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NCIS Round Table: "Page Not Found"

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When Delilah discovers some intelligence about a dead Navy Lieutenant, her boss orders her to forget what she saw. Alarmed, she goes to NCIS and asks them to investigate.

This all happens at a time when Tim is gathering his courage to ask her to move in with him, while Delilah is considering a job opening in Dubai.

What did panelists Christine Orlando, David Taylor and Douglas Wolfe think about all of these developments on NCIS Season 11 Episode 20, "Page Not Found?"

Gather around and find out in our TV Fanatic Round Table below!

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How would describe the episode in three words or a sentence?

David: The Un-case of the week.

Christine: Finding yourself again.

Doug: The Delilah Chronicles.

What was your favorite scene or quote?

David:  Tony's quip about "Jane Bond" and "nobody does it better" made me wax nostalgic, but the topper for me was Nurse Jimmy and the whacked-out patient.

Christine: I loved all the interactions between Tony and Delilah. I think that it's great that he calls her "Wheels" and that she calls on him for both work related issues and relationship issues. I think that they have the makings of a great friendship

Doug: I laughed out loud when Tim said "look you've only been back to work. Maybe you should slow down".  That raised eyebrow from Delilah was perfect.  Even though I said that Gibbs response was a good catch, I think I was wrong.  That eyebrow says "we are so going to talk about this later."

What, if any, where the problems that you saw in this episode?

David: Well, as you mentioned in your review, Delilah disobeyed and didn't seem to face any consequences.  I also found the whole episode a bit difficult to follow--the twists came a bit too rapidly to process.

Christine: That Tony was such a bad liar in front of McGee when he got the phone call from Delilah. I expected him to roll with it a little bit better but I guess she really took him off guard.

Doug: I agree with David and Christine both. Especially the part about all of the twists. Too many of those can actually make an episode boring.

I got a lot of feedback for coming down so hard on Delilah. The thing that irritated me most about her scene with her boss was that I really like her character. It bugs me to see the writers make her do something so wrong when it comes to the military. Can you imagine any of the NCIS team getting instructions they don't like from Gibbs and then going over to the NSA to complain? What would he do with that person? He's already said it before in NCIS Season 11 Episode 14 "I don't work with people I can't trust."

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McGee confides in Tony when he considers asking Delilah to move in with him on NCIS. "Page Not Found" is the 20th episode of the show's 11th seaon.

Now that Tim and Delilah have agreed to have a long distance relationship, what do you see in their future? Will it work? Can it work?

David:  I don't know. I have to wonder if this is some ploy to eliminate Delilah's physical presence, while still having a love interest for McGee. Then again, if they are going to keep her around, we could be in for some intriguing cases.

Christine: I think it can work but only for a finite amount of time. If they're going to spend years on opposite sides of the world, then what's the point of being in a relationship They never really discussed how long this assignment would be. Personally, I think that much more than six months will be the end of these two as a couple, which is a shame because they're starting to grow on me.

Doug: I'm with Christine. The plot point left me confused. Here they have a wonderful character, and now they're shipping her off to Dubai? It makes me think they're writing her out of the series. Maybe they have plans for NCIS in Dubai. I don't like the fact that she and McGee are physically so far apart.

Tony as the Relationship Whisperer: is it realistic? Has his character evolved (or morphed, depending upon your point of view) in a realistic manner?

David: Well, I think his character has morphed. Gone is the overgrown frat boy. As for "relationship whisperer," I suppose his evolving relationship with Ziva taught him something, humility perhaps.  His other significant relationship, with Jeanne, seemed romantic, but was contrived to nab an international criminal, so I'm not sure he gleaned anything from that.

Christine: Tony has been through an awful lot and he's definitely evolved. He's still fun-loving, movie quoting Tony but he's also got a seriousness to him that we hadn't seen before. Plus he and Tim have grown closer so I think it makes sense that they would talk about relationship issues.

Doug: I'm going with "morphed." The writers nailed Tony's character perfectly in Shabbat Shalom when he stood as silent sentinel in the hospital, and in the follow up episode Shiva where he plays the hyper-aware but silent and strong agent. This mother hen business, while admirable in almost anyone, doesn't sit well with me when it comes to Tony. Maybe in small doses - like we see with Gibbs - it would be okay. 

The CIA bumbled their case and promptly handed it over to NCIS to complete. Convenient or logical?

David: Logical I think. The tip came to them initially and they discovered a red flag in Brisco's story so why not let them run with it?

Christine: Convenient. I can see them holding on even tighter after a screw up like that instead of  handing it over to another agency. With NCIS already poking around, perhaps they thought that handing the the case was the only way to mitigate the damage.

Doug: I agree with Christine. Maybe I've read too many spy novels (some of which were written by former CIA agents), but the stereotype is that intelligence agencies tend to fight for and hold onto their turf.  I can't imagine any agency ever saying "well, we goofed so you run with the ball now."

