Season 4 Episode 4

Faking It

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 10, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: Near the end of the episode when Franks picks up the phone, he only punches (along with each "Tone" of the key) six numbers. Even if it were a local call, it should be seven.

    • TRIVIA: After Ziva and McGee first come across vomit in the alley they see a man throwing up right outside what appears to be McMurphy's Tavern's back entrance (see the sign above him). McMurphy's Tavern was a recurring hangout for the characters of JAG, Donald P. Bellisario's other creation of which NCIS is a spin-off of. The last appearance of the tavern on TV was actually in the final scene of the series finale of JAG.

    • TRIVIA: Ziva speaks French, German, Italian, Arabic and Russian. (And of course English and Hebrew.) And Turkish and Spanish, though that is shown in "Hiatus" and "Iced" and not this particular episode.

    • GOOF: When McGee reaches for the cellphone in the victim's car the cellphone is a NOKIA 8210, but when he holds it in his hand the cellphone is a Sony-Ericsson T-68.

    • GOOF: One of the arresting officers accuses Puchenko of having just fired his gun after seeing a dent in a primer, but the only way to really tell if a gun has just been fired is if the barrel is still warm.

    • GOOF: As Ducky is describing the path of the bullet from left to right he says nicked the pancreas, missed the liver... He's also pointing to the left side of his body to indicate the path. The spleen is on the left side of the body. The liver is on the right side of the body.

    • TRIVIA: A Russian ruble is divided into 100 kopeks. The kopek has come in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 50. Today, only 1, 5, 10, and 50 coins are in circulation with the 1 and 5 rarely being used.

  • Quotes

    • Tony: (after Mike is taken) So, why grab him when all they had to do was kill him?
      Gibbs: He was holding evidence.
      Tony: Where?
      Gibbs: He wouldn't tell me.
      Tony: Well, you didn't hold a blowtorch to his eyeballs to find out. These guys will.

    • Ziva: Even arms dealers need groceries.

    • McGee (Looking at the puke): It doesn't smell fresh.
      Ziva: Does it ever?

    • Tony (holding an ID card): It doesn't look fake.
      Ziva: (over her shoulder) Fake.
      Tony: What are you talking about. You barely got a look at it.
      Ziva: I can smell a fake a mile away.

    • Tony: Open and shut case, Boss.
      Gibbs: No such thing, DiNozzo, only watertight.

    • Tony: What time is it in Mexico right now?
      Gibbs: Cantina time!

    • (After Tony calls the Director 'Jenny')
      Gibbs: Jenny. Just ah... how cozy did you two get while I was away?

    • Gibbs: DiNozzo, you're team leader.
      Tony: You're in safe hands Mike.
      Mike: I've seen your hands DiNozzo, they don't impress me!

    • Mike: (to Gibbs) You got a chance here Probie. Don't screw it up!

    • Mike: (to Gibbs) How ya doin' Probie?!

    • Gibbs: Got an exit wound?
      Ducky: Well, there doesn't appear to be an exit wound. So, I dig out the bullet, you match it to the weapon and hey Presto! Justice prevails.

    • Abby: Do you know how many pennies are thrown out or put into jars every year?
      Gibbs: Enlighten me.
      Abby: Three and a half billion. Billion, Gibbs! That's like 35 million dollars in pennies, and that's a lot of pennies in any language.
      Gibbs: Including Russian.
      Abby: No, Russians don't have pennies; they have kopeks. What does that have to do with Russian?

    • Tony: (referring to the suspect) Looked down and to the left- sure sign of a liar.
      Gibbs:That's very good, DiNozzo.
      Tony: Thanks, Boss.
      Gibbs: Did Ziva teach you that?

    • Tony: Not that your butt is big. Not that I've even looked.
      Ziva: Oh, liar!
      Tony: Okay, I have looked, but, you know, I never...
      Ziva: (interrupting) Never what?
      Tony: Oh, no. Ah-ha. I'm catching on to you. And you're not gonna get me to say something, and then do your little Mossad true or false trick. I'm too smart for that!
      Ziva: (laughing) Of course, you are!

