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.
Did You Know?
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
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Made killing himself easier.
Dr. Donald Mallard
Pity does not validate cowardice.
Written and performed by Patty Griffin
Available on "Living with Ghosts" (1996)
Plays during the funeral and following scenes at episode end See more