Uhm, please tell me where I spelled something wrong? Unless you're talking about my using British spelling for some words, which I do because I'm a Canadian, not an American. Ziva gave a half-assed apology (in which she berated him yet again for going to her apartment) for questioning Tony's motives about killing Rivkin. She NEVER apologised for hitting him in his injured shoulder, knocking him to the ground, pointing a loaded gun at him and threatening to kill him. She never apologised for trying to get Gibbs to kick him off the team. Trust me, if she had, a lot of my disappointment over what the character became would have been mitigated. In fact, she only apologised to him for anything after Abby raked her over the coals about it. She had invited McGee out for drinks before the episode began, gave Gibbs an expensive chisel as a thank you and apology, and spent the first part of the episode sniping at Tony after totally ignoring him. That could be attributed to her feeling guitly about how she treated him, but there was nothing in the writing that suggested that. A simple, "I know I should have done this earlier, but I was embarrassed/feeling guilty/feeling foolish." would have covered it nicely. And I'm not talking about Tony assaulting her in her home country with the role reversal. You implied that because Ziva was angry and "working things though" it was okay for her to have assaulted him. If they were in the US and Tony was angry and working things through, would it have been acceptable for him to do the same to her? And lastly, as to them sitting in the car reading while he was undercover, that's not what they were being paid to do. They were being paid to back up their partner by listening to him as he canvassed in case something happened. And it doesn't change the fact they turned off the radio. What if the terrorist had been one of the people Tony talked to, and he got suspicious and pulled a gun on Tony, or attacked him? With the radio off, they would have no way of knowing what was happening, and would not have been able to help him.
She's done a couple of interviews now where she's been asked about the Ziva fans, and she's handled the question in both cases with grace and aplomb. Very classy lady.
Wow - paragraph breaks are your friend... So because she was "angry", it was okay for her to assault him? Would you say the same thing if the roles had been reversed and he assaulted her? It wasn't just the assault scene that was the tipping point; it was the whole episode, and the fact that she was just allowed to waltz back into NCIS afterwards with no consequences for her actions, which included assault and her trying to get Tony kicked off the team - neither of which she actually apologised to him for, by the way. The writers had a great chance to do some interesting things with Ziva in terms of PTSD, redemption and dealing with the consequences of her actions, and they did nothing. Frankly, I suspect they blew it because they weren't expecting the backlash from the fans over the assault scene, so they just ignored it and hoped it would go away. It's a shame, because I really would have liked to see that Ziva, rather than the one we got. And no, they didn't go to Somalia to find out she was alive. they were told she was dead; they went after the terrorist who they thought was responsible for her death before he killed anyone else. That the rumours of her death were greatly exaggerated was a bonus. I don't believe Ziva did tell Tony that if he wanted to meet him just to ask, but I could be wrong. I do know that Ziva lied straight out to Gibbs and to Tony about Rivkin, and told Tony she didn't have to answer to him, and she would answer only to Gibbs, which is wrong - he is Gibbs' second-in-command, which means she did have to answer to him, not that she ever recogised that. And did she have his back when she went against Gibbs' direct orders not to engage the guards in Cloak, resulting in him being attacked by them because of her? Or when she and McGee turned off the radio in Dead Air, leaving him without backup while he was undercover searching for a terrorist? Or when she told Gibbs he was deadweight and she didn't want him along when she went to South America in Missionary Position? There was no evidence that Tony was jealous of CIRay - Ziva liked to accuse him of jealousy anytime he worried about her. If I recall correctly, he actually encouraged her to work things out with CIRay at one point - hardly the actions of someone pining jealously over her.
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