@eljayem: I agree that there is a strong possiblity that it was Nathan Ingram who was the man in the tub, and I find it far more likely that he was the one who sold the laptop, rather than Finch. I'm mightily curious, though, to discover the motivations behind that action.
My family was taking bets on the outcome of that race to get the god-mode phone call - most of us decided that Reese was going to get it. Though Root seems to have gotten it, too... Weird.
Also, I don't think that Finch actually sold the laptop. There's definitely something hinky going on there. And Reese should know better than to take anything Greer says at face value.
Regarding Cas's hiding place for the tablet: ew. I sure hope the tablet didn't seriously mess up poor Jimmy... Also, Crowley digging around inside Cas to get it. And Cas taking advantage of the now gaping wound to retrieve the bullet.
Crowley should know better by now than to leave Castiel guarded by only one henchman. Even an angelic one.
@Mook: McCawley's involvement with the mine deal gives Rynn motive for targeting HIM, not Christie. Note that she targeted the other victims directly, not their loved ones. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that McCawley wasn't directly involved with her parents' murder, but they never really explained it properly.
I was also a bit annoyed at Rynn because she thinks that it's somehow unjust that she's going to jail for her actions. This, despite the fact that the attacks, particularly that on Christie, could have resulted in innocent people getting killed - i.e., Datak Tarr and his family.
I get that Rynn wanted revenge for the murder of her parents. Why, then, would she target Christie McCawley, who had absolutely nothing to do with it?
Also, there was a very obvious theme going on here, especially towards the end: fathers and daughters. Rynn had been close with her entomologist father, Christie wants to heal her relationship with Rafe, Nolan wishes he could be a proper father to Irisa despite their racial differences.
I thought Renard was on fire (no pun intended) during this episode - his quip about reading Vulcanalis his Miranda rights was worthy of Sergeant Wu! And the part at the station where he and Nick cheerfully push Hank off on his office chair to his overdue vacation is downright hilarious.
On a side note, it's a good thing that real-life amniocentesis needles don't look as freakish as that thing the gypsies used on Adalind. Yikes!
This episode strained credulity past the breaking point for me when the writers asked us to believe that a Mexican cartel hitman infiltrated a secure DEA building, fatally poisoned an agent (how did the hitman even know which dish was Ness's?!), and then exfiltrated without being caught. And the DEA seems oddly complacent about Ness's death - you'd think they'd be downright furious about it, but they merely let NCIS go about their job without comment. Really?!
There is definitely something hinky going on with the whole Ilan Bodnar situation. Something's been off ever since he was so easily identified as the man behind the assassination of Eli David and Jackie Vance. Gibbs being Gibbs, he will definitely dog his way to the truth.
Someone (Lanie and Ryan and Espo!) needs to lock Castle and Beckett in a room somewhere until they have an honest, complete conversation about their relationship. All this angst throughout the episode was completely unnecessary, and, quite frankly, a bit annoying.
Shouldn't Brennan be arrested for assaulting the guy at the end? Even though it didn't contain real virus, she impaled him with one honkin' needle and he was literally in fear for his life. In front of several witnesses and an officer of the law! I know the guy was a bad person, a murderer, and willing to let Arastoo die to cover up his crime, but that doesn't mean our heroes should be able to get away with such flagrant disregard for the law. She seriously stabbed the guy!
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