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I loved seeing Gibbs in his element in survival mode, loved seeing Tony (who looks fit and hotter than ever) taking charge like he does when needed. He knows there's a time to be silly and a time not to be. I'll give it to this episode as being (finally) more action packed and exciting but as usual w Glasberg and Brennan the main stars are never injured - for the past 5-6 seasons they always end up with either just a cut on their face or a sling after ANY disaster (bombing, auto collision, friggin' helicopter crash- Girl p-leeeze) and it's not realistic. The first thing I thought in this episode when they showed Ari as being the reason for the hit - I thought that is so typical of the lazy writing on this show that they can't even come up with an original reason for having a new villain than to recycle something from like 6 seasons ago. This episode might have been a good start to the season but the next two episodes look boring as hell. I want nothing more than to see them have best season EVER but Glasberg and Brennan need to give us more than one episode out of every 5, that is good and not cliché. Sorry my reviews are always brutally honest pls no one take offense. - it's still my fave show which is why I wld like to see better quality scripts or more episodes like this one - but with realistic injuries this season.
Could have done without the wolf, but the rest of the episode was terrific. It was great seeing McGee out in the field with Gibbs rather than Tony for a change, too.
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Reese joining Fusco as partners is great, but wouldn't there be some cops that recognize Reese from when he was brought in on "The Crossing" episode from season 3. Just saying!! Other than that, the season 4 premiere kicked butt big time. I score it 9.5 out of 10. Welcome back POI!! We missed you!!
I thought it was a great start. Gibbs' scene with the dying pilot was done really well. And I enjoyed the McGee and Gibbs dynamic as they are not paired together often. While I am intrigued by Sergio, I'm not sure how I feel about his connection to Ari as being his motivation. Ari was a great villain, but he died a long time ago. Why the big delay in getting his revenge? Perhaps that will be explained better.
Yeah I wondered about the Ari thing too. It seems obviously Sergei is looking for revenge but....."why now" is a good question.
Eh, this was ok. First off, Kevin is an NCIS IT guy, not NSA. But that aside, there were a few things that didn't resonate with me. First, the throwback to Ari. That was a good bad guy, and I have my doubts as to the kind of character that Glasberg can create. I don't hold out much hope of this one being as good as Ari. Second, the helpless Abby didn't make sense. She should have known better not to click and better how to solve the problem. Third, having Bishop get the satellite imagery and finding them so fast - yeah, not very believable. And what a shame to waste the Kevin character. Anyway, I hope this season gets better and has some coherence to it. I would love to see a strong Tony in every episode.
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I think the NCIS line has stretched itself to the limit with this one. I didn't like it. I don't think even Scott Bakula can save this show.
I agree with NOLA and would love to read your reasoning. A followup question: did you see the NCIS episode when they introduced these characters? I did, and thought it was very well done, particularly in comparison to this episode, which was a bit too sleepy for my taste.
Please explain why?
It's interesting that you made the comment about Season 1, because Liz has been so vocal about how she went into this Season attempting to go back to it. Honestly, I
Totally true, it's so completely out of character for them...especially Jess. It has become much more shallow and it just seems like they are now writing episodes to fit how other sitcoms have done it in the past.
Remember how amazing they made an episode about Jess losing her job? And Nick's dad dying? Or a cancer scare or potential infertility? This seems like an entirely different show. :-(
And after looking at all the descriptions of upcoming episodes...most look pretty far away from the greatness of seasons 1 and 2...there's some potential in Jess' dad coming back with guest star Kaitlin Olson but other than that, all I see is Jess kind of slutting it up after breaking up with, what the audience understands is, the love of her life.
Totally agree with the both of you! I remember really looking forward to this season based off of what Liz was saying. The thought of going back to the original concept of the show, having a lot of laughs but also heart, made me optimistic. Looking at the just the last two episodes, I feel as though I set myself up. It seems like the characters, like you said Rebecca, are all "pre-season 1" mentality. I am just trying to figure out where the heart has gone with this show.
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