Season 5 Episode 7


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: Maddie's name is spelled Mattie on her telephone record.

    • TRIVIA: Time Capsules Content

      1. Best buddies drawing - Kelly and Maddie often spent their afternoons colouring together. Maddie drew this picture for Kelly right before the time capsule was buried.
      2. A pink and yellow Polly Pocket toy belonging to Kelly.
      3. Push-up Pop Candy - Maddie's favourite candy.
      4. A summer picture of Kelly and Maddie while the two friends hung out in front of Kelly's house.
      5. Baby sized dog tags labeled Kelly and Daddy as a gift from Gibbs when she was four years old.
      6. A letter Kelly wrote to Gibbs before his deployment to Kuwait.
      7. A yellow ribbon.
      8. A horse painted by Kelly when she was six years old.
      9. A paper fortune teller containing the names of boys Maddie and Kelly liked from their school.
      10. A hand drawing traced in crayon dated 1992, the time Kelly and Maddie are in kindergarten.
      11. Bracelets - Kelly and Maddie exchanged these bracelets when they were in second grade.

    • GOOF: When Abby took picture of Gibbs & Maddie, they were walking side-by-side. However, in the photo that Abby gave him, Maddie was in front of and closer to Gibbs.

    • GOOF: When Tony is performing CPR it should be at a rate of 30 compressions and 2 breaths, which he was not doing.

    • TRIVIA: Abby has a Razr cell phone.

    • GOOF: When DiNozzo is performing CPR on Gibbs, Gibbs's eyes are open in some shots and closed in others.

    • GOOF: The ending scene shows Gibbs with the picture of Kelly and Maddie. But, this is impossible because he put the picture in the pocket of his suit jacket before going to save Maddie, in which he reversed into the water, which would have damaged the picture.

    • TRIVIA: Tony has subscribed to National Geographic since 1981.

  • Quotes

    • Ducky: Not quite a stairway to Heaven, perhaps an elevator to a less compelling place.

    • Tony: Calling Gibbs?
      Ziva: He did not pick up.
      Tony: Worried about him?
      Ziva: Are you?
      Tony: You be worried about him. I'll be tentatively troubled, privately perturbed, fleetingly flustered.
      Ziva: Have you called him?
      Tony: I would have to be deeply discombobulated to even think of calling him.

    • Tony: Okay. McTim you win. What are we looking at?
      McGee: What do you see?
      Tony: It's an iceberg and we're headed right for it.
      Mcgee: More like the 4 million dollar tip of an 8 billion dollar iceberg.

    • Tony: This is ground control to Major McTom. This is ground control to Major Tom. Is anybody out there?
      McGee: What?
      Tony: Oh. I was just checking. You've been staring into space for the last hour. Even on the McGeekle scale that is cause for concern.

    • Tony: Soldier of fortune is about to become a soldier of misfortune.
      Ziva: The dogs of war are about to taste the hair of the dogs.

    • Abby: Okay. I need all of you to get out of my lab. Let me do my thing. I have all of these samples to test, and Major mass spec is going to blow up in protest if I don't blow up first. (Silence and then Abby looks around autopsy) Sorry. This isn't my lab. I'm going to go.

    • McGee (to Gibbs): Boss, there's a young lady here to see you. I sent her to the lounge.
      Gibbs: About?
      McGee: 22...23 (Gibbs gives McGee a questioning look) I mean it's personal, she wouldn't say.

    • Kelly's voice: (Gibbs is lying on the dock) Go back daddy... It's okay, go back.

    • Ziva: She knew.
      McGee: Reads Gibbs like a book.
      Tony: Short read, not a lot of dialogue.
      Ziva: Your kind of book.
      Tony: You suggesting I don't read?
      McGee: I think she's suggesting you only look at the pictures, Tony.
      Tony: Picture paints a thousand words, McGee.
      Ziva: And in your case, most are the names of female body parts.

    • Tony: (Giving CPR to Gibbs) C'mon boss, don't make me kiss you.

  • Notes

    • This episode was the only submission on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 15, 2008 on TV3
      Germany: April 13, 2008 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: April 23, 2008 on Veronica
      Sweden: April 27, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: May 6, 2008 on Channel 10
      United Kingdom: June 29, 2008 on FX UK
      Italy: October 5, 2008 on RAI 2
      Spain: October 31, 2008 on La Sexta
      Hungary: February 2, 2009 on TV2
      Slovakia: August 13, 2009 on Markiza
      Finland: October 13, 2009 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 15, 2010 on TV Nova

    • As of this episode, the black & white teaser, just before the opening credits, has been removed. Instead, the teaser shows what happens after the opening credits.

    • Anne-Marie Johnson had previously played the role of Congresswoman Bobbi Latham on JAG.

    • Featured Music:
      "Big River" by Johnny Cash (in the background on the tape recorder while the team is looking for Haas)
      "All I Need" by Mat Kearney (in the background when Gibbs was with Maddie)

    • The role of Kelly Gibbs was previously portrayed by Mary Matilyn Mouser in 4 episodes, but is now played by Brenna Radding.

  • Allusions

    • Ducky: Not quite a stairway to Heaven, perhaps an elevator to a less compelling place.

      An allusion to the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, dated 1971.

    • Tony: This is ground control to Major McTom.

      An allusion to the David Bowie song "Space Oddity".

    • Tony: I'll have you know that since 1981, I've been a serious subscriber to National Geographic.

      The National Geographic is the official journal of the National Geographic Society.

    • Tony: McGeek, McGoogle her!

      Google is the largest search engine on the internet.

    • McGee: I can do you one better, MySpace.

      MySpace is a social networking website.