Season 10 Episode 12


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

An investigation hits close to home and gets personal as the NCIS team seeks answers and demands justice.

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  • Very good, but really wanted the revenge.

    Very good episode, except for a few things. Most notably, why no NCIS agent was sent with Ziva to Israel when as far as they knew, she was still a target. And why did Gibbs talk to Vance about revenge, but not Ziva!? But I did like the interaction between Ziva and Tony, especially Tony's attempt to get Ziva to open up. And the reaction of the team to Bodnar was fantastic. "Well that depends, who's your grandmother"? Priceless! Really wanted Ziva to get her revenge, and it was quite obvious she still wanted it at the end of the episode!moreless
  • Song, Fear, then back to Song!!!

    Okay the song at the end is just perfect. So my chin is relaxing on my hands, my elbows on the table, leaning forward... Spellbound. Then I am overcome with paralyzing fear and rage and anticipation and a little bit of disbelief. Something few would have noticed, something fewer would pay attention to, and even fewer would react to. The camera angle which viewed Ziva as she was picking stuff off the trees made me think she was going to get shot by Buddner. I really thought I was going to hear a gunshot, then the episode would end with Ziva laying on the floor... Boy was I scared. I was thinking, how could she get shot? Please no! This moment is too perfect! Ziva noooo! Then I forced myself to realize it won't happen, and allowed myself to enjoy the magically perfect song once more!

    Intrigue, intensity, doubt, infiltration, uncertainty and certainty... words that make up this fascinating episode.moreless
  • Spectacular!

    This episode was just spectacular, and a phenomenal continuation of what he has in the last one.

    Brilliant developments throughout the episode. I just loved the first secene as Ziva searches for revenge.

    There were superb developments at Crime solving as well, with interesting scenes at NCIS headquarters, mainly with a new Deputy Director around. I wonder if we will see himagain? He seems to have some sort of history with Gibbs.

    The ending was really good too. I can't wait to see this continue!moreless
  • Shiva

    Even with the killer of Eli and Jackie dead the person who hired him is still out there and this episode shows how the team will do anything to get him This has been a brilliant 2 part storyline from start to finish The man who hired the killer was Mossad deputy director and even though he has got away NCIS won't stop there This was a perfect ending to the episode and I look forward to the next episode.moreless
  • sad sad sad

    very sad episode

    poor ziva thats awful she has no family anymore

    but i have noticed one big episode deals with ziva or gibbs it 'll be great if they write something on tony for a change

    but its my opinion

    i loved that epi
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

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Oded Fehr

Oded Fehr

Ilan Bodnar

Guest Star

Greg Germann

Greg Germann

NCIS Deputy Director Jerome Craig

Guest Star

Nasser Faris

Nasser Faris

Arash Kazmi

Guest Star

Matt Craven

Matt Craven

Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: In this episode, when Ziva tells Gibbs she's fine, you would think Tony, the movie buff, would quote The Italian Job from 2003 on what "Fine" stands for: Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional, which Ziva would be considering her father was murdered.

    • In this episode, Shmeil tells Ziva that he told Eli David's escorts that Eli hated peanuts, yet in Enemies Foreign (season 8 episode 8) Eli tells Vance how incredible peanut butter in a pretzel is while he's eating them.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ziva: You did not have to come.
      Tony: Well, you always forget your gum and magazines when you fly, so...they'll find Bodnar, Ziva. Mossad's looking, CIA, Navy Intel, Schmeil's got your back. Schmeil, the Man of Steel. Don't do this.
      Ziva: I'm going to a funeral, Tony. I'm delivering my father's eulogy.
      Tony: How's this for ah, an opening line? "He did it his way."
      Ziva: My father was, um, not an easy man to understand, and yet...
      Tony: Complicated runs in the family.
      Ziva: Tony, I....
      Tony: What? (Ziva hugs Tony) Aht lo leh-vahd.
      Ziva: (smiles) I know.

    • Leon: (speaking to Gibbs) You know, this whole ordeal has made me realize something that I didn't expect. It's helped me better understand your choices. Always thought I had a sense of how you felt at the time, Gibbs. Now I realize I wasn't close. I never wanted that kind of justice before...but since the other night, hell, that's all I think about. Was it worth it, Gibbs? It had to be some relief.

    • Ziva: Why must I be kept away? I have known Ilan since we were children. He always fancied himself a-a son to Eli, a part of my family, which he is not. I am blood. And I am not allowed the same access?
      Tony: What do you want me to say, Ziva? The guy's Mossad.
      Ziva: I was Mossad.
      Tony: And now you're the daughter of a dead man. Why don't you let yourself act like one?

    • Bodnar: Where is Ziva David?
      Abby: And you are...?
      Bodnar: Ilan Bodnar. Mossad Deputy Director. I have reason to believe that Director Eli David has come here to see his daughter.
      McGee: Well, I'm afraid she's not here right now.
      Bodnar: Yes. I've been blessed with the gift of sight. What I want is answers.
      Ducky: Take a number.
      Bodnar: Excuse me? And whose grandfather would you be?
      Ducky: Well, that depends. Who's your grandmother?

    • Gibbs: Ziva, go.
      Ziva: Go where, Gibbs?
      Tony: My place.
      Ziva: I have my own place, thank you.
      Gibbs: And you can't be in it, or here, until we find out who did this.
      Ziva: You know I can help.
      Gibbs: And you know my answer.
      Ducky: He's right, Ziva, this is no place for you. It's a time for mourning. People who love and admire you have matters well in hand.
      Ziva: I have matters in hand, Ducky. Look at me. I'm fine.
      Gibbs: Then go be fine, just not here.

    • Ducky: (about the shooter's liver) Riddled with inoperable tumors. Doesn't appear to have been under treatment. I would have given him six months.
      Gibbs: Made killing himself easier?
      Ducky: Pity does not validate cowardice.

    • Ziva: What do you want?
      Tony: I want whatever you want. Whatever you need. A friend to talk to. A shoulder to cry on.
      Ziva: I'm done crying.
      Tony: I'm done crying.
      Ziva: I appreciate that. But sympathy's the last thing I want right now.
      Tony: Okay, then, tell me, what can I do? What do you need?
      Ziva: Revenge.

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