Flemming: Director, it's *my* life.
Vance: And we're gonna protect it. [beat] You're welcome!

Vance: Gibbs. Where's Agent DiNozzo.
Gibbs: Headed to Israel.
McGee: His plane leaves in a few hours.
Abby: What is it, director?
Vance: I just got a call, from Tel Aviv.

Orli: Actually, I'm here for a much more important reason. Something far more personal. Bring in Tali.
Vance: Wasn't that Ziva's sister?
Orli: Her namesake, yes.
Tony: Whose namesake?
Orli: You may have heard there was one survivor pulled from the farmhouse. Her room was in a corridor not destroyed by the fire. Tali is Ziva's daughter. And your daughter, Tony.

MI6 Officer: It's a fine day for a stroll, is it not?
Fornell: Are you from MI6?
MI6 Officer: It's a fine day for a stroll, is it not?
Vance: Indeed it is, but I prefer to saunter.

Vance: You have a cell phone jammer.
Scott: You're quick. That'll help. Now drive. Think of your children.

Vance: What was the operation in '02?
Bishop: Juniper Strike.
Vance: And?
Bishop: We only know as much as this top sheet says. While the list wasn't classified, the operation it refers to is, and since it's a joint operation, we'll need clearance from British SAS.
Vance: Gibbs?
Gibbs: I'd rather not wait, director.
Vance: Me neither. Go.
Bishop: Just to be clear, you want us to hack into the case files.
Vance: [nods]

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Vance: What the hell was that?
Tony: I don't know. I usually only have that effect on women.

Vance: Well, at this point we can't charge either one of them. Whoever we brought to trial...her defense would be that the other one did it.
Gibbs: I agree with you. There's so much reasonable doubt, a jury could never convict.

Klugman: I came here to clear my conscience. The man wouldn't even give me a chance.
Vance: Well now that you've done so publicly, why don't you let me explain myself. By getting rid of a dirty agent ten years ago I was protecting my own. And I will continue to protect them. So I suggest you stay away from this building and the honest agents that work here or any problem you have with me will get much much bigger.
Klugman: I was here to help, but....you really are just a politician now, huh?
Vance: Go.

Vance: Klugman what the hell are you doing here? Who did this to you?
Klugman: You did this....Director.

Vance: It's a lie.
Porter: Of course it is, but this is Washington. How much mud-slinging will you and the agency endure before we can prove it?
Vance: Right. What option do we have?
Porter: Well per Klugman's lawyer he drops this whole thing if you step down

Porter: Leon, there are no good options here. You've been in this chair for longer than your past two predecessors combined. Maybe it's time for a change. Maybe you write a book; go fishing. Spend time with your kids.
Vance: And what kind of example does running away set for them?

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‘You think you’re alone in the dark. Close your eyes. Remember everything good.’ My mom said that to me just before she died. Smart lady.

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McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.