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Tony is accused of murdering a woman whose body was found at Quantico, and the team must prove his innocence. All the possible evidence proves that Tony is guilty, and the team will do their best to set their agent and friend free.

New Character Development / Insights:
  • Tony can play the drums well
  • Tony is very flexible
  • Tony can tell a woman's size/weight by her legs.
  • Tony's favorite pizza is sausage, pepperoni and extra cheese.
  • Tony's middle initial is D.
  • His mother dressed him as a sailor till he was 10 years old.
  • Gibbs once covered for Director Shepard when she made a mistake while training as an agent.
  • Chip took the job at NCIS to set up Tony to get back at him for getting him fired from a medical lab.
  • For once, Tony was happy to see Fornell.
  • Tony tells McGee, "Prison changes a man."
Funny Moments:
  • Ziva's lecture to Ducky on carrying things herself, and their splash into the creek.
  • Tony interrogating himself.
  • Ziva rating Tony and McGee's butt. (McGee - 4/5, Tony - 2 out of 5 "I deducted 3 points for excessive hair.")
  • Tony asks Ducky, "Couldn't you have just used my dental x-rays?"
  • Tony's air drum solo
  • Lt. Pam Kim (from episode 2.09 Forced Entry) posted Tony's pictures on the "Herpes Alert Website."
  • The moment Abby's faith in forensics is renewed
  • Fornell's harmonica solo
  • (After they saw Abby beat-up Chip) Abby: Now can I work alone?
  • Fornell's interview of Abby
  • Tony driving agent Sacks crazy with his jokes.
  • After Abby "duct tapes" Chip, and she asks with that look in her eyes, "now can I work alone?"
  • This is the first episode in which Lauren Holly is billed as a regular character in the main titles.
  • The personnel in the evidence garage hate Tony because he never waits his turn to check in evidence and he calls the women "Baggy Bunnies."
  • Tony's ID # (SS#?) is 562-F1-3511 . He has brown hair, hazel eyes, is 6' 2" and weighs 175 lbs.
  • In the commentary for this episode featured in the season three DVD's, Michael Weatherly, who plays Tony revealed that his lines were hidden on the back of his camera in the scene where the team first find the glove in the forest.
  • After the Opening Credits, if you look carefully, you can see that Ziva is reading The Handbook of American Slang which is probably used to help Ziva with her English.
  • Gibbs' dad had Betty Grable painted on the nose of his P-51.
  • When asked by Gibbs if he quit, real-life NCIS Director David Brant replies that he refers to it as a "lateral movement into the recreational sector" (retirement). Director Brant retired from NCIS in December 2005.
  • In the commentary, Michael Weatherly says that they did make a real mold of his teeth for that scene in Abby's lab, during which he actually lost a filling and had to go to the dentist to get it repaired.
  • Michael Bellisario, who plays "Chip" is Sean Murray's (McGee) stepbrother.
Recurring Cast:
    Guest Starring:
        • Casey Weiant (Mina Campbell)
        • Jarrod Crawford (Marine M.P. Sgt. Brooks)
        • Randy Wayne (Grant Bridges)
        • Elizabeth Bennett (Carla Johnson)
        • Matt Malloy (George Pardo)
        • Don Franklin (FBI Agent Ron Sacks)
        • Lindsay Price (Lt. Pam Kim)
        • David Brant (NCIS Special Agent David Brant)
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        swilson317 Tony's Drum Solo 4 Apr 8 2012, 11:31 AM EDT by codename:mara
        Thread started: Sep 18 2010, 6:42 PM EDT  Watch
        I think it's interesting how everyone has commented on the use of the drum solo under the montage, but me...I was captivated by the solo itself as it sounded familar to me. Had anyone identified if it was based on a real drum solo? Because it really sounds like the Drum Duet track on Genesis' album, "Genesis Live: The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs).
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        t117 Forest scene 0 Jan 13 2010, 11:46 AM EST by t117
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        I recently bought the S3 dvd set, and in this episode, when Tony and Ziva are talking about the bagging and tagging of the rubbish, there is something on the hat, but cut ot next shot, there is nothing, but cut back, it is there. i thought it was my moniter, but it doesnt show up on any other movies or applications i run full screen. is it just me or the episdoe?

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        48thk Frame-Up Jane Doe, looks familiar?????? 3 Dec 31 2008, 3:38 AM EST by Scorpio-lady
        Thread started: Dec 29 2008, 4:04 PM EST  Watch
        Does anyone else besides me think this Jane Doe looks a lot like Abby?
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