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airdate: April 27, 2010
written by: Steven D. Binder, Jesse Stern
directed by: Thomas J. Wright

When an NCIS polygraph specialist's night job takes a dangerous turn, Gibbs, Fornell and the team have to uncover the truth.

  • "The King is dead" Tony to Jimmy.
  • "I'd rather get a lap dance from a nun." McGee as to advice from Tony about women
  • "Autopsy Gremlin? What are you doing here? You know what happens if the direct sunlight hits your skin." Tony to Jimmy at the beginning scene.
  • Gibbs to Tony "Don't get him wet."
  • "I will hurt you massively. I may have to hurt you!" Ziva to Jimmy when he asked her to apply the cream on his back and then follows them out.
  • Tony saying he has a squash game to avoid doing the previous.
  • Jimmy saying that he would have done the same for Tony and Ziva if they needed the cream and Ziva saying "no you wouldn't"
  • McGee getting rejected by Susan
  • The bells on the polygraph machine.
  • The two witnesses describing the crime to Gibbs and Ziva.
  • Gibbs taking his first polygraph test.
  • The elevator scene with Gibbs and Fornell.
  • Fornell calling Gibbs on how much coffee he drank that day.
  • The scene with Fornell, Vance and Gibbs about security cameras being in the elevator.
  • The beginning squadroom scene with Jimmy.
  • Gibbs talking to the witnesses. "Words. Use them. Helpful ones."
More NCIS Quotes

  • Fornell has a beard!
  • Gibbs takes his first polygraph test.
  • Susan Grady worked with Director Shepard
  • Jimmy is blossoming from a caterpillar into a butterfly!


  • Jackie Geary returns as NCIS Agent Susan Grady from 7.03 The Inside Man.
  • Mark Allen Stewart returns as Stefano Delmar from 6.05 Nine Lives.
  • There is no 'Skokie County' in Illinois. Skokie is a large, densely populated suburb just north of Chicago and by no means could be considered a small town.


  • 7.21 Obsession DiNozzo finds himself increasingly captivated by a woman he's never met while investigating the murder of her brother.


  • Isabella Hofman (Judge Evelyn Wallace)
  • Jackie Geary (NCIS Agent Susan Grady)
  • Danile Sauli (Gus Templeton)
  • Steve Talley (Bill)
  • John Wynn (Ted)
  • Andra Fuller (Navy Petty Officer Scott Roebuck)
  • Mark Allen Stewart (Stefano Delmar)


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What movie/television show did he quote this time?

  • Movie quote was Gremlins but it was Gibbs who made the quote: 'Don't get him wet' quote from Gremlins
  • Tony also quotes Gremlins at the end. "Dear God! Someone fed him after midnight".

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  • Ziva: "We've got a shamu."
    Susan: "Does she mean snafu?"
    Tony: "Roll with it."

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#1hotchfan Discuss Episode 7.20 Moonlighting here (page: 1 2 3 4 5) 93 May 4 2010, 7:05 PM EDT by weatherlywatcher49
Thread started: Apr 27 2010, 6:30 AM EDT  Watch
After a 2 week break, this does look like a really good episode. Then again, after 7 seasons, there are very few episodes to NOT like..... :)

Let's get chatting!
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overdale Fornell's beard 2 Apr 28 2010, 1:06 PM EDT by Willow22
Thread started: Apr 28 2010, 6:21 AM EDT  Watch
He had one in Jack Knife as well.
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MargyW Awesome! 1 Mar 30 2010, 10:54 PM EDT by BarOne76
Thread started: Mar 29 2010, 6:10 PM EDT  Watch
7.20 Moonlighting has been written by Jesse Stern AND Steven D. Binder (my two favorite writers fulfilling an NCIS wish of mine).

It's a Fornell episode, even better.

AND we see the return of the Mafia enforcer Stefano Delmar from the season 6 episode "Nine Lives".

This is going to be a brilliant episode!
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