You're right Aurora B - and that scenario would be an awesome outcome for lots of NCIS fans. The creators of NCIS seem to be sitting on the fence. While the drama is not, and never has been cutting edge and of the same quality as something like Breaking Bad, it has thus far, (and especially in the early seasons) had a unique cast of characters with fun and at times, clever interactions and stories. I don't know if they've run out of ideas or if the push to fanwank certain characters is the driving force, but they do seem now headed down the road of mundane and utterly uninspired will they/ won't they type plot lines. Front and center.
Guess we'll have to disagree Janet. Once Shane Brennan took over in season 5, he began to chip away at Tony, and pump up Ziva as the only other smart and skilled field agent besides Gibbs. By season 7, Tony was one upped constantly in the bullpen, he could no longer fight and we had scene after scene with Ziva stepping in to save him, his character was made to say and do humiliating things every week, and the rest of the team treated him with nasty and superior disdain. Gone was DPB's Tony of Missing, Chained, Boxed In, Undercover, or Bait. You know, the Tony who was cast in the danger and hero moments and was written as a brave, brilliant hero. And while I appreciate that this season Tony seems to have gained some of his competence and dignity back, the show still seems to shove Ziva and Gibbs as the only two allowed to be cast in the danger and hero scenes, down our throats. Still no hero Tony. All action predictably goes to wonder Ziva and super Gibbs. It's so predictable.
Well Tonyandziva -Gee, I guess you put me in my place. Speaking of hating s--t, how about a real life human being who hates a total stranger for expressing a different view from his/her own? You went a little psycho there. That you state that my opinion is the result of my being jealous of made up, overdone skills of a fictional character, gives me a hint that you might be in need of a reality check. The depth of your understanding at having a civilized, intelligent disagreement may be a tad underdeveloped, as well as your ability to understand that you really can't possibly know what motivates my opinions. I just don't see UST between Tony and Ziva. I get that many fans want to see the two best looking cast members hook up. Ziva superior snarkiness towards Tony doesn't look anything like love to me.
I don't mind a little UST between characters, but Ziva pretty much acts like she's better than, and doesn't respect Tony or his position as Senior Field Agent. I'd like to see the writers write the Tony/Ziva relationship in such a way that gives Tony back his skills and ability to fight, and Ziva be less disdainful of him, and not be portrayed as the only one who has fighting skills. For the last couple of years, it seems like the writers have diminished Tony and his skills in order to turn Ziva into some kind of cartoonesque wonder woman character. Enough already. I hope season 9 brings back heroic, brilliant Tony, and puts Ziva's magical abilities and superior snarkiness on the back burner.
Would love a Tony centric finale, but it's probably too much to ask We just had Gibbs, and other than him, Ziva (ug) and Vance (yawn) seem to be the only characters that get the big multi episode danger dramas.
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