara inside the elevator)
Tony: For some reason you can see right through my disguise.
Tara: How bad's the dry spell?
Tara: Never been a problem before?
Tony: You kidding me? Not since Lisa Mullen taught me to play doctor in the second grade.
Tara: What's changed?
Tony: Real doctor, real love, real bad breakup.
Tara: Messed you up pretty bad, huh?
Tony: Kicked off a slump with women that's unprecedented in my adult life. I've tried everything. I mean, I'm dating constantly, but I can't seem to get it right. I'm not closing the deal, you know? Like there's a saboteur in my head. I'm making every rookie mistake. I'm talking about myself too much at dinner. I mean, I'm talking about my ex, I'm talking about my feelings, I...I scare 'em off.
Tony: Ha! DiNozzo men don't cry.
Tara: You'd be surprised how many of my clients just want a shoulder to cry on. Opening up is the first step.
Tony: Let's skip to the last step.
Tara: That's easy. Pick the right woman. (At that very moment Tara flips the switch to open the elevator doors and to reveal Ziva behind them)
Tara: Thank you, Anthony, you're very sweet- my patron saint.
Tony: Actually, Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of hook...(stops himself from saying hookers) Saint Anthony is who you turn to when you've lost something.
Tara: So, who does Anthony turn to when he's lost something?
Tony: How do you know I've lost something?
Tara: (laughing) I may not know my saints, but I definitely know my sinners.
Gibbs: Abbs, what do you got?
Abby: I am not at liberty to discuss the details of Director Vance's case with you. And I would certainly hope that you wouldn't try to bribe me.
Gibbs: I wouldn't do that.
(he sets a Caf-pow next to her)
Abby: Because I can't say a word about the five slugs that Ducky pulled out of Owens' body. Not that there's a word to say, 'cause I don't even know of these .45 cal S&Ws are a match to the weapon that was found in the deceased's pocket. Not that I would tell you if they are. I'm assuming that your curiosity is for educational purposes. After Ducky does the autopsy we should be able to calculate how long the accumulated post mortem gases took to counteract the weight that kept Owens submerged.
Abby: Great, now I have to build a freaking coffin!
Vance: Whaddaya say David? Wanna go a few rounds?
Ziva: I think that would violate my primary assignment.
Vance: Only if you manage to lay a glove on me.
Tony (standing up on desk, yelling): Excuse me. 'Kay, listen up everybody, I need your full attention here. Lenny, Squiggy, Q-Tip, Q-Bert, Bungo Straight, Vertical Bill, can you hear me back there? (says to hot girl) Oh hi Natalie, hi. You look very nice today. (resumes yelling) I have lost my wallet. So, if you've seen it, please return it to me. There will be no judgment, maybe even a small reward.
(everyone looks annoyed as they turn back to work, Tony sees Gibbs standing next to the desk he is on)
Tony: Hi boss, I lost my... (jumps down from desk) You're going to say mind or marbles...
Vance: And the sawdust?
Abby: I am taking up woodworking.
Palmer: Really? (Abby glares at him)
Abby: I'm gonna build a coffin.
Palmer: She is.
Vance: Did you actually get any real work done, or just woodwork?
Abby: It's a bird feather, there were some stuck in his belt buckle as well. Maybe it got lodged when he was in the water. (shrugs shoulders)
Palmer: It's not likely he was shot by a bird.
(Abby and Vance just glare at him)
Ziva: You can't make an omelet without breaking some legs.
Tony: You're never making me breakfast!
Ziva: That is the truth!
Tony: It's supposed to be "eggs".
Ziva: Cook them yourself!
Original International Air Dates:
Denmark: March 29, 2009 on TV3
Australia: April 28, 2009 on Channel Ten
Norway: August 11, 2009 on TV3
Sweden: September 1, 2009 on TV3
Spain: September 10, 2009 on La Sexta
Germany: September 27, 2009 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: October 6, 2009 on SBS6
Slovakia: March 25, 2010 on Markiza
Finland: May 18, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: September 20, 2010 on TV Nova
"Nasty Little Perv" by Perry Farrell (Beginning of the episode)
Tony: Joe Banks... That name sounds so familiar. Must be from a movie maybe.
Tony is referring to the 1990 movie Joe Versus the Volcano starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Boxer: He was the black Miyagi.
Owens is being likened to the sensei who trained the young hero in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid and its sequels.
Tony: They send one of ours to the hospital, we send one of theirs to the morgue!
Tony quotes a famous line from the movie The Untouchables, starring Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.
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