4 Things You Didn't Know About NCIS' 'After Hours'

NCIS Executive Producer Steven Binder said this episode was markedly different from the rest.

NCIS Executive Producer Steven Binder said this episode was markedly different from the rest.

The writing staff was "petrified" of the episode's theme, he said. "The team never goes home." 
McGee's voice-activated lights were inspired by an NCIS producer's obsession with home-automation.

McGee's voice-activated lights were inspired by an NCIS producer's obsession with home-automation.

The name for North Brook Detention Center, where Amy Harrison served, was inspired by the hometown of NCIS Executive Producer Steven Binder.

The name for North Brook Detention Center, where Amy Harrison served, was inspired by the hometown of NCIS Executive Producer Steven Binder.

McGee's crime scene recreation was loosely inspired by a classic UFO movie.

McGee's crime scene recreation was loosely inspired by a classic UFO movie.