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That's if the show doesn't end right then of course.

As for Delena shippers, don't get your hopes up. I give it an episode, maybe 2 before Elena runs back into Stefan's arms again and they're back to the pointless (and especially in this day and age intolerant and really stupid) Stefan-or-Damon love triangle.

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Even though I know that she will, I REALLY hope this cure storyline doesn't end with Elena going back to being human. Ever since she became a vampire, Elena has been much less of a burden to everyone, occasionally kicks some ass, and finally gets some character development, but she still acts like a spoiled 5 year old brat who can't deal with change. Elena needs 1 thing above all else in this show, she needs to GROW UP! However, we all know Elena is going to be a human again soon enough, she'll go back to being Elena "designated hostage" Gilbert and Elena will once again no longer contribute to anything that happens except as a bargining chip for the bad guy.

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@Lovesrtuck And just why CAN'T Elena have both Stefan and Damon? I've never understood this either/or crap that love triangles always devolve into. As long as Elena truly loves them both and they return that, then there's nothing wrong with having them both.

As for this episode, I liked the fact that they had a lot more action than they usually do, VD has always filled up the time with a bunch of irrelevant crap that never ends up actually going anywhere and I'm glad to see they kept that to a minimum.

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Excellent episode as always.

However THIS was priceless:

Ziva:"You never went to the bar, you stayed home playing with yourselves!"
"I mean, with each other."

I love it when Ziva says stuff like that. You'd have to be clinically insane to NOT like her.

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Now brother, I will kick your rear with the ancient martial art of
bloodbag-fu!

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NCIS is best when it's case and it's character development go hand and that wasn't the case this episode. The Abby storyline was mindnumbingly boring, like all Abby centered storyline are, because they always give her some emotional problem the entire episode out of nowhere (worse, she solved this recurring nightmare crap I don't know how many episodes ago) that Abby spends the whole episode whining about that makes you want to scream "GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!" rather than as the caffeine fueled, incredibly happy squirrel that everybody loves her as.

The rest of the story was good enough, but I felt like they could have stretched the crisis conselor's part to at least a couple of episodes and used him to get deeper insight into the psyche of the team members we otherwise couldn't have got instead of him just being there to set up a few jokes but ultimately mean nothing, I'm surprised there's no mention of him talking to Ducky though, considering he almost died.

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I felt like this episode's plot was kinda rushed due to their need to get things back to the status quo, but otherwise it was excellent. Having Pelant get out of everything at the last minute was expected though, I'd never even seen any of the trailers or anything and I still expected it, he's too good of an antagonist to just be thrown in jail and that's it.

As for the old FBI agent, I thought from the beginning that he was probably Pelant's mole, the sheer amount of obsession that guy had with getting Bones arrested throughout the episode on top of everything else the man did (I can't remember that guy's name either) to imped the team's efforts beyond all reason clued me in on that, the flower in the trash can just made it all but a certainty.

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The A-plot was Joe's affair and marriage, which was pretty flat as Family Guy episodes go. Especially the mirrored fuzzy clam scenes. I mean really? Bonnie as a stripper? Who could possibly think that was a good idea?

However, the B-plot, the giant chicken fight was amazing, it's been something I've been looking forward to for a long time. It was delightfully over the top like always, though I wondering how they could possibly top themselves next time (and there damn well BETTER be a next time). My favorite part was the army of cloned Peters vs the army of cloned chickens. The giant chicken fight alone justified the existence of this episode.

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@mark That's because he's probably not dead, Mallard's actor's contract is still on for a while longer.

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I was expecting Max to up and kill Pelant at some point. Seems perfectly in character for him to do that.