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NCIS Season 12 Episode 9 Review: Grounded

I was glad to see Tony back in the saddle. I thought Jake was adorable. I'd like to see more of him. When Ellie's not being an airhead, she's not bad, either. Her and Tony did a good job of taking down the bad guy. And I agree with the others; I love seeing Gibbs smile.

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I really enjoyed this episode. And I loved seeing Linda Pride turn up. She's such a great actress, and the feelings she expressed for the mother was so believable. I loved all the wild theories when they first found the body, and, of course, Lorretta's inevitable, sensible conclusion. The Jekyll and Hyde scenario was great. I would have liked to see a little more of the city, and I would have loved seeing the cast in costume. But all in all this was a very good episode. Good job, all.

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I really loved this episode. I felt sorry for Gibbs. He loves children, and he was taken in almost until the end, just like us. I thought Zoe was awesome. Just the right amount of cuteness, toughness and gentleness. It was easy to see she had a 'thing' for Tony and probably vise-versa, although Tony would never admit it, not even to himself, just like with Ziva. I'd love to learn the backstory on this. Did Tony leave because he was getting too emotionally involved with Zoe? Because he was offered a better job and didn't want to say goodbye? I'd like to find out. Abby was great when she confronted our resident playboy. And the whole costume thing with Bishop and McGee was fun. I'd like to see every episode leaving me feel this way. Good job everyone.

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I really liked this episode. It was predictable, but a lot of fun, especially with Tim and Abby, and her calling him "McGibbs". Then there was rule #70. And the bomb....

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I really liked this episode. Tony was Tony, flirty, brave, fun. And we cleared up his relationship with Pendergast early on--fun, but not for him. Gibbs was untrusting as always, but playing the docile hostage for a short while was kinda fun to watch, and of course, I loved the turn when he took his captor down. And Borin was herself as always, used to being in control, and it was hard for her to let Tony handle anything to do with the negotiations (a female Gibbs). But the highlight of the episode was Tim. Or as Abby called him 'McGibbs'. And rule 70. Then there was the bomb...and Tony needing a heads-up because he didn't bring a diaper. Even Bishop is starting to grow on me. She worked so hard to pass the test, then learned everyone failed it but Gibbs. I felt sorry for her. All in all, I enjoyed the episode very much.

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I agree about M. Allison Hart, Jamie Lee's characters, because I do like the actresses but the writer's made them both witches. A note to the writers: A woman can be smart, witty, and adorable without being a witch.

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On another subject; is NCIS having a problem? The USA channel and CLOO keep going off the air during NCIS marathons. It's really frustrating, and both channels are still off today. Please tell me this won't affect our new episode tonight.

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I liked Pendergast, but the chemistry wasn't there. Most of the time, Tony avoided her eyes. The only time he actually 'looked' at her was at the end, when they were semi arguing. She's cute, funny, witty, and I'd like to see her again, but other than an occasional interlude, I don't see her and Tony's relatlionship going far. I loved it when the team outwitted the Sergi and the Russian--and the the little smile on The Secretary's face when she realized what they'd done. I really did like this episode.

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I do like this show. And I think it will get better and better as we learn more about each character. Just like the flash backs of Gibbs, Vance, Ducky, Abby, etc. That's how we get to know about them and identify. I'm wondering why they haven't done that with Tony and McGee???? Anyway, the more we know about these characters, the more we become involved in the story. And...I still think we need a few more players. I like the idea of a Voodoo consultant, and maybe a guide who knows the swamps like his own home. And maybe some I haven't considered. Also, tell Brody to wear her bangs straight down. She so much cuter that way. I'm watching and hoping.

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I love the music, and I liked the musical forensic scientist. I hated seeing him replaced. That adorable Medical Examiner and him were great together. I think Brody and LaSalle are awesome. A lot of fun to watch. I'm confused by Pride's character. He's laid-back, fun loving, and charming. But he does a complete turnaround on the job. I can appreciate his seriousness while solving cases, but going from happy-go-lucky to almost tortured is disconcerting, I think the series will make it once they get over a few rough edges. I really like the building they're in. Maybe Pride's hobby could be remodeling it in his off time. I love the relationship between Pride and Gibbs, and I can't wait to see Tony in New Orleans and drooling over Brody. I wish they'd cast her in Cote's place. Anyway, I like it that NCIS is helping them along. So far so good. I'm loving it. They do need a couple more characters, like a Voodoo consultant, and computer nerd (like McGee). But that will come. I can't wait until they find a body in a haunted plantation house...and the only suspect is a ghost.

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