NCIS

Season 11 Episode 2

Past, Present, and Future

68
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2013 on CBS
8.5
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As Gibbs and the team search for a terrorist ring stateside, Tony travels to Israel with the mission of finding Ziva.

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  • Only decent episode this season!

    10
    This was the only decent episode this season. CBS really blew it when they played hardball with Cote's contract. Most of the episode was boring, but the last 15 minutes were great. But the reason for Ziva leaving made absolutely no sense (as she had already dealt with being an assassin several seasons past and had already changed). MW and CDP were great, but the story was sorely lacking. I would have preferred more scenes with CDP, as this was toted as a farewell episode for her character. But at least she was actually IN this episode, unlike the premiere!moreless
  • For a farewell to Ziva, there was very little Ziva

    4.0
    Better than last week, but not by much. Again toted as a farewell to Ziva, but she was only there about 15 minutes. Reason for her staying in Israel not believable-apparantly GG forgot they already had Ziva show she didn't like what she had become and wanted to change back in season 7 (T or C and GCBC). Remember Gibbs saying that person died out there? She changed back then, joining NCIS, becoming an American citizen, etc. Having her suffer PTSD would have made more sense, as would her going back to her "family" in DC, even if she didn't go back to work at NCIS. CDP and MW were great in the scenes, but the whole story just didn't make sense, nor did the lack of Ziva through most of the episode. I swear, it almost looks as if TPTB were punishing Cote for standing her ground by featuring her as little as possible. And the whole terrorist storyline was even worse. I figured out who the bad guy was last episode, way too predictable. The new secnav was boring. And who would hire someone for that position with no military experience? That would be like hiring someone to investigate plane crashes that doesn't know anything about planes! Stupid. The only interesting (and somewhat enjoyable) part of this episode is when Fornell gets shot in the ass! I think this episode was a disgrace to Cote and will no longer watch NCIS. At least not until TPTB realize their mistake and bring her back!moreless
  • Enjoyed seeing Ziva

    8.5
    But not enough with her. Sad saying bye to Tony - thought would be more but...

    not the best show but I think they are trying to say bye to Ziva - I guess getting us used to her not being there.



    As for a replacement - No one can replace Ziva.
  • Expected more

    8.5
    I expected more. Let's be honest it was announced Cote would return for two episodes, she only returned for one. She didn't appear in the first episode of the season except in a photograph and as an instant message on Tony's computer. I thought Tony and Ziva would have this wonderful goodbye, in the end it was just a kiss. It was a great kiss, but just a kiss. They've kissed before and they both know they love one another so nothing happened that we haven't seen before.



    Just as a reply to Briana8995 who say they made Ziva a wimp I disagree. It took great strength for her to realise and then admit that she never got a choice in her career, she kind of fell into it, and then to want to start again. Great strength. Lastly to Hollyfine Ziva isn't going to wander around until the coast is clear, they cleared it. She left because she wants to start something new, move on.moreless
  • buh bye TIVA

    6.0
    i was getting tired of the Tiva thing too - got in the way of more interesting character and plot developments. It may just be that CdP is tired of 22 hour-long eps every year - that's a tough workload. that also was a difficult ep to write because of the tight time frame that CdP forced with her late exit. I liked her character, but I'm not going to miss her - always felt that she was an outsider - I know, that gave the writers a lot of 'outsider' to work with, but I think it became a crutch. She's gone, now Let Tony be Tony.



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Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Cote de Pablo

Cote de Pablo

Special Agent Ziva David

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

David McCallum

David McCallum

Chief M.E. Ducky Mallard

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Allan Louis

Allan Louis

Navy Captain Dominick Wayne

Guest Star

Damon Dayoub

Damon Dayoub

Adam Eshel

Guest Star

Costas Mandylor

Costas Mandylor

Tomas Mendez

Guest Star

Joe Spano

Joe Spano

FBI Agent T.C. Fornell

Recurring Role

Leslie Hope

Leslie Hope

Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tony: Hey, listen, I know it's hard, and I know you want to change. I can change with you. I'm fighting for you, Ziva.
      Ziva: I know.

    • Tony: You want me to give up on Ziva?
      Gibbs: I didn't say that.
      Tony: Are you giving up on her?
      Gibbs: I didn't say that, either.
      McGee: Boss, maybe you could try saying what you're saying?
      Gibbs: If Ziva doesn't want to be found, you aren't going to find her. I'm saying you should respect that.

    • Gibbs: Look, don't be a dumb ass. You keep Agent Fornell in your hip pocket, or you're a dead man.
      Mendez: For freedom, I'd hardly be the first to die. But very well.
      Fornell: Really? I spent the last hour saying pretty much the same thing.
      Mendez: Then let's hope you're better at protection than you are at persuasion.
      Fornell: (To Gibbs) Save me.

    • Tony: (as he walks away from Ziva) This is the hardest 180 of my life.

    • Fornell: I can't believe you shot me in the ass!
      Gibbs: It's a through and through.
      Fornell: But you still shot me through the ass!

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