Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Kate Todd
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
NCIS Special Agent Daniel Snyder
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
Special Agent Tim McGee
TRIVIA: Gibbs' preferred drink is 125 proof Bourbon.
TRIVIA: We find out the terrorist's name in this episode. It's Ari Haswari.
GOOF: When Ducky and Palmer are piecing together the bodies in autopsy, Ducky pulls out one fragment and says that it's the distal phalange. This is incorrect terminology. Collectively, the bones of the fingers or toes are referred to as the phalanges, but the term phalanx is used to refer to a single bone from the fingers or toes. Distal refers to the location of the bone in the toe or finger-- in this case it's the bone at the tip. In addition, to be specific, Ducky would need to designate which distal phalanx he had identified by using a Roman numeral between I and V, identify it as a phalanx from a finger or a toe, and include which side of the body it was from.
Rule #7 - Always be specific when you lie. (Gibbs to Kate)
TRIVIA: In this episode, Gibbs has a vision of uncovering Kate's body with a bullet hole in her forehead - this could be a foreshadow of Kate's death exactly a season later because her character dies in the season two finale "Twilight." However, when writing this episode, Sasha Alexander had no intention to leave the show, so this was an accidental foreshadow.
TRIVIA: Ducky has lightning hands. In the lunch scene when Kate gets up he is attacking his salad with knife and fork. When Kate kisses him a split second later, his right hand is already holding his glass to his lips.
Gibbs: Two op failures in a row. I'd ax your ass if you worked for me.
Fornell: Who drinks bourbon anymore?
Gibbs: I do.
Fornell: Got a glass?
Gibbs: Use my coffee mug.
(Fornell pours the drink)
Fornell: What about you?
(Fornell starts to drink and Gibbs take away the mug)
Gibbs: I use my coffee mug. You go upstairs and get a glass or drink out of the bottle.
Fornell: This guy's been a sleeper his entire life.
Gibbs: Well, I'd love to put him in a coma.
Ari Haswari: How is Gerald?
Kate: Still in rehab. Asks every day if you're dead yet.
Tony: Kate, Gibbs is like a dog- he'll gnaw on an old bone 'til you throw him a steak. When he's done with the steak, he goes back to the old bone. The terrorist is his old bone.
Kate: Let's hope he doesn't choke on it.
Kate: His eyes. I was looking into his eyes and they looked... kind.
Gibbs: Did they look kind when he blew out Gerald's shoulder?
Kate: You asked me why I couldn't stab him and I told you!
Gibbs: Contrary to conventional wisdom, Kate, eyes can lie. You meet him again, don't forget that.
Ari Haswari: Oh, many women find me charming.
Kate: You must pay them well.
Kate: Gibbs surprised me at DC Beans this morning. He brought me coffee and then probed me about that terrorist, like it happened yesterday, not months ago.
Tony: Wow, that is serious. He's never bought me coffee.
Tony: (To Gibbs) Hey boss, McGee said you wanted to see me...Actually he said I was under house arrest but I figured that was just your way of making a point.
Gibbs: Do I have to give you the name of the creek you're up without a paddle?...or how deep it is?
Tony: Up to my knees?
Gibbs: Ahhh, so you're familiar with this creek.
Tony: Boss I'm sorry I took a long lunch but I was workin' a hot case...
Gibbs: What case would that be? Shadowing a tight ass?
Tony: Now that's not fair boss...
Gibbs: War is not fair, and we are at war. Until I relieve you which may be any moment now, you will fight that war 24/7, that includes eating, sleeping, taking a crap. You got that?
Tony: (To Gibbs) What's wrong with you, besides not catching the Hamass guy?
Gibbs: The Hamass guy?!?! The Terrorist!? The Bastard!?!!? The Ass!??! We call him everything but his name. Do you know why?
Tony: Because we don't know his name?...
Gibbs: Because you're out working a hot case. I want his name!!!! I want it today!!!
