Season 9 Episode 19

The Good Son

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Gibbs' Rule #22 (as mentioned by Tony): Never, ever bother Gibbs in interrogation.

    • GOOF: The episode was supposed have taken place in Baltimore MD and the sailors were on liberty from a destroyer, but when they flashed to the part on the ship they showed the battle ship U.S.S New Jersey BB62 in Camden NJ on the Delaware with the Philadelphia water front in the background. Also you can see the stacks of the S.S United States in the background.

  • Quotes

    • Ziva: I understand that sailors often refer to this liberty as their annual 'beer and crabs' week?
      Tony: Not those kind of crabs, Ziva.
      Ducky: Ah, that's the Tony we know and love!

    • Gibbs: I asked you your thoughts, DiNozzo.
      Tony: My thoughts? I thought you didn't like my process, my yabba yabba.
      Gibbs: Doesn't mean I don't depend on it.
      Tony: Oh.

    • Tony: So, you think my chattiness is annoying?
      Ziva: I think you asking me about your chattiness non-stop for the past 20 minutes is annoying, yes.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 27, 2012 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 18, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: May 22, 2012 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 5, 2012 on Markiza
      Germany: September 23, 2012 on Sat.1

  • Allusions

    • Ducky: That's it, Tony? Only one word? No wisecracks about wayward sailors on shore leave? No obscure On The Town references?

      On the Town is a 1944 Broadway musical and a 1949 Hollywood musical film that describes the antics of three sailors as they fall in and out of trouble while on liberty/shore leave in New York City.

    • Tony: (talking to Ziva about deciding not to pursue a relationship with Wendy) Turns out Ol' Blue Eyes was wrong – love isn't always lovelier the second time around. In fact, it's painful and strange...

      "Ol' Blue Eyes" is a nickname for Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), an American singer and actor who had distinctive blue eyes.

      Tony is quoting from a song Sinatra recorded numerous times, starting in 1961, called "The Second Time Around" whose opening lyrics are:
      "Love is lovelier the second time around, still wonderful with both feet on the ground."

      The song was first sung by Bing Crosby in the 1960 movie High Time.