Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard
Dr. Elaine Burns
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard
TRIVIA: McGee and Ziva are asked the location of Kelleher Avenue by one of the robbers. This is presumably a reference to Tim Kelleher, the actor who played Special Agent Chris Pacci on several NCIS episodes.
GOOF: When Gibbs takes away Ziva's weapons, she hands him the gun only from her ankle holster. When he gives them back, he hands her gun and holster. When Kearns takes the map, he takes away McGee's weapon. How does he know Ziva is unarmed?
GOOF: At the beginning of the scene where Ducky opens the door to autopsy, in the last few frames of the door, you can see the camera and the cameraman mirrored off the edge (in between the door handles).
TRIVIA: It is revealed in this episode that only Gibbs and Ziva know that she killed Ari to protect Gibbs; that Gibbs wrote his report to say that he had killed Ari. Therefore, they're establishing that Gibbs and Ziva have a secret, special relationship.
TRIVIA: It's revealed in this episode that DiNozzo's father was a Civil War Re-enactor.
TRIVIA: The hat that Ziva is wearing with a 9 mm hole in it got that way when Tony shot it by accident in episode 1.9 ("Marine Down"). In the same range exercise (hostage rescue shooting) Kate put a round through her beloved PDA.
Rule #18 - It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. (used in a conversation between Director Shepard and Gibbs)
TRIVIA: When DiNozzo lists what his specialties are to Gibbs, he lists multiple homicides, gang-related crimes and defenestration. Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out a window. It should also be noted that the close-captions said "Decapitation" instead of "Defenestration."
GOOF: While Ducky and Palmer are removing the musket ball from the soldier's body, a reflection of a crew member walking across the room can be seen in the morgue drawers.
(After Gibbs has slapped Tony on the back of his head)
Tony: That's an American custom. A form of affection.
Ziva: It seems like "Shloshet haStooges" to me.
Tony: (surprised) Like what?
Ziva: Larry, Moe, Curly, yes?
Ziva: A Marine dressed as a Civil War soldier is shot by a musket and then buried alive in a one hundred and forty year old antique iron casket. And you're telling me this isn't your strangest case? (She turns around to see Tony and McGee eating fast food)
McGee: Pretty much.
Ziva: I don't know what I find more disturbing? Your eating habits or the fact that I believe you.
Tony: I'm sorry, do our strange American foods frighten you?
Ziva: Not at all. I was referring to your manners. You should have bought me one.
(Ziva is standing above two dead bodies, gun in her hands)
Tony: Remind me not to piss her off.
Gibbs: Oh, DiNozzo, you have no idea.
Ziva: (about Gibbs) He's a tough one to read.
Tony: You'll find most NCIS agents are like that. It's our training.
Ziva: Is that a fact?
Tony: Mm-hmm. We never let other people know what we're thinking.
Ziva: Right now you're thinking of doing page fifty seven with me.
Tony: You want something to read?
Ziva: What do you have?
Tony: G.S.M. It's a men's magazine. Most women find it objectifies them.
Ziva: (taking out a copy of the same magazine in Hebrew) I read it on the plane. I especially like the article on page fifty-seven. In my experience, it works every time.
Tony: I... I always thought that was urban legend. (Gibbs throws a crumpled-up coffee cup at Tony) Ow!
McGee: Bring back memories for you, Tony [Seeing the civil war reenactment]?
Ziva: It looks like fun.
Tony: Do you know what little Anthony DiNozzo's job was during these reenactments, Ziva?
Ziva: Little drummer boy?
Tony: No, I would carry around a bucket so this guy could take a dump in it. The called me their little poo-boy.
(Ziva and McGee start laughing.)
Gibbs: You're coming along, strictly as an observer. Hand over all your weapons.
Ziva: Is that really necessary? (Gibbs holds out his hand, waiting) Right. (pulls the gun from the holster at the small of her back and hands it to him)
Gibbs: And your backup.
Ziva: What backup?
Gibbs: Left leg.
Ziva: Oh. That one. (propping her foot on the desk, removes a revolver from an ankle holster and hands it over)
Gibbs: And the knife concealed at your waist.
(Ziva just looks at him, blinking, then pulls the knife and hands it to him, hilt first. Gibbs reverses the hilt and offers it back to her)
Gibbs: You can keep this. I just wanted you to know that I know.