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I completely forgive the whole Delilah didn't get fired issue because it's a TV show with 43 mins of run time for crying out loud. I am sorry if Michael's correct and Margo Harshman is exiting. I liked having Delilah around so much more than Bishop but c'est la vie. Her friendship with Tony has been so enjoyable .. especially after years of having crappy female interactions. In particular I liked this ep because I thought they got the team mix much better. Everybody had some time. Tim and Tony's brotherly friendship scenes were great -- supportive and funny without being ridiculous. Ducky & Jimmy got out of the basement and Bishop's appearances were lessened. Though I liked Nola (part 1 only), I was glad to have our cast back together and to have a bit more focus on actual crime investigation.

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This was a so-so episode but I liked the humor. I have never felt the Tim/Delilah relationship was workable. It has always seemed that he was trying to distance himself from her until after the explosion. As I recall, he didn't really want to go to the affair with her. The togetherness seems forced to me. I do not see them surviving a long distance relationship. I would like to see Bishop go with Delilah, or go home. I don't like the character.

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@ Darlene

You would like to see Bishop go with Delilah or go home? Not sure what you mean Darlene? You'd like them in a relationship? Or you'd like Bishop to go away as Delilah is doing? Just trying to get clarity.

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I don't yet feel that I know Delilah. (Why did the writers choose a name with a connotation of betrayal?) Now they'll send her to Dubai, just when I might learn a little more. (March Madness is over.)

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@ l'empress

I think Delilah is an intriguing character. They go rid of Ziva and replaced her with Barbie. So we need a new feisty lady.

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Has anyone ever noticed who's picture is on almost every introduction of the next episode? Tony 90% out of 100%.
Why? Because he has the ideas that help to solve the
crime, is Senior Field Agent, and shows a sense of humor
which is necessary for the show to be successful. Watch MW
any time he is on a talk show or a program like WHO'S LINE
IS IT ANYWAY! Guaranteed he will make you smile or laugh!

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@ Carol

I think that they tend to picture Tony because he is an extremely popular character and entices viewers to tune in. Sadly, in the episodes he usually gets to click the clicker during the informative dialogue portion of the show, provide the humor moment, and bring up the rear after Gibbs or Gibbs and any agent besides Tony get the exciting scenes. Tony may be in the ad 90% of the time, but 90% - 100% of the action goes to super Gibbs.

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@ Pat

You are right, Pat, but what can we do so that Tony gets more heroic, brave time. Give me an idea and maybe we can campaign for that to happen.

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@ Carol

I wish I knew. I guess I'm mostly just venting since it's quite clear that tptb aren't particularly interested in using Tony for much more than humor or to pump up some other character and his/her big drama. It's a shame though. They've squandered the talents of a really gifted actor and limited a formerly rich and layered character.

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I agree about the prospect of New Orleans being a hit to and will make a point of watching that.Have been of watching bits of shows on line as I have not watched series 11 since NCIS Ziva left. Think Tony has become a bit like Gibbs on some occasions but after eleven years I would expect some of that to rub off. To be fair I made a point of watching a lot of Bishop who I found vulnerable sometimes but there where other times when I did not understand what she was getting at.I have watched all shows of NCIS since series one to the first two episodes of series eleven. Much the same things which happened with Ziva seem to be happening with Bishop re Gibbs being paternal.

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Loved the episode. As for the realistic aspect I really don't care much about that. When you think about how much Abby does in the lab alone it is safe to say it is not very realistic... The weired thing about Delilah is that she has more chemestry with just about everone except McGee. I do wish she could stick around. I like her a lot. For me Tony really hasn't changed that much. Only thing that has changed is that he is more likable now. He could be so insesitive and childish before. Now he has matured a little. But his basic peronality is still there. For me this season has been just as good as earlier seasons. I liked having Bishop joining the team. We get to see the team with fresh eyes and I like that. I do miss Ziva and I actually miss Kate still. But as the actresses left the show, I like what the writers are putting out there. The New Orleans show have potensial to be a hit too.

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Liked the two episodes about the violent babies resulting from rats and chincillas breeding -especially the one in the hospital.

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The CIA has no domestic jurisdiction... At least theoretically... NCIS and the LA version both have historical plot lines where NCIS cleans up after the CIA.

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@ KeithH

Not all intelligence agencies do as they're told.

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@ PatrickC

Hence my comment about story lines where NCIS is cleaning up after Langley... :)

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The Actress who plays Mcgee girlfriends is going to be on a show On ABC next year

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@ Michael

Do you have more info? I did a google search, etc, but didn't find any information. Thanks

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@ Michael

Really? What show? Got a link to somewhere that can be verified?

NCIS Season 11 Episode 20 Quotes

Jones: If I'd know you were coming I would have stayed and baked cookies.
Tony: Hey. I have to ask.
Jones: Brisco kept me so high I barely remember crawling out of that place on my hands and knees. I found a gun that he left behind and I hid in a storm drain across the street until the drugs got out of my system. Agent DiNozzo, if I was in on this, why would I risk coming back for Melody?

Jones: Agent McGee! We forgot witnesses. Any chance you two could help us out?
McGee: Absolutely.

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