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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"In Memory of Robert 'Bob' Bryan" appears after the final scene. See more
(at around 1 min) Ziva is handed a cup of tea by a Jordanian ship captain. She takes it with her left hand, which is an insult in Muslim countries, and Ziva as a Mossad agent should be aware of this. Yet the conversation goes on as if nothing has happened. See more
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
I think you already missed your chance to rescue Ziva.
Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon
Then I hope I've arrived in time to rescue her from *you*.
The Wedding Cadavers
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