I had to get caught up on my NCIS over the weekend and walked away quite shocked, actually. I made it through the Jan. 15 episode “Shiva” and was rather devastated by the loss for both Ziva and Leon.
If you haven’t seen them, I suggest you catch them – you certainly don’t want to miss any of the episodes out of order.
In case you’re not up on your Hebrew, Shabbat literally means ‘ceasing’ or ‘stopping’ and Shalom of course can be ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ similar to the Hawaii word “Aloha.”
Shiva on the other hand is a Hindu deity and is “the Destoyer” or “the Transformer.” Shiva has many benevolent as well as fearsome forms.
Once you see the two NCIS episodes with these two titles, these words and their meanings will make much more sense to you.