I agree with Mel. The writers have not been doing Tony justice, but by the looks of next week's promo, that may be rectified. Is there something wrong with Mark? He really does look like he's been ill. I'm worried about him. This week's episode was great. I loved all the humor. I fell in love with the 'Sherlocks'. I would really like to see them come back once in awhile. As for Judith, she was a treasure. All in all I was very entertained by this episode.
I think something has happened in the writing department at NCIS. The story lines are going off into too many directions, and they are keeping the viewers in the dark. What's with Zoe and Tony? Tim and Delilah? Bishop and Jake? Where's Palmer? It seems as if everyone is on a pity train--including Gibbs and Vance. Gibbs needs to get his life back together, and pull his team into the tight knit group they've always been. Like brothers and sister. Laughter, fun, teasing. But in the end they are all focused on catching the bad guys, keeping each other safe, and holding onto their "family".
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Maybe it's just me, but since this season started, Gibbs seems to be angry at Tony. Why? He can't possibly be concerned about Tony being a leader. He's already done that and proved himself. And why was Gibbs mad at Ducky? Something's not making sense. I hope they resolve this soon. I want my smart, funny, dedicated family back.
I love NCIS: NOLA. But the writers need to step up their game. Use the plantations, swamps, awesome NO sites, etc. to set unique stories. Work outside the box. Give us something fun. Buy the way, the new girl is a little too cocky and arrogant for my taste.
I really like Brody's new hairdo. I hope she lets it grow longer. This episode was good, but a little predictable. I was taken off guard when Pride shot LaSalle. Didn't see that coming. All in all, a good show. Can't wait to see the next one.
I stopped watching Ghost Whisperer and Graceland because, even though they started out as great shows, doing a good job, uplifting (like NCIS) etc. But they moved to the 'dark side', (G) drugs, treachery, murder by the team, GW) underground caves filled with evil spirits, shadows, just bad stuff in general. I'm seeing a little slip in that direction on NCIS, with terrorists drawing in children, villains who continue on and on after one or more of the team. Gibbs' torture going deeper and deeper. Before this new switch, each episode stood on it's own, the villain got his due, and by the end of the show you were left with a satisfied feeling. That's not been happening so much lately. Please don't let the 'dark side' get NCIS. Other than that, I still love the show.
I know what you guys are talking about when you mention the last two years. I think the real problem is we never got total satisfaction. Whatever happened to one episode, one problem...then solved? As for the characters personal lives, I don't mind a little spice. And I disagree about Gibbs. He is not beyond help. It may be the romantic in me, but I believe the right woman (who can push through his demons) can make him whole again. The family-like interaction between these characters is what makes this show work so well. Oh, and just off the subject a little. I think NCIS LA really picked up when you brought Eric Christian Olsen on scene. The whole cast came together. Just like NCIS. Now try it with NCIS New Orleans. :)
I think you guys summed it up perfectly. But, my favorite scene/quote was when Fornell punched Gibbs, and Gibbs said: "Is that all you've got, Alice?" then sent him flying out through the door. I loved this episode, and it couldn't have ended any other way. With Mishnev dead, it's done. No more rise of the beast later. Well done.
I was impressed with episode 12/14. I knew there was a reason we all liked Tony so much and we got a small glimpse of that in this episode. Maybe praise embarrasses him, and Gibbs realized that early on. Hence, the Gibbs slaps rather than a kind word. Even Tony proved that when he hadn't been smacked in a while. He was concerned. I do think the writers deserve kudos for the last few episodes. They've done an excellent job developing the characters and moving the story forward. And the actors carried through beautifully. I'm anxious to see how Tony and Zoey's relationship is handled, and what Gibbs has up his sleeve for Sergi--and how he uses Jake (who is adorable) and the team (and maybe even Fornell) to bring the monster down.
I really liked this episode. I was a little surprised by the who-done-it, and it's not easy to fool me. And I loved the end when Abe was schooled by the Asian boy about the horse.
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