NCIS

Season 8 Episode 10

False Witness

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 2010 on CBS
8.8
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When a Navy petty officer that was supposed to testify in an upcoming murder trial suddenly goes missing, the NCIS team gets help from the deputy district attorney to find the missing witness.

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  • You are the class clown. This writer is sooo much better than Jesse Stern disaster with Ziva/father non-reunion cat fight.

    9.0
    You are the class clown. Lets hope they give Binder the important shows now. Jesse Stern has had a few DUDS lately. What was up with the Liat centric episode. She is not even a character nor was she even good. I loved this show. I also have come to the conclusion that Tony must definitly act like a 12 year old or the show gets boring. He looked uncomfortable playing the part of a serious man. Loved the way the Ziva broke through his inhibitions. Michael Weatherly is so much a better actor when he makes us laugh. He looks like he is forced and something isn't right when he's serious. The show itself was very good. The witness was hysterical with his opinions. McGee looking at Abby's butt, Ziva with her killer eyes. Loved the show but missed Tony being funny. Please let Tony be funny he's so much a better actor.moreless
  • Anotehr great episode! I thinks I enjoyed the two-part episode about Eli David an d Leon Vance more than this one, but this was still an phenomenal episode!

    10
    NCIS maintained its high calibre with this episode! I really enjoyed this episode, and I think the best part about it was that it was quite different from other episodes that we've had this season.



    The storyline was interesting in this episode, and the District Attorney's interation with the teams was quite enjoyable. I suspected her for a majority of the episode, but I think the ending was quite unpredictable, and also quite fitting.



    The episode ws certainly a prime example of how great this show is! Persoanally, I prefer the previous two episodes (or maybe three) over this one, but that comment just speaks for itself, since I rate this episode a '10' as well! It shows how great NCIS is, and I can't wait to see more!moreless
  • christmas episode

    9.0
    I like this episode. The case part was a bit hard to follow and I think I'll have to see it once again to fully understand it but that's not the most interesting part. Jerry's character was fun especially when he figured out stuffs before the team did. I love tony's part. Being so serious and everyone worrying about him even Gibbs. It's nice because we had a lot of tony jerking around lately and he was kind of only goofy. This is a reminder of how good he is at his job as an NCIS agent. But I have to agree with Ziva he needs more balance.

    By the way I loved the Tiva chat in the interrogation room we see how concerned Ziva is for Tony and how Ziva's point of view is important for Tony.

    And at the end the scene with Tony's prank is hilarious especially the way Ziva reacts :)

    The dynamic between Ziva and McGee was nice too, with the two scenes at the begining and at the end of the episode.

    Finally, the facebook storyline for Ducky was fun and Abby was her usual Abby so that was nice.moreless
  • 12/14

    7.0
    An NCIS episode where Tony DiNozzo does not make jokes. What world are we living on? This was a solid enough episode to close the year out on, but lately NCIS has really not been doing a good job of coming up with original stories and keeping us entertained for the full hour. It just seems like we have Gibbs walk in shouting, "Dead marine!" they struggle to find the suspect, they find him, Gibbs breaks him, and it's all over. Not saying that formula doesn't work, but I want a little more originality from my NCIS episodes. This was just too cliched.moreless
  • One of the best

    10
    This one had me in stitches laughing most of the way through with the way the missing guy summarised everyone, e.g Tony and Ziva, Gibbs life, and the way everyone reacted to it, Abby and Mc Gee, and the end was one of the best. The actor who played the witness was excellent. Not many actors can say the lines he did with such a straight face and in such a monotone like he did. The Tiva stuff has been really excellent lately and this episode was definitely one of favourite ones for that, (Dead Air) being the previous. Well done to the writers for this one.moreless
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Annie Wersching

Annie Wersching

Deputy D.A. Gail Walsh

Guest Star

Ben Toplin

Ben Toplin

Navy Petty Officer Jerry Neisler

Guest Star

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane

Samuel Hayes

Guest Star

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Gibbs: Facebook. That's that thing that some people... do stuff with?
      Ducky: The term is social networking.

    • Tony: Agent McGee, Probationary Agent David, good morning.
      Ziva: Looks like Tony.
      McGee: Doesn't sound like him.

    • Tony: Maybe instead of having a midlife crisis, I'm having a midlife crazy.
      Ziva: Look, you are not crazy. You are just... growing up. And some lessons are more painful as we grow older, because the stakes are higher. You need to find balance! Yes, yes, yes, you need to treat people more respectfully, especially when it comes to matters... of the heart. But you need to be – who you are.
      Tony: And who am I?
      Ziva: You are Tony DiNozzo. The class clown. And that is why we love you.

    • Abby: I've had problems with visitors, so he [McGee] was just being overprotective.
      Neisler: Protective of what, your butt? He couldn't stop checking it out when your back was turned.
      Abby: Really?
      Neisler: But I can see why you'd want to keep things casual.
      Abby: Why is that?
      Neisler: What if he's 'the one'? You're obviously married to your work, it's too soon to meet 'the one'.
      Abby: We're done. (To Gibbs) Gibbs, can you make him go away, please?

    • McGee: The last time you did my expense report for me, you reclassified my meals as 'livestock feed'!
      Tony: Well, that was childish.
      McGee: I was audited!
      Tony: Well, that makes us even.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Rocky Carroll is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 15, 2010 on Global
      Norway: February 8, 2011 on TV3
      Australia: February 15, 2011 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: March 4, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      The Netherlands: March 8, 2011 on SBS 6
      Sweden: March 15, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: April 17, 2011 on SAT 1
      Finland: May 17, 2011 on Nelonen
      Spain: May 27, 2011 on LaSexta
      Slovakia: September 28, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: March 5, 2012 on TV Nova

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