@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.
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.
Now brother, I will kick your rear with the ancient martial art of
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.
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.
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.
@mark That's because he's probably not dead, Mallard's actor's contract is still on for a while longer.
I was expecting Max to up and kill Pelant at some point. Seems perfectly in character for him to do that.
First, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Elena doesn't have to choose one brother or another, she could easily have both, there's no reason she couldn't.
Second, I called it last episode. Klaus is back once again, just like I knew would happen. God, will we ever be rid of the villain that's long LONG overstayed his welcome?
Third, it's FINALLY happened. Elena is now going to turn into a vampire. All I can say about this is it's about damn time. Maybe she'll actually be useful for something on this show besides the damsel in distress for once. I am going to be royally pissed off if they overturn this and either call Bonnie and prevent her turning or turn her back to human later, I doubt they'll pull that though.
" I think Bones has started to revert to that pattern of making the killer the first-person-you-saw-and-first-you-forgot-about tactic. I've seen that before. While I know it can get hard to write new episodes, especially eight seasons in, but please don't make it a habit."
Make it a habit? Are you kidding me? Bones has been using that tactic almost every episode since the series began. The killer is either someone that's introduced in the first 5 minutes of the episode or, in the rare cases when they don't do the above, the killer is someone that comes out of complete nowhere in the last 5 minutes of the episode. Either way I still have yet to really guess the killer until it's just about to be revealed anyway, so I guess it works.
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