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Jenny Shepard (Character)
from "NCIS" (2003)

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"NCIS: Probie (#3.10)" (2005)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: So, a doppleganger is someone who's pissed.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Yes, Agent Gibbs, this one definitely is...
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [interrupting] Why?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Why! Because you countermanded me in front of Metro Police!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I didn't countermand you... you overruled me!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [disgusted sigh] Semantics!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Is that like doppleganger?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Get a dictionary!

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: The CNO's aide called me a 7 a.m. this morning. Admiral Chapman wants to know what's going on. He asked me...
[notices Gibbs a pecular look on Gibbs's face]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: What are you thinking about?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Paris.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Get your mind out of the bedroom, Jethro.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: The CNO's aide called me a 7am this morning. Admiral Chapman wants to know what's going on. He asked me...
[notices Gibbs a peculiar look on Gibbs's face]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: What are you thinking about?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Paris.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Get your mind out of the bedroom, Jethro. Let's get some answers.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I'm flashing back to Paris, in '99
[pause while Gibbs has a flashback of kissing Jen in Paris]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Not what you're thinking!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No... then what?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I remember you covering for another agent... who messed up.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What agent was that?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You know damn well what agent.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Oh, you mean the time you shot that guy.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You are a junior Director!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: That's enough Special Agent Gibbs!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You need to learn how to say "no".
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I do know how to say "no". Or don't you remember?

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You are a junior Director!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: That's enough Special Agent Gibbs!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You need to learn how to say "no".
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I did say "no" Jethro. Or have you forgotten?

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Don't give me the *stare*!

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You still here?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No, I'm the director's doppelgänger.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Never did know what that meant.
[Someone walks in to elevator, awkward silence ensues]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Night.
Assistant: Goodnight.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: So a doppelgänger is someone who's pissed?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Yes, agent Gibbs, this one definitely is!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Why?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Why? Because you countermanded me in front of Metro Police.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I didn't countermand you, you overruled me!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Scoffs] Semantics.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Is that like doppelgänger?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Get a dictionary!


"NCIS: Blowback (#4.14)" (2007)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Some people need someone to hate.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Not me.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Then you should've let Ziva take the shot.

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [after saying he had to lie to Gibbs] He's my boss.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: And I'm *his* boss. You leave him to me. Your ass is covered.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I'm not worried about my ass, Jenny!

[Ducky is undercover as "Harrow"]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [over radio] Get the diamonds.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Rene, aren't you forgetting something?
La Grenouille: [regarding the bottle of Napoleon brandy] Ah, my bottle of history is yours, my friend. Add to it well.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: I don't know what to say...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard, Special Agent Timothy McGee: [over radio] GIVE ME THE DIAMONDS!

[after Harrow suffers a fatal heart attack while running from Ziva and McGee]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Don't get cute, Officer David! I'm saying there had to be a better way!Right, Tony?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: That's right Director, they could've...
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Shot him.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: That's right. They could've shot him.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Of course, in a high-octane situation, Ziva reverts back to her Mossad training, and probably would've put a round through his heart.
Officer Ziva David: Three rounds.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: And McGee, not to be outdone, would've...
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Added three more.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Gibbs.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: See? There you go. Six rounds, same result: one dead Mr. Harrow.

Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: [walking up on Jenny and the team in a heated discussion] Am I interrupting something?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Not at all. We were just discussing the various ways NCIS could have killed Mr. Harrow besides chasing him to death!
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: I am interrupting something. I'll come back.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Doctor! Death was most likely caused by...?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Miocardial Infarction. Brought on by a combination of a high-fat western diet and the mistaken belief he could run up all those stairs.


"NCIS: Angel of Death (#4.24)" (2007)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You lost your protection detail in Paris. You went missing for 21 hours, where were you?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You sound like a jealous husband.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: How would you know?

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Don't touch that! It's scotch you drink bourbon
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: So do you
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I had another visitor, before you arrived unannounced.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Did he duck out the back?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Now you do sound like a jealous husband.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What were you doing for 21 hours Jenny?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: What we used to do, ever so well.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: When you lie your right eye twitches. It always has.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: In polite society one usually calls before a visit. Bourbon?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I've kicked in too many doors to be polite. Yes.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I appreciate the restraint you showed by using the bell. I've been rather fond of that door since I was a child.

