Season 4 Episode 9

Twisted Sister

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: When Tony's girlfriend is sitting facing him, the left side of her top keeps moving in each shot without her moving. Also in the same segment we see her in the first shot with her arms down, to the next shot with them crossed without ever showing her moving her arms.

    • GOOF: At the beginning of the episode (after the intro) we see a close up shot of McGee's Cell, with the date showing 11/21/2006. In the next scene with Tony checking McGee's calendar he states that tomorrow McGee has an 8AM appointed at the Harley Davidson place which is dated the 15th.

    • TRIVIA: McGee's pen name Thom E. Gemcity is an anagram for Timothy McGee.

    • GOOF: When Sarah comes to Tim's apartment she is hysterical and panicked, yet her knocks on the door are very careful and it doesn't seem like a knock a panicked person would do.

    • TRIVIA: The name of the Author on the English Lit. book that Sarah carries is Pearl E. Gates.

    • TRIVIA: While photographing the dead Navy officer, Tony told Gibbs that this is his 100th dead body.

    • TRIVIA: The coffee cup that Tony takes a picture of at the campus crime scene bears the label "Newhall Coffee". Newhall Coffee and Roasting Company is the name of a privately owned coffee producing company in the Santa Clarita Valley. This is the same town where NCIS is filmed.

    • TRIVIA: Sarah McGee's Waverly University ID has Troian's real DOB (28/10/85) listed as her character's DOB.

    • TRIVIA: McGee actually wrote a book, he just published it under a different name. He also changed the names of his co-workers to Tommy, Lisa, and Tibbs.

  • Quotes

    • Gibbs: What's your major?
      Sarah: English Lit.
      Gibbs: You intend to be a writer, like your brother?
      Sarah: I intend on being a writer.
      Gibbs: Why the smart-ass answer?
      Sarah: What?
      Gibbs: You put your brother down.
      Sarah: No, I didn't.
      Gibbs: Yeah, you did. He just resigned because of you.
      Sarah: No. But Tim loves NCIS.
      Gibbs: Evidently, he loves you more.
      (Sarah bows her head and starts weeping)

    • McGee: Boss, don't try to talk me out of...
      (Gibbs slaps the back of McGee's head)
      Gibbs: Never let anyone manipulate you like that! Not even the Director!

    • Tony: "Lisa's eyes reminded him of emeralds..."
      Ziva: Oh...
      Tony: "... flawed only by the icicles in her heart."
      Ziva: (grabs the book) He's dead!
      Ziva: "In the field, Agent Tommy is a dogged pursuer of dirtbags!"
      Tony: Yeah.
      Ziva: (slight chuckle) ... and any skirt over the age of 18."
      Tony: Your brother's dead!

    • Ziva: (when McGee's sister is suspected of murder) Hey! You're wondering if she did it?
      Tony: No, I'm wondering why McGee never told me he had a sister. (Ziva rolls her eyes)

    • Ziva: (shouting) We have another body.
      (DiNozzo and Gibbs walk over.)
      Tony: I thought you said you had another body.
      Ziva: I do, actually 10 of them. (Gibbs crouches to look at the bodies of ten goldfish.)

    • Tony: Looks like the cheerleader was worried Popeye was gettin' spinach somewhere else.

    • Tony: That was quick.
      Gibbs: You solved this case? Already, DiNozzo?
      Tony: No. It's my hundredth body. Hey, listen. (handing Gibbs the camera) You wouldn't mind taking a ... (responding to Gibbs' disapproving look) Sorry. It's a bad idea. It seemed less disgusting in my head.
      Ziva: By comparison to what else is in there, I'm sure it was.

    • Gibbs: Sometimes McGee, a little lie is good for the soul.

    • Gibbs: Do you know what a "clog" is?
      Ziva: A shoe or a blocked drain?
      Gibbs: On the internet.
      Ziva: I thought that was a "blog", but my English is often wrong.

    • Abby: (About floor mat in taxi) I thought it smelled like Nilozorb.
      Tony: Nilozorb? (Smells it and gags)
      Gibbs: Industrial strength vomit cleaner.

    • Tony: (Seeing McGee in the elevator waiting for Gibbs) And here I thought being sent to the principal's office was bad.

    • McGee: (To Gibbs on phone) Why do you have my sister's cell phone?
      Gibbs: I got a better question, why is your sister's cell phone on my dead body?

    • Ducky: (About the goldfish) There was enough nicotine in their blood to kill... well... a goldfish!

    • McGee: Did you drink anything?
      Sarah: No, of course not, I'm under 21!!
      McGee: Really, well your fake ID says you're 22.

    • McGee: I'd apologize but I know how you feel about that.
      Gibbs: Why didn't you come to me?
      McGee: I was going to bring her in when I saw the body but then she...
      Gibbs: I meant before that.
      McGee: She's my sister. I couldn't take that chance. I don't know what my sister did or didn't do, but I know what it looked like, and they say better ten guilty men go free then one innocent get punished... but I know from experience that it doesn't always work out like that, and I couldn't take that chance with Sarah. Not with the police, NCIS, or even with you. She's my sister.
      Gibbs: Apology accepted.

