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This was a really lame episode with little meat, little insight into Abby. It did feature great acting from both Abbies, however. Just...it was lame. It felt disconnected, not funny when it was supposed to be, not emotionally touching. It just wasn't up to par in any way, other than the acting.
I think it was the combination of the crack and the air freshener that triggered the memory.
And while it may be true that Abby has dealt with crashed cars before (Although I don't think we ever saw an episode where that was the case), remember how she was saying that she wants the good to always win, but sometimes the bad defaets the good. It paraellls the way she felt after Dearing successfully bombed NCIS, so that also helped in bringing back memories.
I guess I really love Abby but in small doses. I find she's usually depressed about something and it makes the show drag a bit for me. It was OK but not one of the best. Next weeks previews look great. That's the shows that I love.
It was just okay for me. Abby must have seen hundreds of vehicles with that type of glass damage before...why did this one trigger the memory. I needed more, maybe it should have been same type of vehicle, a stuffed bear in the front seat...SOMETHING! It just seemed too forced...meaning the writers needed to develop a story around Abby so they did...kinda lazily.
I didn't care for it. It kind of made me think that Abby is a little off her rocker, so to speak. Why would a child care so much about making others happy, there has to be some mental issue there. She was so over board on that. I get the fact that she wants good to be everywhere and to know she matters, but it just came off as unreal and frankly, a little nuts. It is like she can't handle the bad and doesn't want to believe it exists. She is not living in the real world. Sure you try to make things better, but you don't get all crazy when things go wrong. You deal. Abby doesn't seem to be able to deal with anything bad. Again there is something emotionall or mental issue there.
I thought it was a very good episode not excellent though. I could have gone for a more comical episode after the last two fantastic episodes but it was nice to see Abby's back story. I just didn't think the show had much depth in it. The little Abby was terific and get's my acting of the show award. The best line was the Tony and Ziva conversation about dead puppets.
I agree on the "child" Abby...it was amazing some of the Abby-isms she had!
I thought is was very good. I thought it was the pattern of the head into the windshield that got her memory going not the air freshener!
I also thought the relationships were interesting...Ziva/Tony and McGee/Abby.
Ducky was himself...did not miss his "helper" one bit!
it was an ok episode i kept expecting the little girl died or got murdered that made abby upset not just her upset cause she couldnt help a lot
I thought it was pretty average. So, looking at an air freshner makes Abby flashback? Really? Think. Really ****ing thin.
Also, just one thing to add from my husband. He hasn't seen some of the really deep episodes of this season (SS parts 1 and 2, SS nor Shiva) and he commented how strong this episode was and how well done it was. And how great he thinks this season has been overall. And he's not a hard-core watcher or anything, and his opinion is the one that the writers and TPTB tend to listen to more - the general viewer who turns in off and on, is loyal but not a hard-core shipper or anything like that. And he loved it - even stopped grading his exams to pay attention to it, so I would say TPTB did a good job this week.
I thought this episode was excellent. It shows that Abby has always thought everyone's life should be as happy and good as hers was. That has sometimes been annoying to other people who didn't have the perfect childhood (notice Abby's
Interference with Ziva in EF and ED and with Tony most recently with his father). But this episode showed perfectly that she did have to learn that at a young age, but that she still wants to fix everything. It's so true that we alone can't be good nough to overcome all the evil in the world (wonderful Christian allegory in there that I just loved, given Abby's religious nature!) but he sure does try, and that's what makes Abby Abby. I think we all knew this episode would take a step back from Ziva's feelings, so no real disappointment there - Tony and Ziva had their personal moment, and that was enough for me. All in all an excellent episode.
I thought the episode was great. It showed how smart abbey was when she was just a kid and how much she care and wanted to help people. Tony was great this week. The ending was so sweet with Gibbs showing abbey he still had the fortune cookie she gave him when they first met. Can't wait till the next episode.
I thought it was a good episode young Abby tried so hard to make Ricki Happy it was so sweet that she give her the rabbit. it made Abby who she is today
I thought this episode was very well-written. Young Abby was adorable and the actress did a great job with her mannerisms, speaking, etc... However, I don't think Ziva's grief over her father is gone. She seemed very quiet and serious for most of the episode, and I think they were showing Tony as her opposite for a while to highlight that fact.
We loved the show. The writers hit their mark again. As the cast brought it together.They came through to contiue making NCIS the best show on tv. The casting of young Abby was perfect. She did an excellent job of showing Abby as she was and how became the Abby we know and love today. Both were very good showing, Abby and why she is herself today.The Gibbs and Abby part at the end says it all. However I do believe it is time to give the comedy image Tony has had a bit of arest. Perhaps show a bit more of the traits that Gibbs see in Tony "You don't waste bad". There so much more to Tony to see.An excellent show.
I do think young abbey was spot on
I don't, I didn't think this episode was that good...a solid rbi single...I feel like all the things, the car accident/crime scenes that Abbey has worked, this felt like a stretch to get to that memory ...I guess I needed something more to link the two. It was an okay episode for a one off but if I watched the whole season and skipped this one, I don't think I would have missed a beat at all or feel the need to go back and watch it.
After the 2 intense episodes just what was needed imho loved the episode. Hopefully 1 day theyll go back to the day abby and gibbs met as IMHO that is the relationship of the show not tony/ziva.
a fantastic job casting young Abby. The backstory was heartbreaking; it's always rough when a kid is confronted with the reality that life isn't always sunshine and roses and that despite our best efforts we can't always fix it. Absolutely loved the scene with Gibbs at the end. He's right; the little things we do for others really do matter, and they're sometimes the things we remember and treasure most. :)
I enjoyed this one. They did
While I agree with the fact that this review may have been too lenient, I think that Abby's dillema was evocative enough. We humans are impressionable at a young age and there's no denying that Abby has questioned the good throughout the series. Now I should get this out of the way. Abby is one of my favorites and yet one of the episodes that centered around her (Cracked) is one of my worse episodes of the series. It had Abby obsessing over a woman in which we are told is because she sees in that woman a kindred spirit. Yet no info is given into why that is, unlike this episode where we are given proper flashback and enough about Abby's character to make it a little more believable.
I'm sorry for those who didn't get this episode-you had to have a heart of cloth to not realize Abby needed to know what she did mattered! And the love her "family" showed bit by bit got to her, with Gibbs giving the final reminder that what she did lasted! Yes there was a sad and tragic case to solve, greed can drive anyone to anything! But life is more then crimes to solve and this is what NCIS does best-reflect life! If you think this was an awful show-then go watch dreck like the "Bachelor"!
I dunno; I think Mr. Wolfe is somewhat hyperbolic in his description of this episode. Instead of "knocking it out of the ball park," this episode didn't even rate the abbreviated buzz generated by a bunt down the third baseline. The Abby/Luca back story was sweet; however, once again, we see Abby-the-adult stressing and sniveling over something that really wasn't that evocative.
Also there is the thing with Harper Dearing, where the bad temporarily beat the good, so it's not like Abby's dillema wasn't fresh in her mind.
This is to your second response. I don't think so. It's a well known fact that unrelated things can trigger bad memories. For example, if someone lost their mom and they see a mom and her child doing something that he/she used to do alot with their own mom. That would bring back bad memories, but that doesn't mean the child is related to the mother and child he/she sees one day. Or what? Just because it's television it has to be obvious.
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