Enemies Foreign (episode)

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Enemies Foreign is the eighth episode in Season Eight of NCIS and the 170th episode of the entire NCIS series.


The NCIS team is tasked with protecting the Director of Mossad and Ziva's estranged father, Eli David when they learn that Eli is the target of an assassination attempt by a rogue Palestinian terrorist group who are also responsible for hijacking a weapons truck.


Act One


Ziva after meeting her former Mossad colleagues.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

McGee arrives into the squadroom, carrying a single bag, causing Tony to remark that McGee's home safe from the safe house with sandwiches.

McGee remarks that he's had a very educational morning.

Act Five


Amit lies dead after being caught in the safe-house explosion.

Major Events

  • Ziva's estranged father, Eli David arrives in the U.S to attend a conference.
  • Liat Tuvia, Ziva's replacement on the Kidon Unit is introduced for the first time.
  • It's revealed that Ziva learnt most of her driving techniques from her mother.


  • The song playing at the beginning of the episode is Duffy- "Well, Well, Well".


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo NCIS Probationary Agent and also a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Eli David Michael Nouri Director of Mossad and Ziva's estranged father.
Officer Amit Hadar Arnold Vosloo Mossad officer.
Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon T.J. Ramini Mossad Officer and the Head of the Kidon Unit that included Ziva David.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Riley McCallister Michael O'Neill (actor) Former NCIS Special Agent.
Whitney Sharp Catherine Dent Former NCIS Special Agent who has a history with Ducky.
Ben Robinson Stan Ivar Former NCIS Special Agent.
Kurt Nelson Alex Morris Former NCIS Special Agent.
Melora Koss Maura Soden Former NCIS Special Agent.
Officer Liat Tuvia Sarai Givaty A Mossad Officer on the Kidon Unit who is Ziva's replacement.
Karif Yasin Oren Dayan A member of the Palestinian Liberation Front.
Hillary Lange Leslie-Anne Huff A woman who appears in the episode.

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