NCIS: Season 7, Episode 1

Truth or Consequences (22 Sep. 2009)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Truth or Consequences (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
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Having not heard anything from Ziva, Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Abby wonder; each starts sniffing and digging; they trace her to Somalia. Gibbs, Tony, and McGee go there; Tony and McGee become caught; Gibbs springs them all; they all go home.



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Episode cast overview:
DEA Agent Claire Connell
Police Officer Heather Kincaid (as Mercedes Masöhn)
Navy Petty Officer Dominic Dimarco
Captain Rebecca 'Becky' Hastings, USAF


Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Ducky investigate the death of a petty officer aboard a Naval vessel; later Tony and McGee screen potential replacements for Ziva; nobody in the gang has heard from Ziva, so Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Abby all start sniffing and digging around; they trace her to a Jordanian cargo ship, which sank in a storm off the coast of Somalia, reportedly with no survivor. Tony urges Gibbs to stop Saleem, then the team makes a case to Gibbs and Vance, who reluctantly approves an "investigative" mission to Somalia, where (as a part of a plan) Saleem captures Tony and McGee, to whom Saleem administers a truth serum. Saleem also reunites Tony and McGee with Ziva, whom Saleem has tortured. Gibbs reverts to his sniper mode and gets out the three musketeers, then they all return to Washington, DC, where they, emotionally drained and thoroughly exhausted, receive a rousing welcome. Written by DocRushing

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22 September 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Israeli children's song that Abby and McGee sing, "Chad Gadya," is real, originally in Aramaic and is sung at the end of Passover seders. The story is literally of a goat that was eaten by a cat which was bitten by a dog which was hit by a stick which was burned by fire which was extinguished by water which was drunk by an ox which was slaughtered by a Shohet (slaughterer) who was killed by the Angel of Death who was was killed by God. See more »


Tony explains to Ziva that when he fails to report in word would be sent to a carrier group in the Mediterranean who would launch F-22 Raptors to destroy the terrorist camp (with them in it). The F-22 is a land based aircraft, which currently operates only from Air Force Bases in the continental United States, not from Naval Aircraft Carriers. It would be reasonable to expect Tony to know this, as he works for the Department of the Navy. See more »


Abby Sciuto: We've isolated the needle in the haystack. An analmoly, one specific characteristic.
NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee: Brand name import. Not easily available in Europe or Africa.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Got all the way from the United States, at high cost, high difficulty.
NCIS Director Leon Vance: What are we talking about?
Abby Sciuto: [Abby holds up her Caf-Pow] Ta-Da!
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References True Lies (1994) See more »


Chad Gadya
Performed by Pauley Perrette (as Abby Sciuto) and Sean Murray (as Timothy McGee)
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A unique and enjoyable episode.
22 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This show is so versatile! I love how they gave this season premiere episode it's own unique voice. (Made all the better in that the 'voice' belonged to -very- Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo.) They left us to hang over the summer hiatus, worrying for Ziva's safety, and this episode manages to extend and increase that worry. But as always, the team pulls together and manages to make things all work out. My one complaint is that there wasn't enough of Abby and Ducky, I know they're meant to be supporting characters, but nevertheless they add such depth and colour to the show. All in all, an excellent premiere episode, I can't wait to see more!

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