Cynthia Sumner: Welcome home director. How was the interpol conference?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Fine, full of eurocops trying to hook up with me.
[beat]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: And no I didn't
Cynthia Sumner: [flustered] Oh, uhh I wasn't wondering.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I would if I were you.


"NCIS: Head Case (#3.15)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: We had a saying in Europe, "Whatever Gibbs doesn't know..."
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Can't hurt him.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No. "Can't hurt *us*".

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Do you think it would be inappropriate if, as Director, I went in there and smacked that smile off her face?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [chuckles] Yeah, it would. But that's what you have me for.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Something wrong Agent DiNozzo?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Just wondering if Gibbs knows you're Ziva's source.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Back in Europe we had a saying, "Anything Gibbs doesn't know...
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Can't hurt him.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No. Can't hurt *us*!

Jocelyn Wayne: I'm glad he was assigned this case, even if it was punishment.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Punishment?

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Talking to Ziva about Gibbs] He's like the Hope Diamond. A valuable gem. But it comes with a curse.


"NCIS: Trojan Horse (#4.23)" (2007)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [to Gibbs about being "acting" director] I take it walking in my heels has presented a challenge.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [calling her private line from Paris] Hello Cynthia... hello... Cynthia?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Noooooooo...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Jethro, I should have recognized the heavy breathing. Is the Agency intact?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I cut it up into small bits and pieces and sold it to the three letter boys.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [talking to Cynthia from Paris] Put him back on.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeeeesssss...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Is there any serious business I should know about?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Well, the Buy America toilet paper doesn't fit the metric fixture and we got to turn...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [she hangs up on him, cutting him off mid sentence]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [to Cynthia] She hung up on me.
Cynthia Sumner: [sarcastically] Shocking.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [talking to Gibbs on the phone from Paris] Put Cynthia on.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Hey how's the Frog...
[long pause]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: ...legs. You always enjoyed them sauteed in butter.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [angrily] CYNTHIA NOW!


"NCIS: Ex-File (#5.3)" (2007)
Stephanie Flynn: [speaking of Gibbs as he's standing nearby] That the look you're talking about?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Yeah, that's it.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Hmmm. Yep we've all seen that look.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Do you have a *problem* with Colonel Mann interviewing your ex-wife?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Do I have a choice?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard, Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: No!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Problem solved!

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: We - we have a - a little issue?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: We?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Do you want to tell her, Agent Gibbs?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Not particularly.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Is this issue going to involve *lawyers*?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: It already did. It's his ex-wife, she's a material witness.

Stephanie Flynn: Can I ask you a personal question?
[Director nods]
Stephanie Flynn: I always had the feeling that you and Jethro had something between eachother, is it true?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Our relationship has always been purely professional.
[She's lying straight through her teeth]


"NCIS: Requiem (#5.7)" (2007)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [after Gibbs leaves NCIS] Tony?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Director.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Any idea where he went?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: No.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Hazard a guess?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well he took his badge, and his gun. Maybe he's going to shoot someone.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: [McGee goes to Gibbs's desk and opens a drawer] Oh boy!
[McGee holds up Gibbs's badge]

Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe: I think we're done here!
[starts to leave]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: The hell we are!
[the Colonel and Bourdais stop]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: NCIS is conducting an investigation into the murder of a United States Marine. And I can assure you, I will bring down the full weight of this Service, if you do not give me your utmost co-operation! Do I make myself understood?
Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe: Yes, ma'am.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Now where *exactly* did you lose them, Colonel?

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [after sending Ziva and McGee to Maddie's apartment, speaking of Gibbs] He figured it out.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: And didn't tell us. You call him?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Shepard nods] You?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Yeah. He didn't pick up.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Why do we need to know? Are we opening an investigation in to Sgt Haas?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Background check.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: On what grounds?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Stalking.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: The young woman from this afternoon. Did she file a complaint?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Is this personal, Jethro?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: If you're asking do I know her, the answer is yes. Is it personal
[look directly at Shepard]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Gibbs leaves. slight pause. To the team] Do it!


"NCIS: Judgment Day (#5.18)" (2008)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: This has to be outside the Agency and I need some I can trust. You're on the shortlist.
Mike Franks: Didn't know you were a fan.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Gibbs's shortlist. He trusts you with his life. That's good enough for me.

