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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
P.O. Jerry Smith
Navy Cmdr. Robert Morris
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
TRIVIA: At the very bottom of McGee's credit statement, you can see "C.W. Murray's" listed with a $112.89 price tag. C.W. Murray is also known as Chad W. Murray, and Sean Murray's (McGee) brother in real life.
GOOF: Ziva reveals that she speaks 5 different languages. In future episodes it is confirmed that she in fact speaks 9 different languages; French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew and English.
GOOF: When Gibbs is in the elevator with Ziva, he flips the switch up to stop the elevator. In previous episodes like "Enigma," Gibbs flips the switch down to stop it.
Gibbs reveals that there are actually 50 rules and that they are not written down. It is his job to teach them to his agents.
Abby: (when Ziva joins her in the elevator) Are you going home?
Ziva: Not yet. I thought I might be able to help you with... (gestures towards a box of metal shards from a blown up briefcase) That.
Abby: (sarcastically) Do you have a degree in forensic science?
Ziva: (sighing) No. But I'm very good at jigsaw puzzles.
Abby: We'll see.
Ziva: I should warn you, I'm not very good with women.
Gibbs: Well that makes two things you're not very good at today.
Ziva: And the first?
Gibbs: Being on time.
Tony: That's original, McGee, any part of your brain that's your own?
McGee: Well, at least I have one, Tony.
Tony: What's that supposed to mean?
Tony (About John): Look at the guy he's such a...
Tony and McGee: Wimp.
Gibbs: Sketch, get close enough without breaking your neck.
McGee: On it!
Gibbs: Dinozzo, photos! (pauses) Is there a problem?
Tony: Well, you didn't say anything about my neck. (Gibbs stares Tony down) Uh... I'll be careful.
(Gibbs and Ziva are in the elevator of NCIS HQ.)
Ziva: You just hung up on Director Shepard.
Gibbs: Uh huh...
Ziva: In my country, The officer-in-charges is always...
(Gibbs stopped the elevator.)
Gibbs: In my country, in my team, working my cases, my people, don't by-pass chain of command.
Ziva: Which is...??
Gibbs: Me. We clear on that, Officer David?
Ziva: Crystal... Agent Gibbs.
(Gibbs turned the switch on for the elevator. Then Ziva stopped it again.)
Ziva: Except she called me. What would you have me do?
Gibbs: Smile. Talk about the weather. Tell her to call me.
Ziva: And if that doesn't work?
Gibbs: You are a smart girl. Think of something.
(Gibbs turned switch on. Then Ziva stopped it again. Second time.)
Ziva: I am merely trying to do my job.
Gibbs: Your job is to follow my instructions.
Ziva: And I respect that. Is it to much to ask for some in return?
(They looked each other. Gibbs turned the elevator on.)
Gibbs: No, it is not.
Ziva: So... That's it?
Gibbs: Mm hmm...
Ziva: Don't even get a slap on the head?
Gibbs: Don't push it.
Ziva: Just to be clear, are there any more of those rules I should be aware of?
Gibbs: About fifty of them.
Ziva: And I don't suppose they are written anywhere that I can...
Ziva: Then how am I supposed to...
Gibbs: My job is to teach them to you.
Ziva: Hinky? What's hinky?
Tony: You know, like when your gut is telling you something.
Ziva: I see. In my country we refer to that as gas.
Ziva: Once he saw us at Norfolk, he must have taken a kite.
Tony: Hike. The expression is taking a hike.
McGee: I think she may have had it confused with go fly a kite.
Ziva: I speak five languages, forgive me if I get confused... Sometimes. I found his bankbook.
Ziva: Whatever you call it.
Ziva: I'll drive, Tony.
Tony: No, no, no. Not gonna make that mistake again.
Ziva: Did you really think my driving was that terrible? Aside from the high speed and near misses?
Tony: Let's just say it's an acquired taste. Like regurgitated lunch.
Ziva: All of these people are in the military?
Tony: Yeah, the uniforms are kind of a dead giveaway.
McGee: (when the crime scene is down a steep hill) Well, as you've pointed out many times, I'm...I'm just a junior field agent.
Tony: All the more reason you need the experience, Probie.
McGee: How about I follow in your footsteps as you lead the way?
Tony: How about you kiss my experienced buttocks?
Gibbs: I'd hate to start slapping you like I do to DiNozzo.
Abby: You wouldn't. (Gibbs gives her a stern look) You would?
Gibbs: And it won't be on the head.
McGee: I read on a Snapple cap that the most popular name for pets is Max.
Tony: I thought it was Tim.
Tony: He works in a supply office, who's he gonna asassinate, Mr. Clean?
Tony: We're not going anywhere.
McGee: What, until I apologize?
Tony: No, not until you apologize. (gets out of the car) We're in the wrong damn car.
Tony: If it's any consolation, Probie, I had my identity stolen once.
Tony: They charged my Visa for a vintage Barbie Doll,...Career Girl outfit.
McGee: Ooo, with the matching briefcase and pumps?
(Tony looks at Mcgee in disgust)
McGee: Oh...well...um-uh...I,...I had a,...a girlfriend who collected once. We used to line them up on...
Tony: I lost respect for you at the word pumps.
(looking at the steep ravine and then at Palmer's loafers)
Ducky: I hope you brought more appropriate footwear, Mr. Palmer. The journey to our Petty Officer looks rather challenging.
Palmer: Don't worry, Doctor. I have a merit badge in hiking.
Ducky: I have a driver's license, Mr. Palmer. It doesn't mean I turn up at Indianapolis in my Morgan.
(Then next scene Palmer is seen hurtling uncontrollably down the ravine)
Ziva: Takes awhile for him to warm up to people, doesn't it.
Tony: Do you want to know the secret to getting on his good side?
Tony: Me too.
Tony: (sarcastically) Good job McGee.
Ziva: Is he always this juvenile?
McGee: Only every day of the week that ends in day.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: November 1, 2005 on TV3
Sweden: January 15, 2006 on TV3
Australia: March 8, 2006 on Channel 10
Germany: April 13, 2006 on SAT 1
France: September 15, 2006 on M6
Croatia: October 16, 2006 on NOVA TV
Italy: November 12, 2006 on RAI 2
Brazil: March 9, 2007 on AXN
Finland: October 27, 2007 on Nelonen
Slovakia: April 24, 2009 on Markiza
Gibbs (to McGee): Green Acres, gas the truck.
Green Acres is a TV show from the mid 1960s that took place on a farm. Tony mentions the "John Deere" on McGee's credit report.
Tony: Kind of like: "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!" The Court Jester? Danny Kaye? C'mon it's a classic!
The Court Jester is a 1956 comedy about a medieval vigilante who poses as a court jester to save an infant king from an usurper, while Danny Kaye was a Golden Era vaudeville-style actor, who was renowned for being able to recite tongue-twisting songs and monologues.
Forrest Hump, the porn film being charged to Probie's credit card, is one of the most generic porn title in cinema. Is it also the name of an actual porn film.
Tony talks about one of the Hawaiian shirts being like the one from Magnum, P.I., a popular show in the 80s, created by the same person who created NCIS, Donald P. Bellisario.
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