Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
TRIVIA: When Gibbs goes to see Ducky in autopsy he is carrying out a psychological profile of the missing Lieutenant. Laid out on the autopsy table are several of her belongings, and Ducky begins telling Gibbs what he has found. He mentions her taste in movies, and that she likes Under the Tuscan Sun, Sabrina and Fried Green Tomatoes. Sabrina stared Lauren Holly, who plays Jenny Shepard.
GOOF: In the scene just after the part of showing Gibbs & Shepard's faux daughter, we see both McGee's info being shown on the TV screen. However, if you watch it frame by frame, the "Pink Highlight" that jumps around do not match one another. It could be "lag", but it jumps several times on the computer monitor before it even moves on the television.
TRIVIA: In the previous two episodes of season 4, we see Mark Harmon's section in the opening credits with scenes of him "Retired." After he came back at the end of the second episode, they are gone from the intro in this episode.
TRIVIA: Gibbs has been an NCIS agent 16 years.
(Ziva is undercover dressed as a "geek")
Tony: Our girl's looking a little nervous, though. I think we found her kryptonite. Our big bad spy doesn't do geek.
Ziva: Did he just say Greek?
Gibbs: How about both of you, shut up!
Jenny (to Tony): To get here, in this office, especially as a woman? My career has been on the fast track my entire life. And between you and me? Sometimes I wish I had taken it a little slower.
Tony: You can't tell me you didn't miss this when you were in Mexico.
Gibbs: A couple of minutes.
Tony: That's it?
Gibbs: That's the difference between putting the Lieutenant in a body bag... or an ambulance.
Ziva: If you let me drive, we would have been here a half hour ago!
Tony: Yeah, our bodies could be in a twisted wreck, awaiting the 'jaws of life'.
Ziva: Gibbs lets me drive.
Tony: I have more to live for.
Jenny: Your performance these last four months has been exemplary. You've earned it.
Tony: What about La Grenouille? It took months getting in.
Jenny: You're not getting too involved, are you?
Tony: Only in the mission. If we put another agent undercover La Grenouille will smell it.
Jenny: So you're passing on a promotion that any other agent in this building would kill for all because you're worried about some long shot mission? I don't think so.
Gibbs: Any questions?
Ziva: Yeah, just one. Can anyone please explain what speed dating is?
Jenny: You should be proud of him.
Jenny: When you left there were some rocky moments. He really held the team together.
Gibbs: It's what I trained him to do.
Jenny: I just think you should know he excelled at it.
Gibbs: Then give him his own team, Jen.
Jenny: You think he's ready?
Gibbs: I wouldn't have quit if he wasn't.
Jenny: You should tell him that.
Gibbs: Oh trust me, when DiNozzo thinks he's ready for his own team, you'll know about it. Hell, the whole world will know about it!
Tony: I'm worried about Jethro.
Jenny: Jethro is fine.
Tony: Then how do you explain that thing on his upper lip?
Gibbs: Good job.
Abby: (to Bert) Those are two words I will never take for granted again, Bert.
Ziva: (doing stretches) We could be missing something. (bends over)
Tony: (Checking out Ziva's butt) Believe me---not from this angle.
Gibbs: (referring to Larry) He's clean, Ziva.
Ziva: Yeah, well, you didn't have to smell him, Gibbs!
Ziva: (trying to be coy) There's something about your eyes.
Larry: I get that a lot. It's allergies.
Ziva: Ninety-second dates? I thought you were kidding me, Gibbs.
Gibbs: You'll do fine, Ziva. I had marriages shorter than that.
Ziva: Ha! I'm beginning to understand why.
Ziva: I look like a dork.
Tony: Yeah, that's the point!
McGee: (referring to the speed dating service) Okay, you know what? I thought about going to one, one time.
Tony: (horrified) After this is over, you and I are going to have a little talk!
Abby: Aw, you and the director make nice Gibblets, Gibbs!
Tony: (referring to the picture created of Gibbs' and Jenny's daughter) Even with Gibbs as the father, I'd date her.
Gibbs: Never more than once, DiNozzo.
Gibbs: Don't apologize, DiNozzo.
Tony: Right. Sign of weakness.
Ziva: Not to mention annoying.
Abby: Is it just me, or does he seem a little...
Abby: Well, that's close enough. It's gotta be that damn mustache.
McGee: (referring to Gibbs) Is it just me, or does he seem a little more...
