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There are a million way they could of keep Dearing active as a bad guys but these soap opera writer clearly have not seen NCIS or know how to write a crime show.
If NCIS does not get better soon the WHOLE show will have a swing song
Part 2... Gibbs were not so different to Gibbs killing Dearing with a knife so that he could die a slow and painful death for all the suffering he caused. Now that is good, sensible drama. I will also admit the FBI scene was bad, but who is perfect. Anyway, the best parts of the episode drama wise were the Ducky and Palmer moments and the tapes of Evan and Harper Dearing playing in the end. It showed why Dearing did what he did. His son wanted to protect his country and Dearing saw the faulty wiring and the secret operations to fix them as his county betraying Evan. And while on the surface, Dearing's reasoning wasn't perfect, if people could commit crimes against humanity for no reason, then Dearing could do the same for a reason. The best parts comedy-wise were Palmer yelling at Gibbs, Vance, Fornell and SecNav when he thought they were Abby and Ziva giving Gibbs a message from Fornell when they found out Dearing was alive. "Are you freaking kidding me?!" I lol'd.
A little rushed but major characters survived, this is what I wanted. Do not want Tony and Ziva to become a couple. Love the show, hope it continues for at least several more seasons.
To the people who didn't like the episode -- High-adrenaline action and high speed chases do not always make good television. To the people who called this the worst episode ever -- Really? The Worst? That's pathetic. You want to see really bad episodes. Watch recent episodes of law and order svu and csi, several of them make no sense whatsoever and seem to think dramatic moments that make no sense make good drama. And if it was the worst episode ever, why does it have an 4.6 out of five star average for over 500 votes. You really should wait a few more episodes that will deal with the aftermath before you judge as until at least november, the explosion will never go away. Now I agree it didn't pass the "Live up to the hype" test, but it passed the "Excellent Episode" test. Harper Dearing was an excellent villain. Until the very end, he kept them guessing. He met his end cause there was nothing else left for him. The whole meeting was very symbolic with Dearing pointing out that he and
The 2 scenes that were the most stupidly written were when the female FBI agent
approaches Deering. The FBI would take him out right there if she positivly ID'd him. Then when he was in the room with her, the FBI would have the whole building perimeter secured and he would never escape out a bathroom window. That was pathetic.
EXCELLENT, as usual. I have been watching NCIS since its inception and I have never enjoyed a show more than NCIS, plus I love looking at Mark Harmon, who just gets better looking with age. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 12.
I liked some parts but didnt like a bunch. There was to much going on for a 43 minute show to b real good. That elevator sceen was a joke to give the tivas a little something. I was wondering where that deep conversation on there feelings for each other went hmmm. Ziva/CdP again way to over the top in her dismay of Gibbs going alone to get Dearing. She looked and sounded like a spoiled brat who didnt get her way. Why in Gods name was ziva the only one to console Abby that sceen would have been better if it was Tony and Abby, love them and their sceens when they get one. I fear we are in for way to much Ziva crap to even go with this show they turned it into a soup opera with all the Tiva garbage that doesnt make sence to people with brains that remember everything that Ziva has done. This viewer is tired of it and will only watch if i remember.
I'm astonished at the response to last night's season premiere. I thought it went very well.
I'm remembering another episode where Vance was in a hospital bed and the "madman," who tried to kill HIM, was STABBED to death the same way Dearing was. (I could be wrong but I thought this episode and that one were/are related in some way.)
When it comes to McGee, he was facing AWAY from the windows when the blast occurred, so he probably went face down and was struck by the glass that went flying by him. Thought that was a poignant moment, when Gibbs pulled McGee's jacket open, we saw the embedded glass and him starting to fall over and Gibbs catching him. Shows Gibbs in a caring moment!
Sorta liked the elevator scene with Ziva and Tony--I don't think they knew the blast was coming, as I remember them entering the elevator before it struck! Ziva prob WOULD have called for help but Abby showed up before she could.
