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Gibbs said that he worked on the undercover op which took place when NCIS was still NIS which was before 1992, with Mike Francks and Jenny Sheppard. But didn't Francks and Sheppard first meet in the episode Hiatus which was in 2006. And Gibbs didn't meet Sheppard till he worked with her on the Paris mission in 1999.
Just before Sergei tries to shoot Fornell in the cabin, Fornell makes the same arm gesture Gibbs did in Kill Ari pt 2 just before Ari tried to shoot Gibbs.
GOOF: During the Gibb's first flashback of him and his Father, we see Gibbs around the age of 6 walking through a water puddle holding his Father's hand. As Leroy Jethro Gibbs' birthday is May 2, 1958 ("Heartland", episode number 117, season 6, episode 4), this would put this scene around 1964. The goof comes from the pair of shoes he is wearing, as they clearly could not exist in the 1960's. He is wearing a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars sneakers. In the 1960's the heel logo was a dark blue/black with multiple stars (one large star with 2 smaller stars on either side). The pair of Chucks young Gibbs is wearing has a white rubber logo with black lettering saying "ALL STARS." This logo and its variations didn't start till the late 1980's a full 20+ years later.
Charles Schlater, who plays the clinic director (and ultimately the villain) in this episode, played Dr. Jesse Travis in seasons 3-8 of the long running 1990's and early 2000's TV series Diagnosis Murder, which also starred Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, and Victoria Rowell. Part of this episode's plot, namely the harvesting of homeless people's organs, is reminiscent of the Diagnosis Murder Season 3 episode entitled "Living on the Streets Can Be Murder". In that episode Dr. Mark Sloan ends up going under cover as a homeless person to try and stop a killer from killing homeless people in order to harvest their organs.
The bar seen in this episode is the same bar seen in "You Better Watch Out" (season 10 episode 10).
When Jimmy handled the i.V. flow of Troutman,trying to increase the drug flow and falsely called "oxycodone" a sedative, it would not have worked. Oxycodone does NOT come in liquid form and is therefore never entered into an i.V. bag. So: double GOOF.......
Jimmy called "Oxycodone" a sedative. Big GOOF. It is a painkiller. Sedatives are either barbiturates or benzodiazepams. An assistant ME and future MD should know. So should the writers.
Zoe Mclellan played PO1 Coates in JAG and has met Gibbs before as her. She returns to the NCIS world but as a different character.
Nitpick: DiNozzo tells Bishop that Gibbs doesn't play games except for Twister, which he says was confirmed. He forgot to mention that he also plays chess, as seen in "Devil's Trifecta" (10x09).
When Bishop uses her car to stop a fleeing suspect, Tony tells Gibbs that she "pulled a Palmer." This is an allusion to episode 5x17 "About Face", wherein Palmer broad-sided a fleeing suspect's pickup truck with his own SUV.
Gibbs' Rule #14: "Bend the line, don't break it."
GOOF: When Gibbs stares in front of the door protecting the shelter, in MTAC you see the night vision satellite images. Then he knocked out a thug with a single punch, 4 remains, and the screen shows 4 caloric dots representing the four remaining thugs and the bottom of the screen you see one dot (Gibbs) and one body down (the knocked out one), but later if you see the image that DiNozzo sees, you can see for a couple of seconds 5 dots representing the bad guys and the bottom of the screen one dot representing Gibbs.
When Murray is wiping Ziva's computer, it shows the screen with the folders and files disappearing. A few seconds later when we see the computer screen again, we see a picture of Tony attached to the monitor when he was younger that wasn't there before.
When Vance introduces Tomas Mendez to Gibbs, he states that Mendez is on the board of the Public Anti-Terrorism Coalition. The acronym for this group is PATC, or if pronounced, "patsy", which is ironic considering that Mendez was using them to get to Benham Parsa's targets, making this group a patsy.
GOOF: Except for in the very beginning of the episode, when Petty Officer Third Class Evan Lowry is shown in uniform he is wearing a brown colored top with black pants. This is more like a marines uniform. Petty officers either wear dungrees while on duty (denim pants and a blue shirt) or their dress whites when out in public.
The end of the episode "Berlin"'s car crash was differently than the one in this episode. Ziva was under rubble in the previous episode and in this one the car was not totaled as badly- she was sitting up in her seat. She was moving and in the previous episode Tony was.
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.
GOOF: The IP given is 192.168.0.14. However, all 192.168.x.x addresses are designated for local networks. That IP address could never lead to an outside location.
TRIVIA: In this episode, when Ziva tells Gibbs she's fine, you would think Tony, the movie buff, would quote The Italian Job from 2003 on what "Fine" stands for: Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional, which Ziva would be considering her father was murdered.
In this episode, Shmeil tells Ziva that he told Eli David's escorts that Eli hated peanuts, yet in Enemies Foreign (season 8 episode 8) Eli tells Vance how incredible peanut butter in a pretzel is while he's eating them.
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