Series 8 - 8. Enemies Foreign

Enemies Foreign
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Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

In this two-part story, first shown in 2010, Ziva’s father – Mossad director Eli David (Michael Nouri) – makes a surprise visit to the US to attend the NCIS conference. Ziva (Cote de Pablo) obviously resents him (he did abandon her in the desert, which is poor parenting by anyone’s standards) but the team have been tasked with his protection, so she must put personal feelings aside.

For a mid-season episode, this has more of a finale feel, with a heart-stopping gunfire scene and a cliff-hanger ending.

About this programme

8/24. Part one of two. Ziva confronts her past when the team is ordered to protect her father, Mossad director Eli David, at a gathering of former heads of NCIS. The agents discover he is being targeted by terrorists who have hijacked a shipment of advanced weapons from the army. Drama, guest starring TJ Ramini and Michael Nouri, with Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly.

Cast and crew


Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo
Michael Weatherly
Abby Sciuto
Pauley Perrette
Ziva David
Cote de Pablo
Timothy McGee
Sean Murray
Dr Donald `Ducky' Mallard
David McCallum
Leon Vance
Rocky Carroll
Eli David
Michael Nouri
Malachi Ben-Gidon
TJ Ramini
Liat Tuvia
Sarai Givaty


Dennis Smith
Executive Producer
Donald P Bellisario
Executive Producer
Shane Brennan
Executive Producer
Gary Glasberg
Executive Producer
Mark Horowitz
Executive Producer
Chas Floyd Johnson