I always read the reviews and the comments on this show, but I quit watching it two years ago. I think that the shark has been jumped so many times by now that the poor thing figures the entire sky is made up of jet skis ridden by 50's Greasers wearing motorcycle jackets.
This particular episode sounds like I made a good choice. I love Ryan O'Neal, and Caroline, Wendell, Hodgins and Angela, but I do not love the writers. They need better writers. They need to go watch The Thin Man. William Powell and Myrna Loy could still teach them a lot.
@ Keith Vlasek You are so dead on in your comments regarding bullying. And the bullying dished out to a genius-level child is particularly cruel. It can even be lethal. And hiding it from their parents ... you are so dead on.
@ bill The relationship between Castle and Beckett has always been Kate the dominant, Rick the submissive. Of COURSE she ordered him to report to the bed. Castle being such a soft wussy guy most of the time is one of the funny (giggly) things about having the actor who portrayed Malcolm Reynolds, a stone cold killer, play Castle as generally not overly brave. I have even seen him hide behind Kate a time or two.
Yes, I know he shows overwhelming bravery, too. I said, MOST of the time. But he is very submissive to all the women in his life.
@ GregV LOL!!!!! There is an upside to everything!
Walden did not keep his secret from Kate successfully. He told her the truth in bed one night; she just did not believe him.
GeneralRapunzel is right. It was the final straw which broke Leonard's back, not the small incident itself. I ended a four-year relationship because my guy slammed the door of my (new) car nearly hard enough to break it, after having been asked not to do so. Cavalierly. It wasn't the slamming of the door. It was all the other small aggravations of the past four years, adding up to one-too-many, suddenly. Poor Leonard. Sheldon would drive me crazy, too.
@ Greg V., I remember December Bride. Always loved that show. Pete and Gladys, not so much. Mrs. Columbo did not work, for the same reasons.
I thought this was a brilliant episode, and after Sheldon having been humiliated by Kripke's brilliant plan last week, having him reduced to "ummmm-ing" at Amy was wondrous! Humanizing baby steps ...
No to all three of your concluding questions. I think Eric would have a nervous breakdown if Nell goes into the field much more. This is twice that I can think of, and this time she definitely was hung out to dry.
If the team trusts Granger, then the more fool them. The writers on this show periodically have a person in power over the team do something monumentally stupid to no good purpose, like when the woman who was blown up made the two pairs of agents split up, and partner with a different team member, for no reason except sheer bitchery. This week, Granger nearly got Nell killed. He is no more trustworthy than Vance, who I would not trust an inch.
Anything which gets Granger off NCIS LA is fine by me.
For those (probably few, but not dead yet) oldsters on this board, like me, you could mention that John Corbett was the brilliant Chris-in-the-Morning on Northern Exposure. I never saw his two later shows you mention, but Chris was one of the integral parts of a superb NE cast, and Corbett deserves to have that mentioned at every opportunity.
Yes, we knew about JJ's sister. A few seasons back, she was telling someone about her, in her office. She has her sister's necklace, which she gave to JJ before she killed herself. That was a plot point in the story that week, about teenage suicides. This was back when JJ was still the person who decided what cases they took. She explained why she wanted to go to take this one case, despite it not being "their" kind of case, because of her sister. (And then it turned out to be "their" kind of case after all.)
@ MWK The real NCIS has no rule against agents or staff being married, or even involved. That rule is strictly Gibbs's. As much as he throws Abby and McGee together, I don't think that he would object. And even if he objected, it is not up to him. He cannot enforce it. I find the rule somewhat hypocritical of him anyway, given his relationship with Jenny Shepherd.
One of the seasonal DVD's for NCIS covers the rules regarding interdepartmental and intradepartmental relationships. They are allowed.
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