Mike Franks: [after entering Decker's home] Gibbs teach you that?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Gibbs doesn't teach. You watch and learn
Mike Franks: You learned, I taught.

Sasha Gordon: William never said anything specific, just that if anything were to happen to him, that I was to deliver a message.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: To whom?
Mike Franks: [Sasha gets a book hands a card to Franks] "Jenny Shepard Director NCIS"
Sasha Gordon: You know her?
Mike Franks: Unfortunately.

Mike Franks: So when we find who did this...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: It'll be just the way you like it, no paper work!


"NCIS: Shalom (#4.1)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [to Tony and Sacks] You two up here, now!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Director, would you please tell Agent Slacks...
FBI Agent Ron Sacks: Sacks, it's Sacks!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Would you please tell Agent Slacks that we're gonna be handling this one in house?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I just assured your director that the FBI will be getting NCIS's complete cooperation in this matter.
FBI Agent Ron Sacks: Thank you, ma'am.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: If Ziva attempts to contact you or anyone on your team, I want you to notify both myself and Agent Sacks, immediately!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: This is a complete...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: This is an order from your Director, Agent DiNozzo. Is that clear enough for you?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Almost crystal, ma'am.

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Federal authorities! They mean us. Four stinkin' letters - NCIS!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: It's either that story, Tony, or the FBI charges you with interfering in their investigation.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I can live with "Federal Authorities."

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Tony, that question you asked me earlier, "What would Gibbs do?" Gibbs isn't here, *you* are!


"NCIS: Leap of Faith (#5.5)" (2007)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [watching the Agents argue over suspects] What about Rule 15: "Always work together"?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Not *this* time.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [watching McGee in interrogation] Well, McGee's got your mad act down.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Almost.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No one could've saved him, Jethro. He was dead the moment he stepped out on that ledge.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That what I tell his sister?


"NCIS: Honor Code (#3.7)" (2005)
Jenny Shepard: You think he might make another attempt to get Zach back?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: If he does, I'll be waiting for him.
Zach Tanner: My dad didn't do anything wrong!
Jenny Shepard: It's a complicated situation.
Zach Tanner: IT'S NOT!
Jenny Shepard: Zach...
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Zach, there's evidence he did something wrong.
Zach Tanner: Doesn't matter. I know in my- my stomach he didn't do anything wrong! You promised you'd bring him back to me, Gibbs. PLEASE!

Jenny Shepard: Always admired your way with children. Ever think of having any of your own?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That an offer, Jen?
Jenny Shepard: No it wasn't an offer, Jethro. It was merely an observation.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [slight pause] You know why I get along with kids so well? Because when they lie, they don't have the guile to get away with it.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Why can't you just say that you like my dress?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I haven't decided yet.


"NCIS: Bait (#3.18)" (2006)
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: What *exactly* happened?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: JETHRO happened! He went in there to deliver a sick girl's inhaler and got invited to stay.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Yeah, but how could he let - ? Of course, he probably planned the whole thing.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Jethro *doesn't* plan, Ducky! He follows his damn gut!
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Well it usually serves him well.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: It also gets him into trouble!

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: You want me to take him out?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: It may be your only option.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I'd like to get them all alive, including Kody.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I agree! But if it's not possible I need to know that you're capable of making the call.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I've done it before.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: On a 15 year-old? If the time comes, you cannot hesitate, you cannot second guess yourself.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [throwing his cap] Okay! If you don't trust me, I suggest you relieve me. Otherwise leave me alone! I've got work to do ma'am!
[hangs up]


"NCIS: Dog Tags (#5.13)" (2008)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Sometimes things aren't so simple, Abby. Sometimes you can't control the outcome. Sometimes you have to look at the reality in front of you and accept it.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: From his point of view, both the cocaine and the trafficker were found. Problem solved.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Is that your point of view?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I can... sympathize with the commander's point of view.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Well, you sympathize, I'll keep investigating!


"NCIS: Under Covers (#3.8)" (2005)
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You're not the only one around here who knows how to play politics.
Jenny Shepard: [slight chuckle] You're not serious. Your idea of politics usually involves some form of physical violence.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Well you know what they say, Jen. Can't make an omelet unless you break a few eggs.

