NCIS (2003– )
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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.


James Whitmore Jr.


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Brian Dietzen ... Jimmy Palmer
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Leslie Hope ... Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter
Marina Sirtis ... Orli Elbaz
Costas Mandylor ... Tomas Mendez
Allan Louis ... Capt. Dominick Wayne
Damon Dayoub ... Adam Eshel
Lena Georgas ... Dr. Dina Bashir
Omar J. Dorsey ... 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 Ziva, 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

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Plot Keywords:

bomb | escape | See All (2) »


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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 on the plane returning from Israel, the plane window shade alternates between open and closed. Also, part of the time the window shade pulls up from the bottom, the other part down from the top. See more »


Waitress: Banana pancakes, extra bacon.
T.C. Fornell: Could I get extra, extra bacon?
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


NCIS Theme
Performed by Numeriklab
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Release Date:

1 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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