Season 11 Episode 1

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2013 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Gibbs throws the scarf to Fornell, it's heading toward his chest, yet in the next shot it hits him in the face.

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • Fornell: You know, I'm not gonna kiss you good night.
      Gibbs: What?
      Fornell: Why are you walking me to my car? We breaking up?
      Gibbs: If I could, I would. Unfortunately, I trust you.
      Fornell: Well, feeling's mutual, so there you go. Somebody's got to slay the dragons. Might as well be us.
      Gibbs: Mm-hmm.
      Fornell: (while Gibbs stares at him) Look, if this is gonna turn into a proposal, I'm just not ready.

    • Gibbs: I don't get you.
      Parsons: I watched people die in that hotel. If I've learned one thing, Gibbs, it's that sometimes people do the wrong thing for the right reason.
      Gibbs: Speak for yourself.
      Parsons: I am.

    • Abby: So, McGee, I came down here after last night's horror show to make sure you're okay. I had a feeling that you wouldn't come in.
      McGee: Well, Abby, I'm not an agent anymore.
      Abby: You'll always be an agent, McGee. I also wanted to tell you that Gibbs is headed out of town.
      McGee: Out of town where?
      Abby: Uhm... can she be trusted?
      Delilah: I have a higher security clearance than any of you.
      Abby: So did Mata Hari.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The episode title, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" is part of the military alphabet code which spells WTF, which is a euphemism for What The Fuck.