Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Navy Lt. Elaine Taylor
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
TRIVIA: When Gibbs and McGee are questioning Lt. Taylor, she mentions that she stumbled into some poison ivy, whilst in the woods, at which point, McGee looks away and scratches his face. He has been allergic to poison ivy since the second season.
TRIVIA: According to the newspaper Jenny is reading ("Stars and Stripes", a US Armed Forces newspaper), Lt. Col. Hollis Mann retired on November 18 and will relocate to Lanai in the Hawaiian Islands. Additionally, when she closes the paper when Gibbs walks in, it seems to be a different publication altogether, but then changes back again in the next shot.
TRIVIA: The Magnum P.I. bed and the scene of the original Battlestar Galactica playing on the laptop are both shows that Donald P. Bellisario directed and wrote for.
TRIVIA: The writing staff may have been trying to create a fictitious youth organization for the episode when they came up with the name "Youth Rangers", but in fact there exists a national youth organization by that name, only in the United Kingdom.
TRIVIA: On the GPS McGee is holding you can read "Valencia, CA" and "No Service". Probably indicating the last position where the GPS was used before shooting the scene.
Tony: (talking about a movie) It's very Lifetime.
Tony: The cable network geared towards women? You'd hate it.
Det. Collins: You set me up?!
Taylor: Yeah. Kind of ironic, huh?
(while eating ice cream bars in the cafeteria)
Carson: I gotta tell you, Agent Gibbs, you're full of surprises.
Gibbs: Is that right?
Carson: Ice cream as a punishment? There's no way I saw that coming.
Abby: Do you know what my biggest pet peeve is McGee?
McGee: People who say they're vegetarians but eat chicken?
Jenny: Jethro this is a case report, not a custody transfer.
Gibbs: Must have grabbed the wrong folder.
Jenny: Go figure.
Tony: Where is the kid?
McGee: Abby's got him.
Ziva: Our Abby?
Tony: Alone with a minor?
McGee: In the last 4 years we've made over 200 arrests thanks to AFIS finger print matches..
Abby: We? Ha.
McGee: It's a team effort.
Abby: In the land of forensic science technology the mass spectrometer is king.
Abby: (annoyed with cold case evidence and McGee ending her sentences) Why do I feel like we've had this conversation before?
McGee: Because we have, just about every time you get assigned a cold case.
Abby: I am not the only one that complains around here, McGee. You should see yourself when you're filtering through a perp's computer.
Carson: (playing Pictionary) A casino? A hotel? Spring break? A mansion? Ya, I got it! I got it! The Playboy Mansion!
Jimmy: The Playboy?! It's a school, Carson! Are you sure you don't know Anthony DiNozzo?
Tony: City Slickers saw something: a deer. It was a big one.
McGee: Did you ever share your personal computer with someone?
Abby: No McGee, that's worse than sharing your toothbrush.
Tony: (Looking at map) Alright. Topographic, speaks my language. Follow me. I got it.
Ziva: The trail, it's this way.
Tony: This is going to suck.
Ziva: Stop complaining.
Tony: Sorry. No sleep tends to do that to me.
Ziva: I drove Tony. You could have slept all night if you wanted.
Tony: I tried but the orchestra of blaring car horns kept me awake.
Gibbs: (Jazz music in the background) Jazz?
Jenny: His favorite [Carson's].
Gibbs: Ziva was right. DiNozzo.
Abby: You've seen everything.
Carson: Not everything.
Abby: Forget about the tattoos, okay? It is not happening.
Carson: Come on, not even a little peek?
McGee: Oh, 1500 points.
Abby: New high score. DiNozzo's reign is over.
Ziva: The room Tony, does it remind you of someone?
Tony: No, not really. Do you think this comes in a King?
Ziva: The dead wife's mother sued him for full custody of Carson, and won.
McGee: Explains why he took Carson and ran.
Tony: Someone just earned their detective badge.
Tony: (Sees McGee in his Youth Ranger uniform) Seriously, Probie, I don't make enough fun of you?
McGee: What'cha doing boss?
Gibbs: My job.
Gibbs: You sound tired DiNozzo
Tony: I'm following Ziva, even the dogs are tired.
Ziva: This is not the time for sight seeing, Tony!
Tony: The only sight I'm seeing is your big black...
Ziva: (interrupting in outrage) Hey!
Tony: ...backpack, walking faster!
Ziva: I'm driving.
Tony: I'm dead.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: February 5, 2008 on TV3
Germany: April 27, 2008 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: May 7, 2008 on Veronica
Sweden: May 11, 2008 on TV3
Australia: May 20, 2008 on Ten
United Kingdom: July 13, 2008 on FX UK
Italy: October 19, 2008 on RAI 2
Spain: November 14, 2008 on La Sexta
Hungary: February 23, 2009 on TV2
Slovakia: August 27, 2009 on Markiza
Finland: October 27, 2009 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: March 1, 2010 on TV Nova
At the end of the episode Tony says "You mess with the bull you get the horns."
This is from the movie The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughes. This line is a direct quote spoken by Paul Gleason's character Principal Vernon.
Shrek, from 2001, is an animated movie. It's a fairy tale in which an ogre seeks to regain his swamp.
Gladiator, from 2000, is a movie starring Russell Crowe as Maximus a Roman General who comes to seek revenge for the murder of his family.
Magnum, P.I., airing from 1980 to 1988, is a television series about a Private Investigator Thomas Magnum played by Tom Selleck, and created by Donald P. Bellisario.
Zero Hour!, from 1957, is a movie about a routine flight that turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning, starring Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell.
Lifetime Television is an American cable network devoted toward women or feature women in lead roles. The network is owned by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation.
The Deep End of the Ocean, from 1999, is a movie about a family where the youngest son, Ben, was kidnapped and found 9 years later. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Beth Cappadora, the missing boy's mother.
Back to the Future, from 1985, is a movie about Marty McFly, who accidentally uses a time machine developed by Doc Brown to travel back to 1955 and finds himself needing that era's Doc Brown to get back to 1985.
Battlestar Galactica, from 1978, plays when Carson is waiting in NCIS, watching the original Battlestar Galactica on his DVD player.
"All roads lead...to the father."
This quote is a take off of the old saying, "All roads lead to Rome" which was literally true back in the time when Rome's Empire was at its strongest. All of the Roman roads somehow lead back to the city.
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