Gibbs: [entering the NCIS morgue to meet with the terrorist Ari Haswari, opens a body bag containing Marta's body, one of Ari's partners] She was beautiful.
Ari Haswari: Very.
Gibbs: [noticing that Ari is unmoved] Did you make love to her and then blow her brains out?
Ari Haswari: She would do the same to me.
Gibbs: Why do you do this?
Ari Haswari: The same reason you do.
Gibbs: I don't think so.
Ari Haswari: Then you're lying to yourself.
Gibbs: What now? You go back to the Middle East? Tell them that Marta was Mossad and she blew the op?
Ari Haswari: Yes.
Gibbs: Two out failures in a row. I'd axe your ass if you worked for me.
Ari Haswari: People who blow themselves apart to kill their enemies have lower expectations.
Gibbs: How do you sell Marta as a double agent?
Ari Haswari: My men the FBI permitted to escape, they know the effort I put into this operation, buying Smokey Sams, kidnapping Agent Todd so I could identify Marine 1, and when they search Marta's apartment they will find money and documents traceable to Mossad. Hamas will believe me. Al Quaeda is more wary.
Gibbs: They don't believe you, you're dead.
Ari Haswari: Yes. And if they do I may learn what they plan as the next 9/11. Would you risk losing that opportunity over pride?
Gibbs: [wanting revenge] It's not pride.
Ari Haswari: If not pride then what? Love of country? Sense of duty? I'm sure they exist in you, but what burns is pride my friend. Shalom.
Gibbs: [as Ari leaves Gibbs shoots him point blank in the shoulder, just as Ari did with Gerald earlier] Just wanted to help you convince Al Quaeda.
[Gibbs leaves calmly while Ari laughs at Gibbs resolve]
Tony: Well, what's wrong, other than the Hamas guy?
Gibbs: The Hamas guy! You know: the terrorist, the bastard, the ass! We call him everything but his name. You know why that is?
Tony: Because we don't know his name?
Gibbs: Because you're not working a hot case. I want his name! I want it *today!* And don't tell me it's Moby Dick!
Gibbs: [to Kate] Rule #7: Always be specific when you lie.
Missile vendor Mark: Nice bike, Mr. Craig.
Ari Haswari: It's a motorcycle. A bike is something one pedals.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Tony, I'm worried about him.
Tony DiNozzo: Gibbs? That's like worrying about Jim Bowie in a knife fight.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Bowie was killed at the Alamo.
Tony DiNozzo: I know. I saw the movie.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Tony. He's fixated on that terrorist.
Tony DiNozzo: Not fixated; determined. Like Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive. Like the Duke in The Searchers. Mel Gibson in Payback.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: You ever read a book?
Gibbs: Where's Kate and Tony?
Timothy McGee: Went to lunch with Ducky.
Timothy McGee: Uh... about an hour... or so... ago.
Gibbs: I want "or so" in minutes, McGee.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: McGee said you were looking for me. Actually he said I was under house arrest. I figured it was your way of making a point.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Do I have to tell you the name of the creek you're up without a paddle? Or how deep it is?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: About up to my knees?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Ah, so you're familiar with this creek?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I need you to profile a terrorist.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: What terrorist?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: The one you couldn't stab.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: [uncomfortable pause] Ducky tell you that?
Gibbs: [Gibbs is working on his boat while the TV in the background mentions Ari Haswari's failed mission] Suspected drug dealers. Whose idea was that?
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: Secret Service.
Gibbs: They give Ari his get out of jail for free pass too?
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: Nah, CIA did that. All the Directors agreed, including yours. Ari's father was Mossad, probably knocked his mother up to get a son with Arab blood. Sent him to medical school to vet him as a doctor in Gaza. This guy's been a sleeper all his life.
Gibbs: [deadpan] Well, I'd like to put him in a coma.
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: Al Qaeda fronted this Hamas op. Ari was just having to do what'd make his bones with 'em.
Gibbs: [uncompromising on his answer] You tell that to Gerald.
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: You forget I lost a man and had three wounded.
Gibbs: No, but it seems you did.
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: You know better than that.
Gibbs: There's a line, Tobias. That bastard crossed it. You don't make your bones shooting friends.
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: What d'you want him to do. He's in Al Qaeda.
Gibbs: [smacks boat hard] *I don't know!*
DiNozzo: I'm sorry I took a long lunch, Boss, but I was working a hot case.
Gibbs: What's a hot case to you, DiNozzo? Shadowing a tight ass?
DiNozzo: That's not fair, Boss.
Gibbs: War is not fair! And we are at war. Until I dismiss you, which could be any moment now, you will fight that war 24/7. That includes eating, sleeping, taking a crap. Got that?
DiNozzo: Yes, Boss. Can I say something?
Gibbs: Only if it has something to do with that bastard I'm after!
DiNozzo: It does.
Gibbs: Then speak!
DiNozzo: Boss... You've really gotta see Moby Dick.
[Gibbs spent the night in his office chair]
Abby Sciuto: Would you be less grumpy if you slept in a bed?
Gibbs: No, I would not!
Abby Sciuto: I didn't think so.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: [regarding the terrorist who shot Gerald and Gibbs] Why did he give you a shot at him?
Gibbs: He needs to face death to feel alive. Maybe, to feel anything.
[Tony is "in love," again]
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: What's this one's name?
Tony DiNozzo: She's Swedish.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: You don't know her name. How can you be in love with someone and not... I forgot. It's you we're talking about.
Gibbs: DiNozzo comes back, put him under house arrest.
Timothy McGee: [Gibbs strides off. McGee is clearly disconcerted] Me?
Ari Haswari: [while pouring wine] It's a very nice Chardonnay, Caitlin. And almost perfectly chilled. I wish you'd taste it.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: Let her taste it.
Marta: I don't drink.
Caitlin 'Kate' Todd: That's right. Muslims don't use alcohol.
Ari Haswari: Well, not at home.
[winks at Kate]
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: Directors want your word that you'll forget about Ari. They think you'll blow his cover.
Gibbs: If I get paid back, it won't be by blowing his cover. Why are *you* asking me this and not my director?
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: He refused to.
Gibbs: [Gibbs finally laughs] Yeah.
[a furious Gibbs is sanding his boat, producing clouds of sawdust]
FBI Agent T.C. Fornell: [coughing] How the hell do you breathe in all this dust?
Gibbs: I don't.
Abby Sciuto: [to McGee, as they lean over Gibbs, asleep in his desk chair] Wake him up.
Gibbs: [to Ari] Just wanted to help you convince Al Qaeda.