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
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Mossad Director Eli David is impressed with peanut butter-filled pretzels, saying "this is incredible,... this is American ingenuity." The peanut butter pretzel was invented by Jewish-American Max Reisman. See more
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 walk's past Ziva on the sidewalk while Ziva is scanning credit cards. See more
It's a matter of principle, Gibbs. We stand on their shoulders. These people built the integrity of NCIS. They did their work honorably, consistently and transparently. And I'll be damned if that's gonna change on my watch!
References In the Line of Fire
Hope for the Future
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