I did not say anything about Tony and Ziva. I am not and never was a Tiva shipper. I think perhaps you responded to the wrong comment. Yours has nothing to do with mine.
It sounds like you were right to leave there. I hope that you have a better place to work now, with fewer restrictions.
It was my impression that Finch made him nuts (although he hated to do it) in order to save his life, not so that Samaritan could not use him. He would have still been a target, had he not denied his abilities.
Shaw could perfectly well be bisexual. I agree that it appeared that Root has a thing for Shaw, and that Shaw does not mind. There's nothing wrong with Shaw liking both of them ...
Logically, I think that she should keep the name Beckett at work, and at home if she wishes. If she wishes to be Mrs. Castle, that should remain in their private lives. I know a number of professional women, doctors, lawyers, and such, and the ones I know mostly have their own birth names professionally, unless they were married before they got their degrees and careers, or unless their maiden name is something truly dreadful. At this point in her career, she is in her thirties, and she has a lot of contacts in the department and elsewhere who know her as Beckett. That is the way she answers the phone. So, it would be detrimental to her career to change it. And slow down getting information from her contacts. No name change equals no explanations necessary. I agree that Demming is the logical choice for Beckett to have continued to see in the alternate universe. The change I disliked the most was Alexis's hair color. It is so not her. And I do not believe for a minute that her self-centered mother would ever permit her to live with her. That does not ring true. Since the only good change was in Martha, that has to be the one I like the most. I love her character, although I am glad I did not have a mother like that. It was nice to see her shine. Your commenters are correct. He was either in an alternate universe, or he was knowing things he has no way of knowing. If Beckett becomes a captain and sentenced to live out her days doing paperwork, she is going to WANT to get convicted of something and busted back down to homicide cop, the way Admiral Kirk was busted back down to Captain. Paperwork and politics are not fun. I've been there. Trust me. There was slightly more wedding than we got with Kevin and Jenny, but not much more. But then, I don't like weddings, so it was OK. I can't say as the green screen sunset impressed me or depressed me. I was too busy thinking about the pants suit she wore to get married. I will have to watch it again, but I don't remember it as being pretty. Beckett usually has better taste. At least it was not the godawful first dress.
Where I worked, we were allowed to have music, played low so as to not disturb others, and if we were stupid enough to want to sit on the floor, no one would stop us. However, I would no more sit on the floor of Abby's lab, considering some of the things she has had in there, than I would jump off the roof and flap my arms in the vain hope that I had suddenly turned into a bird. And sleeping on it is even worse. She has had some NASTY contaminants in there, and unless the whole place gets bleached regularly, they are still lurking.
I totally agree about both Abby and the cat. But since Abby is supposedly the most popular character on television, I will not be holding my breath any time soon for her to change back into a grown up. If the cat groomed his arm for an hour that cat was expecting to return from its jaunt outdoors. It is probably sitting outside the building, waiting to be let back in. (Yes, I know it is not a real cat. But that is what a real cat would be doing.) If they are trying to retrieve the character of Bishop in the eyes of the Bishop haters, I think they may have left it a bit late. And I am not even one of the haters. I am a Bishop disliker. And after last night's episode, I disliked her more than I did at the beginning of the show. In fact, when the closing credits came up, I said so out loud to the television. The television was not impressed. I thought Tony talking to the man he interviewed about cats was totally out of character, and wrong for the situation. I appreciate the insight in one of the other comments that this episode was written by a writer who consistently writes Tony badly. All said, I loved Ducky and Palmer last night. I though everyone else was either par for the course, or badly written. If I was the show runner, I would not have that writer back. I thought that NCIS New Orleans was a far better episode last night than NCIS. Better written, and better acted.
As a plot device, I most certainly think that you can compare them. And it is a plot device. JJ did not mention it. It was there to read in her face, for those who watch the show and remember all the background. That was what I thought was most interesting about it. The writers threw us an Easter Egg.
I thought that it was interesting that JJ came to the realization that her mother had lost a child, and I remembered that JJ herself lost a child (in Afghanistan). I am wondering whether she has told her husband yet. It would appear that she has not told her mother; her mother, a blunt truth-teller, would no doubt have bludgeoned her with it during their argument.
I have always found him to be extremely handsome and very sexy, indeed.
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