NCIS: Season 11, Episode 2

Past, Present, and Future (1 Oct. 2013)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Past, Present, and Future (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 432 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Tony searches for Ziva in Israel and elsewhere; he finally finds her, but he returns without her. Gibbs, Fornell, and others work hard on the case of the bomber. McGee makes a huge discovery, which allows Gibbs to solve and to take a shot.



(created by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

« Previous Episode | 235 of 291 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Orli Elbaz
Dr. Dina Bashir
Vernon Dale


When Tony arrives in Tel Aviv, Mossad agents take him to their headquarters to draw him into the search for Ziva. Meanwhile the successor SecNav meets with Vance, Gibbs, and Fornell; she tells them that the PotUS has directed her to use "any means necessary" to bring to swift justice the Brotherhood of Doubt for its responsibility for the terrorist attack on her predecessor and others. Tony searches in Israel and elsewhere; after five months he finds her, but she expresses displeasure; they converse at length. Fornell, providing protection to a government witness, accompanies him to a hospital, and they meet fireworks. At night a man jumps Gibbs in a dark alley; Gibbs wins and gets information. McGeek makes a huge discovery, and he tells Gibbs, who figures out the whole thing; with some difficulty Gibbs draws things together and takes a shot, eliminating one major player but leaving others. Tony returns home alone with a memory aid; Ziva calls Gibbs. Written by DocRushing

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 October 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


The stunt double for Mark Harmon in the fight scene (at around 30 mins) is his son, Sean Harmon, according to the DVD commentary track. See more »


When Tony is speaking with Dr. Bashir in the hospital, few if any of the people passing them are there when the camera angle changes (to pointing in the direction they were walking). See more »


Timothy McGee: [to Gibbs] Boss, maybe you could try *saying*... what you're saying?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

PPF - you can't please ALL the fans....
11 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One has to wonder what the original plan for this episode was - how much of it was re-written at the last moment after the untimely departure of Cote De Pablo just days before shooting for season 11 was supposed to begin.

We know from interviews that GG wanted a 2 part finale for the character of Ziva yet she was on screen for less than 15 minutes. Given that many fans loved the character for so long, it's a shame that the actress was unavailable to fully finish the storyline.

This episode though contained the MOST on target writing & portrayal of Ziva in her entire time on the show. It also offered the most logical reason for her decision to go to & then remain in Israel. Kudos to the show for finally giving us a character that made sense and giving us reasons for her departure that were logical given the character's back story.

Tony, on the other hand, was remarkably out of character for the entire episode. In an effort to please the segment of fans demanding a canon romance between the characters, the show came close to destroying the foundation of the character & negated the way Weatherly portrayed him throughout most of season 10.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Michael Weatherly marion-collingwood
Who is the actress playing Ellie Bishop' s mom? heidi-237
Interview with Emily Having_a_Bowie_Moment
Favorite Characters scottmitchell95
Anyone else disappointed in the conclusion to Sergei Mishnev's story Darrida
Off Topic; sort of: "Say Something" got me to thinking phillipds777
Discuss Past, Present, and Future (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: