NCIS: Season 8, Episode 8

Enemies Foreign (16 Nov. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Enemies Foreign (original title)

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Gibbs team ensures security for the Mossad delegation, including the director, Ziva's father Eli, in person, to a conference Vance hosts, including all people known to be involved in the ... See full summary »

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Gibbs team ensures security for the Mossad delegation, including the director, Ziva's father Eli, in person, to a conference Vance hosts, including all people known to be involved in the disastrous Amsterdam 'Trident' operation. They soon link apparently unrelated cases in Washington and the Caribean to a Palestinian splinter group planning a heavily-armed attack on the NCIS conference premises. Despite dealing with the Palestinians, security is grossly breached. Written by KGF Vissers

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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 »

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When Officer Hadar stops Gibbs on the street and asks him to meet with Eli David, it is daylight. They get in the car, and there's a commercial break. After the break, Gibbs and David are sitting at a window, and it is fully dark out. See more »

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Leon Vance: How's our own David handling it?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Her father left her to die in a desert.
Leon Vance: So it's a problem.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Would be for me. Won't be for Ziva.
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References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »

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Shadows in the Light
12 May 2011 | by (Finland) – See 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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