Season 4, Ep 1, Aired 9/19/06
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  • Episode Description
  • When Ziva accidentally witnesses a political assassination, she learns that the FBI is looking to arrest her and escapes, while the NCIS team, led by Tony, looks to prove that Ziva is innocent. However, when things get more complicated, Ziva seeks help from the one person who always trusted her, Gibbs.

  • 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 (43)
  • Oh look camera guy

    By taylorkuhlmann3, Nov 13, 2015

  • Loved it!

    By Gimpyelf67, Nov 03, 2013


    By sintflut1, Jul 03, 2013

  • Gibbs returns to save the day.

    By 7dixob, Oct 25, 2012

  • The 4th Season Begins With The Team Trying To Help Ziva, Who Witnessed A Political Assassination. The Team Must Ask Advice From An Old Colleague.

    By Matt16020-FIN, Mar 31, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (40)

    • Tony: Why wasn't I with Ziva? I turned over my responsibility to him without even thinking about it.
      Ducky: Gibbs is one of the most capable agents...
      Tony: Was, Ducky! You didn't see him. I mean, he didn't even look like Gibbs. I think he went native down there.
      Ducky: Uh, Tony?
      Tony: His hair is all long and crazy looking. And he's got this scraggly beard. He looks like a pirate or something. His eyes are all bloodshot, probably from drinking hooch from morning to night with Franks.
      Gibbs: They call it a "redeye" for a reason. (Tony realizes Gibbs has been standing behind him for a while and looks caught) The flight I was on all night to get here.

    • Ducky: Did you manage to get him? Tony: Got his (Gibbs) voicemail... and I don't think he ever learned how to use it!

    • Ziva: Ever been tied up by a woman before? (chuckles) Did you like it? Then today's not your lucky day.

    • Tony: What did I tell you about worrying Probie? Agent Lee: That it's your job. Tony: See... you're learning.

    • (over the phone after Abby gives up Ziva's number) Tony: Ziva. Ziva: Tell Abby I'm gonna kill her. Tony: We love you too.

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    Notes (4)

    • In the opening scene, Ziva is driving to work listening to the song called, "Mas" from the Latin alternative band called Kinky.

    • Original International Airdates: Denmark: October 17, 2006 on TV3 Sweden: December 3, 2006 on TV3 Australia: January 23, 2007 on TEN Belgium: February 18, 2007 on VT4 Germany: March 4, 2007 on SAT 1 United Kingdom: April 10, 2007 on FX UK Spain: June 14, 2007 on La Sexta Italy: September 2, 2007 on RAI 2 Finland: October 7, 2008 on Nelonen Slovakia: May 26, 2009 on Markiza Czech Republic: July 7, 2009 on TV Nova

    • This episode features the first appearance of Liza Lapira as a recurring character, NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee.

    • Filming this episode began on July 18th, 2006.

    Trivia (11)

    • TRIVIA: We learn that Palmer is scheduled to start medical school the following month.

    • TRIVIA: At first glance it seems unlikely that the tape recorder Ziva was wearing would not been detected and/or destroyed in the fight with the Iranian agent, given the fierce punches and kicks in the abdominal area. However, the recorder was taped along her pelvis, which would not have been targeted, since it would not have been an area vulnerable to crippling damage such as her solar plexus was. And if it did survive long enough to get the agent's voice on tape even for a short time before the fight, it would have corroborated her story even if it did not include the final confession of the Iranian agent.

    • GOOF: In the safe house Gibbs and Ziva find the hidden camera in the vent. In the shot where Gibbs moves a chair to get to the vent you can briefly see a crew member of the show standing in the doorway. He quickly moves out of the shot.

    • GOOF: When Ziva shows Namir's Mossad File to Gibbs on her computer, the words are a random collection of Hebrew letters, but don't mean anything.

    • TRIVIA: When Tony joins Ziva and Gibbs in the basement, and Ziva talks about Namir (not an Israeli name, btw), she calls him a "chazir metunaf" - a filthy pig.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Gibbs: (Regarding Ziva's former Mossad partner) He's supposed to be dead. Ziva: Apparently, he's gotten better. The assertion that a character is dead, dying or badly injured with the response I'm/he's getting better is a running gag that appears throughout the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    • Tony: (to Sacks) Six months ago you were convinced that I killed a woman and chopped off her legs. This is a reference to the episode 3x09 "Frame Up" when Tony was framed for murder and agent Sacks was questioning him.

    • Tony buys McGee a CD entitled "The Very Best of David Hasselhoff." David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. His most well-known television appearances were on Knight Rider and more popular Baywatch. His music career is most recognized in Europe.

    • Tony accuses McGee of listening to Yanni. Yanni is a Greek pianist and composer with perfect pitch. His music is often classified as New Age and therefore has received little airplay.

    • Agent Sacks mentions The Fantasy World of Narnia. This is a reference to a 2005 fantasy movie titled The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, filmed after a series of seven fantasy novels for children, written between 1949 and 1954.

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