January 3, 2013 08:50 AM PST
NCIS Hot Shots: What Brings Ziva's Father Back?
When Eli David resurfaces on CBS’ NCIS next Tuesday, it will be to break bread as well as, it appears, to break some news.
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Traditionally on TV’s most watch drama, Ziva’s Mossad director dad (played by Micharl Nouri) doesn’t pop up at the best of times or for the touchy-feeliest of reasons. But as show boss Gary Glasberg told me about Eli’s Jan. 8 visit, “You might be surprised this time. There are a lot of layers to what we’re going to try and do this time around, and Michael Nouri was totally willing and excited and had fun with it. I think people are going to be excited by what they see.”
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Also returning for the episode — as the Davids share a Shabbat dinner with the Vances — is Paula Newsome (Women’s Murder Club) as the NCIS director’s wife Jackie.
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"Shabbat Shalom" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo, left) is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn't seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her fatherÃ¢ÂÂs visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. also pictured: Mark Harmon (right) and Rocky Carroll (center) Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ÃÂ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.