In Los Angeles, Gibbs and McGee continue working with the NCIS division in order to track a terrorist cell. Agent Callen goes undercover, while a psychologist uncovers the truth about the relationship between Gibbs and Agent Macy. Meanwhile, Tony fears that Ziva may not be loyal to NCIS.moreless
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Special Agent G. Callen
Special Agent Sam Hanna
Special Agent Lara Macy
GOOF: When Agent Callen tells the terrorist that his friend Nick's real name is Michael Rivkin (so that Macy can hear that), he says he doesn't care what his real name is. But he should have cared because he would have recognized it as a Jewish name.
GOOF: Special Agent Macy tells Gibbs on the cell phone that the Attorney General has okayed taking Michael into custody. However, when he comes face to face with him, Gibbs mysteriously lets him go without explanation.
GOOF: The backstory created about the history between Gibbs and Macy doesn't jive with the way the killer of Gibbs's family was killed, as shown in flashbacks throughout the series. Gibbs was shown killing him from extreme range (he was a sniper) on a public road in Mexico. There were no witnesses, and the guy was a drug runner with a lot of enemies. So there would be no reason to investigate Gibbs, who wasn't even known to be in Mexico. But mostly, the Marine Military Police would only have jurisdiction on a base, and the crime clearly didn't take place on one. So a Lt. Macy wouldn't have been on the case at all.
GOOF: As Ziva and Tony are about to go into MTAC, she stops him and says no beverages are allowed in there. But there have been many episodes when Gibbs has carried coffee in there, including sharing it with Director Shepard.
TRIVIA: Special Agent Sam Hanna was a Navy SEAL before joining NCIS, and is fluent in Arabic.
GOOF: In the openning scene after the credits, when Tony and Ziva are going up to MTAC, Ziva's shirt keeps moving position between her on her shoulders, off one shoulder and off both shoulders.
TRIVIA: Special Agent Macy was a Marine Lt. 18 years earlier in the Military Police, and was assigned to investigate Gibbs when he was suspected of killing a man in Mexico who had killed his family. But she hid the evidence against Gibbs without him knowing, because she believed he was justified in killing the man who destroyed his family.
(Fearing for Callen's safety, Macy ends the meeting with Rivkin.)
Callen: Come on, Mace! He wasn't going to shoot me. (to Rivkin) Will you tell her you weren't going to shoot me?!
Rivkin: I wasn't going to shoot him.
(Renko and Gibbs pretend to work on a boat while watching Rivkin)
Gibbs: Whose boat is this, anyway?
Renko: I have no idea.
Macy: Officer David was sent back to Israel last year.
Gibbs: Are you asking me: do I trust her? Because my answer is: yes, with my life.
Tony: Are we fighting?
Ziva: If we were, you would be on the floor bleeding.
Tony: Okay, I accept that as a likely outcome.
Tony: (to McGee over the phone, about Abby): Ignore her, probie. She's suffering Gibbs' withdrawal, transferring onto you because of a deep seeded fear that Gibbs may withhold love and give her a first time head slap if he came back and saw his desk festooned in balloons and decorated like some tacky tiki bar with messages of affection, possibly in blood. She ain't missing you at all! In fact, I can't think of a single person who is missing you.
Ziva: Are you finished?
Ziva: Good. (she packs her things)
Tony: No. (he follows her to the elevator) Another question. You know where we can find him?
Ziva: No, I don't.
Tony: And if you did, would you tell me?
Ziva: No. But I would tell Gibbs. (the elevator door closes)
Ziva: Are you jealous?
Tony: (he pauses) No. I'm worried. Because you don't seem to understand that your secret friend is interfering with this agency's ability to shut down a terrorist cell!
Ziva: Interfering? How is he interfering?
Tony: He's already killed two suspects.
Ziva: Well, in my country that would be cause for celebration.
Tony: You're not in your country and neither is he!
Both parts in this two-parter are the first episodes of NCIS to be available on Blu-Ray, as part of NCIS: Los Angeles Season One (due to them being NCIS: Los Angeles' pilot episodes).
Not counting guest/recurring actors Alan Dale and Robyn Lively, David McCallum is the first main cast member (and Ducky the first character) introduced in the JAG pilot episodes to miss an episode of NCIS.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: May 10, 2009 on TV3
Australia: June 2, 2009 on Channel Ten
Norway: September 15, 2009 on TV3
Sweden: October 27, 2009 on TV3
Germany: November 1, 2009 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: November 10, 2009 on SBS6
Latin America: January 15, 2010 on AXN
Slovakia: April 29, 2010 on Markiza
Finland: June 22, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: October 25, 2010 on TV Nova
"In The City" by Kevin Rudolf (played while Kensi is smashing her car).
"Ran Away To Tell The World" by Ours (as Callen is shot)
David McCallum and Rocky Carroll are credited but don't appear.
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