NCIS: Season 10, Episode 12

Shiva (15 Jan. 2013)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Shiva (original title)

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NCIS and Mossad team together to find the killer of Ziva's father and innocent bystander - Vance's wife Jackie.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Palmer (credit only)
Forry Smith ...
Duane Gustafson
Jack Axelrod ...
Gavriela Adel


Following the deaths of Eli David and Jackie Vance, Gibbs tries to find out who hired the hit man who killed himself after doing the job. The SecNav tells Leon to let the Deputy Director take over and Ziva is not really grieving for her father, so tony tries to comfort her. Gibbs tries to find Eli's friend, Kaszmi to see if he knows anything but can't find him. And Eli's Deputy who was unaware of his visit comes looking for him. Written by

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ritual | contraband


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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 »


Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar: Ilan Bodnar. Mossad Deputy Director. I have reason to believe that Director Eli David has come here to see his daughter.
Timothy McGee: Well, I'm afraid she's not here right now.
Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar: Yes, I've been blessed with the gift of sight. What I want is answers.
Dr. Donald Mallard: [chuckles] Take a number.
Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar: Excuse me? And whose grandfather would you be?
Dr. Donald Mallard: Well, that depends. Who's your grandmother?
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