Truth or Consequences

Season 7, Ep 1, Aired 9/22/09
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  • Episode Description
  • With the past still left unresolved, the NCIS team must find a way to put it aside and concentrate on another investigation, but while looking for Ziva's replacement, the team comes to a stunning revelation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Harmon

    Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

  • Michael Weatherly

    Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

  • Sean Murray (I)

    Special Agent Tim McGee

  • Cote de Pablo

    Mossad Agent Ziva David

  • David McCallum

    Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

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  • Fan Reviews (46)
  • NCIS (No Cote, It Sucks)

    By kdaubney1, Nov 02, 2014

  • NCIS come back for Ziva

    By DexterMorgan2, Mar 25, 2013

  • One of the Best Episodes

    By TigerOtter86, Sep 24, 2012

  • The 7th Season Begins With Anthony DiNozzo Being Captured By Terrorists. He Was Trying To Rescue Ziva. Gibbs And McGee Make A Daring Rescue Attempt.

    By Matt16020-FIN, Jun 27, 2012

  • Brilliant episode! Thoroughly well-dnoe!

    By amazing_race, Jul 11, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Tony: Listen, can you walk while you talk? Heather: You know, I've actually never attempted something so complex before, but I'm a quick learner. Tony: Sarcasm. Heather: Mh-mm. Tony: I like sarcasm. Heather: Who doesn't? Tony: Not that much.

    • Saleem: I got my BS from Yale University. Tony: I got my BS from the streets.

    • Tony: (to Gibbs) You know, in Arabic, the word for 'desert' is 'Sahara' so Sahara Desert is actually Desert Desert. A lot of sand.

    • Tony: (to McGee) But, it's computers? It's your thing! If I had a thing, I'd show it off all the time. Gibbs (entering): There are rules against that, DiNozzo.

    • (About Claire Connel from the DEA as she's being interviewed by Gibbs) Tony: You know it's all about chemistry. The zing, the 'sss', the pah! McGee: What is pah? Tony: Pah? You know? Gotta know how to zig when I zag. Bob when you weave. (referring to Gibbs) Rock when he rolls. That's the pah of it all. Pah! McGee: She's unflappable. Tony: She's unflappable. (door opens and a crying Claire rushes out. Gibbs follows her out.) Gibbs: Strike one.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Airdates: Australia: September 29, 2009 on Channel Ten Norway: November 3, 2009 on TV3 Sweden: November 10, 2009 on TV3 Denmark: December 1, 2009 on TV3 Germany: February 28, 2010 on SAT 1 Latin America: February 5, 2010 on AXN The Netherlands: March 2, 2010 on SBS6 Spain: March 26, 2010 on La Sexta Slovakia: May 20, 2010 on Markiza Taiwan: May 28, 2010 on PTS Finland: September 14, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: November 15, 2010 on TV Nova

    Trivia (9)

    • GOOF: Just after Abby tightly hugs and wraps her chin around Ziva's neck, the scene changes to Tony walking by Ducky. If you watch the right side of the screen as he starts to walk by you can see Abby standing up straight just about to hug Ziva again.

    • GOOF: In episode "Legend, Part 2," Ziva clearly tells Tony that beverages are strictly not allowed in MTAC. In this episode, Abby is seen holding up her Caf-Pow proudly in MTAC when she says they located Saleem through it. However, in several episodes with Jenny,¬†she and Gibbs were drinking coffee in MTAC.

    • TRIVIA: When Abby hugs Ziva, a shot of Abby's back can be seen. She has a new tattoo: a flower on her upper back.

    • GOOF: In the flashbacks McGee seems to have lost a lot of weight even though it's right after Ziva left.

    • GOOF: When Becky Hastings and Tony are in observation, in the reflection of the mirror you can see a crew member on the bottom left of the mirror.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Tony: Not only are you wrong, but you're wrong at the top of your voice.

      Spencer Tracy says these same words to Ernest Borgnine in the movie Bad Day at Black Rock, which Tony then references by wondering what Jack Nicholson would be like in the movie as well as mentioning the film to McGee prior to the two of them going on the mission to rescue Ziva.

    • Tony: Might be a little easier finding a drummer for Spinal Tap. Spinal Tap is a parody rock band who has had many drummers out of which 22 are presumed dead.

    • Tony: (in reference to the officer getting the idea that someone dosed his orange juice from 90210) I never really liked that show. Not my cup of tea. 90210 is a 21st century update of the 1990s TV series, Beverly Hills 90210. In the US, First-run episodes air at 8p EST on Tuesdays on the CW, opposite NCIS on CBS.

    • Tony: Can you imagine Nicholson in Bad Day at Black Rock? I would have like to have seen that... Referring to 1955 movie starring Spencer Tracy, which is also referenced again when Tony offers McGee a copy of the movie in exchange for fixing his home entertainment system.

    • Tony: I can't stop thinking about the movie True Lies, you know -- when Arnie's strapped to the chair, shot full of truth serum, and he picks his cuffs and he kills everybody? This is an accurate description of a scene in the action comedy movie True Lies, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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