Season 9 Episode 8

Engaged, Part I

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: Muslims are forbidden to wear tattoos, so it's unlikely that there is an insurgent group in Afghanistan has one as its symbol.

  • Quotes

    • Tony: I'm just saying, when your number's up, it's up.
      McGee: Do you know that phrase may have biblical origins dating back to the Book of Daniel?
      Tony: I'll take "Pointless Biblical Trivia" for $200, Alex. What do you think this is, Sunday school?
      Burke: Sunday school sounds good to me.
      Tony: Chaplain.
      Burke: You look troubled.
      McGee: Oh, don't worry, he always looks like that.
      Tony: This is an omen, isn't it? You were sent to talk to me.
      Burke: By whom?
      Tony: The man upstairs.
      McGee: Vance?

    • McGee: (at the crash site) What's with (Tony)?
      Ziva: He's thinking.
      Tony: This isn't the case du jour, you know. This is life calling collect, saying, "Hey, I'm short. Appreciate me."

    • Burke: My dad said you can always tell a Marine by how he makes his coffee.
      Gibbs: What does my coffee say about me?
      Burke: Bold. Complex. Strong enough to stop a freight train.

    • Ziva: (Snatching Tony's "bucket list" off of the printer and reading it aloud) Ride a Ferris wheel naked?
      Tony: Wait -- I've already done that. Cross that one off.

    • Shannon: (in Gibbs' dream) How can you get what you need if you don't let me go?

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 7, 2011 on Global
      Sweden: December 5, 2011 on TV3
      United Kingdom: March 2, 2012 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: March 6, 2012 on Nelonen
      Germany: March 11, 2012 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: August 20, 2012 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Tony: Another Sully Sullenberger. Except this time not as lucky.

      Tony is referencing the famous "Miracle on the Hudson," in which Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully ditched an Airbus A320, operating as US Airways flight 1549 from New York to Charlotte, on the Hudson River in New York after a double bird strike shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, which caused a loss of power in both engines, with no fatalities.