NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Trivia: The show originally premiered as "Navy: NCIS", and ran with that title for the first season. Beginning with season 2, the title was shortened to just "NCIS", after the producers convinced CBS (the network had insisted on the longer title) that "Navy: NCIS" was redundant, since the "N" in "NCIS" stands for "Naval".

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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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Trivia: There is an episode where someone is killing people in the same ways McGee describes in his yet unpublished next book. Over the course of the investigation, they question McGee's book publisher. Along The Wall of her office, there are pictures of all the authors that the company publishes. Show creator Donald Bellisario is pictured as one of those authors.

Dead Man Talking - S1-E19

Trivia: While talking with Amanda Reed, Tony calls himself "Stringfellow", and later tells McGee that he got the name from the TV series Airwolf, which was also created by Donald Bellisario.

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Blowback - S4-E14

Trivia: In the beginning when Gibbs and Tony are talking about a crossword puzzle, Gibbs asks Tony for a TV drama 8 letters, Tony answers with "St Elsewhere". Gibbs is played by Mark Harmon who was Dr. Robert 'Bobby' Caldwell for 4 seasons of St. Elsewhere.


Trivia: Since the two-part episode "Legend" is also technically part of NCIS: Los Angeles canon, it makes Gibbs, Tony, Abby, and Ducky the only characters who have appeared on the two NCIS shows and its parent series JAG. Abby is the only one who also appears in a stand-alone NCIS: LA episode.

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Royals & Loyals - S8-E4

Trivia: In the scene where Ziva and Tony board the British ship, the scene cuts to the exterior shot of the British ship and shows the ship flying the Union Jack flag. Unfortunately the ship is a United States Navy AEGIS Destroyer and although the British are Allies, none of the AEGIS ships have been sold to the British Navy.

Twilight - S2-E23

Trivia: When Abby tells Kate about the dream she had about Tony, Kate placates her by saying it was just a bĂȘte noire. "BĂȘte Noire" was the first episode in which Ari appeared.

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Factual error: Air Force One landed in Wichita, Kansas. The local coroner claimed Jurisdiction for Wichita County. The city of Wichita, Kansas is in Sedgwick County, in southern Kansas. Wichita County, Kansas is in western Kansas, about 250 miles from the city of Wichita. (00:05:40)

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See No Evil - S2-E1

[Gibbs is drinking a cup of coffee.]
Kate Todd: Gibbs, it's like one hundred degrees in here. How can you drink that stuff?
Leroy Gibbs: It keeps me cool.

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Show generally

Question: I finally saw the 2-part episode from the show JAG. Does anyone know what happened to Viv Blackadder? I don't recall hearing anyone ever mention the name on NCIS.

Answer: I hadn't seen the backdoor pilots yet but while it wasn't explicitly stated, at least onscreen, I heard somewhere Vivian got either fired from NCIS due to jeopardizing a case, got resigned from the agency, or transferred to the FBI.


Answer: I dont believe it is ever mentioned, but like most pilot episodes the characters are often changed, replaced or even removed in this case.

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