Ari: Women should never get involved in politics; it's a waste of beauty.
Gibbs: What.s with his name? Ari is Israeli; Haswari is Arab.
Abby: Maybe his folks were working on some sort of Middle East peace plan.
(Gibbs holds up a pair of red, men's bikini briefs.)
Abby: Oooh, Gibbs! I dig 'em!
Gibbs: Tell DiNozzo.
Abby: Wake him up!
McGee: I don't know; maybe he needs the rest.
Abby: He's not resting; look at him! Those eyeballs are disco dancing under those lids.
McGee: Disco dancing- is that back?
Abby: It's Gibbs; it never left.
Gibbs: McGee should have, hours ago. Norfolk office opens in 24 minutes.
Computer: (in creepy female voice) You have mail.
Tony: Let's see who misses me today!
Kate: Gibbs... what is it with your hair? Gibbs: What's wrong with my hair? Kate: ...Nothing... it's... you!
Kate: Gibbs you're making me nervous. Scary scenarios are popping into my head...like you're here to fire me...or to tell me that I'm going undercover as DiNozzo's wife.
Kate: Just what NCIS do you think I'm from?
Gibbs: He sleep over your place?
Gibbs: You sleep in the coffin McGee?!
McGee: Coffin?! You said it was a boxed sofa-bed.
Abby: Well it is. Sort of.
McGee: That's why you wouldn't turn the lights on. (Sighs) Oh, I can't believe I slept in a coffin.
Abby: Not just slept.
Gibbs: What are you doing?
Gibbs: Then do nothing at your desk.
Tony: He's determined. Like Tommy Lee Jones in 'The Fugitive', The Duke in 'The Searchers', Mel Gibson in 'Payback'.
Gibbs: Rule #7: Always be specific when you lie.
Kate: (to Gibbs) Why are you bringing me coffee from your caffeine dealer two blocks away? And don't use rule #7.
Abby: Would you be less grumpy if you slept in a bed?
Kate: Why am I here?
Original International Airdates:
Croatia: September 01, 2005 on NOVA TV
Hungary: May 08, 2006 on TV 2
Sweden: November 21, 2004 on TV3
Finland: February 3, 2007 on Nelonen
France: October 14, 2004 on M6
Germany: August 25, 2005 on SAT.1
Denmark: May 25, 2004 on TV3
Episode title: "Reveille"
Reveille refers to the traditional military bugle call sounded to wake up soldiers. It also means "wake up" in French. This is a reference to the other French titled episode in which Ari Haswari also appeared, "Bête Noire" (which meant nightmare in French), one can therefore make the inference that the NCIS team upon finding out Ari's identity is waking up from the nightmare. Correction from a French: "bête noir" means "pet peeve", not "nightmare". Also, "Reveille" as a word used alone looks weird, it is not a correct form in French. It would be either "Réveil" (awakening), or "Réveille-toi" (wake up, informal second person). The military term "reveille" is an English word coming from the French, but not a French word. (The translation of "Reveille" in French would be "Réveil en fanfare" if you really want to know...)
Tony: Boss, you really need to see Moby Dick.
Moby Dick is a piece of classic literature by Herman Melville in which the title character is a white whale. A sea captain by the name of Ahab makes it his life mission to capture and kill this whale, a mission which eventually leads to the captain's demise. Tony uses this as a warning to Gibbs about the dangers of a relentless pursuit.
Tony: That's like worrying about Jim Bowie in a knife fight.
Jim Bowie was a famous knife fighter who was known for carrying a knife with a particularly long blade. Later, that type of knife was named after him. The Bowie knife is ten and a half inches long and two inches wide (or 26 1/2 cm x 5 cm).
Gibbs: Don't apologize, it's a sign of weakness.
Gibbs makes another reference to "The Duke" when he tells McGee "don't apologize, it's a sign of weakness." John Wayne character said this in one of his movies.
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