The Truth Is Out There

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 3/16/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When the body of a marine is found after a party in an illegal night club, the team investigates a number of possible leads - including blackmail and accidental death.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Sasha Alexander

    Special Agent Kate Todd

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Pauley Perrette

    Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

  • David McCallum

    Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Mediocre episode, no strengths and poor detective resolution of crime.

    By chipee, May 13, 2010

  • Not so tense as couple of last episodes

    By Parricida, May 16, 2010

  • Misses in the X-Files!

    By JPPT1974, Oct 16, 2006

  • Petty Officer Chris Gordon found dead, after the ceiling collaspes in the men's room at an illegal nightclub.

    By chinadollM9, Jan 05, 2008

  • It really proves the saying that you can never really know anyone, not even your friends.

    By whiteraven2005, Jan 20, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Kate: Tony, are you a GS-9 or a G-11? Tony: I can't tell you. Kate: Why not? Tony: Because if I do, you'll know how much money I make. Kate: So? Tony: That's personal and confidential. Kate: I'm sorry, um, you give me every single detail about your dates, you leave out nothing! Tony: That's bragging. Money's personal.

    • Tony: 40-mile zone ended 2 miles back, Boss. Limit's 65... I only mention it because you usually drive slightly faster than Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    • Abby: Not unless he grew up in Dorkville. Gibbs: Grew up just west of there.

    • Tony: It's kinda ironic. Antwane: What? Tony: You run a hair salon and you're bald. Antwane: I'm not bald. Tony: Well then you're taller than your hair.

    • Gibbs: Still waiting for the odd part. Ducky: Someone dressed him after he was killed. Gibbs: That's odd.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Airdates: Croatia: August 24, 2005 on NOVA TV Finland: December 23, 2006 on Nelonen France: September 24, 2004 on M6 Germany: July 14, 2005 on SAT.1 Hungary: February 27, 2006 on TV 2 Sweden: October 10, 2004 on TV3 Denmark: March 16, 2004 on TV3

    Trivia (5)

    • GOOF: When Ducky is describing the injuries of the man run over to Gibbs, he says that he has a broken "tibia and fibia", however the correct name for the second bone is "fibula".

    • GOOF: When Gibbs turns the car around suddenly, you hear a car horn, but the road is empty.

    • GOOF: When the browser returns the hits from Google, the address bar is empty. As of now, there no known browser that deletes the URL from the address bar after you click on the Google Search button, nor would that be logical.

    • TRIVIA: In one scene the car door to the Dodge that Gibbs was just driving is open then closed in the next angle. This takes place at the warehouse where the party was.

    • GOOF: When Tony searches Google for "Bartex Corporation", he enters that phrase directly into the search line. However, upon termination of the search, we see apparently Tony searched "Bartex", not "Bartex Corporation". Google wouldn't filter out the word Corporation.

    Allusions (4)

    • Gibbs: Like Candid Camera. Candid Camera was a television programme (originally a radio one) that ran for many years, in which unsuspecting members of the public were faced with odd situations and secretly filmed. It was started by Alan Funt in 1948 and went through many series, both in the US and elsewhere. The format has been copied or adapted many times, including such shows as Punk'd which DiNozzo mentions at first.

    • Kate: Never put anything on tape that you don't want to be seen. Tony: Just ask Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton filmed a porn video with her boyfriend, which got leaked out and sold.

    • Almost all of the guest characters in this episode were named for executive producers or top writers of The X-Files. Chris Gordon is an amalgamation of Chris Carter and Howard Gordon. Darin Spotnitz combines Darin Morgan and Frank Spotnitz. The four petty officers are (Rob) Bowman, (Glen) Morgan, (Chris) Carter, and (James) Wong. The master chief is (David) Nutter. Antwane Mann may also be a reference to Kim Manners. Also, Brian Thompson, who plays Master Chief P.O. Vince Nutter, also plays The Bounty Hunter in The X-Files. The Bounty Hunter is an important role in the X-Files mythology.

    • Episode title: "The Truth Is Out There" The episode title is also the slogan for the paranormal and conspiracy FBI series The X-Files. This episode features both a conspiracy (the word is said repeatedly by different characters) and a faked alien encounter.

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