airdate: October 2, 2007
written by: Steven D. Binder
directed by: Martha Mitchell
|During an autopsy, Ducky makes a startling discovery that turns a murder of a Petty Officer into a search for a missing infant. Meanwhile, Tony has to deal with his feelings for Jeanne. (CBS Press Release)|
- Superglue, McGee, keyboard.
- Ziva, men's room, Tony's zipper.
- Gibbs, third person voice, Abby.
- Abby, too much Caf-Pow, waterworks.
- Tony, dentist appointment, team's déjà vu astonishment.
- McGee, undercover assignment, fantasy.
- Ziva, McGee's fantasy, incredulity.
- Tony grazing Ziva's chest before he leaves with Gibbs when he hands the folder to McGee.
- Gibbs telling Tony that one day he will be dreaming about.....stuff.
- Panda, poop, paper
- Tony, sprinkler, repeat.
- The guy in the men's room still doesn't wash his hands when he's finished. Ew!
- Tony and his "old fashioned police work" trying to "one-up" McGee..."jelly donut, one"..."inspector gadget, zero"
- Abby Buy shares in Caf-Pow: she's fallen off the wagon.
- Ziva's pain-o-meter for Tony is super sensitive. She is his partner and she will save him, even from himself. Her determination and persistence, already legendary, increase exponentially in this episode.
- Tony, faced with the choice between his life with the NCIS team and his relationship with Jeanne, chooses to let go of his feelings for Jeanne and begin moving on.
- McGee has slipped into probie/newbie mode in this episode. His pondering of why the Director didn't choose him for the undercover mission and his curiosity about what it was like, does not augur well for him sticking to what he does best (geek work). Thom E Gemcity's glamor cravings seem to overwhelm Agent McGee at times. His mental picture of himself (as shown in his Mary-Jane writing style in his book) seems divorced from reality.
- Gibbs is highly tolerant of the hazing that his team do to each other, until the point where it affects their work. Then he stomps. He indulges in little tortures of his own: leaving McGee super glued with the acetone in sight but not accessible; not letting Tony go to the dentist; keeping Tony on the liar phone calls; pushing Ziva on the 'do you want children' issue, despite her discomfort with personal questions; confronting McGee for progress in Abby's lab, having overheard McGee say he had nothing yet. Gibbs plays the third-person-voice game with Abby. Game. He plays a game.
- Ducky, the childless one, clucks for a duckling he has never seen and gets his mete and just reward at the end, seeing the family reunited. He is the universal grandpa.
- The original episode descriptor was: "A petty officer is driving to a party when he is nearly hit by a vehicle that runs a stop sign. When he stops to see if the other driver is OK he is shot to death. Beside, the team is trying to find out who killed a Petty Officer and a young woman. The matter complicates when a baby is involved and goes missing.In autopsy, Ducky makes a startling discovery that leads to the search for a missing child. Meanwhile, Tony struggles to deal with his feelings for Jeanne."
- The beautiful song at the end of this episode is called "All We Are" from Matt Nathanson (and his album "Some Mad Hope").
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- Nick Search (Joseph Barnes)
- Owen Beckman (Nicholas Barnes)
- Rick Otto (Adrian Nelson)
- Margaret Easly (Sara Nelson)
- Schuyler Yance (P.O. Christopher Muñóz)
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