NCIS (2003– )
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Vance hosts a conference of high-level members of the NCIS; he invites Eli, who accepts. Eli's presence raises security concerns; Gibbs and company take part in the protective arrangements. Threats arise, and the gang respond. [Continued.]

Director:

Dennis Smith

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Arnold Vosloo ... Mossad Officer Amit Hadar
Michael O'Neill ... Former NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister
Catherine Dent ... Whitney Sharp
T.J. Ramini ... Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon
Sarai Givaty ... Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia
Oren Dayan Oren Dayan ... Karif Yasin
Stan Ivar ... Former NCIS Special Agent Ben Robinson
Leslie-Anne Huff ... Hillary Lange
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Storyline

On a sidewalk in Washington, DC, Tony and McGee bust a 22-year-old chick, who turns out to be an electronic pickpocket, who causes the gang to search for a terrorist, who proves to be a pair of Mossad operatives, Liat and Malachi; meanwhile the US Coast Guard sends three bodies and other evidence after fireworks during an encounter with a small civilian craft in the Gulf of Mexico. While investigating both chains of events, Gibbs soon sees a connection between the two threads; Gibbs also accepts an invitation to meet with Eli David, Ziva's father and the head of the Mossad, who explains more. One night Gibbs and Eli take a walk downtown with friends and others nearby. During those events Vance has conducted a conference at a hotel; the next day Eli starts toward the meeting with a protective detail; however, a major multi-faceted confrontation takes place; Ziva sends Eli back to the safe house, then Gibbs loses radio contact with Eli's party. [To be continued.] Written by DocRushing

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During Ziva's confrontation with Liat, Ziva tells her that "you have a cat named Bill." Bill the Cat was a principal character in Berke Breathed's "Bloom County" comic strip in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

It's supposed to be a surprise that the person NCIS is looking for is Malachi from Mossad, but they gave it away when we see Malachi's side profile as he walks past Ziva on the sidewalk while Ziva is scanning credit cards. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Timothy McGee: So, what brings you to D.C.?
Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon: The cherry blossoms.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: That's in the spring, actually.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I'm afraid all we have to offer in November are elections and pardoned turkeys. I really like those boots, Liat. I'm not speaking too fast for you, am I?
Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia: I understand. You're very, uh... tongue-in-ear.
Ziva David: She means tongue-in-cheek.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Don't put words in the girl's mouth.
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Connections

References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »

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NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Shadows in the Light
12 May 2011 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

One third into the season means that if the show-runners are doing their job properly, one can expect something significant. And the show-runners of NCIS know how to do their job properly. The plot practically goes onto untrodden territory while simultaneously putting focus on *multiple* long-running plot arcs that go as far as two and a half years back. Naturally, this also means numerous recurring characters appearing together, while still leaving room to introduce a new character - and what a character! To reveal more would constitute a spoiler.

When dealing with this kind of a significant episode there is always the danger of putting in too many ingredients, resulting in a mess, especially if the show is already on its 8th season. A decade earlier most shows didn't even make it this far, and if they did, tended to resort to gimmickry (musicals, live airings, returning ex-regulars, Special Guest Directors, you name it). Not this one. The thrilling plot is complex yet not convoluted (cough! - The X Files - cough!), there is both great action and meaningful character development, plus, most importantly, surprises. Any show that is able to surprise in its 8th season is a worthy show indeed. That said, while this one achieves greatness, greatness is still "only" 8/10. There has been, and no doubt, will be, even greater, truly *magnificent* episodes in this series.


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