Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Kate Todd
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Major Craig Peary
Corporal James Travis
Asst. M.E. Gerald Jackson
NCIS Director Tom Morrow
GOOF: When Gibbs is shooting at the car in at the park the license plate number is "784 ful," and at the end of the episode when Gibbs gets in the car with the red head, the license plate number is on the front of the car.
GOOF: The NCIS Cast once mentioned hidden sides of dialogue hidden in the scene so that the actor can glance upon them if necessary. In the scene where Tony is denied access to information on the dead marine because his security clearance won't go through, you can see on the computer monitor, lines of dialogue scribbled on a post it note. This can be seen when Abby arrives at his desk and when Abby types in her security clearance codes.
GOOF: Maj. Peary's coffin is filled with cement blocks rather than a body. But the blocks could shift when the coffin carried by pallbearers, risking the truth being revealed. A thorough CIA operation would have used a dummy of some sort, such as a CPR dummy, to simulate an actual body more naturally.
TRIVIA: In this episode, Kate makes a joke about how many times Gibbs has been married. Gibbs corrects her and says he's only been married 3 times instead of 4, which isn't exactly accurate. In the third season we find out he has been married 4 times and 3 of them ended in divorce. His first wife and his daughter were killed. At this point of the series, Gibbs never mentions his first wife or daughter, so it's in character to say he's only been married 3 times at this point.
GOOF: When Major O'Donnell and Sarah Kidwell enter the bullpen and tell the team that they recorded her husband's phone call, Tony wears a blue shirt. When they go down to the lab to play the recording, he suddenly wears a dark sweater and does so for the rest of the scene.
TRIVIA: If you look quickly enough while Gibbs types his password into Tony's computer at the start of the episode, we can see that Gibbs' NCIS clearance userID is 'lj_gibbs_NCIS'.
GOOF: Ground-penetrating radar cannot transmit through a metallic coffin. It uses microwave radiation, which can penetrate many things, including a wooden coffin or the concrete chest many states require for burial, but not through a thin sheet of metal (even goldleaf would cause major imaging problems).
(About tracking Kidwell's and Perry's military assignments through their pay statements)
Kate: Ooh, red tape that's actually useful. Who knew?
Ducky: He's talking about murder, gentlemen. Murder most foul. (to Kidwell's body) I don't suppose you'd be willing to phone me, Major. Tell me how?
(Discovering that cargo planes don't have bathrooms)
Kate: God, I miss Air Force One.
(Beginning of episode, Kate and Tony on the firing range)
Kate: You shot the hostage's ear off.
Tony: She'll live.
Kate: Without an ear!
(End of episode, the Pearys are reunited)
Lisa Peary: Oh, God, what happened to your ear?
Major Peary: (smiling) I'll live.
Kate: Access denied- and I was cleared for Air Force One!
Gibbs: So was an Al-Qaeda operative.
(Tony tries unsuccessfully to pull up the records on a dead Marine)
Abby: Here's your problem.
Abby: You're security clearance isn't high enough. How did he die?
Tony: That's kind of what Gibbs wants me to find out.
Abby: Then it sucks to be you.
Gibbs: If he dies, you die. You don't get past me.
Colonel: You're gonna have to figure that one out for yourself.
Gibbs: What does that sound like to you Tony?
Tony: One of the A's! CIA, NSA...
Tony: Looks like someone's deliberately blocking us.
Kate: Or it could be a glitch. Doesn't always have to be a conspiracy against NCIS, guys.
Gibbs: Are you saying we're paranoid Kate?!
Agent Gonzales: Now I know why everyone in the CIA hates these guys.
Tony: Is that a new perfume, Abby?
Abby: Yep! I made it myself; you like it?
Tony: Smells like gunpowder.
Abby: (smiling) Sweet, huh?
Tony: Does your calling plan include the afterlife?
Tony: The eyes need to be bigger.
Kate: The eyes are fine, the nose needs to be bigger.