Ziva (Sees Gibbs with a woman): Who's the woman with Gibbs?
Tony: Yeah, once you're here long enough you'll figure it out.
Ziva: Is that his girlfriend?
Tony: I have no idea.
Ziva: You just told me...
Tony: Well, you'll figure out there are some things you don't ask about.
Gibbs: I trust you, you know that. But when we leave this elevator...
Ziva: You start kicking my butt.
Gibbs: I don't kick butt.
(Ziva smiles and Gibbs smacks her head.)
Tony (Talking to himself at his desk): I shouldn't have come in to work today. If Gibbs sees me like this...
Ziva: He'll probably be as horrified as I am, Agent DiNozzo. Working undercover as a hobo?
Jenny: Before we get into this, I need a refill. (Gibbs flips the lid off her coffee cup and then pours some of his coffee into her cup) Well that was sweet, not necessarily sanitary.
Ziva: You know what this reminds me of McGee?
McGee: Mossad case?
Ziva: No, the Harry Potter novel.
McGee: You read those too? (Ziva looks away) Yeah me either.
(Gibbs and Jenny watching Tony and Ziva from above squad room)
Jenny: She seems to be fitting in well.
Gibbs: She almost killed my entire team yesterday.
Gibbs: Driving home from a crime scene.
Ziva: You might want to do something about your hair... it's sticking up like a porcuswine... oh, wrong words... a porcu... pig? (Tony gives her a funny look as McGee comes in) The little animal with the spiky tips!?
Ziva: Porcupine! Thank you, Special Agent McGee.
Ziva: ...I feel like a donkey's butt.
McGee: Donkey's butt?
Tony: I think she meant 'Horse's Ass', McGee.
Ziva: Yes, that, too.
McGee (after getting pushed in the fountain by the thief): Gibbs is going to kill me!
Ziva: Look on the bright side, McGee!
(McGee looks at her)
Ziva: I'm clean again!
Abby: McGee, sometimes I think I love you!
Ziva: Is there somewhere I can clean up?
Gibbs: Yeah. Sure. Tonight, when you go home.
(Abby smiles scornfully at Ziva)
Gibbs: And you... keep observing.
Ziva: What exactly, Gibbs?
Gibbs: Anything, just do it quietly.
Ziva (after Gibbs went away): Now I know why he took all my weapons away.
(Gibbs checking up on progress)
Ziva: I'm wondering why I have 9 mm hole in my cap?
Gibbs: (Pause) Ventilation.
Ziva: (satisfied) Ahh...
Tony/McGee: (when Ziva drives) Ziva! Car! CAR!
Ziva: (after Tony threw up) I said was sorry!
Tony: For the first: Don't do it again! And for the second: What are you doing?
Ziva: I'm observing you Tony.
Tony: Can you do it in a less creepy manner?
Abby: I think I look like...
Tony: Career Girl Barbie!
Abby: (upset) I do.
McGee: Abby, Ziva was amazing, I mean... she's got a photographic memory.
(Abby looks offended)
Abby: Why don't you two just get a room, McGee.
McGee: What... you think she likes me?
Abby: McGee, never forget... I am one of the few people in the world, who can murder you and... leave no forensic evidence.
(after McGee sees Abby changing into her normal clothes and Abby spots McGee)
Abby: See something you like, McGee?
McGee (embarrassed): No! ... I mean, yes?
Ducky: You ever spent an evening with a young lady and failed to remember it, Mr. Palmer? (looks at Palmer) Ohhhh, what was I thinking. Of course not.
Palmer: But I wouldn't mind...
Ducky: Well, it's not something to be admired, Mr. Palmer.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: October 25, 2005 on TV3
Sweden: January 8, 2006 on TV3
Australia: March 1, 2006 on Channel 10
Germany: April 6, 2006 on SAT 1
France: September 8, 2006 on M6
Croatia: October 9, 2006 on NOVA TV
Italy: November 5, 2006 on RAI 2
Brazil: March 2, 2007 on AXN
Finland: October 20, 2007 on Nelonen
Slovakia: April 23, 2009 on Markiza
Cote de Pablo is added to the opening credits as Mossad Officer Ziva David. She had previously guest starred in the two-part season premiere.
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