McGee: Well, I was gonna say mellow, but... yeah.
Tony: Yeah. I think it's the mustache... lulling us into a false sense of security.
Tony: So I got used to being in charge, sue me. (Both Tony and Ziva go for the driver's seat)
Ziva: Is there a reason why you always have to drive?
Tony: I could say it's because I'm the senior field agent, but mostly because I want to live.
Ziva: Then I recommend getting un-used to being in charge before Gibbs decides to kill you.
McGee: (referring to Tony predicting a new incoming case) How did you know?
Tony: Well, it's a gift, McGee; I choose not to question it.
McGee: Where we goin', Boss?
Gibbs: Ask DiNozzo. All I got was a wrong number.
(Tony is on the phone)
Tony: (About Gibbs) Yes, his mustache is real...
Ziva: (Pretending to be a nerd) I like computers, and the thing you do with the yarn.
Ziva: You've been whining like a little snitch all week!
Tony: The term is bitch.
Ziva: I know. I was being polite!
Tony: What's my motto, McGee?
McGee: You'll never date a woman who eats more than you do?
Tony: Hah, well that's true.
(Calvin Hopper grabs Ziva's ass.)
Ziva: Remove your hand or I will rip off your arm and beat you to death with it.
Ziva: I've seen software like this before, Abby. Mossad used earlier versions of it to age Nazi war criminals. It was a great asset to hunting them down.
Gibbs: (to Abby) So basically what you're saying to me is, we have nothing.
Abby: Gibbs, Ziva's talking about Nazis! I wouldn't exactly call Nazis nothing. (Gibbs looks at her) We have nothing.
Ziva: Drop your weapon. Or if you prefer I could shoot you in the spine. Would you rather be a para- or a quadriplegic?
Gibbs: Abby, your computer's on fire.
(Abby and McGee jolt awake.)
Abby: McGee, my baby's french fried!
McGee: Checking internal core temperature!
(They look at Gibbs.)
Abby: That is so not funny, Gibbs.
The song playing in the opening is "Strict Machine" by Gold Frapp.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: October 31, 2006 on TV3
Sweden: December 17, 2006 on TV3
Australia: February 6, 2007 on TEN
Belgium: March 4, 2007 on VT4
Germany: March 18, 2007 on SAT 1
The Netherlands: March 21, 2007 on Veronica
United Kingdom: April 24, 2007 on FX UK
Spain: June 21, 2007 on La Sexta
New Zealand: July 31, 2007 on TV3
Italy: September 10, 2007 on RAI 2
Finland: October 21, 2008 one Nelonen
Slovakia: May 28, 2009 on Markiza
Czech Republic: July 21, 2009 on TV Nova
The opening credits now feature a new font. Also, Gibbs receives new stills (when Gibbs retired, his still were changed to the ones where he is enjoying his retirement---now that he returned to NCIS, he got new, regular stills).
Tony (about Gibbs): He looks like Wilford Brimley Jr.
Wilford Brimley is a famous actor that has been in movies, TV and commercials. He's been in The Firm from 1993, and commercials for products of Quaker Oats, and Liberty Medical.
Tony: Our big bad spy doesn't do "geek."
Ziva: Did he just say "Greek"?
"Doing Greek" is a euphemism for anal sex.
Tony: (to McGee and Ziva) The Batsignal may fly at any moment.
The Batsignal is a large spotlight, with a bat emblem on its face, that is used by Commissioner Gordon to signal Batman in both the comic books and motion pictures.
When Tony refered to trying to be a geek as being Ziva's Kryptonite he was refering to the only substance that could hurt Superman. A piece of his own planet, Krypton.
Saving Private Ryan
When they discovered morphpro on the LT's hard drive and the test run that morphed her into an older version of herself, Tony compared it to the end of the Steven Spielberg movie, Saving Private Ryan, when Matt Damon's character is morphed into an older version of himself.
In referring to the missing profile Tony says that it could be "our Rosetta Stone". The Rosetta Stone was a tablet inscribed in two Egyptian languages and in Greek that was found in Egypt and help decipher previously incomprehensible hieroglyphics.
Lt. Sullivan's password, Spanish Rose, is the lead female character in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Episode Title: "Singled Out"
The episode title is a reference to a popular MTV game show Singled Out that ran from 1995 to 1998; 50 men and 50 women competed for a date with the opposite sex. "Singled Out" is also a song performed by Diecast from 2001; and by Diesel from 1996.
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