Timothy McGee: [whispering to Tony in the hotel room] If you whisper it should be okay.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [from headquarters with Jenny] Comfortable, DiNozzo?
Tony DiNozzo: Well, yeah. Workin' on it. Why do you ask?
Jenny Shepard: We're looking at you Agent DiNozzo. *All* of you.
Tony DiNozzo: [embarassed] Uh, sorry.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: DiNozzo! What the hell are you going? You're *married* assassins, you're not visiting the Playboy mansion.
Tony DiNozzo: It was kind of Ziva's idea, boss.


"NCIS: Smoked (#4.10)" (2006)
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: He was stabbed repeatedly and fatally.
Sr. FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: With *what*? A safety pin?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: As I explained, the shrinkage of the flesh is deceptive. Most likely it was an icepick or philips head screwdriver.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Somebody killed your serial killer, Fornell.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: On a Marine base! Which means it is still *our* jurisdiction!
[She tears up the order to transfer the case to the FBI]

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Who'd you sleep with to get this, Agent Fornell?


"NCIS: Bloodbath (#3.21)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: So this was an accident?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Abby, doesn't have accidents!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Well Abby also doesn't have enemies. I mean it's not like we're talking about Agent DiNozzo.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Hey!... Ma'am.

Officer Ziva David: In my professional opinion, the risk of serious injury is substantial.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I agree, but there are protocols that have to be followed.
Officer Ziva David: Which are useless if it doesn't impart a tactical advantage.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Don't underestimate appearances, Ziva. I've known entire missions to fail because an asset didn't button her lapel properly.
Officer Ziva David: I see your point.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: So we are in agreement?
[Ziva nods]
Officer Ziva David, NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [both turn to Abby] Heels!
Abby Sciuto: I hate court!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Your sacrifice is noted and appreciated. Let's talk outfits!


"NCIS: Frame Up (#3.9)" (2005)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Ass-kissing on the Hill is a skill.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: So is castration.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I wear a cup.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I know what you have to do, Jethro, and I won't stop you. But officially, I am suspending you from investigating this further, and I am turning it over to the FBI.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I know... One request.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I'll see that Fornell runs the investigation. I always could read your mind.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [Gibbs flashes back] Not always, Jen.


"NCIS: Iced (#3.19)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Gibbs is trying to read something in dim light] Where are your glasses?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Forgot them.
[Shepard then hands him her glasses]

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I could leave.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [opens the bag he brought] Salvadorian food, how *fried*.
[Gibbs gets up to leave]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I'm sorry, stay.


"NCIS: Family Secret (#3.16)" (2006)
Jenny Shepard: [after Gibbs sits down in the Director's chair, right after catching her in his chair questioning his team] Dramatic. But duly noted, Agent Gibbs. I get it.

[Gibbs has just walked into the Director's office with an elaborate take-out French dinner, and is setting it up]
Jenny Shepard: The last time we had steak au poivre, six people died.


"NCIS: Chimera (#5.6)" (2007)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I don't know you well enough, Commander.
Commander Skinner: We can fix that.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You can cut the charm. Higher ranking, richer and *definitely* better looking men have tried that on me and didn't get very far. Now I can't speak for you, Commander, but I didn't get where I am because of my looks. Now get your eyes off of *me* and put some on that ship!

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Seeing as how my agents now have control over your ship, I am going to instruct them to investigate *any* and ALL aspects of the Chimera's operation that will help them determine what they are up against! NOTHING will be off limits!
Commander Skinner: You can't do that!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You can't stop me!
Commander Skinner: This is a CLASSIFIED mission!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Then read me into it!
Commander Skinner: [pause] Even if I wanted to read you into the Chimera's mission, I CAN'T do that over an MTAC feed! The file has to be read to you in PERSON.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: If you think, I'm going to stand idly by while my agents lives are in *danger*, you are SADLY mistaken! I will be waiting for you AND your file, Commander!
Commander Skinner: Now you -
[Shephard motions to the MTAC personnel to cut the signal]


"NCIS: Tribes (#5.11)" (2008)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Must be a Marine thing.

FBI Special Agent Brent Langer: We may be observing the Mosque.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That's a little vague.
FBI Special Agent Brent Langer: I can't tell you any more than that, Jethro. You *know* that.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah, well I hope we don't get in each other's way.
FBI Special Agent Brent Langer: [awkward pause] Well, not if you guys find anything then...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You'll be the *last* to know.


