The writers really seem to be playing up the "quirk" think this season. Evan's "ghostbusting" was annoying and soliciting an opinion from a psychic / medium was just completely over-the-top IMO. And the fact that WE know that Boris is alive only confirms to us that "Shar" is a fraud.
I"m curious to see how the Boris / Dimitri thing plays out--this to me is the most intriguing plot line so I hope the writers handle it with a bit of gravitas and don't hit with some lame ending (remember who turned out to be poisoning Boris--literally, the butler did it. Don't do that kinda thing again please).
Meanwhile, I think the reviewer went down a rabbit hole with regard to the merger / acquisition thing. Let's just hope that the appearance of Laura Benanti doesn't spell doom for her character or the series (anyone see the Tony Awards a couple of weeks back? ).
Oh, and do people still use Segways? Seriously?
Ep didn't fulfill its promise for me. Glad Hank's OK...for now, and I was surprised at Divya's news. However. I'm gettin' tired of the Boris Von Mysterioso thing and "Mrs Ballard" can suck it. :-)
Oh...and "patient pajamas"? No. Make that NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
calls someone who's supposed to be in hiding?
As for Mike's mission, I've a sneaking suspicion Briggs is onto him--just a feeling I got when he looked at Mike's orders. A graduate at the top of his class groomed for a D.C. assignment doesn't land in SoCal by accident. Briggs ain't that stupid. :-)
OK, let's get the important stuff outta the way; there is some SCRUMPTIOUS male eye candy on this show. Daniel Sunjata always looked good in his lab coat as a forensic tech on Law & Order, but he looks even better OUT of it ; Aaron Tveit's chiseled handsomeness was made for TV; and "Johnny's" first appearance, topless in a wet suit--words fail me.
I thought the acting was a bit over-the-top at times, particularly Lauren's vengefulness, but I think that'll settle once the plotline with Danny resolves itself (assuming it will). I thought the "movie" was a humorous diversion and I like how Mike went about his mission while those at base were seconds behind creating a back story and checking his movements.
I was confused by a couple of plot holes though. Danny was taken to a safe house, yet Lauren was able to call him there. Then the address turned out to be the safe house where Danny was--they didn't know that beforehand? They're his team!!!!! And how are you allowed to call someone who's supposed to be in hiding?
As for Mike's mission, I've a sneaking suspicion Briggs may be onto him--it's just a feeling I got when Briggs was looking at Mike's paperwork/orders. Graduated top of his class; high test scores; requested, and was presumably groomed for a D.C assignment; yet assigned to SoCal. Briggs can't be THAT clueless.
OK....WTF did Janvier do to his eyes? Did he turn them into cameras so Sidorov could see his every move? I can think of another appendage Janvier deserves to lose.
Oh...and nice placement of stock characters 37 and 38--the attractive Russian women in tight outfits who can't act their way out of a wheelbarrow.
And I gotta agree with the other posters--ending the season with scenes of torture wasn't cool AT ALL!!!!!
As someone who's familiar with clinical research, I can tell you that the reviewer is right about the misuse of the phrase "double-blind." I think in this case, only the "subjects" were kept in the dark while those "administering" the test knew full well what they were doing. That would make these "single-blind" experiments. Perhaps "double" was use because there were two story arcs, but that doesn't make for correct usage.
Sorry...I now return you to your regularly scheduled comment board.
How is it that Tony can go from "sweet" to "buffoon" in less than 6 seconds? They might as well have written his dialog punctuated by episodes of drooling in the plastic surgeon's office--which people may not have paid much attention to given patient Brunetta von Implant in the background.
I thought it was an interesting experiment, Tyler was wonderfully cheesy in the role as some Oprah-wannabe and Max goin' all Hollywood (yes that was a cravat) was a scream. However, I wonder if the eve of May sweeps/ end-of-season is the right time to chance something new. I found the cutaways to "the talk show" (including the embarassing attempts to interview most of the squad) to be distracting from what could have been a more intense episode.
I didn't see the twist coming either, although I find it a bit implausible that Javier got away without a scratch. As for the "Densi" thing, I can't help but notice that the writers have these two growing a bit closer just as Tony and Ziva are doing same on the original NCIS. Frankly, the whole "sexual tension" thing has been done to death--do your job, not each other tyvm.
Oh, and SHAMELESS plug for LL's new album under the guise of a plug for the show's soundtrack.
This was a very entertaining twisty-turny-what next? episode, even though there was no resolution; seems we're to ride this wave all the way through May sweeps. As the whole "Mossad misinformation" element unraveled, I had a deja vu of sorts that echoes Ducky's sentiments. It seems like NCIS' work with Mossad is the counterpart to NCIS: LA's work with Granger--every time they show up, a hu-NORMOUS mess ensues.
I was left with only 1 question: If Ilan Bodnar was in the US, then who exactly were Tony and Ziva (and Ziva's contact) chasing in the U-Bahn station in Berlin?
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