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Berlin is the twenty-first episode of NCIS Season 10 and the 231st episode of the entire NCIS series.


As the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Mossad officer which occurred in Virginia, Tony and Ziva head to Berlin, Germany instead of Rome, Italy as they attempt to track down leads that could lead Ziva to Ilan Bodnar.


The episode opens with a recap of the previous NCIS episodes which saw the deaths of Eli David and Jackie Vance and ends with NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs telling NCIS Special Agent Ziva David to take her partner, NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo to Berlin as they search for Ilan Bodnar which leaves Ziva stunned.

In a parking garage, Amir Mantel sits in his car, impatiently tapping his thumb against the steering wheel.

He then stops upon seeing an SUV.

"Better late than never", Mantel says before ordering the person to stand by.

As the SUV arrives, Mantel remarks that he was beginning to wonder.

The window then rolls open with the driver leaving Mantel stunned and wondering what the mysterious man is.

Seconds later the man draws a gun and shoots Mantel, the shot killing Mantel instantly.

The SUV then drives off.

It then cuts to the inside of the car where Mantel lies there, dead before panning to reveal a Star of David which confirms that Mantel is an officer with Mossad.

Act One

Abby and Gibbs seeing the body of Mossad officer Amir Mantel in the boot of his own car.

Act Two

Abby hangs up and informs Gibbs that the NCIS Medical Examiner Dr. Donald Mallard is sending his assistant, James Palmer.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • Orli Elbaz, the new Director of Mossad and Adam Eshel are both introduced for the first time.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team
Anthony DiNozzo Junior Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Medical Examiner Assistant.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Thomas Morrow Alan Dale Homeland Senior Division Chief and former Director of NCIS
Young Ziva David Gabi Coccio Ziva aged thirteen.
Young Eli David Ben Morrison Eli as a young man.
Ilan Bodnar Oded Fehr Former Deputy Director of Mossad

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Orli Elbaz Marina Sirtis Appointed Director of Mossad following Director David's death and Director Bodnar's flight.
Yaniv Bodnar Iddo Goldberg Ilan's brother.
Adam Eshel Damon Dayoub Ziva's Mossad contact.
Rivka David Weronika Rosati Ziva's mother.
Amir Mantel Dove Meir Murder victim.
Edward Kraus Willem van der Vegt A man who appears in the episode.