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I disagree with almost all of your comments.
Honestly how can 19 million people be wrong, or is this place to review only for negative comments of NCIS ?
It was a great Team show with lots of banter - and by the way Ziva did not overpower the episode and this Ziva hate - Annie - is getting a bit lame.
Loved the show - can not wait for next week......
wasnt one of the better episodes for me,smthing was missing why cant we have episodes like boxed in,undercovers even swak come on you writers give the people whatthey want mor of tony and ziva.
I had Mary figured as the killer during her first date with Ducky when he was telling all about his victim. Not very well hidden, but it was worth a kind of mediocre episode to get to see more of David. Not enough was done to introduce Mary and get to know her as is done in most of these personal stories. But she was pretty transparent so I had no problem seeing her as the killer. And his decision to not reply to that last mmsg was a great way to end the episode. I hope you get better over the season than this. But after eight years, you are bound to hit a blooper now and then. The reason I stopped watching all of the other procedurals is because they spent too much time on the characters problems and personal lives. I hope NCIS isn't heading down that same road. But I am concerned. I love you guys and would hate to see you go.
C'mon... Ziva would know that water-boarding does not lead to water poisoning... I know it's a TV show... but put c'mon... writers... please... put your personal stuff aside... This show is losing me...
Well I agree with many of the comments expressed here. I love Ducky, but felt that episode was mediocre at best. I agree with stoutcat's post on page 1. What is it with the A story plots? Tim's new daddy issues and his ex hippie grandmother involved in an evil caterpillar plot, newly adopted Abby's puppy loving adoptive brother, Ducky's psychotic murderous on line girl friend. I'm glad that we are not having the weekly Ziva tragedy now, and I appreciate the fact that GG is attempting to give other actors besides MH and CdP some drama, but the premise of several of these dramas is soapish and outlandish. They are beginning to remind me of bad 70's drama plots. What happened to the Marines and the Navy? I agree with those who want, not the tragedy du jour for this week's featured member of the team, but small tidbits revealed subtly about our favorites within the context of an interesting and reasonably plausible case. This makes for much smarter entertainment.
I agree it would be nice to see Ducky have some sort of relationship outside of NCIS at this point in his life, but alas, this is TV and the writers have only 46 minutes to cover the two phases which make up every episode. First the case of the week or else continuing the season long story arc which this season concerns the Phantom Eight and the Watcher program. Second phase and my favorite the interplay between the team as they go about their work. Unfortunately this leaves very little time to develop any life for the team outside of work. So about the only time we get to see friends and family is when they somehow get involved in NCIS business. But at least the producers have the good sense to cast old favorites like Ralph Waite, Lily Tomlin, Robert Wagner, and now Cheryl Ladd as guest stars.
I've always loved NCIS and watch the reruns all the time. This episode was not one of my favorites. There was no character development for Mary so the outcome felt it came out of no where - kind of ridiculous. The scene with Tony and Tim and the security guard was very funny. They do well together especially when Tony is not to demeaning to Tim. i agree that after so many years, Tony and Abby need to grow and grow up. I'm getting tired of the same old jokes and snide comments for Tony. One would think that by now Abby and Tim would know that Gibbs is not tech savvy and stop giving him these technical explanations.
This theme was somewhat of a duplication of the one when Gibbs was beginning a relationship and she ended up being the killer. Clue- she left her cigarette butts at the scene. Get a writer with new ideas. I'd like to see Gibbs with someone, it might enable his character to move on and become a bit more humane.
As for Ducky, i'd love to see him hook up with s
yes i loved the episode but them i loved everything they do. i would like Tim's grandmother back. i want more of Gibbs, Ziva was beautiful last night, waiting for next week.
Last night's episode was really bad. It was so obvious who the killer was. Poor Ducky! Cheryl Ladd? Really. She couldn't act when she was younger and now it's just worst and her facelift doesn't help either. Why can't any of the characters have some sort of life outside the office. I am a late comer to NCIS. I started watching the show four yrs ago via reruns when I was hone recuperating from a fractured ankle. There reruns are better written. I think that the show has lost its humor and chemistry. These characters are frozen in time. I was so annoyed when Mike Franks got written out. Loved him! I have become a big fan of NCIS LA. Much more fun and Hetty is a riot!
I cannot believe that I am addicted to a television drama. Sure, I have enjoyed a number of television series, but I have never been as loyal to a show as I am with NCIS. Why? Perhaps last night's episode ("Thirst") was not the strongest, but it still had the traditional NCIS elements. I literally feel the teamwork among the cast, crew, and writers in every show. I feel as if I am watching people at all levels who enjoy what they do and who respect each other. I also like the fact that NCIS explores and develops the characters. The "caper" (crime, plot, whatever) is not always the strongest element. A few weeks ago many complained that they had seen a similar plot on an episode of another show. This week many comment on the quick resolution. But the real discussions are about the people. "I hate to see Ducky lose his love." "Tony needs to grow up." That is what is unique about this show. You can literally feel the investment that the real people (cast, crew, writers) are making, and th
I agree with a lot of the previous comments. I love Ducky, wish Abbey would grow up a little, didn't believe Cheryl Ladd's character, but most of all I wish they would do something a little more with Palmer's character. I'd like to see a better attitude toward Palmer from Ducky. He's been working with this man for years and he still treats him with disdain. He has compassion with all the others, what's up with this? A few of his jokes have been funny over the years, so Ducky should at least smile a little at a good one! And I have felt that Brian Dietzen should be in the main credits for several years.
