NCIS

Model Behavior

Season 3, Ep 11, Aired 12/13/05
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  • Episode Description
  • While filming a reality show on a Marine base, a supermodel dies, and the NCIS team must discover who is the model's murderer. They discover a love triangle between the model and three other men, all suspects. Meanwhile, Jenny is disturbed when Gibbs doesn't attend an award ceremony where he is one of the honorees.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Cote de Pablo

    Mossad Agent Ziva David

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • Models on bootcamp

    By Parricida, Jun 03, 2010

  • Ridiculous.

    By trcathers, Dec 14, 2005

  • Pretty good but could be better.

    By angelspinknose, Dec 14, 2005

  • did not expect much, and i wasn't exactly let down.

    By caittie, Dec 15, 2005

  • It began... Nothing in particular got my attention.. and then the end.

    By Wuzzie, Dec 15, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Crawley: This entire reality series was Taylor's idea. I have never seen her happier, she loved it here. Ziva: How did she get the drugs? Crawley: She didn't. The whole point of the show was to show that she wasn't that girl anymore. Ziva: Well let's say it backfired large time. Tony: It's big time.

    • Tony (Reading the card on the flowers from Abby): Get well soon. Abby: They didn't have a card that said "sorry-I-almost-sent-you-to-prison" at the flowershop. Tony: Almost? You actually did send me to prison. Abby: Well not for good.

    • Hanna (To Ziva): We're supermodels, honey, we don't have to get along.

    • (Seeing the press) McGee: This is bad. Tony: Gibbs is going to go completely and utterly ape.

    • Tony: Boss, the Director's new hair- you like the way she cut it short? Gibbs: She cut her hair? Tony: Never mind.

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    Notes (4)

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: January 17, 2006 on TV3 Australia: May 17, 2006 on Channel 10 Sweden: June 18, 2006 on TV3 Germany: September 10, 2006 on SAT 1 France: October 20, 2006 on M6 Italy: November 26, 2006 on RAI 2 Croatia: November 30, 2006 on NOVA TV Finland: December 8, 2007 on Nelonen Slovakia: May 5, 2009 on Markiza

    • This episode is actually a take-off of The Simple Life.

    • This episode was taped on November 15, on Sean Murray's birthday.

    • This episode was previously known under the title Artificial Reality.

    Trivia (4)

    • TRIVIA: The NCIS ME vehicle has the same license plate as Ari Haswari's SUV in "Kill Ari (2)" 724-TJA.

    • TRIVIA: A return of the GSM ("Get Some Monthly") Magazine, last seen in Season 3's "Silver War". Tony stated he was a fan of the magazine, and in this episode gets one autographed by the supermodels.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Gibbs was honored as the "NCIS Special Agent of the Year". Gibbs didn't attend the ceremony, and DiNozzo accepted the award on his behalf. According to the CBS Character Profile, Gibbs has won the award six times in the past decade -- and has never shown up to accept it. DiNozzo keeps the awards locked in his desk drawer.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, Tony says that his father disowned him for some reason. In real life, Michael Weatherly's father in fact DID disown him because he wanted to take up acting, and his father was a rich big time trading company manager.

    Allusions (6)

    • Tony tells one of the models they have her fingerprints on record from her arrest on charges of beating up her assistant with her cell phone. This is possibly a quiet reference to real-life supermodel, Naomi Campbell, who has had charges filed against her numerous times for assaulting her paid staff, including her personal assistant. On more than one occasion, the assaults involved either a regular telephone, a cell phone, or a BlackBerry.

    • McGee compares the reality show that the models are filming to The Simple Life. The Simple Life is a reality show starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie that originally aired on Fox. Each season, the girls take on "challenges" that they otherwise wouldn't encounter. These have included living on a farm, working as interns, and even spending time with families as a temporary wife/mother.

    • Gibbs: Sounds like Mr. Wizard. Watch Mr. Wizard was a TV show for kids in the 1950's that gave a scientific explanation for everyday occurrences. Don Herbert starred as the original Mr. Wizard. It was revived in 1971 and again in the 1980s.

    • Abby: It reminds me of Bill Nye. Bill Nye is the name of the host of the Emmy Award-winning TV program Bill Nye the Science Guy. Airing from 1992 to 1998, the program was targeted to preteens and attempted to explain various scientific topics. In addition to being a scientist, he is also a mechanical engineer.

    • Tony: We were talking about Cagney and Lacy... Cagney and Lacy is the name of 1980s crime drama about two female NYPD detectives starring Tyne Daly as Lacy and Sharon Gless as Cagney.

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