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Please bring Jackie Vance back. Think killing her off is entirely too much. She was so good for Leon.

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best episode i've ever seen! I was on the verge of tears and i felt like i had lost a family memeber too. It was a very sad episode, but cote did great! I can't wait for Shiva and Ziva getting her revenge. Go get em Ziva!!!!I would give this episode a 5 out of 5, I hope ziva or vance don't leave the show it just wouldn't be the same without them. They're just as important as gibbs or tony are. Best show ever!!!! it never gets dull, alwayws leaves you breath less and at the edge of your seat. Amazing!!!!

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My very favorite show, they better leave all the main characters the same........I know it is just fiction, but you get attached, as crazy as that is........

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@Karla. I haven't studied or read up on the Mossad, but your assessment sounds very 'right on' to me---can't believe that the Israelis would turn on one of their own---they're just too loyal for that.
And,...I too will mourn the loss of Nouri,...his characterization of Eli was sooo perfect over the years,...and I'm sure that the writers knew that knocking off his character would take away from some interesting future plot adventures involving Ziva,...but, obviously, they decided to make that call!

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If Jackie Vance is indeed dead, maybe Vance will indeed retire, (allows another character spot for the show to fill in as new Director) and Leon becomes the next Mike Franks coming in to help clean up the mess from time to time. That would make an interesting storyline. As I said before, there are sooooo.... many ways they can take this. By far some of the best writers to ever grace television. There are only a few shows I really make the time to sit and watch each week and NCIS is one of them. I rarely record episodes unless I know that I will not be home to watch, but I set the DVR to record next weeks episode and the rest of the season to make sure I don;t miss it.

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I agree with DeAnn. I think it is possible that Hetty and the LA crowd could be brought back into the picture for an episode or 2. If I remember correctly, wasn't Vance originally from LA? or San Diego maybe? I remember he filled in for Jenny and then had to fly back to the West Coast. There are just so many ways this could go. Personally, I like NCIS-LA. Not as good as the original, but getting better each season, especially as you begin to identify with the characters. And someone please explain to me how you could not like Kenzi, I will watch it just to see her. Like most of you, I was shocked that Jackie was also killed, but I'm telling you, something is amiss here. I will believe she is dead when I see her on Ducky's table.

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Oddly enough I just finished reading a book entitled "Mossad" and it was not them that did this....it is not at all how they operate. Even when one of the heads is not seen in the best of lights for whatever reason they do not take out their own............it is simply not how the Israelis operate....to them it would be like leaving one behind and they never do that either.....they get them back no matter what it takes..........even if it takes too much. The value of even one life is far too great for them. They would never sanction the killing of one who served so in such a manner. I know this is a TV show but that is the reality of it.

As I said before Eli David was such a layered character and that is rare to find these days.............I am sad that he is gone as well as Jackie but to me Eli was far more intense in the way he was portrayed.

Gatorgal

Rocky Carroll signed a new two-year contract last May.

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This episode was heartbreaking and gut wrenching. I have watched it three times since it aired and I still have to grab my box of tissues. I don't know which gutted me more - Ziva listening to her father nonchalantly admit he killed a man or watching her scream ABBA as she saw his lifeless body. The last few minutes were equally heartbreaking watching Gibbs stand guard at the hospital surgery door and Vance when he came out and tearfully say his wife was gone. Next week revenge will taste as bittersweet as it did taking down the brother and sister of the drug dealer Gibbs killed.

I do not think Rocky Carroll is signed for the next season - is this part of the exit strategy? His wife is killed and he stops being director to stay at home and raise his kids as a single dad? Carroll is such a great actor I would hate to see him go - unless it is to spread his wings and do movies, theater and other TV.

Michael Nouri brought such a great dynamic to the show, that in "retirement" he could have bought another layer to his life with Ziva dropped by more often.due to boredom in his life. Now we will never know.

I think we get to see a younger Ziva and Eli on next week's episode. I hope we get to see her sister and Ari as young kids too.

Deann

This episode was so tragic, and I am among the many viewers who cried like a baby when Ziva's Abba was killed, and when Jackie Vance died. Director Vance has two children that he will have to raise alone, now. How utterly heart-breaking!
I remember when Eli David said to Gibbs about Ziva "Beware, Gibbs, Ziva is the sharp end of the spear" because he knew it was dangerous to cross his daughter. I get the feeling that now we are going to find out just HOW dangerous she really is, as she tracks down her father and Jackie Vance's killer. She will show no mercy, and will not rest until she gets to the bottom of things. I think Gibbs and the team will be helpful to her in the coming episodes, but I don't know how Vance is going to get along without his wife and the mother of his children. I imagine Hetty on NCIS:LA will also provide some comforting words.




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