In this episode of NCIS, the team takes us on a pleasant trip down memory lane, lulls us into a false sense of security and then proceeds to tear our hearts out and stomp on them.
Oh NCIS, how you fooled me tonight. The previews made it pretty clear that something awful was going to happen and since Ziva’s dad was visiting, everything pointed to him dying. But since I’m the kind of person who instantly suspects the most obvious clues, I actually started to wonder if it would be someone else instead. As I watched the episode, suddenly I had a thought: what if Vance’s wife died instead?
You probably read the paragraph above and are now wondering: how were you fooled when you had both deaths figured out? Because I never thought they’d do BOTH of them. As soon as we saw Eli lying there dead, I felt a bit surprised that they’d gone with the obvious choice, but that was about it. It wasn’t until Vance made his solemn announcement that I got the real shocker.