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Gibbs and company continue to investigate the killings at Vance's home, seeking whoever hired the shooter; the gang identify the hit man and later figure out who's responsible. Ziva buries her father, and Vance and the team bury Jackie.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abby Sciuto
Jimmy Palmer (credit only)
Arash Kazmi
Forry Smith ...
Duane Gustafson
Jack Axelrod ...
Shmeil Pinkhas
Gavriela Adel
Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis
NCIS Deputy Director Jerome Craig


Gibbs and company continue to investigate the killings at Vance's home, seeking whoever hired the shooter; McGee identifies the gunman; Tony and McGee get a lead on the kingpin; Tony questions the suspect. Tony provides secure lodging to Ziva at his own pad, and Vance takes leave and goes to a hotel. The new director of the Mossad arrives and throws his weight around. McGee says that the bullets came from Russia via Sweden; he also identifies the smuggler, who is Iranian; McGee traces the payment to the hit man, then Ziva interprets a crucial and clinching clue, which leads to the man responsible. A Suburban explodes, killing a key foreign official. Ziva escorts her father's body back home for burial in Israel; the whole gang accompany Vance and his kids for the burial of Jackie; Ziva goes to the wailing wall and later picks olives and plants an olive tree. Written by DocRushing

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15 January 2013 (USA)  »

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The title refers to 'sitting shiva'--the week-long mourning period in Judaism for first-degree relatives (parents, children, spouses). The title also refers to the Hindu deity Shiva (aka the Destroyer), a hunter of demons. See more »


When Ziva lashes out when Tony wakes her, her right hand is alternately clenched or open depending on the angle. See more »


Ziva David: You did not have to come.
Anthony DiNozzo: Well, you always forget your gum and magazines when you fly, so... they'll find Bodnar, Ziva. Mossad's looking, CIA, Navy Intel, Interpol... us. Schmeil's got your back. Schmeil, the Man of Steel. Don't do this.
Ziva David: I'm going to a funeral, Tony. I'm delivering my father's eulogy.
Anthony DiNozzo: How's this for ah, an opening line? "He did it his way."
Ziva David: My father was, um, not an easy man to understand, and yet...
Anthony DiNozzo: Complicated runs in the family.
Ziva David: Tony, I...
Anthony DiNozzo: What?
[Ziva hugs Tony]
Anthony DiNozzo: Aht lo ...
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Not Alone
Written and performed by Patty Griffin
Available on "Living with Ghosts" (1996)
Plays during the funeral and following scenes at episode end
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