Season 6 Episode 1

Last Man Standing

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: At the end of the episode, Lee texts NO then closes the phone without pressing send.

    • TRIVIA: The ship that Tony is serving on, the USS Seahawk, is a fictional aircraft carrier that was frequently featured on another Donald Bellisario show, JAG.

    • TRIVIA: One of the books on McGee's desk is PCs for Dummies.

    • TRIVIA: Abby says that 126 days have passed since Tony, McGee and Ziva have been gone. This episode aired 126 days after "Judgment Day", the last episode of the previous season, where the 'team' was disbanded.

  • Quotes

    • Ducky: Mr Palmer, tell Agent Gibbs he can send in the B-Team.
      Gibbs: Implies there's an A-Team, Duck.
      Ducky: Isn't there?

    • McGee: What do you see?
      Tony: A short life. Yours, if I get caught.

    • McGee: Boss, I'm sorry, he made it very clear to me that I couldn't talk to anyone except for him.
      Gibbs: Wouldn't have stopped you in the past.
      McGee: Well it's not the same; we were a team, I would give this up in a heartbeat to be working with you and Ziva again.
      Gibbs: And DiNozzo?
      McGee: Yeah, him too.

    • Gibbs: We miss you Ziva.
      Ziva: I miss you too, all of you, even Tony.

    • Gibbs: Anything else?
      Abby (holds up a post it): A number.
      Gibbs: One, two, six?
      Abby: One hundred and twenty six. That is the number of days that Tony, McGee and Ziva have been gone. I really didn't think you'd let it get into triple digits, Gibbs! But now it's way more! It's like a third of a whole year! I miss them!
      Gibbs: Abby, you had lunch with McGee yesterday!
      Abby: It's not the same. I miss them collectively, as a group. My three musketeers.

    • Lee: Morning, sir.
      Langer: Morning, sir.
      Keating: Morning, sir.
      Gibbs: So glad we all agree on something.

    • Langer: Four months I've been sitting here fielding calls for DiNozzo, and I swear, they're all women.
      Lee: And that surprises you?

    • Tony: Is this hacking, McGee? Are we hacking?
      McGee: We are not hacking, Tony.
      Tony: But it is illegal, right? Don't answer that. I know it's illegal. I'm having fun.

    • (McGee is in MTAC on video link with Tony)
      Tony: (to McGee, in pirate voice) And tell me this, me little McShipmate, how is that scurrilous, black-hearted Pirate King of ours, Captain One-Shot Gibbs?
      Gibbs: (appearing) I'm just fine, DiNozzo.
      Tony: (guiltily) Oh, uh... (Tony slaps the back of his own head) There you go, boss. Welcome aboard.
      Gibbs: Got work to do.
      Tony: I'm on it, boss. What am I on, McGee?
      McGee: Are you alone?
      Tony: Oh, yeah. Just me and 5,000 of my closest friends. I AM NEVER ALONE!

    • DiNozzo: Make sure you feed the chickens. Say hi to Mom.
      McGee: (about Tony) He's insane...
      Gibbs: (smiling) Oh yeah.
      McGee: Thank you, Tony. Look after yourself. Don't fall overboard, okay?
      DiNozzo: (whispering) More likely to jump.
      Gibbs: DiNozzo.
      DiNozzo: Pa?
      Gibbs: You take care of yourself.
      DiNozzo: Miss you, too, Dad.

    • Abby: You have ten days. (Gibbs starts smiling) Okay, I don't wanna pressure you. So, twelve. But no more then two weeks. (Gibbs looks at her and walks away without saying anything) And stop taking the stairs! (elevator bell dings)

    • McGee (to Tony): Don't be such a girl.

    • Langer: Where's Gibbs?
      Keating: He's probably down in the basement where all the geeks are. (Langer looks at Lee and then looks back at him but doesn't say anything and Keating is clueless to the questioning looks.) What?

    • Ducky: Well, there are other reasons a man takes his clothes off to go to bed.
      Gibbs: Any evidence of that?
      Palmer: Well, he did come to a sticky end.

    • Langer: It'll get better.
      Lee: (referring to Gibbs) Yeah, when he retires.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Keating: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

      A well-known line from the St. Crispin's Day Speech of Shakespeare's Henry V.