I'm sure there will be some great twists ahead, but if it wasn't either Bodnar or Orli responsible for the crash, then wouldn't it have to be some out-of-left-field villain we've never even seen yet? All the hints were that Bodnar is getting framed, but it seems to me we are then left with Mossad as the killers of everybody. I also wondered if Bodnar saying Ziva didn't know the whole story could mean that Bodnar had to kill David (maybe under orders from even Orli) because he was meeting with his Iranian counterpart??
What I liked about the dance beyond Ziva remembering her father's comment and thinking of Tony was that it was deserved even professionally. In some David Drake book he talks about different kinds of soldier personalities, and acknowledges one type is the kind that is willing to charge a pillbox head on -- that, to me, is Ziva, but it's not Tony or Gibbs. She believes she was made and Tony has a solution bang like that. Senior field agent!
I found it on the Fox Bones homepage (by looking at photo captions) as "Arastoo Vaziri"
On an episode of The Closer, Marina Sirtis played a Muslim wife. This role, then, made me wonder about her nationality, like if she was Middle Eastern. I looked her up on Wiki. She's British of Greek ancestry. I can see that -- but it's also even more impressive she can play both Muslim and Israeli convincingly!
The corpse in the previews could have been the driver of the other vehicle, although I can't imagine it was an accident rather than intentional (and maybe the other driver and the diamonds will be gone -- or maybe just the driver who wasn't interested in diamonds). All kinds of possibilities -- but only if both survive. They can always kill Ziva later if it's a matter of contract.
@BonesFan -- I for one agree whole-heartedly with your sentiment regarding Pelant ... but we both know there will be an end-of-season cliffhanger and he'll be back next season. Maybe we'll be lucky and the first episode next year will be his last?!?
This was a good episode -- but so were many of the ones the reviewer disliked.
@Sara -- Joanna Cassidy, who's been around in TV and movies since the late 60's.
I got the opening and could see that. In a way Booth's mother was a hero for saving herself from her cruel and insane drunk husband -- and she did at least leave Booth with his grandfather (who was notably his father's father and not responsible for her life). I could see that he was glad for her and that they really could pretty much pick up where they left off. What was, and would have really and truly have been a problem, is that she went out and found a new undamaged family happily ever after, thus letting Booth know that she not only rejected her cruel husband, but her damaged kids in order to save herself (pretty much, to me, like the mother who drowned her kids because her boyfriend, representing her chance for happiness, didn't want any). She even played that card, telling Booth how she was entitled to happiness (and, what, screw her kids?). There are reasons for the reviewer to question how this was done.
I've been watching all the seasons of CSI:Miami of late. In one of the last episodes of Season 6 (don't remember which) a super gung ho cop is positive he knows who a killer-of-women is, so he gets some prostitute, later saying he did her a favor, and murders her to plant evidence to get the guy he's sure is the killer ... who, of course, it turns out is innocent. To be even more dramatic, I would also offer, if there's a man eating tiger who's killed dozens and dozens of people, it isn't justified taking somebody's little girl and cutting her throat and staking her out in the forest as bait (even though she's only one being sacrificed to save the many). It's kind of like cheating on an ethics test -- there's no way to justify it.
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