    • Abby: I solved the mystery of the smoking goldfish!

    • McGee: Forgive me Director, for not putting the integrity of NCIS before my sister! (he pulls out his badge and gun and puts them on the table) It won't happen again. (he walks out)

    • Ziva: Who studies while waiting to be interrogated?
      Tony: A McGeek!

    • Tony: (holding up McGee's book) Can't wait to read about your swash-buckling, socially repugnant Special Agent Tommy!

    • Sarah: You must be Tommy.
      Tony: Tony.
      Sarah: Sorry... in Tim's book, you're Tommy.

    • Security Officer Tate: (About Sarah) One of the librarians reported her, apparently she sleeps here a lot.
      Ziva: Ah. How McGee-ish of her!
      Tony: Must be in the McGenome.

    • Tony: I need some advice.
      Jen: And you came to me?
      Tony: Well it was either you or Gibbs.. and his track record with women sucks so...

    • Gibbs: Blog?! What's a blog?!

    • Tony: (after seeing a picture of McGee's sister) Poor McGee got the shallow end of the gene pool!

    • Tony: (about the picture of McGee's sister) Cute girl. Hey, this is the one I found on McGee's iPod! I knew there was no way she could be his girlfriend!

    • (Jeanne asks Tony why they haven't had sex)
      Tony: Well it could be because you remind me of my sister.
      Jeanne: Hmm... you said you were an only child.
      Tony: I am... ah ha.

    • Ducky: (About McGee) I could have sworn I saw him in the parking lot.
      Tony: Well, we're at a college. Pencil necked geeks are a dime a dozen!

    • Sarah: (to McGee) I'm actually impressed! Is this what you do at work? State the obvious and make pretty pie charts?

    • Tony: Either McGee's won the lottery or he's got a sugar daddy!

    • Tony: (about McGee) McTimex's brain is hardwired for punctuality and sadly... scaring away potential mates.

    • Abby: (talking about the goldfish) The hardest thing to figure out was how they managed to light up underwater. But they were trying to quit!

    • Sarah: (to McGee) I didn't come to a federal agent... I came to my big brother.

    • Sarah: Are you guys being nice to me because Tim's my big brother?
      Tony: No, I'm always nice to hot girls.

    • McGee: Boss, I just can't sit here.
      Gibbs: Here... read a book. (hands McGee the book he wrote)

    • Tony: If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got. And while what I got had its perks, I'm looking for something different now.

    • Gibbs: Tony, you're on McGee's sister.
      Tony: Heh heh, with pleasure boss!

    • Tony: McGee on MySpace, heh, that I have to see.

    • McGee: We should still get a urine sample.
      Sarah: No. I can't pee in a mug with a picture of grandma on it.

    • Sarah: (to McGee) Smart Girl 101. You don't take drinks from guys you don't know.

    • McGee: Sarah, do you remember what happened the last time you had a few drinks?
      Sarah: No.
      McGee: That's the point, you can't drink. The last time you had a few too many you painted "bitch" on Katie Hudson's garage!
      Sarah: I would have done that sober. That "bitch" stole my boyfriend.

    • Abby: (talking to Ducky about the goldfish) Did you use a tiny liver probe?

    • Tony: (reading the cheerleader her rights) You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to do the splits. You have the right to wear short skirts...

    • Abby: (as Gibbs) Next time you send one of my team home, you clear it with me first, Director. (as Jen) Oh, I didn't know I needed your permission to manage my own personnel, Agent Gibbs. (as Gibbs) Your personnel? (as Jen) Last time I checked it said "Director" on my door, not yours. (then, as herself) The kids don't like it when Mommy and Daddy fight.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: December 12, 2006 on TV3
      Sweden: February 11, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: March 20, 2007 on TEN
      Belgium: April 15, 2007 on VT4
      Germany: April 29, 2007 on SAT 1
      The Netherlands: May 2, 2007 on Veronica
      United Kingdom: June 5, 2007 on FX UK
      Spain: July 12, 2007 on La Sexta
      New Zealand: September 11, 2007 on TV3
      Italy: September 30, 2007 on RAI 2
      Finland: December 2, 2008 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: June 5, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: September 7, 2009 on TV Nova

  • Allusions

    • When Abby is trying to find out how the goldfish that were discovered had died she referred to them as "our little Nemo's". This, of course, is a reference to the Disney movie Finding Nemo.

    • Tony: Cheerleader was worried Popeye was getting his spinach somewhere else.

      Popeye is a fictional character, a sailor, created by Elzie Crisler Segar. Spinach is the source of Popeye's super human strength.

    • Twisted Sister is the name of a band and may have some connection to a music related theme.