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The reason I doubt it's Ned is that he's been on the show so few times that he wouldn't really qualify as a "fan favorite". Also, Emily said people (fans) would be "shocked". His death would be a loss, sure - but shocking? Really doubtful.

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It usually is. However my guess is that they wanted to keep the lid on as much as they could this time, since they're killing someone off. It would make it too easy for the fans to guess.

Wolfshades

Thanks! It's difficult not to speculate though, isn't it? I quite frankly love the dynamic between Bishop and Tony. For one we're seeing someone who doesn't treat him as a Lost Boy or clown. A woman who clearly looks up to him and seems to value him for who he is, and not what they'd like him to be. I think if I ever meet Gary Glasberg the first thing I'll do is congratulate him on the genius idea of creating Bishop as a married woman, just so they could take romance off the table.

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Not all, that's true. But a lot. Every time the name "Ziva" is even mentioned on an episode, the comments and tweets come flying in, on wings of anger, disgust, wonder and hope. It's truly a thing to see.

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It's rare but it happens. I know a guy who was a lawyer who quit to work in construction. He took a pay cut but hasn't looked back. Actually, come to think of it, I took a pay cut when I left a large organization to go work for a smaller one. It was like night and day for me: the stress level went WAY down (along with my pay) but for me it worked out overall to be a net gain.

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I know you have some knowledge and experience as an analyst ....is it possible that the writers/Glasberg took advantage of fan ignorance of the classification structure to slip this one past us?

Wolfshades

Oh now that's very interesting!

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It was for me, in the sense that, in any organization I've been in (there've been a few), the way to rise to the top was to get varied experiences in different disciplines. That, plus control over a set amount of dollars in budgets.

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No we didn't discuss that. But I recall when she first began that Gibbs had dusted off an old application she had submitted to be on the team - so she'd always wanted to be with them. Don't know why, however.