Season 10 Episode 19


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 2013 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Near the end of the episode when Admiral McGee confronts his aide about the murder, watch Lt. Maine. When the Admiral says "He doesn't need an appointment, Lieutenant.", Maine snaps to attention and salutes. When we switch back to the view of Admiral McGee, Maine turns to salute again.

  • Quotes

    • Gibbs: Why lie? Why avoid the truth? Why avoid your son?
      Admiral McGee: Alright. (sits down) Because I'm sick. No one could know. Stage 4. I wasn't feeling well when we showed up for the exercises. I knew Haber was top notch so I transferred to the Borealis. Haber gave me something for the pain...but he knew what was causing it.
      Gibbs: He was going to report it to NavCent.
      Admiral McGee: Doctor/Patient privilege is a little different when it comes to National Security. So that meant the end of my career.
      Gibbs: It's motive to keep the Commander quiet.
      Admiral McGee: Gibbs... I've been a lot of things. Been a lousy father, I've been a son of a bitch. But I'm no murderer.
      McGee: (watching from the observation room, begins to cry)

    • Palmer: Yeah, I keep thinking about the look on Agent McGee's face when he saw his dad.
      Ducky: We certainly can't pick our fathers, Mr. Palmer. But the real tragedy occurs when our fathers do not pick us.

    • Admiral McGee: Apologies are hard for me.
      McGee: They're hard for everybody, dad.
      Admiral McGee: There are some things I wish I'd done differently.
      McGee: You know, Gibbs says that apologies are a sign of weakness. I always thought you'd be one to agree with that.
      Admiral McGee: Like I said, Agent Gibbs is a smart man.

    • Admiral McGee: Who's behind the glass? Who's watching?
      Gibbs: You scared he's gonna see you break?
      Admiral McGee: My relationship with my son is none of your damn business.
      Gibbs: You make him think he's nothing. You're the one with nothing.

    • Abby: McGee? Everybody knows it's been really rough on you, having your dad just show up like this. Maybe you should stand up to him, a-and tell him how you feel. You've spent your entire life avoiding this moment that could be... liberating.
      McGee: Abby, he's the Admiral. No one talks to him, they just listen.

    • Gibbs: Where's McGee?
      Tony: Overslept.
      Ziva: Doctor visit.
      Gibbs: Uh-huh.

    • Palmer: So, Agent Burley was Agent DiNozzo before Agent DiNozzo was Agent DiNozzo.
      Ducky: That is correct. One cannot help but be confused by the Downton Abbey complexity of government bureaucracy. Yeah, the thing to remember is that we are all but one Stan Burley away from reassignment. And that's why we should always, uh, focus on the job in hand.

    • Gibbs: What can I do for you, Admiral?
      Admiral McGee: Get me off the ship.
      Gibbs: Can't.
      Admiral McGee: Sure you can.
      McGee: No, Dad, he can't. A man died here today. Till we figure out what happened, this whole crew's on lockdown.
      Admiral McGee: Understandable, but I have someplace to be.
      McGee: Been hearing that my whole life.
      Admiral McGee: Good to see you, too, son.

    • Ziva: Where's McGee?
      Tony: Maybe he blew away coming to work this morning.
      Ziva: Or maybe he met someone last night.
      Tony: That's doubtful. That might be the reason I would be late.
      Ziva: These days, my friend, I'm not so sure.
      Tony: You've noticed?
      Ziva: Yes, I am quite aware you hit a dry spell recently.
      Tony: Like Lawrence of Arabia.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 26, 2013 on Global
      Finland: August 13, 2013 on Nelonen

  • Allusions