@Michael: Just as no one cares what you have to say. And thanks for proving my point.
In case any one is wondering, the tweet from Jesse Stern I posted was in response to what CBS/GG had to say about this two-part mess. It wasn't taken out of context to fit my view of things.
Jesse Stern, the writer of "Truth or Consequences" sums up my feelings nicely: Jesse Sternâ€�@JesseStern21h "As a fan, I don't like to consider production constraints when looking at the final product. I don't hang out in the kitchen after I order."GG and CBS blaming this incomplete work on Cote is self-serving and descipable. They already had the case with Parsons and the shooting done, in ONE episode. They still could have finished it in one episode and then made episode two about Tony and Ziva, which is what was originally implied. I'm sure the Cote/Ziva haters will jump all over this and I don't care. It was a major disappointment and didn't fulfill my expectations at all.
Major disappointment after the promises. Ziva's reasons made no sense-don't you think what's her name would have been at Ari's funeral 8 years ago? This news about the supposed engagement just coming out is absurd. MW tweeted that he and Cote had tears and emotiions all over the place while filming the final scene. That was real sorrow we saw from Cote. I don't get how Tony can go from "fighting for Ziva" in one scene and trotting back to DC in the next. I had no interest in the case at all. Terrible episodes, both of them. Ten minutes of Cote. Thanks GG!
Oh, my God. First sneek peek is up at SpoilerTV...
I have a feeling any "goodbyes" or "until we meet agains" will be done via MTAC,if at all. But I really can't imagine they wouldn't have a final Ziva/Gibbs moment. Unless we are all being duped and Ziva comes back with Tony...
The only thing GG had to change for the premiere was coming up with a plausible reason for Ziva to be gone. Parsons was still there, the case with the severed head was still there and the end shooting scene will be revisited. He said himself that what he ended up writing was much better and more exciting than the original version. Makes me wonder what the original script was. And no one pay attention to Michael. His sole purpose is writing ridiculous things to get a reaction out of people, and then call them liars.
I was very disappointed in the absence of Cote from this episode. It would be interesting to see what the original script looked like. I think Parsons is a bad guy-his name is way too similar to their terrorist "Parsa" to be a coincidence. And how does a "Beltway Lawyer" as straitlaced as "Dick" find his way to Iran the exact same moment Gibbs is ambushed? Regarding Delilah, I also saw no chemistry between her and Tim, although I liked her. They didn't kiss hello or touch in any way. Tim seemed very uptight.
@MikeG: I said the same thing about Parsons and Delilah, but I don't think "Dick" and Parsa are the same person. You brought up excellent points; However it was Adam, not Parsons who found the dead bodies in the "farm house" which was much nicer than any farm house I have ever seen.@noname: that final picture sent to Tony was young Ari and young Ziva. If she sent that photo then we just got an inkling of what her mindset is at the moment. Two of a kind? Once an assassin always an assassin, and therefore not worthy of any one, especially Tony? I hope they don't go that route.
@Carol: That first ep wasn't exactly a "taste without Ziva" as almost every scene with Tony involved Ziva in some way, even if she wasn't exactly in the room. I expect by episode four she won't even be mentioned. As for the complaints about a Ziva-less episode, that is because when it was first announced we heard Cote would "be" in "several" episodes; then it changed to "two"; and now it is clear it is "one". Please let us ZIVA/TIVA fans mourn our loss in peace and understand our frustration at the subterfuge. It is not whining, and I know I have paid attention.
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