Sarai Givaty to Guest Star on NCIS

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Looks like NCIS' Ziva David is being replaced, personally and professionally.

No, Cote de Pablo's character is not leaving the show. But Israeli actress/model Sarai Givaty has just been cast in a multi-episode story arc next month as Liat, an Israeli intelligence office liaison charged with keeping Ziva’s father, Eli David, dad out of harm’s way.

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Sarai Givaty is the new Ziva ... on the Mossad side, that is.

Naturally, this being Ziva, she does what any smart, self-confident tough chick would: She has a knock-down, drag-out fight with the new “her.” Hmm. Our money's on Z.

This casting news, courtesy of EW, offers yet another clue about Vance's story line and the return of Eli David scheduled for this fall. It will be interesting to watch unfold.

There's also the matter of who she's been conversing with since her stint in Miami, which is bound to be revealed at some point. It could be ... Tony Sr., could it? No ...

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I am an NCIS special agent. My duty is to serve and protect the United States, and our Navy and Marine Corps across global boundaries. I recognize my badge as a symbol of authority and public trust. I will live my life above reproach, understanding my actions reflect upon my fellow special agents, and our agency.

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Tali: Eema.
Tony Senior: What does that mean? Eema?
Tony: Hebrew. Means mother, mom.
Tali: [pointing at Tony in photo] Abba.
Tony: Tali, what did you say?
Tali: [points at Ziva] Eema. [points at Tony] Abba.
Tony: Abba?
Tony Senior: Daddy.
Tony: Ziva must have told her. She knows me. That's right, Tali.