Season 7 Episode 16

Mother's Day

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: When Gibbs goes to see his mother in law (20:36 in), she has her glasses in her hair; however, her hairstyle often changes from one shot to another.

    • TRIVIA: As in two previous NCIS episodes, the "Young Gibbs" portrayed in a flashbacks is actually Sean Harmon, the eldest son of star Mark Harmon. And the woman in the photograph is actor Mark Harmon's real life wife, Pam Dawber.

  • Quotes

    • Hart: Do you really want to talk to her?
      Gibbs: I want some answers. I want the truth.
      Hart: Law school 101: Truth is overrated.

    • (Tony walks in laughing)
      Ziva: Let me guess. A date?
      Tony: Lets just say that something very special is happening to very special agent Anthony DiNozzo today.
      Ziva: Who are you seeing?
      Tony: Kurosawa.
      Ziva: Really? I did not know you were into Asian women.
      Tony: Kurosawa's a dude.
      Ziva: I certainly did not know you were into Asian dudes.

    • (Talking about ring sizes)
      Detective McCadden: What size are you David?
      Tony: She wouldn't know that.
      Ziva: Five, every girl knows her ring size just in case.

    • Tony: Aren't you hot?
      Ziva: Been told that before.
      Tony: Talking about temperature.
      Ziva: Okay, stop complaining, this is what winter feels like in Israel.

    • Tony: (watching a Kurosawa film online) You want to learn about being a real man, McGee, you got to study the Japanese samurai. These guys are like Gibbs, with even bigger stones and less to say.
      McGee: Is that even possible?

    • Ziva: My citizenship test is coming up, and I wish to pass with swimming colors.
      McGee: Flying colors.
      Ziva: Any colors will do, McGee.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Murder In My Heart" by Sheryl Crow (as Gibbs tosses Joann's file in the fire)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: March 2, 2010 on Global
      Australia: April 20, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: April 20, 2010 on TV3
      Spain: September 3, 2010 on LaSexta
      Germany: September 5, 2010 on SAT 1
      Norway: October 5, 2010 on TV3
      The Netherlands: October 26, 2010 on SBS 6
      Finland: December 28, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: March 14, 2011 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: June 23, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions