NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Secrets - S9-E15

Continuity mistake: During the first day's investigation of the double homicide Tony is wearing a grey suit, white shirt, and burgundy tie. On the second day, while Tony is wearing a dark suit, light blue shirt, and dark blue tie, when Gibbs tells Tony to go see what Ducky wants in Autopsy, Tony is back to wearing what he wore on the first day. Then at Tobett's house, Tony is again wearing the light blue shirt and dark blue tie. (00:04:30 - 00:31:00)

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Loose Cannons - S13-E16

Visible crew/equipment: While Gibbs is at the diner with Dr. Taft and his wife he gets a call from Ellie, and when it cuts to the overhead shot of Gibbs, Ellie, and Tony walking toward each other, on the ground we can see the reddish chalk mark (for Gibbs) and two white chalk T-marks (for Tony and Ellie) where the three actors meet. (00:26:10)

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Déjà Vu - S13-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When "Nanook" stands beside his desk while he tells Tony and Ellie about Delilah's mother, there's a blue T-mark on the floor by McGee's feet. (00:03:05)

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Blood Brothers - S13-E10

Revealing mistake: While Ellie and George are in the attic, Ellie uses her laptop to access contact info and gets Richard Doogan's DOD military service record. There's a closeup of the laptop screen as she begins to read aloud, but the problem is part of the paragraph reads, "And he's only a few hours away in Kansas..." and especially "I need to update Gibbs" which are Ellie's lines in the dialogue with her brother. (00:16:45)

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The Artful Dodger - S12-E17

Visible crew/equipment: After Jimmy and Tony's chat, when Tony heads to the elevator Jimmy mutters that he hates being out of the loop. In the next overhead exterior shot of Tony's car, on the rear passenger window we can see the reflection of the boom operator walking and holding the boom pole/microphone. (00:21:30)

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The San Dominick - S12-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Tony is with Captain O'Rourke in the parking lot, Borin approaches from behind. As O'Rourke turns to face Borin the actor's microphone has slipped out from under his shirt, between the buttons. Then when Borin says, "So will you," in the next shot facing O'Rourke and Tony, that mic is visible again. (00:38:10)

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Crescent City: Part 1 - S11-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs asks about the crime scene where Doyle was killed, just as LaSalle, Brody, and Gibbs head out the door, the white T-mark taped to the rug is visible near the door. (00:36:35)

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Once a Crook - S11-E5

Visible crew/equipment: While Gibbs is with Abby in the lab when she mentions her dissection of the laptop, in the overhead shot as Abby says, "since it came in here, Gibbs," the moving wheel of the camera dolly is visible at the bottom, right corner of the screen. (00:09:35)

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Better Angels - S11-E7

Continuity mistake: When Tony is sitting at McGee's desk talking to Delilah, Tony's holding the phone to his left ear with his left hand, but in the overhead shot Tony's holding the phone to his right ear with his right hand. (00:15:50)

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The Good Son - S9-E19

Visible crew/equipment: In the first shot of Ziva and Tony at the pizzeria, just as Fiero tells them about sales during liberty week, the green tape mark is visible on the floor between Tony's feet. (00:10:40)

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Restless - S9-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs and Ziva enter Second Chances to question the owner about Curtis, in the overhead shot Gibbs stops beside the counter, and the red tape mark is visible on the floor between his feet. (00:18:20)

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Kill Screen - S8-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When McGee and Blake Martin are in Interrogation, in the shot facing McGee just as Gibbs sits down, the reflection of the camera operator is visible in the mirror, on the right side of the screen. (00:33:30)

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A Man Walks Into a Bar... - S8-E14

Visible crew/equipment: While Gibbs and Tony are in the galley interrogating the two members of the crew because they worked closely with Commander Reynolds, when Gibbs asks them if the gun looks familia, the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen. (00:32:40)

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False Witness - S8-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs tells Gail Walsh that they're keeping Jerry at NCIS, Gail replies, "Only on the condition that you keep me apprised of any new information," and in the next shot from behind Gail, a crew member (presumably the boom operator) wearing a black shirt and white pants is visible at the left side of the screen. (00:25:10)

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South by Southwest - S6-E17

Visible crew/equipment: During the exterior scenes in Arizona, with Sheriff Boyd, Gibbs, and Tony, in some shots either a hidden lavalier microphone or transmitter is visible. One example, when Dina fires her weapon Gibbs dismounts his horse, and his hidden transmitter is briefly seen at his back. Another example, while Dina tells Gibbs and Tony that her doctor ran blood tests, Sheriff Boyd's mic is visible under his shirt by the buttons, and so on. (00:35:30)

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Jack Knife - S7-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Ziva and Damon walk to the back of the truck, the trailer doors are opened to reveal cases of watermelons, and just as Ziva says, "Melons," the red tape mark is visible on the ground between her feet. (00:25:20)

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South by Southwest - S6-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs informs Dina Risi of Patterson's death, it then cuts to Dina as she tells them she mixes her own pigments, and in the next shot facing Dina, the wheel base of filming equipment is visible on the right side of the screen (non-existent in overhead long shots). (00:36:05)

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Good Cop, Bad Cop - S7-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Vance and Gibbs are in MTAC discussing the Damocles and Ziva, Vance decides on doing the good cop bad cop, and in the next shot the tape mark is visible on the floor, as Vance and Gibbs head out. (00:05:30)

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Hide and Seek - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Ducky tells Gibbs the deceased doesn't have enough of a liver to determine time of death, as they walk past the door we see reflections of two people other than Ducky and Gibbs. (00:19:10)

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Worst Nightmare - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: While Gibbs and Ziva are interviewing the teacher in the classroom at Quantico, in the wide shot facing Ziva as she confirms the number of students, there are two red tape marks on the floor beside the two back legs of her chair. (00:05:20)

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Pop Life - S2-E16

Todd: What you doing?
DiNozzo: Chronicling this little conversation for our next meeting with Ducky.
Gibbs: Are you done?
DiNozzo: Almost.
Gibbs: Done or Fired are the choices.
DiNozzo: Done.

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Agent Afloat - S6-E2

Trivia: Season 6, "Agent Afloat": Maybe real aircraft carriers posing as fictional ones shouldn't let viewers see their registration numbers. When this episode aired, producers heard from several "carrier purists" complaining that CVN74 is the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, not the (non-existent) Seahawk.

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Season 3 generally

Question: What does Gibbs mean when he says Ari doesn't "police his brass"?

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Chosen answer: "Policing your brass", means to pick up your expended shell casings, after firing your rifle, or pistol.

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