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....
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.
Comment modified at October 23, 2014 16:00
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.
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.
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.
Comment modified at October 21, 2014 17:00
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.
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.
Comment modified at September 28, 2014 15:00
I watched both the pilot and the first episode. New Orleans is such a great city. They need to make use of that. The story line was okay, but I did not record it. That means a lot. I did love the part where Tony got the Voodoo doll. By the way isn't that called an Effigy? There is so much potential in that town. Especially with haunted plantations. Voodoo everywhere. The masquerade parties and parades. The remarkable Audubon Aquarium of the Americas--love the glass tunnel and jungle. And the gators! I could just see some illegal alligator hunter pulling in a gator with a dead human in it's mouth. Then there's the swamps. There are so many things that could happen there, from kidnappings to terrorists camps, to fugitives, and so on. This is a great place to shoot a series, but remember, we love good story lines, dedicated actors, minimal gore, and heart-lifting humor.
Comment modified at September 27, 2014 07:00
I think the real problem is, until lately, mostly the team worked as a whole. Not so anymore. It seems one or two are always left behind. Not good. And about that rock, paper, scissors thing between Tony and McGee. Neither wanted to go with Gibbs. McGee won with paper over rock. Why did McGee go? And I really don't like Tony in the background. Not once in that episode did I see that remarkable DiNozzo smile. I think you should write an episode where the whole team is on an airplane and it's high-jacked by terrorists. They take out the terrorists, of course, but the problem is there's no one on the plane who can fly the huge aircraft...and the radio is out. Good luck.
Wow, there's a lot of mixed comments about this episode. Interesting. That must mean it's stirring the juices of the viewers. Lots of varying opinions. That might be a good thing. Tony looks great, but I'm worried about him spending so much time in the sun (or his pool) to get that tan. Sun bunnies age a lot quicker than shade bunnies. Anyway, I liked this episode, and I thought McGee and Gibbs worked well together. I especially like the scene where McGee scared off the wolf, and the one where he didn't want to leave Gibbs. I missed Tony's amazing smile, though. I don't think he smiled once, not even before the adventure began. Abby and Tim, and Ducky were the same adorable characters. Emily, however, just doesn't fit. Her character offers nothing. Still, I can't wait for the next episode.
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