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@Keith Vlasak
I agree, eli had to be the target. I still can't belive that he is dead, wasn't one of my favorite characters but liked the dinamic between him and ziva and between him and toni. Cote was amazing.

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When the episode began I was rather irked by the fake accent of Eli and the predictable dialog between him and the Iranian, but the final outcome was so stunning that all my criticisms were swept away in the sorrow of Vance losing his wife and Ziva's heartfelt despair. Shocked doesn't begin to describe my reaction. We have lost main characters before; nothing can compare to the death of Kate, but as I waited with Tony and Gibbs in the hospital corridor for word of whether Leon's wife had survived surgery, I reassured myself, "They would never kill two major characters." It was like a blow to the solar plexus when Leon came out and just stood there. What a sense of loss.

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It broke my heart...when Ziva came in the room and said "Aba" I felt like I was truly watching a Dad and his daughter and I cried like I have for any TV show in a long time.........not just a few tears welling up out and out crying like it was someone I knew(well I guess in a way I do). Gibbs afterward was terrible to watch at the ER/ but I loved how he told Ziva "hold on I am coming to you" To me in many ways he has always been a kind of Father to her different than her own but no less complicated.
Eli could not change/he is Mossad and that is something that is hard to explain even the dynamic of how they feel about their Country is hard to explain..anyone who has spent time there will know what I mean I think. What they go through is so different than our day to day dynamic and they always portray that so well in that part of the show/much as they do with Ducky & Abby coming to the hospital and them all together....Finally I will miss Eli David/he was a character of many layers and that is not something easily created or portrayed on TV that much any more.

Keith-vlasak

The shooter said to Ziva that he had been counting on her seeing to her father rather than come after him (which meant he even recognized her and knew who she was). To me, that says David was the intended target and anyone else was collateral damage.

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I was thinking that Eli's boyhood friend and his Iranian intelligence operatives, stabbing him in the back or under his orders to stab Eli in the back, could only be a red herring because it would be an act of war -- only, I guess, the Iranians this last year trying to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington DC didn't start a war, so I guess Iran killing the head of Mossad wouldn't necessarily start a war??? But, still think he'll be a red herring!

Keith-vlasak

This is espionage (and David killing some innocent so his cover's not blown is right out of LeCarre). It's a war threat on par with a terror threat. I guess they have to investigate it like a murder investigation, but I'd guess their priority would be to put out the fire rather than arrest anyone (not saying they will be out to murder someone, but that proving guilt in court wouldn't be a priority -- meaning they might run what comes next like special ops??? Might point is I can't see it as a kind of legal situation where they'd keep Ziva out of it (like they did Tony re his father) so as not to get evidence thrown out of court, that is.

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awesome show watch ncis all the time can't wait until next week so exciting thanks for being a wonderful show to watch

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From the previews I expected this to be a sweet episode between Ziva and her Dad but never saw all this coming. I am curious though, since Ziva had just left the room, is it possible that she was the intended victim. Probably not but just a thought.
I liked Jackie, she could keep Vance in tow and I think he will be so angry he may lash out just like Ziva. Anyway can't wait to see next week's episode.

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@vicki,I know excatly what you mean havent cried for a show that much since nate died on Burn Notice.I was thinking of that as soon as i saw lastnights episode...

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Who is behind it? I will guess elimants of Mossad because because Eli was on the outs and meeting with an Iranian. Dumb mistake to leave Ziva breathing, because both her and Gibbs will come after you, no matter where you hide. Great episode, felt bad for Vance losing his wife and for Eli, he had a chance at redemption with Ziva and he blew it badly. It is now too late for father and daughter to come together. I did like it when Ziva was so mad at the assasin for committing suicide she tarted kicking him. Let's see what is next, for Vance and Ziva.




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