Sue ann
NCIS Review: Mike Franks' Swan Song

@ OaklandShoeDiva -- The Secretary of the Navy is the boss of Director Vance. The President is the boss of the Secretary of the Navy. If Vance was telling the truth (and I would NEVER bet that he is telling the truth), then it seems to me that it would have to be one of those two individuals who told him to put EJ in charge of this investigation.

Sue ann
NCIS Review: Mike Franks' Swan Song

@ Adam -- This is the definition of "supercilious". su·per·cil·i·ous   /ˌsupərˈsɪliəs/
[soo-per-sil-ee-uhs] –adjective
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression. So, what were you really trying to say about the previous 128 posts by people who actually do care about this program and the figments of some writer's imagination? (Now, THAT is supercilious.)

Sue ann

I do not always watch this program, but I made a point of catching it tonight, for the resolution of this arc. I had gotten the impression over the season, in the episodes I saw, that the youngest brother was kind of like Eugene Barkley used to be on The Big Valley -- there but given little or nothing to do, and eventually to vanish like Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days. I was pleased to see that Jamie had a major role tonight. I was even MORE pleased to see that this program did not go with the fad-of-the-year, and kill off a major protagonist. I have no problem with losing an antagonist; there are always more, especially for cops. It was a good show. I did share the reviewer's concern about Danny's partner being left out there alone. It was not the right way for that to have been done.

Sue ann

Ashton Kutcher has the advantage of being a grownup. I expect he will show up on time, know his lines, (all of which I read Sheen also did), but additionally, not embarrass the producers, other actors, or fans. I only catch this show in its run as a fill-in show before primetime, but I will make an effort to find out when it is on, and watch it. I liked Sheen in Major League, but he is an idiot, and being a fan of his would make me feel like an idiot, too. Not gonna go there.

Sue ann
The Mentalist Review: Cho Smiles!

Cho is my favorite character on this show -- the rest of them annoy me in one way or another, but Cho is just fascinating. (And very handsome, which does not hurt.) It's good to see him flash that big grin. I also liked the way he punched the banger in the nose and just kept walking. I can always do with more Cho and less Patrick Jane.

Sue ann

@ laura -- What makes you believe the reviewer is Caucasian? Is there a picture somewhere of him? He is right. The writers have deliberately made Priya a bitch. Her brother Raj is the sweetest of the four males, usually, although that was in abeyance last night. But if you remember back to the episode with the cricket they caught and had to take to the entomology department to have it identified, Raj is the one who tried to make Lewis Black's character feel better about the destruction of his career. Sheldon and Howard simply walked out after he answered their question. Raj has often been the peacemaker. And he is the same non-Caucasian that Priya is. It is not logical to assume that the reviewer is being racist. Analyze Priya's character. She is not a nice person. Her skin color is irrelevant.

Sue ann

Everyone who thinks Gibbs should or would become the director of NCIS should remember the one week he was supposed to substitute for Jenny Shepard when she went abroad. He could not stand the job. He is not politically savvy enough to do the job. He will not lower his standards far enough to do the necessary pandering which comes with such a political job. Gibbs will never be the director. Get used to that. His character is one who has found his role in the world, and he is smart enough to not step out of it. It will not happen.

Sue ann
Bones Review: Lime in the Coconut

I'll miss Mr. Nigel Murray. He probably was my favorite squintern. I had been hoping it was Sweets who would get killed. Or Daisy. He was right about three to four on Christmas Eve being the busiest shopping hour of the year. I have done it, at the Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, IL. It's a nightmare time to shop. So not all of the information is useless. It just is not necessarily relevant to the situation at hand. As he said to Cam last year or the year before, it ties his mind down so that he can use it. I will miss that. As far as the did-they-didn't-they, I don't really care. For me, this show this season jumped the shark. I will continue to watch, but it has gone to irretrievable for me. I just don't care.

Sue ann

I liked the way Castle stuck his chin out and decided to go for it, no matter what. Usually when she pushes him that far, he backs off and shuts up. This time, he didn't. This show often reminds me of the great films of the 1930's, most of which seemed to feature William Powell. Smart, well-acted, well-written character-driven scripts. This show just keeps getting better every season. @ Rick Scheuer -- I would like to discuss the apparent fad this season for killing off major characters in television shows. I watch few of them; of the ones I watch, Bones, NCIS, and Castle all have killed or plan to kill off an important character this week, next week, or both weeks. I gather that a whole lot of the dramas which I do not watch are planning to do the same, based on what I see of the reviews and spoilers here on this web page. What is up with this monkey-see-monkey-do school of television writing? There are other ways to create change in a television series without killing someone. For instance, Castle is going to change if and when Alexis goes to Stanford early. Bones is going to change when Hodgins and Angela have that baby. NCIS changed a bit when Ducky's mother died a natural death of old age, and changed when Gerald was shot by Ari, and had to have physical therapy. Violent death is NOT the only way to create change. I know I am revealing my ignorance, but what is a Buddy/UST show?

Sue ann
NCIS Review: Mike Franks' Swan Song

@ Michael -- Thank you for the correction. Chris Pacci was killed while Kate was still there. This changes nothing regarding the death and devastation which have surrounded Ziva her entire life. I do believe your zeal for pulling apart the posts of other people here causes you to entirely miss their point.