Love Ducky and Davis McCallum, but this ep was sadly sub-par. This was the first episode written by the new writer (William Scott?), and it showed. I saw the plot a mile away, and the characters seemed a little off. I did enjoy some of the team banter, and the scene with Tony and Tim was primo. Some funny stuff. But I'm concerned about Tony, who was finally being written as more mature yet still funny in the first few episodes, but took a nose-dive into silly, cringe-worthy territory in this one. I think the new writers especially tend to look at Tony as if he has a big sign above his head saying, "insert joke here". They take the lazy way out and just use him as the funny guy. Last year the then new writer Nicole Mirrente(sp?) wrote her first ep at about this same point in the season, with Cracked. We all know how Tony was portrayed in that ep (John Travolta/Fat Elvis anyone?). Maybe all new writers should just co-write with established writers until they develope a good fee
There was nothing plausible about the main story line. It might have worked if the relationship had been substantially longer (little bits over at least 3-5 episodes), if she had demonstrated some irrational fears that Ducky would leave, and if she had demonstrated some hints of being a sociopath or at least callousness towards other people. I thought that the gossiping angle was overdone -- although I liked Ducky's anger at being gossiped about -- and I am getting tired of Jimmy's dunce act.
It would be really nice to see Ducky have a romantic interest & Cheryl Ladd would have b een great but as soon as they referred to him thinking he'd seen it all I thought, "Oh man, it's gonna be Mary!" Please writers get more creative, I love this show but it hasn't had a good start this season....
It was an old plot done badly. I love Ducky and I wish he could find love, but I hardly recognized Cheryl Ladd I thought she was just too hazy as Mary.
+I totally agree! Admittedly Mr. McCallum's acting chops made Ilya Kuriakin the iconic character he became and clearly he still has them!! My fantasy: Gibbs hooks up with his Colonel, Ziva gets her guy, Tony-who cares, I don't, Abby finds her life partner (whoever) McGee meets his intellectual equal and she happens to be a drop dead gorgeous centerfold (how she paid for her education) and some joy for Ducky!! Just a joyous relationship!!! Hope we will be attending Palmer's wedding somehow!!! Curtain down and thanks for the joy!!
Poor Ducky is right, alas. I've been waiting for him to have a nice companion for a long time, God, he's still a fox after all these years. It was a weak episode with a tiny bit of humor. The security guard was great, I love when people they meet have no clue about them being 'real' coppers on a mission. LOL
I don't think this episode foretells a bad season or Gibbs setting things up to leave. Mark Harmon has been very clear that this show is his main interest and that he loves and respects his high profile in it.
Cheryl Ladd still can't act and when she narrowed her eyes and started throwing things, I laughed. She was just way too insane to fool anyone for very long.
Hoping for better next week.
Sorry I disagree with a lot of the comments. This remains to be my favorite show, yes I am addicted. I loved this episode. All the episodes are like two shows. One is the murder of the week and the other is the character interactions. Please never leave
to be honest, not a fav ep of mine. i just don't get dragged in when they focus on Ducky's love life, i wish it wasn't that center stage. and the whole she being so messed that she killed for him just seemed unrealistic and rushed.
other than that, i wish they would make Tony goof a little less, he was maturing so nicely the first couple of eps, i want him to be a bit more serious, he can't be a kid forever, this is beginning to look embarrassing, he is 40 year old handsome guy who acts like a teen class clown.
and i wish Abby would mature too, i mean come on!!! she is in her late thirties and pretends to be a teen as well, she needs to tone it down and dress as a more classy stylish goth. maybe a haircut will be enough for now, enough with the two pony tales, grow up!
sorry for the harsh words, but i have been thinking this for a long time and i just can't hold it any more.
but i do love this show!!! hope it stays for at least another 5 seasons!!!
Look, I was a fan of David McCallum when he was Ilya Kuriakin. We go back a long way, and I can still see him as an attractive character. I didn't care for this woman right from the start. (I think vibes work differently for us seniors...)
Whatever happened to Jordan, that ME who became his friend and comforted him after his terrible memories of Afghanistan?
Yeah, I concur: poor Ducky! They need to bring back Lily Tomlin's Penny to console him, pronto. He needs some happiness in his life.
I knew from the moment Tony and McGee slapped their badges against the security guard's window that I'd love that scene. Their big brother/little brother-partners relationship is always fun to watch.
Love seeing Ducky in a romantic situation. He's still got the looks and the moves to find someone nice out there. Did any one else catch that the picture on the computer screen in the last scene was of his real wife, Katherine?
NCIS is still one of my favorite shows, but must admit, the writers seem to be trying too hard to give each member of the cast their own problem/storyline. Hopefully, they'll settle down and find a storyline (or two) that keeps running while solving other USN/USMC (and not civilian, which police would do) cases. Was putting Gibbs in the background because he was off doing an upcoming movie of the week? Don't know, but put back the formula that the show is noted for....it was a good one. And finding a normal love interest for any of them, would only be right!! Mid-30 year olds (except Ducky) not having someone to go home to is not right! But as for this episode, glad to see Ducky found a companion that made him shine....only problem is, you know it wouldn't last...none of his ever do. Is Jimmie the only one to have a life outside of autopsy, or will his nuptials be called off, too? Hopefully, the writers will get it, and go back to what wasn't broke!!!
I agree with gigi's comment. The energy of NCIS is a bit distracted. Could it be that MH is working on the USA movie to show in November? Hope he gets back to full swing. I don't want to think that--just maybe--he wants out. And, the writers are trying to build around the other characters? As for Ducky--gotta love him! I, too, never missed him on The Man from UNCLE! (He doesn't look 78!) I was hoping Cheryl Ladd would be added to the cast as Duck's significant other. She would have been an asset to the show! Love NCIS and all it's cast!
It is simple, NCIS has JUMPED THE SHARK, it has been a bad season that started off from the bad ending of last season, it is time for one or more to have someone in their life.
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