"NCIS: Escaped (#4.2)" (2006)
Cynthia Sumner: [as Gibbs is walking past her desk] Agent G - Mr Gibbs -...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [Gibbs goes through the door] JUST when I was getting used to my door being treated like a door.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You don't want me back?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No, I don't.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Worried you can't handle me,
[imitating Mike Franks]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Director?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: No. Afraid you won't be able to handle yourself. You've already been in two comas. You might not come out of a third. Fact is, you're good. The best. When you're as good at something, when you can make a difference like you can, you don't just quit.


"NCIS: Bury Your Dead (#5.1)" (2007)
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [after La Grenouille leaves Jenny's house] If the weapon was loaded and I wasn't here, would you have pulled the trigger?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I guess we'll never know.


"NCIS: Hiatus (#3.23)" (2006)
Dr. Todd Gelfand: How well do you know Gibbs?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: He was my mentor at NCIS; he taught me most of what I know.
Dr. Todd Gelfand: Yet you're his boss.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [chuckles] Jethro's a great field agent. He's a great team leader. And he deals more efficiently with difficult politicians than I do.
Dr. Todd Gelfand: Then why isn't he the...
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: [quickly] He shoots them.


"NCIS: Kill Ari (#3.2)" (2005)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I can't believe this. I'm director less than 24 hours, and I'm back on the street.
Gibbs: Yeah, It's great isn't it?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Truth be told, I'd rather be in bed.
[Gibbs gives her a surprised look]
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Sleeping.


"NCIS: Twisted Sister (#4.9)" (2006)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Hey, I've been looking all over the building for you.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Well, since we're low on agents, I thought I would give Abby a hand.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: The only reason we're low on agents is because you sent DiNozzo home.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: There's no sense in getting us all sick...
Abby Sciuto: [as Gibbs] "Next time you send one of my team home, you clear it with me first, Director!"
[as Jenny]
Abby Sciuto: Oh, I didn't know I needed your permission to manage my own personnel, Agent Gibbs!"
[as Gibbs]
Abby Sciuto: "*Your* personnel?"
[as Jenny]
Abby Sciuto: "Last time I checked, it said Director on *my* door, not yours!"
[to both of them, as herself]
Abby Sciuto: The kids don't like it when Mommy and Daddy fight.


"NCIS: Silver War (#3.4)" (2005)
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [of Ziva] She nearly killed my team driving home from a crime scene.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I should have warned you. She may have been an Eastern European cab driver in a past life.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: She knows nothing about being a criminal investigator.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I knew nothing when I first started at NCIS.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Well, you were always a fast learner Jen.
[flashback to when they were in London]


"NCIS: The Voyeur's Web (#3.6)" (2005)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: The boys down at tech call her "Energizer Abby". She needs an assistant.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: She works her best alone. Something you should ask her about.


"NCIS: Kill Ari (#3.1)" (2005)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Are you going to have a problem taking orders from me?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: As Director or as a woman?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Either.


"NCIS: Once a Hero (#4.8)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Our gate crasher was a Marine. Sergeant Brian Wright. The hotel was in lockdown, and he wasn't a registered guest. He took a dive from up there somewhere. SECDEF staff are worried that it was an attempt on the life of their boss.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Are we worried?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: If it was an assassination attempt, he's a lousy assassin. He used his body as a weapon and missed by seventy-five feet.


"NCIS: Sandblast (#4.7)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: He was set to deploy tomorrow. At least he got to spend the last day with his son.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That's one way to look at it.


"NCIS: Model Behavior (#3.11)" (2005)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [after a reporter has creatively edited Gibbs' words] You want me to help fix this? Then get me that reporter's number?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You're going to apologize?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No. Ask her to dinner.


"NCIS: Singled Out (#4.3)" (2006)
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You should be proud of him.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: DiNozzo?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: When you left there were some rocky moments. He really held the team together.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: It's what I trained him to do.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: I just think you should know he excelled at it.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Then give him his own team Jen.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You think he's ready?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I wouldn't have quit if he wasn't.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: You should tell him that.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Oh trust me, when DiNozzo thinks he's ready for his own team, you'll know about it. Hell, the whole world will know about it!