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Ever since season 2, someone important to Gibbs has been killed or died, and then buried near the end of each season every 3 seasons:
Season 2: Kate Todd
Season 5: Jenny Shepard
Season 8: Mike Franks
Season 11: Jackson Gibbs
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.
In this episode, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Delilah (Margo Harshman) when competing to see who can name the most Movie/TV charcters in a wheelchair; Delilah mentions Cyber-journalist billionaire "Logan Cale" played by Michael Weatherly in the series Dark Angel opposite Dark Angel as well as the likes of Professor X, and Dr. Strangelove.
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.
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.
GOOF: When Tony, Ziva and McGee are talking about the dead reporter, Tony says "So instead of looking for photos of Kate Middleton with her top off, he's trying to catch the Pentagon with their pants down?". While he's saying this, Ziva is looking directly at the monitor. Yet, in the very next shot, when McGee starts speaking, Ziva is looking at Tony and moving her face back to look straight ahead.
In this episode, Tony asks McGee who says "buttock", yet in episode 3x05 Switch Tony tells McGee to "kiss my experienced buttocks".
GOOF: Ziva says Eli likes Tony because he calls him Agent Meatball, but it was actually Michael Rivkin that called Tony by that nickname.
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