Must admit I was disappointed when Gibbs took Bishop to NO. I remember the days when the whole team used to go on a case. After all Gibbs' team isn't the only DC team. Maybe it's not in the production budget to have too many actors on the screen at any one time! And if only part of the team were going then I needed a good reason for whoever stayed behind - something really meaty, e.g., one of the team is seriously injured on a case and Gibbs and another go to NO to chase up the perpetrator. Just a thought .... and perhaps Abby and Palmer could have gone to help with the evidence... Not seen enough of either character this season.
Unfortunately as has often been the case for me recently it feels as if Tony is in a sitcom whilst the rest of the characters are appearing in a drama. On what planet would a bride want their future son-in-law to organise their wedding?! And would Snr really want Tony to pay for his wedding, particularly this wedding, bearing in mind that Snr is marrying a woman that Tony knows and who Snr announced was his "soul mate" - very considerate of Tony's feelings regarding his mother I don't think! And whoever asks their guests to sign a list of house rules? Doug said in the review that it reminded him of a character in "The Big Bang Theory" - exactly, a sitcom character! And finally on the subject of Tony - can the writers please either let us hear him sing or stop teasing us. They gave the character a beautiful grand piano - since Michael Weatherly is an accomplished pianist the least they could do is let Tony play it! Must admit I was very surprised that not one of the musicians at the party were tempted to tickle the ivories!
And yes I too agree that the "he's my father" story was quite unnecessary in an already complicated plot, and what a waste of a meaty plot line which could have been used in another episode to far greater effect.
Am I missing something because I don't understand why Palmer and Breena are adopting rather than having their own baby. Can Breena not have children? When Palmer originally said that they wanted to give an unwanted child a home I assumed they meant an older child. My understanding is that it is very difficult to adopt a baby and it can take years, hence why people often look to adopt from other countries. Personally I would prefer they either have their own baby or adopt an older child or perhaps one with special needs, and leave the few babies available to those unable to have their own.
I quite enjoyed the Jackson/Gibbs storyline and didn't see the whole German fighter pilot bit coming, nice twist. However, as someone who has seen every episode and always liked the great relationship that DiNozzo used to have with Gibbs, back in the days when he used to call him “Tony”, I couldn't help feeling that I wanted some reason where Gibbs had cause to say the same thing about Tony, i.e., "he’s the best man I’ve ever met”. Now that would have made me cry! Kinda like how at one time Gibbs thought that Tony was “the best agent he'd ever worked with” which would seem pretty laughable if he said it now.
However, what I really didn't like though was all the bickering between Tony and McGee. How is it that one week Gibbs is proclaiming that he'd trust Tony anytime and the next he's giving McGee point over his Senior Field Agent? Has Tony been demoted and no one told us?! We used to get amazing episodes, where Tony supported McGee, like the season three “Probie” - now apparently (not that we saw it) they make it up watching “Beaches”!
And I agree can Tony PLEASE be given some continuity of character. I hate the whole “which Tony are we going to get this week?” Any resemblance between the Tony we saw in PPF and Once A Crook, and last week’s Tony is purely coincidence. And is it me but is there a pattern developing this season? We’ve just had the Gibbs & his father episode, we’re shortly getting the Tony & his dad episode, and oh look in December we get another Devils Triad. I had hoped with Ziva leaving that GG might shake things up a bit. What about one of them going undercover, or someone getting hurt or one of them going missing? Mix up the pairings a bit - perhaps Tony gets caught up in something with Palmer, or McGee and Ducky. Is it too much to want a bit of dramatic action and some jeopardy?! The last time I felt even remotely excited was the Tiva car crash and that was followed by one of the biggest anti climaxes in television!
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No I just blame the writers. I fell in love with NCIS back in season 6, I've since bought all the DVD's, and happily watched every episode until S10 - when for me it became guess what Tony will do this week depending on who wrote the episode. I never could understand why we couldn't have smart Tony and Ziva as we did when she first joined. Bishop has been described as being "smart and intellectual" like you I'm just hoping that that doesn't mean they'll make her "superior" to Tony. I'd just like to see a little more of "the best young agent I've ever worked with" (LGG - Flesh & Blood)!
Emily Wickersham joins the team as Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop on 19th November 2013 in an episode entitled "Gut Check".
Hmmm flying high up maybe, but I'm not convinced you'd see the cliffs flying a plane as low as they were flying. Happy to be proved wrong though if you can show be different.
Re Tony and Gibbs I'd just like a little more of the relationship they had back in series 7 - go watch "Flesh & Blood" and you'll see what I mean. There's never been any explanation as to why that should have changed.
Yes I do remember that episode "Anonymous Was a Woman" but I was thinking a little more in terms of something a little more physical than just being on the end of the phone organising relief. However, more to the point and excuse me if I missed the point and "the boys" were being sarcastic which one of my friends thought, but after all those years working together did it really take just a movie for them to work out "what was important in life". And if this new found understanding is going to last longer than just this one episode, having followed McGee and Tony for over 200 episodes, I'd rather like to have seen the conversation.
@Alihan Well they do say life is stranger than fiction. I will indeed look it up. Thanks!
Probably a Brit thing - but I didn't buy the whole German flyer helping out Jack. Not so much because he was German, but from a logistics point of view. One or other would surely have been shot at by other aircraft - the sky seemed surprisingly deserted of other US, British or German planes. Sweet idea but bit of a stretch. Oh and you can't see the white cliffs of Dover from France - it's 30 miles away, but I guess you could just put that down to Jack's dodgy memory…….:-)
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