Ratings are confusing and annoying! Bones has just been renewed. Castle's an acknowledged hit show. No one is talking about cancelling Hawaii Five-O. Right? But, The Mentalist, even going up against Sunday Night Football and with a start time that's all over the place and it's ratings (almost always of 10) beat every one of those shows I just listed (with an article headline of season highs) ... and all the talk is if The Mentalist will be renewed or this is it's last season??????????
Angela's always seemed a conflicted character -- but such a great, knowing friend to Brennan (like knowing Brennan would adopt Sweets and he'd never leave), and, I think because she's had Hodgens for that kind of friend even when they weren't together, she can roll with Brennan's friendship obtuseness (like "I'm here." "I know you are, sweetie." "No, I'm here at the restaurant. I have to go."). What she's needed in friendship from Brennan is like when her boyfriend disappears and a head turns up while Angela was on vacation in the southwest -- she calls and Brennan comes (and Brennan calls Booth and he comes).
She's a very interesting character and her conflict and her friendship with a difficult character like Brennan is touching!
In some episodes when Jane has been distracted, Lisbon has taken him to task by saying he hasn't done anything on the case. Along the way several characters (I think all bosses) have referred to Lisbon's team as Jane's team, as if their job is to assist and control the CBI's Sherlock-like asset. And, I think the whole team accepts it (like Cho's earlier girlfriend hearing all about Jane or Grace doing Jane's research, and would Jane have to blackmail Rigsby anymore to get him to do something?). Just my thoughts on why Lisbon would adopt Jane's methods more so as time goes by.
I thought it was a clever way out -- the killers quoting Jean Reno as a mafia hitman in "The Professional," who said, right before he killed a crooked DEA agent, "No women. No kids ..." because the crooked agents had!
It's still Lea Michele's show. The show should be wherever her character is!
The shooter said to Ziva that he had been counting on her seeing to her father rather than come after him (which meant he even recognized her and knew who she was). To me, that says David was the intended target and anyone else was collateral damage.
I was thinking that Eli's boyhood friend and his Iranian intelligence operatives, stabbing him in the back or under his orders to stab Eli in the back, could only be a red herring because it would be an act of war -- only, I guess, the Iranians this last year trying to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington DC didn't start a war, so I guess Iran killing the head of Mossad wouldn't necessarily start a war??? But, still think he'll be a red herring!
This is espionage (and David killing some innocent so his cover's not blown is right out of LeCarre). It's a war threat on par with a terror threat. I guess they have to investigate it like a murder investigation, but I'd guess their priority would be to put out the fire rather than arrest anyone (not saying they will be out to murder someone, but that proving guilt in court wouldn't be a priority -- meaning they might run what comes next like special ops??? Might point is I can't see it as a kind of legal situation where they'd keep Ziva out of it (like they did Tony re his father) so as not to get evidence thrown out of court, that is.
I think, if it isn't a revenge killing from some personal aspect of Eli David's sordid past (as others have put forth and might be a really great story to put Ziva in the middle of), in order to be most politically correct and not end up offending somebody, I'd guess it will turn out to be some militant domestic right wing group with some kind of war/profiteering agenda. I can't see it being a "country," including America (not just Israel or Iran).
@debbiestan -- The website TV By the Numbers has been pushing the idea that CBS intends to cancel 1 out of The Mentalist, The Good Wife, or CSI:NY to make room for a new show -- and then settled on CSI:NY as the likely cancellation. Who knows if they're right? Since they're a ratings site, they push the idea of shows being on the bubble or being cancelled or not.
The ratings, for instance, of the week ending December 30, have Sunday Night football as the top rated show of the week ... and a rerun of The Mentalist, competing with it, was still 23rd most watched show of the week. BUT, the viewers advertisers want are the 18-34 and 18-49 group, and The Mentalist rerun didn't make the top 25 for the week in that group??
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