Although I will miss Ziva as a character, I think that Ziva leaving NCIS will allow the writers to complete the story lines and fill in some blanks that have been left hanging. Number one for me is Eli David and Jackie Vance deaths. Now we know that Leon has assumed his friends identity, see Knockout. My question is about Jackie's role in all this. Leon was a loner until he get befriended by Eli. After Amsterdam, Leon meets and marries Jackie. If Jackie is just a housewife and a former co-ed, she is well placed to keep track of Leons activities. She has proven to be proficient in small arms, remember her shooting of the Chinese assassin, with one shot and with Leon in the line of fire. I feel that she was also a target along with Eli as he was her controller. Notice that she is very familiar with Jewish customs and traditional foods. I don't know how it will all shake out, but I think that this could be a heck of a season. Good luck Cote, we'll miss you.
Something I haven't seen on any of the comments and forgive me if I missed it.
While all of the attention has been focused on Eli's death, I wonder if Jackie's death was an accident or not. Vance got married after he returned from Amsterdam. Jackie was very proficient in firearms, remember, she shot the female Chinese assassin, with one shot, with Leon in the line of fire. Just as we are lead to believe that Leon Vance is really using someone else's identity, remember his childhood boxing friend, who also has eye surgery, on the same eye, as Vance has had and his changing of his personnel file after he took over following Jenny's death. Jackie was killed with Eli David by an Israeli rogue agent. Any chance that she was also targeted by Mossad? Any chance that she was a planted "honey" trap? I recall that Leon was a loner with no family and appeared to be not interested in meeting any women.
Just a thought that I hadn't seen anyone else mention. Thanks. Great post everyone.
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