Started to cry while watching the scenes with Ducky and Palmer--rather appr
too much hype about tiva. its time. they become a couple or drop it. Didnt like that gibbs stabbed him. Hotel scene was stupid. hope it improves, last nite wasnt nearly as good as it should have been. Who cares about Ryan..that whole thing was a mess. No chemistry between her and Gibbs, but she was better than that hart woman. Too bad they cant bring back Jenny.
PART 2--rest of comments.give Gibbs someone to play with that won't undermine the strength of the show. Jamie Lee is NOT the right foil for Gibbs with all of her head games and angst. Bring USCG Diane(?) back. Good chemistry, no BS, opens up joint story arcs that actually make sense. As for Jimmy & Ducky--leave it alone! Ducky as mentor with superb teaching skills and Jimmy as a multi-dimensional acolyte willing to learn all the master can teach: Abby--give this character some room to grow and be more than a fashion (mis)statement. Perret has great acting chops--let her use them; and, please, give Vance something to do besides scowl, growl and grovel to the SECNAV, who, by the way, is a real piece of work and needs an attitude adjustment, preferably with a 2x4. OK--windy, but there's my take on the start of Season 10.
Good grief....enough with the kvetching. First off, I'm just happy the crew is all intact, albeit a bit dinged and dented--but that was obvious when everyone renewed their contracts. Second, Gibbs finally got rid of a killer that threatened his family, yet again, and enjoyed the process. I watched his eyes as he nailed Dearing--killing is not something he does lightly and his eyes spoke that truth. My only complaint was the loose end of "what happened to the wedding"? The writers have a lot of choices to make and I really hope they make the best choices for the show rather than scrambling to find something that's different because THEY are bored. Writers are the bane of any good shows' existence so, here's some ideas: give Tony & Ziva a little more depth and character that will allow them to explore whether there should be a "Tiva" or not; PLEASE give McGee something more substantial than adolescent humor from Tony--he could be a very strong character and still be the ultimate geek
I agree the love Palmer has for Ducky is touching, very much a father son thing. Could the episode be better, yes but is wasn't terrible. Tim being injured was a nice touch, not everyone escaped the blast unscathed. Killing Deering with a knife was a nice touch, much more personal than with a gun. He could watch the life ebb out of Deering as he twisted the blade.Deering hurt Jethro's "family", detroyed his "home" and he killed Deering as he should have. Let's see what is next.
It is what it is, a little rushed, some scenes a bit out of kilter, but on the whole I'm happy that the team survived intact. Now, that having been said, Riohard Schiff had that moment when his eyes rolled back in his head as he reached for the gun . . . wow. That's acting.
I love Gibbs' basement.
I was so disappointed. I felt the whole story ending was rushed. Granted it was a continuation of last year, but they should have at least taken two shows to end the 'Dearing' factor. They showed so much damage in the final scene last year and midway through there was only one wall that looked like there was something that happened to it. Not well played out if you ask me.
Tony and Ziva… What Tony and Ziva? There is no “Tiva” it's non existent and is just a joke. Tony had much better chemistry with Sasha Alexandra's character Kate Todd in the early seasons of NCIS. She was my favorite character and IMO even though i have continued to watch, the show has never been as good since they killed her off. I love Ziva and i love Tony but as two separate characters and most certainly not in a romantic relationship, maybe i am blind and don't see what other people see but i am just feeling the “Tiva”. But i will say this, if the writers are going to put them together the do it already, talk about dragging things out. My advice to the writers as far as Tiva is concerned is shit or get off the pot. As for the rest of the episode i thought it was excellent and a solid start to the season. I would like to give a special mention to Brian Dietzen's character Palmer who's scenes in my opinion were the highlight of the show, and i am so glad to finally see his c
I liked the end of the last season and couldn't wait to see what happened last night. I did like it and I know everyone was in shock so that's why the low key I think. It was as it was written. I am glad they didn't drag Dearing on any longer. Now, on to the next episodes. Can't wait. Love this show and everyone in it.
