Dean and Cas should have made this list.
Damon and Alaric's unexpected friendship very much mirrors another pair of dynamic duo who are sadly not on this list -- Dean and Castiel of Supernatural. Much like Damon/Alaric, Dean/Cas was not a duo chosen from the beginning, in fact, Cas wasn't even suppose to be in more than a few episodes but the palpable chemistry from that very first moment cinched what would become one of the most epic relationship. Like a star-crossed story of a vampire and a vampire hunter becoming the best of friends, we got an angel who rebelled against all of Heaven for one single man.
Absolutely love this episode! Brilliant from beginning to end! As for Kensi and Deeks, honestly, I can see them going romantic or just stay partners and either would be perfectly fine for me. Obviously right now I don't think Deeks is actually talking or thinking about romance, but who knows, somewhere down the line there might be something in the future, that'll depend on how the writers want it to be, and if they can write it right, then I see no reason they shouldn't, Daniela and Eric have amazing chemistry.
I gotta admit, I didn't see those twists coming, and I like you was quite surprised that Callen and Sam didn't fight it that hard, that should have been my first warning bell and Quinn trying to get too close should have been another! You know, it's the mark of an amazing episode when you get so caught up in the character story that you don't even see those twists coming until it hits you right in the face! I love it! :) This is what good writing is all about! Twists and turns that make sense but you're smart enough to cover them well enough that the audience doesn't realize it until it happens! Bravo for LA!
I did love that in the end, Deeks' boss recognized that Deeks did find a family with NCIS, but still acknowledged that Deeks is still one of his boys, I thought that was rather cute and sweet.
I gotta say, honestly, the show bringing on Eric Christian Olsen was probably one of the best decisions they did for the show because it certainly has made the show even better than before when he came on, the quality and perfect banter just soared! :)
To Evan, I don't see how that is annoying about Sam, he has a code that he lives by, he's a soldier, he's not gonna leave an innocent person to die, it's who he is and it's what any true soldier would do in his position. Would you rather that he just doesn't care? His loyalty to the military and soldiers is a part of what makes him who he is, it's a part of his quirk, just like for Callen it's his impulsiveness, for Hetty it's her mystery ninja ways, for Kensi it's her feisty tomboyish independence, and Deeks for his humor and style. Sam is a soldier, he is dependable, he is a man's man who is a protector. There is nothing wrong with that.
To "klimville", Deeks doesn't need to clean up, he is who he is, that hair and that style is a part of his character, if you take that away, you away a part of who he is, it'd be like if Eric suddenly started dressing in suits or Sam decides to have hair. It wouldn't work. And for the record, Deeks is still with the LAPD, he is not NCIS as he even announces himself in this episode that he is DETECTIVE Marty Deeks, LAPD while Kensi was NCIS.
To "Greenfield Lady", I do think in recent episodes, NCIS LA has been able to make headways better than the original NCIS, but that is because NCIS LA has an advantage that it learns from the mistakes of the past. LA would not be where it is if it was not for NCIS being there before it and having gone through the harsh toils. Because of that LA has a leg-up because their writers and show-runners know how to avoid the pit-falls that new shows always fall into. And also, NCIS is a much older show now in its 9th year, the characters there are the ones that we know very well, it is harder to take in more personal stories whereas the LA crew is still new and fresh and many things to discover. It is not a matter of writing, but more of a matter of new vs. old.
As for this episode, I love it as usual, and so happy to see Criminal Minds' little actor Cade Owens appearing on here! He's so cute and brilliant in the scene with Sam! :)
I like this episode, I actually enjoyed it a lot, but that Leviathan Boss, if that is the top of the food chain and THE big bad, how disappointing! He was about as interesting as a speck of dust and about the personality and threat-level of a sponge! I simply didn't get anything from that whole big monologue, I don't know if it's the character or just the actor but it lacked gravitas and screen presence. To be honest, maybe this is selfish and biased, but I really wished that they had given Misha Collins the chance to run with the Leviathan Boss role because I was more terrified in those last seconds of the premiere when he became the Levithan than I ever was at this guy spouting off to Crowley. I've never been more bored in my life.
Considering the show uses every chance to call him pretty and sexy, I had no doubt he would win! GO CAS!
Misha Collins no doubt!
I don't believe NCIS will be ending anytime soon, with the way the ratings are going down the drain these days on network TV, NCIS is one of the few shows still boosting near 20 million viewers and that's rare, I can't see CBS ever giving that up, it's the one show that is pulling up their average rating numbers and keeping them at the top. Chances are there are at least four more years in NCIS to go before we ever get to the end. Hawaii Five-0 ran for 12 years on CBS during the original series, and CSI even now is at its 12th year, so I think NCIS will be hitting that spot before we see the beginning of an end. I think now it's just the characters are growing up, Gibbs' kids are leaving the nest because they aren't the little newbies they were before, I think it's a natural progression.
Most of the actors have signed I believe 4 year contracts so I think NCIS will be around for a long time to go, especially by the ways the ratings are going for this show.
If anything, this episode gave me all I need to drop Supernatural off my list of viewings. The old stories of the boys and the impala no longer held the allure it used to, it's old and stale and recycled. And Dean's actions in the end have only cemented that this isn't the show I want to watch anymore. I thought Dean grew out of that attitude a long time ago that he wasn't the arbitrary decision maker in people's lives, I thought after dealing with free-will and destiny that he believed people weren't ruled by who they were. Not only did he killed a mother who was protecting her child, a mother who also saved Dean as a kid, but he made smart-ass comments at the kid who just saw his mother murdered, the same thing YED did to him and Sam. Honestly, I hope little Jacob comes back and kills Sam or Bobby to mess with Dean, because this my-way-or-high-way attitude is so Season 2 I'm tired of it. If the boys aren't gonna learn from their mistakes and parents' mistakes, then fine.
@Andrea, I guess you and Dean share the same kind of black and white logic, maybe he should have killed Sam a long time ago then because Sam was becoming a monster and a freak, why didn't he just kill Sam then when he was killing people? But hey, whatever, I guess some humans just don't get other beings. So what she was born a monster, doesn't mean she can't have the same rights. Are you saying you wouldn't kill if it would save your child's life? What makes Dean the decision maker? Who the hell died and made him God to decide who gets to live and die? He's a hypocrite, not a hero. And he's not less of a monster than what YED was. A killer, and a mother-murderer. He tortured souls in Hell, human souls, it's not different than what Amy did.
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