    • Tony: I had the best fake ID in college, never got turned away once from a bar.
      Ziva: Never?
      Tony: Ever! (Ziva gives him a look.) Once...
      Ziva: Once?
      Tony: Or twice.
      Ziva: A month?
      Tony: A week! But listen, we went out every night, and it was a college town! They're very tough there- eagle-eyed bouncers... And you really had to act the part, too, you know. You had to be mature, worldly, kinda grownup!
      Ziva: So it wasn't really the ID; it was you.
      Tony: Are you kidding me? No! No, I was, I was the master of fake.

    • Ziva: Maybe he was doing laundry.
      Tony: That's a lot of laundry.
      Ziva: Maybe he was a once a month kind of man.
      Tony: I do it once a week. (McGee looks quickly at Tony.) Laundry. (Ziva grins at Tony.)

    • Kobacz: You think you are the first one to pull a gun at me?
      Franks: No, but I will be the last.

    • Gibbs: How is he?
      Woman: He'll live.
      Tony: Well, I've been hit harder, Boss. By you.

    • McGee: You don't shoot someone where everyone can see you, do you?
      Ziva: I never do. Unless, of course, it can't be helped. (McGee stops and looks at her)

    • Mike: Where did you learn being such a pain in the ass?
      Gibbs: Working with you.

    • Abby: Hi Ducky! (Ducky isn't answering) Penny for your thoughts. Or three and a half billion pennies. (She smiles, Ducky isn't amused) That was an in-joke.

    • McGee: That's pretty clever, Boss. How did you figure that out?
      Gibbs: Too much time around you.

    • Tony: Women want men to lie to them.
      Ziva: Not true.
      Tony: (imitates a conversation) "Honey, does my butt look big in these pants to you?" "Actually yes, sweetheart. Your butt looks as big as Alabama. Didn't want to say anything, but you've got the Bama butt going on." See? You want us to lie to you, so we do. Especially if your butt is as big as Bama. (Ziva looks at him, angry) Not that your butt is big. And not that I've even looked.

    • Gibbs: DiNozzo!
      Tony: Yeah, Boss?
      Gibbs: You've got egg on your shirt.
      Ziva: Not just your shirt.

    • Ziva: Tony, if you had gone out with a beautiful woman last night, you would have talked about it all day.
      Tony: I would?
      McGee: Oh yeah.
      Tony: OK, whatever.

    • McGee: OK, well, Ziva thinks that all men are liars.
      Tony: (interested) Really? So, if I lie you would be able to tell?
      Ziva: Hm. (laughs) Particularly you.
      Tony: You think?
      McGee: Wouldn't go there, Tony.
      Tony: (To McGee) Oh, watch and weep. (To Ziva) True or false? I had eggs for breakfast this morning.
      Ziva: True.
      Tony: Lucky guess. Last night I had a date with a very beautiful woman.
      Ziva: False.
      Tony: She's good. My first car was a shiny new Red Corvette.
      Ziva: False. Strike three. I win.

    • McGee: (To Ziva) How would you know?
      Tony: Know what?
      McGee: When an expert liar is telling Ziva a lie.
      Tony: And this started how?
      McGee: I told her that I went to the gym this morning.
      Tony: No great skill in guessing you were fibbing there, Probie. You may have lost some weight, and personally I am very proud of you, but 'gym' is definitely not your middle name.

    • McGee: I got puke!
      Ziva: That's a lot of regurgitation.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark November 7, 2006 on TV3
      Sweden: January 7, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: February 13, 2007 on TEN
      Belgium: March 11, 2007 on VT4
      Germany: March 25, 2007 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: March 28, 2007 on Veronica
      United Kingdom: May 1, 2007 on FX UK
      Spain: June 21, 2007 on La Sexta
      Italy: September 10, 2007 on RAI 2
      Slovakia: May 29, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: July 28, 2009 on TV Nova

  • Allusions