At least tell me, what is so important that one assignment can trump a career of rule-breaking?Parsons
Parsons: I'll get to the bottom of this.
Morrow: There's a line in the sand, Parsons. Don't cross it.
I'm positive that NCIS is being set up. Sending you out here was not about Lieutenant McBride. It was about separating you from your team.Parsons
Tobias: Hard to know who to trust anymore.
Gibbs: Has it ever been easy, Tobias?
Franks: Over the years we do some things, some good, some bad. Decisions that help one person can hurt another.
Gibbs: Damned if you do.
Franks: In the end, we make sacrifices, live with them. Things happen sometimes that are out of our control.
I believe in upholding the law, Gibbs. And I'm tired of watching you break it.Parsons
Palmer: Speaking of shaking things up, Brina and I, we're having a baby.
Ducky: My dear Jimmy! Such news shouldn't be delivered as an aside. How long have you known? When is the baby due?
Palmer: Brina's not "due" due. We're on a waiting list. We decided to adopt. We figured there were so many unwanted kids out there that we'd adopt first.
Ducky: Bravo Mr. Palmer! Such a decision is admirable and positively thrilling.
I know you threw Bodnar off that ship, and I know that you killed your own brother Ari. Yet there has been no punishment for either. Like Gibbs you just forget and move on. Until now. It's only a matter of time.Parsons
Chegwidden: According to IG records your team isn't just sending people to jail, they're sending them to the morgue.
Gibbs: Yeah, sometimes.
Chegwidden: Ari Haswari, Agent Michelle Lee, Payloma Reynosa, Harper Dearing.
Gibbs: There was no other choice.
Chegwidden: There's always a choice. The question is: were their deaths absolutely necessary?
Gibbs: Nothing I wouldn't do again.
Chegwidden: Please tell me you're not going to say that in court.
Gibbs: I won't be in court.
Ziva: Gibbs you cannot do this alone. You have to let us help.
Gibbs: Hey - it is not your job!
Ziva: It is not about my job. This is about my family!
Ziva: I'm sorry if I hurt you in all of this. It was never intended. Tony, I care too much about our...friendship. I do not want it to be awkward between us.
Tony: Hey. [Kisses her forehead.] Nothing's awkward between friends.
Morrow: There's a connection between the death of that Navy Seal and what's happening with your team.
Vance: What kind of connection?
Morrow: The murder of Eli David opened a political can of worms that was much bigger than anyone expected.
Vance: Eli and Arash Kazmi wanted to forget a peace. But Bodnar killing them opened the door.
Morrow: Homeland and the CIA wait for chances like this, to stir the pot. Distract governments so that all sorts of recon can happen. The CIA needed Iran to believe Mossad was responsible.
Vance: Are you telling me that Bodnar didn't kill Kazmi?
Morrow: I'm telling you we did it, Leon. The CIA took out Kazmi that night so that Bodnar would end up being the fall guy. Iran and Israel could duke it out while we focused on the real threat. We're all so damned worried about Iran and North Korea when the real threat is here, on home soil.
Vance: It's a shell game isn't it? Keep people distracted.
Morrow: Leon you see why I wanted you to keep your distance?