Tony: Fine! I'll put out an APB for Pinocchio.
Abby: You guys-
Gibbs: Welcome to my world, Abby.
Gibbs: ...he's CIA.
Kate: What makes you think that?
Gibbs: How many agencies do you know that drive economy class armored cars?
Kate: Is he really sleeping or is that just an act?
Tony: Oh, he's sleeping.
Kate: How can you tell?
Tony: He looks peaceful.
Ducky: First, I would like to ask a question. Do you people find me boring?
Kate, Tony, Gibbs: No!
Ducky: Do you know what a trochar is, Tony?
Tony: I'm guessing it's not an alien on Star Trek.
Gibbs: Fire! Let's see how you do under pressure.
Tony: I'll bring the lighter fluid.
Abby: Well, lucky for you you've got a mix master in the hizzouse.
Gibbs: A what??
DiNozzo: It means house, you need to get out more Gibbs.
Tony: I'm a man of action, Kate.
Kate: More like an action figure.
Tony: Why, you want to play with me?
Kate: As in you look good, but you really can't do much.
Tony: But I look good.
Gibbs: Morning! Sleep well?
Kate: If by well, you mean violently throwing up all night and bouncing around like rag dolls...
Tony: Then yeah, boss, we slept very well, thanks for asking.
Gibbs: Ah, you get used to it.
Kate: That's what I'm afraid of.
Tony: This is so not right. I mean, it's not like we couldn't have done this during daylight.
Kate: You afraid of ghosts, Tony?
Tony: No, I'm afraid of getting shot for trespassing.
Lab Tech: If you could sign this.
Tony: Sorry I couldn't help you with the digging boys, ah...old pro basketball injury.
Lab Tech: Right.
Kate: You played pro ball.
Tony: Well, I was watching a game when it happened.
Tony: I haven't got high enough clearance to access the records.
Kate: What's your clearance?
Kate: Confidential? What'd you do, kill someone in high school?
Tony: Ha! That's funny, Kate. No, They screwed up my paperwork with another agent's.
Gibbs: Agent Dinozzo died in a car crash last month. Very tragic.
Tony: They yanked my clearance. Now I gotta take a physical to get it back.
Kate: Why's that?
Tony: To prove that I'm still alive.
Gibbs: Technically it's this morning.
Tony: Come on Kate, that's like NCIS 101.
Kate: You have no idea, do you.
Tony: Not a clue.
Gonzales: If I were rogue would I be sitting here sweating my ass off?
Kate: I don't know. Let me see your ass.
Kate: If we screw this up, I have a suggestion.
Kate: We break into Gibbs's basement and we set his boat on fire.
Tony: That's cold, Kate. I knew there was a reason I liked you.
Tony: Gibbs'll get in. He's got clearance that'll let him see the dead aliens buried in Area 51.
Kate: Because he probably killed them.
Gibbs: You sound just like my ex-wife.
Kate: Gibbs can be wrong.
Tony: Yeah, name once?
Kate: He's been married like four times. (Gibbs turns up and they pretend to be talking about the case. Gibbs doesn't look like he heard them. They start to leave.)
Gibbs: It was three times Kate. I was married three times not four.
Tony: Do you know what really ticks me off?
Tony: (in a whiny voice) No these guys get paid more than I do.
Abby: Gibbs didn't tell you?
Kate: Tell us what?
Abby: (really excited) You're going Graverobbing tonight.
Original International Airdates:
Croatia: August 11, 2005 on NOVA TV
Finland: October 28, 2006 on Nelonen
France: June 06, 2004 on M6
Germany: May 19, 2005 on SAT.1
Hungary: December 12, 2005 on TV 2
Sweden: August 15, 2004 on TV3
Denmark: January 6, 2004 on TV3
"Isolated" performed by Chiasm
Tony: I'm guessing it's not an alien on Star Trek.
A reference to the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry.
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