With Vance not being in the last few episodes he comes back for most of this episode as probie Vance where he helps Gibbs and the team with solving a case While Vance is on the case he discovers that his wife had a separate account and he was wondering what she was doing but in the end it is revealed that Jackie was saving money to protect the kids because she figured that Vance is in a dangerous job and like Vance said he thought he would be the first to die It was good that Vance made the decision to return as director when he was ready and he hasn't let his wife's death stop him from continuing with his life.
This was not one of my favorite episodes. I am not a fan of this episode's writer. While I think she did a great job on " A Desperate Man", I find her writing to be confusing and little off to me. I am also not a fan of Leon Vance so I found it inappropriate for him to walk in and insist on being a part of the team. Either he is Director or stays away until he is totally ready to return as Director. I did feel sorry for him when he was finding all this weird stuff about Jackie and not knowing what to think of it. Felt glad when he realized with Gibbs help what was going on. Felt his talk with Ziva was nice but thought there would be a little anger because her father was ultimately responsible for Jackie's death. Looking forward to next week with Ducky and Jimmy .Still love NCIS.
I thought this was a good episode, also loved the very little interaction with Vance & Ziva, only they could understand what each other was going through considering that was the first time both of them had talked since that horrific night 2 months ago. Loss is loss & you never really get over it, but Gibbs was right when he said something like (come back to work when your ready). Because if you dont you can stay in a black hole & never want to come out.
Although this is a great show, and I declare myself as a huge fan, this episode didn't strike me as "good". It's terrible the losses of Vance and Ziva, and it sure is different to lose a father than to lose a wife, I think Vance should move on already (and make peace with it) or start his revenge (if there is ever going to be one). I didn't see much of anything tonight; how come whatever Vance found out about his wife is relevant for the show?