Gibbs: Are you doing okay?
Abby: I was this close to violating one of my most sacred principles.
Gibbs: But you didn't. That bomb was fake.
Abby: That's because I knew you were coming. I just knew it. But what if I didn't? What would I have done?
Gibbs: You'd have done the right thing, Abs. Whatever that is. I don't know much, but I know that.

Bishop: Want me to alert building security?
Gibbs: No. I'll shoot him.

Vance: You're the boss, boss. Although when I asked to tag along I thought this was going to be more like, you know, Butch and Sundance. You're the quick-draw, I'm the brains. Kind of co-equals.
Gibbs: Yeah, we're not.
Vance: So what, I'm Robin to your Batman?

Gibbs: You said you had nothing to prove.
Vance: Damn right.
Gibbs: Well you're not acting like it. The job changes, Leon. We change, for better or for worse.

Vance: Yes, I'm still in charge. Now get back to work. You're stuck with me.
Gibbs: Change is hard.


Tony: Where are we off to, guv?
Gibbs: Quantico. Keep talking with that accent, I'm gonna shoot you

Tony: Thinking about visiting my ancestral home, England.
Gibbs: Why the sudden interest, DiNozzo?
Tony: I've been thinking about family a lot. I mean all I have is Senior, really. He's not getting any younger. I don't have anyone else. The way things are going I don't see kids in my future. So, I don't know. Guess I'm searching for a sense of belonging.

Mitchell: You know my dad used to say "if it matters to someone, it matters."
Gibbs: Smart guy.

Mitchell: I've been chasing Long for two years. I'm still standing here with empty pockets.
Gibbs: You asked for my help. We're going to see this through, whatever it takes. I don't forget my debts, Mitch. I owe you.

Gibbs: You think you know everything DiNozzo. You don't.
Tony: I'm just trying to protect you here.
Gibbs: You know why you got sidelined? This.
Tony: This?
Gibbs: This isn't about me. Take care of your team. Do your job. Keep your head in the case. Keep Mitch's family tree to yourself.

Ducky: This isn't about NIS Agent Mitchell's son at all, is it? It's about Anthony. Jethro when I had my heart attack on that beach, it changed me. I had to adopt a whole new perspective. I began to see life differently and it really concerned me. Perhaps this new-found view of yours is accurate. But you must respect that others may need time to see it as you do, even Anthony.
Gibbs: Yeah, and then's the work, Duck. It's got to get done. Gotta respect that too.

You did a good job McGee. You did exactly what you had to do.

NCIS Quotes

McGee, not me? McGoo, you?

Tony

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