Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Allan J. Carter
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann
TRIVIA: After Ducky mentions that Major Maguire's eye was found in his stomach, Gibbs asked if he also found a toe. This refers to when Ducky found a toe in the stomach of Charles Bright in the episode, "Smoked."
TRIVIA: The game that the people are playing in the bowling alley is Gears of War, a popular Xbox 360 game.
TRIVIA: The bowling alley at the beginning of the episode is the same one Kate and Tony visit in 2x14 episode "Witness".
TRIVIA: The hand tools that Gibbs is using in this episode are really some of Mark Harmon's real tools that he uses when he is doing carpentry in his shop.
TRIVIA: At the time this episode aired, the existing law for flagging or documenting bank transactions is for those involving more than $10,000 in cash. A single cash transaction for $9000, such as the ones Sharif conducted, would not require the filing of a Currency Transaction Report. However, if he was visiting different branches of the same bank, they might detect the repeating transactions and file a Suspicious Activity Report. There is no threshold requirement for filing an SAR. Therefore, the reference in this episodes to cash transactions over $5000 was incorrect.
TRIVIA: In the train station, you can see Sharif put a PlayStation Portable in his bag. Moments earlier McGee said it was a Game Box Portable.
(McGee and Abby are talking in nonstop technical terms.)
Mann: How long will they go on like this?
Gibbs: Until we stop 'em.
Dane Hogan: Sharif has the BZ, but he can't even use it. I mean, if you ingest it, it'll kill you. But last time I checked, bleach and bug spray will do the same thing; and you can buy that anywhere. There is no terror attack.
Col. Mann: Then why are there six people in the hospital right now?
Dane Hogan: Every time there's a disaster, someone cashes in. Katrina -- the construction companies cleaned up. Tsunami -- traders made a killing in tsunami detection stock.
Col. Mann: And during a chemical scare?
Dane Hogan: Have you checked the stock markets today? My company paid me in stock options. The news a phony attack put six people in the hospital, well, that worked 'coz everybody's out buying gas masks now. Stock prices went through the roof. I'll be a millionaire by tomorrow's bell.
Gibbs: You're gonna be in prison by tomorrow's bell.
Col. Mann: You gave a terrorist deadly nerve gas.
Col. Mann: He's putting the BZ on the money.
Gibbs: By the time that changes hands in 36 hours...
Col. Mann: (finishing Gibbs' sentence) A lot more than 100,000 will be at risk.
Tony: I've got an idea - campfire!
Tony: I have an entirely inappropriate joke about strip clubs, but I'll save it for a less terrifying moment.
McGee: So this is the guy Ziva was drooling over.
Ziva: I wasn't drooling!
Tony: Please, I saw you undressing him with your bedroom eyes.
Ziva: At least I'm not the one asking him if he waxed his eyebrows!
Tony: It's important to appreciate the competition.
Tony: You know, since I'm here, it's a shame to waste me! I vote for a group bath!
Mann: You know, we're a distraction to your team. We can't have anything interfering with finding Sharif.
Gibbs: We're gonna find him. Then what?
Jenny: You'll be working under Agent Gibbs. Your boss and I flipped a coin for it. Is that a problem?
Colonel Mann: No problem. I'm just...
Gibbs: Used to being on top.
Colonel Mann: In command, yes.
Colonel Mann: They always finish your sentences for you?
Gibbs: I teach them to anticipate.
Colonel Mann: Well, they do it well. You must be a good teacher.
Gibbs: (sounding like Elvis) Well, thank you very much.
Colonel Mann: So the real question- are our cases connected?
Tony: As connected as McGee and his cute little writing pipe.
Colonel Mann: Funny, us running into each other like that.
Colonel Mann: You have a better word for it?
Gibbs: A few come to mind.
Tony: I've got a bad feeling about this. We let Elf-lord go in, we'll never get him out.
McGee: Getting old, Tony.
Tony: (referring to the eyeball) How'd it get into his stomach?
Ducky: I don't know, Tony, but there are only two pathways into the stomach. Neither possibility is particularly appetizing.
Ducky: Sadly, the outbreak of war led to shortages, which led to ill-fitting eyeballs, which had a tendency to pop out during rigorous interpersonal activity.
Tony: Such as?
Ducky: I leave that to your imagination, Tony.
(a little while later)
Tony: Oh, I get it! Ha, rigorous interpersonal activity!
McGee: Morse code's a dying art.
Ziva: (referring to the victim) It was for him.
Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay before we do this I just need to know one thing -- how'd you get that damn boat out of the basement?
Ducky: (holding a jar of the dead guy's urine) Smell it.
Tony: I prefer not to.
Mann: What do you see in my eyes?
Gibbs: You want me to kiss you.
Mann: So are you going to?
Gibbs: After we catch Sharif.
Mann: That's probably a good idea.
Gibbs: Really? 'Cause I was hoping you wouldn't think that.
Daniel: What do you want?
Tony: My partner probably needs know your home phone number. (Ziva hits Tony in the stomach) See, if you let it go, he would have thought I was kidding.
(Everyone is at the bowling alley shouting "Drop your weapon!")
Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay, let's all put down our weapons since clearly we're all on the same team.
Gibbs: Where'd you want to put the tattoo?
Abby: Okay, you're right, you're not the right person to ask.
Tony: (to McGee) Good job. I'm proud of you - like a weird uncle.
Tony: So from now on when we say "raincheck" we mean "no"?
Jeanne: Not "no" with a capital "N" but "no" with a lower-case "n".
Abby: Never question the gut!
The episode where the character Sharif initially appears as a CIA informant is 4x07 "Sandblast."
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: February 6, 2007 on TV3
Sweden: March 11, 2007 on TV3
Australia: May 1, 2007 on TEN
Belgium: May 13, 2007 on VT4
Germany: May 27, 2007 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: May 30, 2007 on Veronica
United Kingdom: July 3, 2007 on FX UK
Spain: July 26, 2007 on La Sexta
New Zealand: October 9, 2007 on TV3
Italy: October 14, 2007 on RAI 2
Finland: December 30, 2008 on Nelonen
Slovakia: June 11, 2009 on Markiza
Czech Republic: October 5, 2009 on TV Nova
This episode was originally named Cashed Out.
Tony: Okay, enough about me. What do you think of me?
Tony quotes CC Bloom, one of the characters in the movie Beaches. Beaches was released in 1988 and tells the story of two women, one a rich debutante and the other a struggling singer/actress, who meet and become friends as children, then struggle to maintain their friendship as they grow and pursue their dreams. It starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
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