NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Stakeout - S5-E12

Other mistake: Season 5, Episode 12, "Stakeout": The picture on McGee's camera phone is just wrong. It shows not just the man in front of him, but it also shows a hand, holding a camera phone - McGee's camera phone. In other words, the phone is showing a picture of itself and the man, instead of just the man. (00:40:25)

Reveille - S1-E23

Other mistake: When we see McGee get a match for the terrorist, the picture of Ari that we see has been shown many times before in the search for his identity.

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Honor Code - S3-E7

Other mistake: At the end of the episode Gibbs has a flashback where his daughter is helping with a boat. She is in an NCIS shirt, but Gibbs had no association with NCIS while she was alive.


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Other mistake: It would appear that (as late as early-Season 5), almost all screen shots of computer forensics include the same hard drive properties screen - it seems to be the same hard drive each time - 111GB, with 93GB used and a 129kb private container on it. I have not noticed whether they are all named drive G:, but several have been. The only thing that changes is the 'header' section, which is manipulated each episode to show something specific (but not real) for the TV audience to read.

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Iceman - S4-E18

Other mistake: Abby gets a match off a fingerprint and we see the plasma displaying the match. However the right hand side has no fingerprint to be matched to. (00:21:50)

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Once a Hero - S4-E8

Other mistake: When Abby is talking to the microscope guy during the line "you understand without having to go find a dictionary" there is a half second flash of another shot with DiNozzo walking off camera in a street setting. Maybe just a encoding error on Netflix but it persisted after reloading. (00:23:45)

Once a Hero - S4-E8

Other mistake: Ducky states that the Bronze Star was for Valor. However, the bronze V that signifies the star was for Valor is not present. There is no way Ducky could know it was for Valor. (00:05:20)

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Dead Man Walking - S4-E16

Other mistake: When Ziva signs the will, she signs it with her real name - "Cote" is visible.

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Suggested correction: No. We see in the closeup Ziva David writing her name, and the shot cuts away just as she starts to write the last "d" in David (timecode 00:28:00).

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Road Kill - S6-E10

Other mistake: When looking at the phone records, there are 4 calls that are highlighted as being made to the same number. Each call lasting exactly the same amount of time. Highly unlikely. (00:34:15)

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Keep Going - S14-E13

Other mistake: While panning the front of Gibbs' home, the roof of one vehicle and the windshield/passenger mirror of a second can be seen behind the gate/fence in Gibbs' driveway behind his truck. He lives alone and does not share a driveway with other homes. In reality, Gibbs' home is located at 2647 S. Magnolia Ave in LA, and the vehicles likely belong to the real residents/homeowner. (00:39:20)

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Caught on Tape - S2-E15

Other mistake: It's the same license plate (107TIX) on Runyon's truck when the video footage is enhanced by Abby as the Ford sedan in S2 E10 "Chained" when Dinnozo and Jeffery leave the cabin.

Family - S5-E2

Other mistake: When McGee tells Gibbs that Nelson erased his entire hard drive, the camera shows the diagnostic he is running - "Primary Drive Erased: 100%." Yet the details below show 93GB used of 111GB total, and the drive letter is G: (not C: as it would most likely be.) It could be argued that his C: drive is simply an OS drive, and G: is his data drive, but still, 93GB used is not 'erased'. (00:22:05)


Endgame - S7-E7

Other mistake: When Director Vance's wife shoots Kai from behind, the bullet passes through her, yet doesn't strike Vance, who is standing directly in front of the North Korean.

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Shalom - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Gibbs and Ziva are in the "safehouse" Ziva set up for Ari, a crew member and his boom microphone are seen on the left of the screen, right before Gibbs climbs the ladder to remove the hidden camera spying on them. (00:30:10)

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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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SWAK - S2-E22

Trivia: Donald Bellisario makes a cameo as a visitor passing by Gibbs at Bethesda hospital at the end of the episode. (00:39:40)

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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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