When Gibbs meets Brody, he comments it's been a while. Pride asks if they know each other and Gibbs says it's classified. The actress playing Brody, Zoe McLellan, played US Navy Petty Officer Jennifer Coates on JAG (1995). She was in the 2003 NCIS (2003) spin off episode JAG: Ice Queen (2003) along with Mark Harmon as Gibbs, so they had not seen each other since 2003.
Gibbs states that he has known SSA (Senior Special Agent) Pride for 30 years, and that he would "trust him with his life". This indicates Pride and Gibbs first met sometime (around 1984) before Gibbs joined NIS, the predecessor agency to NCIS and was still in the Marine Corps.
Lucas Black and Paige Turco both starred in American Gothic (1995-1996). Lucas was 13 playing an orphan, Caleb, and Paige plays his cousin, Gail, who comes to town to take care of him. Gail is seduced by Sherriff Lucas Buck, played by Gary Cole, who is Caleb's father.
The Crescent City is a popular nickname for New Orleans. During the nineteenth century, new neighborhoods expanded out from what is now known as the French Quarter. These areas followed the great curve of the Mississippi River, giving New Orleans the shape of a crescent.
The Fed Five consisted of: Dan McLane - Special Agent In Charge. Michael Franks - Senior Special Agent. Felix Betts - Junior Special Agent. Dwayne Cassius Pride - Probationary Special Agent. Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Probationary Special Agent.