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Sorry I disagree about this episode. Poorly written, really predictable, and biased. Characters acting WAY out of place. Too much, too fast. Too many new characters that never get to develop. This NCIS deputy director who is one thing one minute and another thing another and then the Mosaad DD who is, of course, a rouge agent who kills. Those nasty Isrealis again. Thank God for Iran saving the day! All the while everyone is calling presidents and prime minsters who are covering up this that and the other thing. Like everything really works this way! And Ziva is stuck on the sidelines while Gibbs never even comes to see her?!?! He owes her his life, not once but twice and he doesn't bother to go see her? What a jerk. And how sexist can this show get. Vance can get grumpy in his grief and everybody rallys around him, but Ziva WHO THE TEAM ABANDONS (first by going to the hospital rather than staying with her and then by not going with her to Isreal) is trying to hold it altogether since s
Goodness knows, I've not kept my disappointment in the past, few seasons of NCIS to myself, g. This was a good episode. I'm getting a bit tired of the "vengeance" mantle being passed from character to character but, if it brings back some of the "ass-kickery" to Ziva, that would be nice. It's always nice to see the more mature Tony and the delightfully wry Ducky. I continue to be impressed with McGee...he's becoming the most competent of three! The only disappointing thing for me was the return of the "Goth Shirley Temple" version of Abby. Hate it when this smart, sexy, offbeat character acts like a pomeranian on crack, g. Good ep.
Great episode! The writers deserve an Emmy every year. My question is who will get revenge? Will it be Ziva,Vance or both? I thought tne Tony/Ziva scene at the end was great. As others have said, Cote has made you feel everything her character was feeling in these last 2 episodes. Thanks to all of those who work on NCIS every week to make it the best show on television.
Mezmerizing entertainment which is still, amazingly, able to pull new heartstrings. I am most interested in Vance: Revenge? Will he retire to devote himself to his kids? And will he and Gibbs become buddy buddy now (hard to see, but . . . )? I'd like a little more occasional focus about Ducky and about McGee, who in this latest episode was given a chance to show that he could be a team leader before very long. And . . . this is entertainment, so enjoy it!
Recently read where Mark Harmon when ask how long of run could NCIS still have referred to Gunsmoke as being the Gold Standard having had a twenty year run. He seemed in no hurry for NCIS to wind down. As good of shape he is in at 61 I can see him leading this band for another ten years. As for David McCullum he turns 80 in September. In a recent NCIS cast diner video he stated that he still enjoys and has passion for his role but more than anything he was driven to remain employed as he still has bills to pay.
Then there are the younger cast members who have not even approached their prime. The more mature roles afforded to Michael Weatherley show he is capable of star quality that will carry him forward for many years to come. Much as life has progressed for Robert Wagner over the years. An then there is Cote de Pablo who I predict will ascend to becoming one of the most renown actresses of our times. Admittedly, I am smitten with her. However, she has the element of emotio
If you want realistic, watch reality tv. Which, by the way, is usually fake too!
According to the IMDB and TV Guide credits, Paula Newsome (Jackie Vance) has only appeared in 4 episodes of NCIS since 2009. Those episodes were 'Endgame', 'Knockout', 'The Good Son' and 'Shabbat Shalom'. To act like she was such an integral part of NCIS is a little over the top. To imply that NCIS needs to be over because they stooped to killing a main character for attention is ridiculous. Maybe if they killed off one of the main 8 people, but someone who has only been on 4 times is hardly a main character. And NCIS is still getting 18-21 million viewers a week(still the number one drama) so yea, I don't think CBS is going to try to get rid of the over the top show that is just on for shock value! Couldn't disagree with you more. This is a tv show. It is NOT the real NCIS. Just like how other shows aren't about real doctors, or lawyers, or FBI agents, or CIA agents or police officers. Understand? It is a work of fiction. They all take dramatic license with their work. If y
First off I'm mad because there's no new episode next week. Yes, I'm a TV junkie.....so sue me.
Second, does anybody else see Ziva staying in Israel to track down Bodnar? Or do you think it will be back to normal for a few episodes before bringing him back(IF they do)?
I could hear Tiva fans shouting for joy after last nights episode.
And Ducky had a GREAT one liner last night!
These past two episodes have been great.......
Is it just me or did anyone else think that Deputy Director Craig seemed a little off? There was something about him I didn't like. When he said he was deputy director and then toward the end of the show someone addressed him as that and he said that's director now. Am I the only one who thinks that he's involved in this?
Think we will see Bodnar again. Maybe also apperance by Tim's cute Israeli friend?
Wonderfully emotional episode. I was hoping for a Vance-Gibbs chat about revenge and they delivered. I really like when they write Tony they way they did tonight--I don't feel as if I have to cringe every time he opens his mouth.
Is there anyone else that thinks Bodnar will resurface in time for the season finale in May?
Oh, and how awesome was that scene where both Ducky and McGee got great lines?
I loved it. So, so good. :)
Or maybe in some far future episode a body will turn up that Ducky will identify as Bodnar ....
A famous TV producers versus actors incident occurred back on M*A*S*H. McLean Stevenson became a semi-star with lots of opportunities and wanted to leave the show to pursue them. The producers, angry, had to let him go -- but they killed his character so he could never come back to the show if his career faltered! And of course his career did falter.
I'm just putting into the discussion that I think it is the standard nowadays to make sure an unhappy actor can't return (Kate, for instance). Maybe the Jackie-actress asked for a raise, or begged out of an episode for another commitment?
