2013 Dec 18 NCIS Critique of “Shabbat Shalom”

It is good to be back writing to you all after the Christmas holiday. We hope you were blessed by the “reason for the season”. The birth of Jesus is a gift to all people on earth.
About tonight’s episode we shout: “Warning”!
“Shabbat Shalom” is the first of two installments. If you record your episode to watch later be careful to watch these in the correct order. This episode starts like most others, with an unexpected father and son finding a corpse while they are out fishing. The NCIS team resurrects their old undercover gear, which brings much lighthearted banner. But beware. After the laughs, it’s like no other episode we have seen.
Ziva learns unexpectedly that her father is in DC, traveling without the knowledge of his security detail. The tensions that exist between father and daughter are renewed. We discover how Ziva’s tendency to confuse phrases in the English language is genetic. When Eli David announces, “This is not my first radio,” Ziva fires back, “You mean rodeo.
We found the scenes between father and daughter some of the most riveting and tender scenes that have aired on NCIS.
The writers go deeper than they ever have in the relations between Iran and Israel and bring out tomorrow’s headlines. Rather than spoil this excellent episode for each of you, we will say no more at this point, other than to say it is excellent!
Be sure to watch next week. We can’t wait to see how all of the threads are resolved and how Gibbs keeps his team together. He will need all of his training and all of his instincts to make that happen.
Be Blessed,
Diane and David Munson

By |2013-01-09T03:23:19+00:00January 9th, 2013|NCIS|8 Comments


  1. MaryAnn January 9, 2013 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Wow, just finished watching the episode. Powerful, can hardly wait for next week.

    • danddmunson January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      MaryAnn – We agree. This was a true “five star” episode.

  2. Teresa Hanger January 9, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

    It was full of surprises. Loved it.

    • danddmunson January 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Ditto – Teresa

  3. Martha Rogers January 9, 2013 at 4:45 am - Reply

    This is one show my husband likes to watch with me, and tonight my emotions ran high. I fought tears as I remembered my own father and the squabbles and differences of opinion we had, but we still loved each other. The whole show was one of the best because nothing happened as expected. I, too, am anxious to see how all the threads are tied together and tonight’s ending resolved. (I don’t want to spoil any of it in case someone hasn’t watched it yet.)

    • danddmunson January 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Martha: We are so glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.

  4. Sandra Lassiter January 11, 2013 at 1:58 am - Reply

    Wow!! By far THE most powerful NCIS episode I’ve ever watched–and that’s saying something!! I think I can guess a couple of things that are coming, but then again I’m pretty sure they’ll knock my socks off again with the sequel. Can’t wait to watch it!

    • danddmunson January 11, 2013 at 3:11 am - Reply

      Yes Sandra, the verdict is in. Everyone agrees that this episode was really good. Stay tuned.

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