Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Metro Police Sgt. Keith Archer
Metro Police Cpt. Dan Karzin
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
NCIS Tech Cynthia Sumner
Gibbs: First, Abby's lab nerd frames DiNozzo for murder, and then McGee kills a cop! Did somebody break a mirror?
This is a superstition. There are about 10 superstitions about mirror. This is probably the oldest one. Actually, it says that if you break a mirror, next seven years won't be lucky for you.
This is Hebrew curse. In English, this actually means: hell. As in other cases, Ziva mispronounces the Hebrew.
Rule #8 - Never take anything for granted. (Abby to McGee)
TRIVIA: When Tony is on the phone with the sperm bank and Gibbs is coming by, he doesn't want Gibbs to know about his problems with the sperm bank, so he pretends that he is talking with another agent. The agent is referred to as Agent Vandelay, this could be a reference to the fake character used by George Costanza many times, in the series Seinfeld, sometimes for the same reason.
Tony: You miss the spy game? Must have been exciting.
Ziva: You've seen too many James Bond movies. It's not all about car chases and sex.
Tony: It wasn't?
Ziva: Well, there was a lot of sex...
(When McGee is getting ready to get interrogated)
Ziva: May I give you some advice?
Ziva: Be confident when they interrogate you. If you don't believe what you're saying, how can they?
McGee: Every time I think about it, it comes out a little different.
Ziva: For God's sake, don't tell that to Metro!
Ziva: You've been on hold for fifteen minutes. Must be important.
Ziva: Sperm bank?
Ziva: Why did you do it? You didn't need the money.
Tony: It was easier than giving blood.
Ziva: You enjoyed making those deposits. Was there a penalty for early withdraw?
Tony: You're a sick chick David!
Gibbs: You have to learn to say "No".
Jenny: I did Jethro... or have you forgotten?
Gibbs: Can somebody tell me what the hell is going on here? First Abby's lab nerd frames DiNozzo for murder and then McGee kills a cop. Did SOMEBODY break a mirror?!
Gibbs: (Angrily to McGee) You ever hesitate again because you second guessed yourself, I'll take your badge.
Gibbs: (to Ziva) McGee isn't your father and he isn't Ari. (pause) He doesn't know how to lie.
Ziva: I understand... I'd be embarrassed too. (Tony stares at her.) I shouldn't done it. But your phone kept on ringing this morning, and I knew this call was important, so I answered it.
Tony: You... ta.. talked to the...
Ziva: To the woman at the sperm bank. The director of a... (pause)... critical issues, yes. I'm sorry, Tony.
Tony: Huh... She had no right to tell that no one wants my sperm!
Ziva Hah! Yes! Hahaha!
Tony: (shocked) You didn't talk to her...
Ziva: So,um, no little DiNozzos anywhere?
Tony: If you ever Gibbs-slap me again David, I'll slap you back harder!
Ziva: I was following orders!
Abby: Rule number eight is going to save you McGee!
Tony: Never date a co-worker?
Ziva: Never go anywhere without your knife?
Tony: I thought that was nine.
Gibbs: Never take anything for granted.
Abby: I thought you would be out celebrating.
Abby: Did you come down for a hug?
(Tony knocks on McGee's door.)
Tony: Haha! Open up, McGee.
McGee: Tony, I'm really not in the mood.
Tony: Let me in...
(McGee opens the door and lets him in.)
McGee: OK, you're in, what do you want?
Tony: We're going out.
Abby: I think I'm ready for the next big step.
Ducky: And what's that?
Abby: Assisting in an autopsy.
Palmer: Oh, yeah, right!
Ziva: Huh...There are little teenage DiNozzos running around somewhere? (Tony stares at her) Hah! That's frightening!
Tony: I never thought about it until this morning. I got a registered letter from the sperm bank telling me to contact them as soon as possible.
Tony: I don't know!
Jen: Your eyesight's weak, not your hearing.
McGee: I'm not like you guys. You were trained as a cop, Gibbs was a Marine sniper, Kate protected the President of the United States. (pause) God only knows what Ziva did in Mossad.
Gibbs: You may know how to kiss ass, but you don't know how to protect it.
Ziva: His goose is cooked.
Tony: You would get that one right.
Tony: First time I shot at someone I wet my pants.
Tony: If you tell anyone, I'll slap you silly.
Gibbs: He must've shot him from behind the wheel.
DiNozzo: WRONG, BOSS!
Gibbs: Slap him, Ziva. (Ziva slaps the back of Tony's head)
(to Tony, about donating organs for his kids)
Ziva: You, who would not give up a Krispy Kreme donut, would give up a kidney?
Tony: You wouldn't understand, you're not a parent.
Ziva: Tony, McGee stumbled across something. Misread it and overreacted...
Tony: Not McGee. His brain is like a computer. It's scary. I'm sure procedures and regs warp sped through his processor before he pulls the trigger.
Tony: When the going gets tough, the tough go clubbing.
Tony: You got any party clothes McGeek?
Tony: Baby, you aren't going to be scoring in any of this stuff.
Jenny: I am not a Junior Agent.
Gibbs: No you're a Junior Director.
DiNozzo: (referring to McGee) We're talking about a guy who has protocols and checklists for flossing and brushing his teeth.
DiNozzo: (on the phone to the sperm bank; spelling his surname) Big 'D', little 'i', big 'N', little 'ozzo'.
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Though they aren't on screen together, William Gregory Lee (Sgt. Archer) had a recurring role on Dark Angel with Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony DiNozzo), who was a regular on the show.
This episode was previously known under the title The Second Man.
When Abby mentioned Rule #8, Ziva and Tony didn't know about that rule. Ziva mentioned Rule #9: "Never go anywhere without your knife." (1x13 "One Shot, One Kill", 1x20 "Missing"). Tony thought Rule #8 was "Never date a co-worker.", but that was actually Rule #12 (1x15 "Enigma").
When Tony asks McGee is he still working on the novel, this is a reference to episode 1x19 "Dead Man Talking" when McGee says that he writes crime novels.
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