-Jimmy totally and completely stole the show. He was pretty amazing. The scenes with him and Ducky were the best.
-Angry and upset Abby got to me as well. I liked that she went off with Ziva around. It's nice too see the evolution of their relationship.
-The final scene between Gibbs and Dearing was pretty well done. I didn't expect Gibbs to stab him, but maybe beat the ever-loving stuffing out of him. It wasn't nearly as violent as I thought it would be and rather enjoyed the intimacy of the scene.
-I'm not a Tiva fan, but the elevator scenes could have been a little more intimate, if only to keep up with the hype.
-I liked the initial scene between Gibbs and McGee- that's a relationship that could be explored more, but so much more could have been done with the storyline. McGee just sort of disappeared for half the show for no good reason. An Abby/McGee moment would have been nice.
-All in all, I enjoyed the episode but it didn't quite live up to the h
OMG I THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA KISS! Why did the dad had to call!.
Loved the episode overall, you will never hear me complaining if something blows up.
Sure looked in the finale like Tim got hit a lot worse. Not that I wished for mayhem to take a toll on the team...did not!
Agree on window size. Agree on Lorraine just staring at the clock. Also feel that c'mon...did she really think he was THAT stupid? A young, attractive woman hits on him...out of the blue? Really? Then she lets him go into the bathroom...where there is a window with no alarm.
And Ziva gets a call from her father but does not call OUT to get help?
A lot of inexplicable ineptitude.
Thought, compared to the finale, this opener was a snooze...especially the very end.
I think most of you at least enjoyed the show, I did too. Some like Mick & Poopsie are just judgemental oxygen thieves. So people like you try to spoil it for everyone else. Hey, there are hundreds of TV channels out there, go some place else with your idiotic pans.
it was a little rushed but all in all a good shw
Worst episode ever, made even more so by the usual media hype. Poor script, weak story with even weaker side stories (most of which don't really even dignify discussion, but if there is a kill/extreme prejudice order on Dearing, then why does the FBI "hooker" not just kill him on the spot instead of the pathetic "want to come back to my place" routine?). The actors are obviously tired, the script writers are bored silly and the producers are just raking in money. It was once one of the best series on TV but it's definitely time to let it go.
Tony asking Gibbs if he had called Dr. Ryan was Tony's finest moment on the series so far. He seemed to actually care about both of them. Good going...
I'm with the other reviewers; for all the havoc Dearing wreaked on NCIS and other law enforcement agencies, dying was letting him off way too easy. Life imprisonment with the knowledge that he didn't get away with his crimes seemed a more fitting punishment.
I also agree with the poster who said that "Lorraine" just staring at the bomb countdown was RIDICULOUS. If she was among Fornell's best, she'd have evacuated her team, not stood there like a deer in headlights. And BTW, did anyone notice the size of the window in the bathroom (Dearing's presumed method of escape)? It was CLEARLY too small for Dearing to squeeze through (set designers, take note--size DOES matter--where sets are concerned).
I had alot of mixed emotions about this season opener....and quite frankly, with all the promo 'hoopla', I was expecting more from this episode.
First, @Keith/others, I agree that the FBI/hotel scene was pretty contrived and unrealistic,...probably the only reason was to involve the FBI as another of the 'injured parties' and stir the process further.
Next, @Alihan, again I agree, the scene with Gibbs taking down Dearing was rather abbreviated, even weak,...especially for being the so-called 'climax' to this 5-6 episode man hunt. Heck, there was more excitement/drama when Gibbs slapped Dearing's photo on the most wanted wall than there was in last night's 'finalie'!!
...but, to finish,...Glasberg (as usual) did throw in some nice teasers to keep us fans wondering about future episodes:
1) the Ducky/Jimmy relationship is bound to be expounded upon,...and rightly so...should remain fun to watch develop.
2) Gibbs' basement not being big enough...where's that going to lead?
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