- Episode Description
Gibbs teams up with Fornell on a joint investigation after Fornell becomes the target of a shooting, but they face an unexpected twist in the case when their mutual ex-wife, Diane Sterling, gets involved. Meanwhile, rumors run wild among the group after Diane stays overnight at McGee's.
- Cast & Crew
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Sean Murray (I)
- Photos (4)
- Fan Reviews (21)
Best NCIS eps in 10 years
WTF is a 'trifecta'?
Great episode very funny
Thoroughly enjoyable episode !
- Trivia & Quotes
McGee: (McGee and DiNozzo are arguing about what happened with Diane at McGee's apartment.) Wait...what rumours?
Palmer: The kind that would make a grown man blush, McGee.
Ducky: Even our latest victim turned a light shade of pink when he heard one, and he's dead!
(Diane puts a badge on Vance's table)
Fornell: My breakfast burrito is about to say 'hello'.
Vance: The IRS Deputy Commissioner called when he heard we had... one of their Agents.
Fornell: "And the Lord wept".
Diane: Yes, "Agent". And I was undercover when you two bumbled into the bar.
Gibbs: Undercover on what?
Diane: Big tax fraud case. Somebody's stealing identities, filing fake returns and making off with a boatload in fraudulent refund cheques.
Vance: Costs the IRS billions each year.
Diane: We had traced several identity thefts to the bar. My plan was to ID the thief and follow him back to the ring leader. I was posing as a buyer so I could interview the employees on the DL.
Gibbs: You were posing as "Mrs. Fornell".
Diane: Budget cuts. Fake ID is expensive. I was improvising.
Fornell: Improvising?! Your "improvising" almost got me killed! You must've ruffled the wrong feathers Agent Fornell, and those feathers thought I was part of your op and put a hit out on me!
Diane: How do you know everything?
Gibbs: I don't. I don't. I-I just learned how to listen.
Vance: (To Gibbs, Fornell and Diane) Truth is, I'm proud of the way you pulled this off.
Diane: At least I didn't kill them.
Fornell: I've had root canals that went better.
Fornell: Speaking of the Spawn of Unholiness, I did some checking with a buddy of mine at the IRS. Know what I heard?
Gibbs: That's she's not leaving Victor, it's Victor thinking about leaving her?
Fornell: How did you know that? Can't say I'm surprised, either. You ever notice how she never gets sick? Even germs don't like her.
Series star Rocky Carroll and guest start Danny Nucci are reunited in this episode after working together in 1995 submarine military drama Crimson Tide.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: December 11, 2012 on Global
Germany: March 3, 2013 on Sat.1
United Kingdom: March 08, 2013 on Fox
Finland: June 4, 2013 on Nelonen
TRIVIA: On Diane Sterling's "Diane Gibbs" drivers licence, the address is listed as 505 E. Laurel Street, Alexandria, VA. There is a 505 E. Laurel in Alexandria, VA, but it's Drive, not Street.;