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"SHORT FUSE"
airdate: October 5, 2010
written by: George Schenck, Frank Cardea
directed by: Leslie Libman

SYNOPSIS
When the motives behind an attack on a female bomb tech link her to a murder, the NCIS team investigates her very guarded personal life. (CBS Synopsis)
FUNNY MOMENTS
  • Tony getting his pictures taken for the brochure.

  • "Are you wearing make-up" Jimmy to Tony.

  • "Excuse you, McGee" during the 911 tape after the funny noise.

  • Ducky's nose itch.
  • Gibbs and Fornell dinner, Gibbs thought Fornell was getting cheeseburgers but Fornell had a two for one coupon for an Indian place (both agreeing they hate the place), when Gibbs doesn't like the Indian food he makes himself a bowl of cereal and Fornell joining him after taking a bite of the Indian food.
  • Gibbs smacking cardboard cut out Tony.

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DEVELOPMENT/INSIGHTS
  • Fornell shaved his beard.

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EPISODE TRIVIA

  • Abby Brammell starred in the CBS series, The Unit, which ended after 4 seasons.
  • This is the first episode with Tobias Fornell that George Schenck and Frank Cardea have written.
  • The head slap of the DiNozzo cut out was ad-libbed by Mark Harmon during rehearsal. Cast and crew loved it, so it was left in for the take.

BURNING QUESTIONS


NEXT ON NCIS
  • 8.04 Royals & Loyals: When the body of an American officer is connected to a British Navy vessel, murder turns into an international incident.
EPISODE VIDEO


GUEST STARRING

  • Abby Brammell (Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey)
  • Robert Curtis Brown (Gary Tolin)
  • Benjamin King (Public Affairs Officer Ron Sands)
  • David Sullivan (NCIS Special Agent Larry Krone)
  • Jacqueline Hahn (Kathy Tolin)
  • Zach Weinstein (Judd Dempsey)
  • Larry Herron (Master Gunnery Sergeant Jason Kelly)
  • Lorenzo Callender (Gene Abbott)
  • Rayna Tharani (Mary Roberts)

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DiNOZZO'S MOVIE QUOTE
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  • Body Heat
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#1hotchfan Discuss 8.03 Short Fuse here (page: 1 2 3 4 5) 93 Jun 29 2012, 5:01 AM EDT by retiredinlavernia
Thread started: Oct 5 2010, 5:06 AM EDT  Watch
More Palmer! Yeah!!!! Gibbs & Fornell having dinner together? What's up with that? Yikes..... Whose got a short fuse tonight? ;) Let's get chatting about this episode!
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Caz21 Did I miss?? 6 Nov 9 2010, 7:33 AM EST by weatherlywatcher49
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Did I miss Fornell getting a divorce from Gibbs' ex?? It seems to be the case although I'm sure I would have remember it as the conversation would have risen a couple of giggles between Fornell and Gibbs. Anyone know for sure if that is the case?

Thanks
Carol
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azrin619 Wrong URL? 0 Oct 19 2010, 5:05 AM EDT by azrin619
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The poster shows wrong URL..should be www.ncis.navy.mil instead...
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