airdate: November 11, 2008
written by: Alfonso H. Moreno
directed by: Terrence O'Hara
|Gibbs second-guesses his own judgement when Vance assigns a rookie to aid his team's investigation into a deadly bank robbery. (CBS Synopsis 10/30/08)|
- The scene at the beginning with Tony flirting with the new blonde recruit.
- The reaction of the group of new recruits when the team were running to the elevator.
- Ziva: "I do not understand. If witnesses do not get a good look at something, why do they talk out of their ass?". McGee to Tony: "Talking out of one's ass, that would be your area of expertise, Tony."
- The scene of Tony's "theft" as caught by Dir. Vance on the vending machine.
- Tony's reaction to Dwayne outsmarting him after the vending machine fiasco with Vance.
- Tony trying to take credit for Dwayne's information about the robbers waiting three more days.
- Gibbs' reaction to hearing from the team that there is a new recruit assigned to his team without his knowledge.
- Abby slapping Dwayne's hand for almost touching evidence, then slapping Gibbs' hand when she thought he was going to touch evidence when he was reaching for the rubber gloves.
- The way Gibbs pronounces McGee. And then later when he uses the same pronunciation and calling Ziva Ziver – Gibbs seems to use that pronunciation as a nickname.
- When Gibbs was asking for theories, McGee said: "Maybe they wanted to embarrass the FBI." Gibbs answered: "I already did that!"
- When Gibbs asked for DiNozzo's theory: "Yeah? Why did you ask me last, Boss. I was going to say what they said, honest!"
- Tony's reaction when Gibbs told him: "Since you don't have a theory, why don't you help Agent Wilson with his?"
- Tony's summing up Gibbs to Dwayne: "What have you heard? That bad guys would rather confess than be interrogated by him, that his steely gaze could cool a room by five degrees, that he can only be killed by a silver bullet like a werewolf?"
- McGee losing patience with Ziva's computer skills and grabbing her mouse to do the task himself saying: "let me do it, you handle this like you handle your car!" Ziva glares at him: "And if you want to handle anything ever again, you will remove your hand from my mouse!" McGee removes his hand so quickly as if burnt. And then a little later, having to surrender her computer to a very smug McGee as per Gibbs orders.
- The whole interrogation scene with Tony, and his description of McGee.
- The scene where Abby was "arranging her thoughts"!!
- The scene where Dwayne intercepted the robbers and then with the adorable senior lady.
- The "bonding scene" beside the vending machines with Tony and McGee acting as the big brothers for the rookie.
- The look on McGee's face at Ziva's description of an easier way to assassinate targets (you go up to their front door and knock. When they open the door, shoot them. Simple.) The look from Gibbs was also priceless. He knew that she did not realise how that would sound to anyone else, and even he is surprised at how forthright she can be about killing, even though he appreciates her logic. It is almost as if he is proud of how awesome she can be in her assassinliness.
- Tony's response to the sincere and heartwarming reasons that the rookie gave as to why he joined NCIS (because an NIS agent saved Rookie's dad from wrongful conviction, even when everyone else was settling for the false solution to the case, and it made the Rookie want to help other people). Tony is moved. Truly. When the rookie asks DiNozzo why he joined NCIS, Tony heartwarmingly replies "Guns and babes".
- Dwayne became an NCIS agent because an agent had cleared his father of charges when he was younger, and he would like to make the same difference in someone else's life.
- Dwayne's basically a younger Gibbs, right down to his approach toward cases. Vance even asks Lee what his options for terminating him are, ostensibly because he is too much like Gibbs (although this might have been an excuse for Vance to call Lee to his office on a pretext).
- Hints are dropped throughout the episode that Gibbs suspects something about Lee and confirmed at the end when Langer's picture is added by Gibbs to the NCIS Fallen Agents' honour wall at the local pub .
- Ducky's status as a forensic psychologist is established with Gibbs: Gibbs consults him for a profile on Dwayne. Ducky supplies one verbally but it becomes clear that he is really talking to Gibbs about Gibbs. Ducky advises Gibbs to trust his gut and points out that Gibbs' trust in Langer ought not to make Gibbs distrust his instincts.
- Gibbs barely acknowledges Ducky's advice to his face, but acts on that advice when he decides to back his own initial judgement of Langer as 'trustworthy'. This is a compliment to Ducky's role as Gibbs' mentor and friend
- Gibbs is a legend with rookies. Gibbs team appears to be a legend with rookies. Tony seems to be a legend with female rookies. And Gibbs shows his admiration for the plucky rookie who, unarmed, stopped the villains from getting away: Gibbs actually speaks to the rookie nicely when passing him on the stairs and mutters "Good luck at FLETC".
- Gibbs' gut amounts to an extra character in the show. When that character is absent, it affects everyone. Gibbs has to trust his gut like he has to decide whether to trust new agents and old agents.
- Dwayne is just like Gibbs because Dwayne was a marine like Gibbs.
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- 6.08 Cloak A top secret war game leads to very real consequences for a member of the team. (CBS Synopsis)
- Rey Valentin (Dwayne Wilson)
- Eric Martsoff (Paul Harris)
- Anthony Montgomery (Marine Corporal George Linden)
- Peggy Stewart (Elderly Lady)
- Lenny Schmidt (Eddie Banasek)
- Michael Swan (Ray Vittorio)
- Louis Iacoviello (Curtis Rayner / Jamie Meyers)
- Chelsey Crisp (Grace Penland)
- Helena Barrett (Attractive Recruit)
- Melonie Mack (Jenny Page)
- Tanner Blaze Whitlock (Tommy Page)
- Peter Gannon (Bartender)
- Billy Finnigan (Joey Vittorio)
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