A bomb explodes as Ziva passes; a Syrian informant and two FBI agents die. The FBI seeks Ziva, who hides and calls Gibbs in Mexico. Gibbs and the NCIS gang band together to help. Ziva gets the bad guy, his controller, and the evidence.



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Mossad Officer Michael Bashan
Namir Eschel
Faatin Amal


A bomb explodes as Ziva passes; she stops and challenges a pedestrian, who is a former teammate, Eschel, whom she allows to walk away. Ziva goes to the Mossad in Washington; Eschel is officially dead, but he now acts independently; with the bomb he killed a Syrian informant, whom the Israelis want, along with two FBI bodyguards. The Mossad tries to hold Ziva, but she escapes. The FBI issues a warrant for Ziva for espionage and murder, and the FBI takes over the case. With Abby's help, Ziva calls Gibbs in retirement in Mexico; Tony, McGee, Ducky, Abby, and Palmer form a secret pact to help Ziva; Gibbs returns to Washington. Gibbs and Tony agree that Eschel set up Ziva; Gibbs and Ziva investigate in the field; the FBI gets first a tip and then a surprise. Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Ziva find Eschel and his contact, and Ziva gets the explanation and the evidence. Gibbs goes back to Mexico. Written by DocRushing

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The title is a Hebrew word meaning "Hello," "Goodbye" or "Peace." See more »


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Abby Sciuto: I talked to Ziva yesterday.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: You don't bowl with nuns. I should have seen that one coming.
Abby Sciuto: I do! Ziva made me promise not to tell.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Why would Ziva care we knew that you bowl with nuns?
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