Season 4 Episode 23

Trojan Horse

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 08, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: At the end of the episode when Director Sheppard is visiting her father's accomplice in the hospital the Marlboro package in her hand changes color from red to green to red.

  • Quotes

    • Kelly: (to Ziva) Enough with the eyes; you remind me of my mother.
      Ziva: You're comparing me to your mother?
      Kelly: Just the eyes, maybe a little around the mouth.
      Ziva: Permission to shoot?!

    • Kelly: (to Ziva) Thelma looks like you when she's pissed, only she doesn't have a gun, thank God.

    • Abby: Gibbs, Gibbs, Gibbs! Unless this foam grew legs, something weird is going on...not that polyurethane foam growing legs isn't weird enough.

    • Kelly: (his phone rings) It's my wife. I'm going to answer this because she scares me more than you guys do.

    • McGee: (referring to Gibbs) He's been a little off his game since taking over as director.
      Gibbs: (on the intercom) Is that so, McGee?

    • Kelly: You know how women are. They don't trust you farther than they can kick you.
      Gibbs: Wouldn't know. Never married.
      Kelly: How'd you get away?
      Gibbs: After a while, most women just don't like me.

    • Abby: (referring to her cabbie boyfriend) It was his first time, too.
      Gibbs: First time for what?
      Abby: Seeing a curling match, Gibbs.

    • Ziva: My first time was on a weapons carrier.
      McGee and Abby: Of course it was.

    • McGee: Wonder what Gibbs did wrong?
      Tony: Slipped into Jenny's heels.

    • McGee: You said you were never in the Boy Scouts.
      Tony: I was an Alpha Chi Delta Wet T-shirt Talent Scout. Does that count?

    • Ducky: Hey, I win the pool!
      Tony: Wait a minute. How do you figure that?
      Ducky: I predicted that Gibbs would last four days as Director before reverting to working a case. This is Thursday...four days!
      Tony: He's not working a case, he's just...curious.

    • Gibbs: Did you call back to apologize?
      Tony: Uuuuhhh...I don't know what you heard, Boss, but I was not the one who started that pool.
      Gibbs: What pool is that, DiNozzo?
      Tony: On the case.
      Gibbs: What case?
      Tony: There's a dead body in a taxi at the main gate case.

    • Gibbs: I always suspect murder when a healthy young man dies with no apparent cause.

    • Ziva: May have been a natural death Gibbs, no I know he was healthy and young but it does happen, sads...
      McGee: No, sad. There's no .. no "s".
      Ziva: No, it is SADS, Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome. It can leave the heart looking perfectly normal.

    • (Jenny's calling from Paris)
      Jenny: Put Cynthia on.
      Gibbs: Hey, how is the frog? .... legs. You always enjoyed them sauteed in butter.
      Jenny: Cynthia. NOW!

    • Jenny: Is there any serious business I should know about?
      Gibbs: Well, the American toilet paper doesn't fit the metric fixture and we...
      (phone line disconnects)
      Gibbs: She hung up on me.
      Cynthia: Shocking.

    • Gibbs: I had a wife like you once, Cynthia. I divorced her.
      Cynthia: Beat her to it, did you?

    • Trent Kort: Friend in the DRU informs me that NCIS Naples is quietly trying to locate a former Colonel-General Dimitri Borov.
      La Grenouille: (mutters in French)... She is relentless.
      Trent Kort: Does that surprise you? She is the first female Director of an armed federal agency.
      La Grenouille: Have they located... Colonel-General Dimitri Borov?
      Trent Kort: Not yet.
      La Grenouille: Perhaps we should.

    • Jen: Is the agency intact?
      Gibbs: I cut it up into small bitsy pieces and sold it to the three letter boys.
      Jen: I take it walking in my heels has presented a challenge.

    • Ducky: (about Tony) It's about time that boy fell in love!

    • Joey: What are you gonna do, lock me in here?
      Ziva: No, but there going to be an escort out the door.
      Joey: Is that another way of saying guard?
      (Ziva smiles and leaves.)

    • Ziva: No buzzers.
      McGee: Bells.

    • Cynthia: The case files?
      Jethro: Leave 'em on my desk.
      Cynthia: They are on your desk!

    • Jenny: Hello, Cynthia. (Silence) Cynthia?
      Jethro: Noooo.
      Jenny: Ah, Jethro, I should have recognized the heavy breathing.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 15, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: August 7, 2007 on TEN
      Spain: August 30, 2007 on La Sexta
      United Kingdom: September 11, 2007 on FX UK
      The Netherlands: November 7, 2007 on Veronica
      Germany: November 11, 2007 on SAT 1
      Italy: November 18, 2007 on RAI 2
      New Zealand: December 18, 2007 on TV3
      Brazil: February 1, 2008 on AXN
      Hungary: November 10, 2008 on TV2
      Finland: March 17, 2009 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: June 25, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: December 14, 2009 on TV Nova

  • Allusions

    • Tony: I love playing House with you.

      House is a popular FOX's medical show. However, he could also have been referring to a childhood game where two kids pretend to be husband and wife. It is called "playing house."

    • When Tony is talking to Robert Smith on the phone, Smith takes a first and last name of two people Tony mentions, putting them together as "Adam West." Robert Smith goes on to say that Burt Ward is a close friend of his. Adam West and Burt Ward starred as Batman and Robin in the 1960's television series on ABC.

    • Mentioned in this episode, Pulp Fiction is 1994 movie about four related stories, not in chronological order, starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and many more.