Season 5 Episode 12


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 08, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: At the beginning we see Palmer pull the collar away to show the bullet hole which is touching the base of the neck. However, when we see the body entering the MRI later in the show on the computer monitor, the bullet hole appears to be MUCH lower closer to the chest.

    • TRIVIA: Capt. Pullman said that the Zumwalt-class destroyer was scheduled to begin sea trials in a month. However, the contract for building the two ships in the class were awarded on Feb. 14, 2008. They are not scheduled for delivery until June 2013.

    • GOOF: During a routine blood check a technician can identify whether the blood came from male or female patient. When Abby came back to Ducky with the results she asked where was the body of John Doe, but she already had to know that it was a female's blood. So why didn't she ask where was the Jane Doe?

    • TRIVIA: The Jane Doe blood test that Abby did was positive for Creatine Kinase and it was alluded that the blood was actually Jenny's. Ducky was also looking at mystery brain scans. There are three types of CK tests- elevation of CK-I is seen in stroke, extreme shock, and brain tumor patients. Elevated CK-II is seen after heart attacks. And, elevated CK-III indicates muscle/skeletal damage.

  • Quotes

    • (Tony discovers that he is all black around the eyes after looking through the binoculars)
      Tony: You're a dead man, McGee.
      McGee: Don't look at me, Raccoon Boy - it was Ziva.

    • Cpt. Pullman: I'd like to help you here, Gibbs. That ship is due to start sea trials next month.
      Gibbs: It gets delayed, SecNav will have my ass.
      Cpt. Pullman: They'll want a much higher price than that.

    • Gibbs: Where is DiNozzo?
      Ziva: He is... um... He is... He is running an errand.
      Gibbs: Never cover for me, David.

    • Jardin (To Ziva): Would Tony really do something to your food?
      Gibbs: Oh yes.

    • Jardin: Ziva.
      Ziva: Yeah.
      Jardin: I don't know if I should say anything or not but I saw Tony putting something under your car.
      Ziva: What? When?
      Jardin: What, I don't know. When, this morning.
      Ziva: Hah, I told you... I told you he could not be trusted!
      (Ziva runs to her car)
      McGee: Was Tony really messing with her car?
      Jardin: No. Tony just told me to tell Ziva that when I saw her.

    • Ziva: Do you trust DiNozzo?
      McGee: Point well taken.

    • Tony: This is crazy. I'm taking photos of an empty room.

    • Tony: (talking about Gibbs) I've seen him make a 300 pound drill instructor cry.

    • Ziva: The jack she is with is gross.
      Tony: You mean John.
      Ziva: You know him?
      Tony: Oh my God...

    • Ziva (looking at Gibbs): I wouldn't want to be Gibbs right now.
      Tony (starring at McGee): I wouldn't want to be McGee any day.

    • Ducky: Is the stakeout over?
      Tony: I wish. It's worse than watching five day cricket match.
      Ducky: Careful, young man.

    • Ziva: Your goose is fried.
      Tony: Cooked. And no it's not. Only a minute late.

    • Ziva: Do you think prostitutes get bored... I mean, the same work day in, day out, day in, day out?

    • Tony: What did I miss?
      Ziva: Goldilocks hooked up with Papa Bear, and they found a bed that is just right. Personally, I think she could do better.

  • Notes

    • Paramore's song "Crushcrushcrush" played as Chow walked in to meet Dennis in the bar.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: April 15, 2008 on TV3
      The Netherlands: May 28 on Veronica
      Sweden: June 8, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: June 10, 2008 on TEN
      United Kingdom: August 3, 2008 on FX UK
      New Zealand: August 31, 2008 on TV 3
      Germany: August 31, 2008 on SAT 1
      Italy: November 09, 2008 on RAI 2
      Spain: December 5, 2008 on La Sexta
      Norway: January 6, 2009 on TV3
      Hungary: March 16, 2009 on TV2
      Slovakia: September 17, 2009 on Markiza
      Finland: November 17, 2009 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: March 22, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Lauren Holly is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Allusions

    • In the opening stake out scene DiNozzo says "It feels like we've been stuck here for months doing nothing." This is the first NCIS episode following the US writers strike which halted production of new episodes of shows for several months.

    • Ziva: Goldilocks hooked up with Papa Bear, and they found a bed that is just right. Personally, I think she could do better.

      This is an allusion to the children's bedtime story Goldilocks and the Three Bears written by Robert Southey in 1837.

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