|Royals and Loyals||Credits||Transcript|
After an American sailor is found dead in a hot tub, the team uncover evidence of an international-espionage plot involving a Royal Ship, the British Secret Service and even the CIA.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner for NCIS.|
|Major Peter Malloy, RM||Daniel Gillies||Royal Marines SIS Agent and an undercover agent for MI6.|
|Operations Officer Loretta Tennison, CIA||Kristen Ariza||An CIA agent and also the killer.|
|Tara Bick||Tracy Middendorf||The victim's wife.|
|Chief Petty Officer Jason Crosby, USN||John T. Woods||A member of the U.S. Navy.|
|Vector Control Worker||Peter Holden||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Realtor||Jamie Elman||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Captain William Jamison, RN||Ron Bottitta||A member of the British Royal Navy and Captain of the HMS Sparrowhawk.|
|Chris Jarvis (actor)||A member of the British Royal Navy.|
- The place where Tony and Ziva meet Malloy is presumbly the same area or set that was used in Season 1's Eye Spy where Tony met Seaman Sparks to discuss the annoymous phone call.
- The ship used as 'HMS Sparrowhawk' was not a British design.
- There has not been an HMS Sparrowhawk since 1931
- Royal Marines would not serve on a ship like the Sparrowhawk, they only serve on board assault, amphibious, and most nuclear vessels in the Royal Navy, as well as almost any helicopter carriers.
- The pistol show to the MI6 officer and asked if he owned one the answer would have been no as it has been illegal to own a pistol in the UK since 1997.
- The aircraft carrier that the NCIS team flew out to at the end of the episode was the USS Tripoli, CVE-64. This is impossible as the Tripoli, a Casablanca class Escort Carrier was decommissioned in 1958 and scrapped in 1959. No other Carrier has born the Tripoli name since.
- All the uniforms, especially Malloy's were wrong including his medal bar (British medals are given out a lot rarer than in America).
- Royal Marines only wear White uniform caps when wearing a blue full dress uniform, which are only used for military functions. The uniform that Malloy wears is supposedly the 'Lovat Green' service dress, which is paired with either a green beret for enlisted men, or the green peaked cap worn by officers. If his service dress was truly accurate, his collar tags and cap device would be a blackened globe and lion of the Royal Marines, not brass/gold of a British Army regiment. Judging by the bright red band on Malloy's cap, the wardrobe coordinator and/or military consultant would have had staged a more accurate British Army major serving with the Royal Military Police 'Redcaps'
- HMS Sparrowhawk's sailors wore Royal Blue shirts not Sky Blue shirts.
- Rank badges were wrong for all but the Navy Commander and Lt Commander on the HMS Sparrowhawk.
At one point the inventory of a ship is pulled up. In the armament section there are some rather strange items weapons listed. Specifically-
- 1 Magnetic Accelerator Cannon
- 3 Shiva-Class Nuclear Missiles
- 40 Archer Missile Pods
- 8 50mm point defense guns
All of the weapons listed are from the Halo videogame series and are common armaments on the warships in the game.
|NCIS Season Eight|
|Spider and the Fly ♦ Worst Nightmare ♦ Short Fuse ♦ Royals and Loyals ♦ Dead Air ♦ Cracked ♦ Broken Arrow ♦ Enemies Foreign ♦ Enemies Domestic ♦ False Witness ♦ Ships in the Night ♦ Recruited ♦ Freedom ♦ A Man Walks into a Bar ♦ Defiance ♦ Kill Screen ♦ One Last Score ♦ Out of the Frying Pan ♦ Tell-All ♦ Two-Faced ♦ Dead Reflection ♦ Baltimore ♦ Swan Song ♦ Pyramid|