Leon Vance Quotes
Vance: I was respecting your situation, Gibbs. Let's not turn this into something else.
Gibbs: I don't need to be handled.
Vance: Your head is not here.
Gibbs: Don't tell me where my head is at. I am here, director. I am on this.
Vance: What did you say to me after Jackie died? What did you tell me to do? I was out for two months.
Gibbs: That was different.
Vance: It's been half a day, Gibbs. He was your father.
Gibbs: He was, and now he's dead. And I still have a job to do.
Vance: And I didn't?
Gibbs: I am not you.
Vance: As director of this agency, I'm placing you on administrative leave. As your friend I'm telling you to get the hell out of here before you say something I can't let go.
Gibbs: Leon. This job. It's all I have. Don't ever tell my team to hold out on me again.
Vance: Any questions?
Tony: Just one. Why?
Admiral Kendall: I've been asking myself that for years. Amanda was valedictorian in high school. Straight A's in college. Georgetown. And then she suddenly flunked out. She spent the last two years wasting her life jet-setting across Europe with a group of international trust fund brats, partying in every capital in the continent.
Tony: Well maybe she just needed to find herself, sir.
Admiral Kendall: Well now it's gone too far.
Vance: If it were up to Admiral Kendall, he'd authorize Seal Team Six to exfil his daughter.
Gibbs: Well, one way to go.
Vance: I'm warming to the idea.
Waters: You a Marine, Gibbs? This is one dumb jar-head covering for another.
Vance (to Gibbs via text): Tread lightly.
Major: You know what I think? This whole is just some inter-service rivalry.
Vance: You're wrong there, Major. NCIS is a civilian agency. We don't report to anyone in uniform. We will follow every possible lead, wherever it may take us. Get Waters over here, or we'll drag him in in handcuffs.
Vance: So, why is the victim denying it now?
Cabot: Take your pick, sir. Shame, fear, loss of peer status.
Vance: Special Agent Barkley is sending additional manpower to Louisiana to assist. An interrogation expert, to be exact.
Pride: Don't need one. Agent Lasalle and I can question suspects just fine.
Vance: Recent flaws in your technique would suggest otherwise.
Pride: I only punched that XO once.
Vance: Once was enough.
Bishop: FBI, CIA, NSA - they'd all refer you to me. I am the Parsa expert.
Vance: Just how long has NSA had you on him?
Bishop: Six years, director.
Gibbs: Excuse me?
Gibbs: What are SecNav's orders?
Vance: Now that we have Parsa - press him for intel. Enough to disable his entire terrorist network.
Gibbs: How hard?
Vance: Whatever it takes.
McGee: Delilah? This is not a good time.
Delilah: Well I'm not here to see you.
McGee: Then who?
Vance: Me. If that's okay with you, Special Agent McGee.
Vance: As far as my children are concerned, their mother's father is long dead. Out of respect to Jackie I intend to keep it that way.
Addison: I suppose so. All I can ask is that you might change your mind. I can pay for their college tuition if you would reconsider.
Vance: My children are not for sale.
Vance: You got regrets, that's on you. But it's not up to me and my kids to make them go away.
Addison: Ain't that the truth. I apologize, Leon. You have yourself a happy holiday.