In the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, a shrimping boat catches the body, mostly skeletal, of a Marine, SSgt. Daniel Cryer, who deserted in Kandahar six months before; he was last seen while boarding Damocles, the Jordanian freighter, supposedly lost at sea in a storm, which Ziva also rode en route to Somalia. Vance suspends Ziva's application while he questions her. Abby provides the position of the missing ship; a salvage crew finds the wreckage plus 18 more bodies, apparently executed before the sinking; all 18 wind up in Ducky's workshop. A Mossad officer, Malachi Ben-Gidon, shows up to "rescue" Ziva from the NCIS; he offers to tell Vance what happened aboard the ship. Mal says that Ziva shot Cryer; Ziva says that Mal did so; Abby and the evidence also say that Mal did so. Gibbs throws out Mal; as Gibbs asks, Ziva tells the rest of the story. Vance deals with a phone call, then Gibbs gives Ziva a paper, calls her a name, and tells her to get to work. Written by
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Gibbs leans in and tells Ziva something that makes her cry. Cote De Pablo and Mark Harmon never disclosed what he said to her but by lip reading it looks like: "Listen to me. You're home." See more
In Malachi Ben-Gidon's recount of events, shown in flashback form, Ziva states "Too far at sea for radio to land". Apparently Ziva does not know about HF radio which can provide global coverage. Of course, it is possible the Damocles doesn't have HF transmit capabilities, but Ziva probably hasn't had the run of the entire ship, given the lack of trust between crew and passengers, and would not know for certain. She may have noticed a lack of antenna, but it would be fairly unlikely that the ship doesn't even have an HF receiver (for weather warnings, etc.), which would require an antenna. See more
NCIS Director Leon Vance
You've been in the service of two masters for too long. Your loyalty to your father and Mossad predates everything else.
Officer Ziva David
My father is not an issue.
References Alien: Resurrection
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