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'''Season 7, Episode 1:'''

!! Truth or Consequences



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** [[BreakTheBadass Ziva,]] from the time NCIS finds her in Somalia to the time she returns to D.C.



* NotSoStoic: The first new agent to apply for Gibbs' team, who initially appears to be a coldly logical woman, ends up storming out of the conference room in tears when she's rejected.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Ziva's replacement hears [=McGee=], Tony, and Abby planning to do some illegal hacking, she decides to cut and run. Nobody seems to care.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Ziva's second prospective replacement hears [=McGee=], Tony, and Abby planning to do some illegal hacking, she decides to cut and run. Nobody seems to care.

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* InterrogationFlashback: (Very) Special Agent Anthony [=DiNozzo=] is tortured by a terrorist leader, as the man sought information about what NCIS was and how it was related to the death of several of the terrorist's agents. The terrorist's questions and a TruthSerum lead [=DiNozzo=] to explain about the different members of his group in flashbacks.


* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Saleem tells Tony that caffeine is his drug of choice and that it keeps him sharp. Team Gibbs finds Saleem because he is importing unusual amounts of Caf Pow! into the desert to keep up with his caffeine habit. Saleem is ''not'' pleased when he finds this out.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Saleem tells Tony that caffeine is his drug of choice and that it keeps him sharp. Team Gibbs finds Saleem because he is importing unusual amounts of Caf Pow! Caf-Pow! into the desert to keep up with his caffeine habit. Saleem is ''not'' pleased when he finds this out.


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* TantrumThrowing: When Saleem learns that NCIS found him by following his Caf-Pow! trail, he angrily throws his canteen across the room.

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* SpeakInUnison: Tony and Gibbs, during the interrogation of the drugged sailor (who actually drugged himself). An unusual variation, as Gibbs is in Interrogation with the sailor while Tony is in Observation with another prospective new agent.


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Tony off-handedly mentions that "Sahara" is the Arabic word for "desert", meaning that "Sahara Desert" means "Desert Desert".
--> "A lotta sand."



---> '''Gibbs''': Some idiot smuggled a koala onto a submarine, grab you gear.

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---> --> '''Gibbs''': Some idiot smuggled a koala onto a submarine, grab you gear.gear.
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: When it looks like Tony isn't listening to [=McGee=]'s sit-rep.
--> '''[=McGee=]:''' I've been thinking about getting some tight leather pants. You know, something that really cradles my butt.\\
'''Tony:''' [[SubvertedTrope It's not normal.]]\\
'''[=McGee=]:''' I'm kidding, I'm not really -\\
'''Tony:''' [[DoubleSubverted It's not normal we haven't heard from Ziva.]]



---> '''Tony''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Remember when I said my boss was a sniper?]]

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---> --> '''Tony''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Remember when I said my boss was a sniper?]]


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Ziva's replacement hears [=McGee=], Tony, and Abby planning to do some illegal hacking, she decides to cut and run. Nobody seems to care.


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** And again when he reveals that he's captured [=McGee=] as well. And then again when he reveals that Ziva's still alive.

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* TheGlassesComeOff[=/=]LettingHerHairDown: Both tropes are {{Discussed}} by Tony when talking to a prospective new agent who wears glasses and a PrimAndProperBun.


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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Tony and [=McGee=] talk about how unflappable the aforementioned candidate is--just before she leaves Gibbs' office weeping profusely.
--> '''Gibbs:''' Strike one.


---> '''Tony''': Remember when I said my boss was a sniper?

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---> '''Tony''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Remember when I said my boss was a sniper?sniper?]]


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* RunningGag: Until a few months ago, Saleem never heard of NCIS, just like several characters from the early seasons.

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* BlahBlahBlah: How Tony hears [=McGee=]'s TechnoBabble during his HeroicBSOD.
--> "Blah blah blah, computer stuff, blah."


* TrojanPrisoner: Tony and [=McGee=] get themselves captured on purpose to infiltrate Saleem's hideout.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Tony and [=McGee=] get themselves captured on purpose CapturedOnPurpose to infiltrate Saleem's hideout.


* ImpairmentPOV: From Tony's perspective as the TruthSerum takes effect.

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* ImpairmentPOV: ImpairmentShot: From Tony's perspective as the TruthSerum takes effect.


* ImpairmentPOV: From Tony's perspective as the TruthSerum takes effect.



* TruthSerums: Tony is given one by Saleem.
* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with seemingly no escape plan. At the end, Tony and [=McGee=] prove her wrong on both points.

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* TruthSerums: Tony is given one by Saleem.
Saleem. It's made of sodium pentathol AndSomeOtherStuff.
* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been [[BreakTheBadass thoroughly broken broken]] from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with seemingly no escape plan. At the end, Tony and [=McGee=] prove her wrong on both points.


* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] At the end, Tony and [=McGee=] prove her wrong on both points.

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* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] plan. At the end, Tony and [=McGee=] prove her wrong on both points.points.
* WhamShot: Saleem goes to interrogate his prisoner--and it's Tony.


* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] At the end, Tony and McGee prove her wrong on both points.

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* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] At the end, Tony and McGee [=McGee=] prove her wrong on both points.


* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] At the end, Tony and McGee ultimately prove her wrong.

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* UnwantedRescue: Ziva herself, having been thoroughly broken from her months-long torture, believes she doesn't deserve NCIS' help, especially since they put themselves at risk with [[spoiler: seemingly no escape plan.]] At the end, Tony and McGee ultimately prove her wrong.wrong on both points.

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