It wasn't clear (meaning that there may be another twist coming in a future episode) that Bodnar killed David's Iranian friend. The Iranian said he would be killed by his own people if it came out he was conspiring with Eli David ... and it did come out. Possibly Bodnar didn't show up to see/kill/whatever Ziva because he was already on the run for his life for having Eli killed. That is the only thing that McGee tracked down and proved. Besides, wouldn't the U.S. be in the highest level of crisis mode if a Mossad agent, renegade or not, killed an Iranian agent/member of their diplomatic party in Washington D.C.?
Noticeably Gibbs was out of the picture for Ziva -- and I think correctly.. Gibbs knows full well of the relationship between Tony and Ziva and I believe encourages it in his ways..he wanted Tony to step up and he wanted Ziva to know that this IS for real.
Vance.. for the first time ever I felt sorry for him.. that did not last long, but I did.. I am however a huge fan of Jerome's! Hollar for the Dept. Director, I would LOVE to see more of him. Five out of Five Caf Pows!!!
The plot was easily figured out.. come on kids we are veterans of NCIS plots at this point. This was all about our characters and our dear Tony and Ziva - Cote de Pablo, brilliant...Michael Weatherly brilliant.. I also thought he directing was fabulous.. As for our Tiva , you are darn right we were in heaven and rightfully so - not in a giddy way, but in a solid rock, foundation set lifelong road.. Tony was there, not just as a friend, (silliness) but because he is in full blown love with her, and I think tonight more than any other night he realized that - and so did she! This takes their relationship into an adult, fabulous level. Tony is the only one that can 'handle' Ziva, he knows when to push and when to back off, he knows what to say and when to be silent..From bringing Schemmel (sp) to her gum and magazines -- This was just two episodes that prove these characters gel in a way very few have on tv dramas -- ying and yang.
Since this is a fictitious show, the real NCIS legally doesn't get to intervene. It's not like they have access to classified information and the characters don't correspond to actual people in NCIS. This is true of movies and shows about the military, cops, politics. Only if they are representing specific people (like All the President's Men) could they legally intervene.
You people don't get it. Because all the main characters personal lives are in the crapper, the show needed some stability and normalcy. We got that with Leon and Jackie. Gasberg wanted the Leon character to have more freedom? To what? Date twenty year old twinkies. We are a Navy family. Watching this show now, I would not be surprised if recruitment for service in the real NCIS would drop. Good writers? I don't think so! At one time, yes. But that episode when the Navy yard was blown up was ridiculous. It made NCIS appear they are the Key Stone Kops and cannot protect themselves muchless anyone else. The real NCIS needs to step in and tell Gasberg to shut up and stop it. He is not presenting a fictious agency. NCIS is real. Treat it with respect. And, Lucy, you are right. Writers seem to think that one in power cannot be unless they are single, divorced or widowed.
OK... gotta admit it, I have a little fan girl crush on Oded Fehr after his fabulous turn on Covert Affairs as Eyal. I kind of wish they wouldn't have made him a bad guy here... but I was happy to see him in any capacity! I think it could have been more interesting for him to actually meet up with Ziva and for her to realize at that point that he was the problem. Tony - wow, they really stepped him up a few notches tonight. Tony was seriously appealing, now that they made him act like an adult and not the jokester he usually is. He managed Ziva VERY well and was truly the friend that she needed. Seeing Greg Germann from Ally McBeal was just gravy. Overall, enjoyed the episode very much!
Sorry my comment cut off before.
Anyway, Bodnar is now the main bad guy of this season and I think it will be interesting to see how it plays out. It will be interesting to see both Ziva's and Vance's reactions when they finally close in on him.
PS the EJ issur was settled last season. She is fine and now at home with her mom. Stratton, I believe, is dead. So we only have Bodnar in the wind.
The last two episodes have got to fall in my top 20 NCIS episodes list for sure. They were amazing.
Some of the comments I have read make me wonder just how much people 'get' NCIS and the past two episodes. I thought they were beautifully painful. Ziva's loss and grief were powerful and overwhelming, so clearly visible in her eyes when she tried so hard to hide them. Tony was her wonderful rock, picking up on her subtle actions and able to get her exactly what she needed.
I know everyone complains about Jackie, but I felt more for Vance and their kids than her with regards to her death. Her death makes Vance a more understanding, likeable and human character. I, and others, have always disliked him. This put him and his role in a new perspective and created this unbreakable tie between him and Gibbs that only the viewer can understand.
I think they did a wonderful job. It was not just some lame attempt for attention, the deaths were woven in to create this emotionally painful two-parter that had my heart aching. Now we have Bodnar in hiding and most likely playing the role as 'ma
Tony was the man tonight-in one of the most heartbreaking and poignant stories of the series Ziva learned who her rock would be. And...she let him know..finally. As for yet another story arc, I hope this is the last one-I hate cliffhangers (even at seasons end) and making us wait 2 weeks for another episode ticks me off even more! I hope there's a good reason for CBS Programming to pull yet another pre-emption!
So now we have EJ, Stratton and Bodner in the wind. i wonder if, at some point, Glassner and Co. are planning on tying up all those loose ends?
As soon as Eyal- er, Bodnar popped up, I suspected him of being behind it all. It's always suspicious when a recognizable face shows up seemingly unconnected to anything. And Oded Fehr is definitely recognizable! It took me a moment to remember he wasn't playing Eyal at all, but some other Mossad guy entirely! And, let me just say, he's a lot more likeable as Eyal than Bodnar! And I found Bodnar's threat of war between Israel and the US entirely laughable.
The end of the episode left me wondering, though. Why didn't Bodnar go after Ziva, like it seemed he was going to? And where is he now? Could this possibly be all an elaborate setup to frame him and damage relations between the US and Israel? It wouldn't be a difficult sell, after all, with his hostile and paranoid behavior. And so rude, too! In any case, I won't be surprised when he pops up again later in the season or next.
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