I agree with Fish. When the kid got away with stealing, which is what it was, and they all just laughed, and went out to have a good time, I was frowning. That is no way to raise a child, and it was not funny. It left a rather bad taste in my mouth over the episode. So, the kid has to pay Tim the $50.00? And who gets to pay the insurance company or the bank the other $9950.00? It was STOLEN! He is not going to be giving it back. I also thought that having McGee's identity stolen yet again was tiresome. A computer genius who's been burned before would take better precautions. I like seeing Tony in his suits; no problem there. I would probably never notice if the actress who plays Ziva gains weight, but it would be interesting if her character does. I thought it was an acceptable episode, as good as usual, but nothing special. The female Marine kept bothering me -- it took me about 18 hours to figure out why I did not like her, and it was because she did an excellent job playing a murderer on Dexter. I think I watch too much TV. The best-ever rating for the episode I would take as a criticism of the programming offered by the other networks, rather than as any great improvement in NCIS. They are already excellent, but this was not better than usual, in my opinion. Just better than everything else.
Technically, it would be OK for co-workers to date or to be married in NCIS. They covered that in one of the DVD extras one year. There are married couples amongst the NCIS agents. It is not part of the Navy, it is a civilian agency, and it is allowed. The reason it is mostly not done here is Gibbs's rule number 12, "Never date a co-worker", as established in Season 7, episode 14.
I will be delighted to see the end of Prentiss; she really makes me annoyed. And I don't much care for JJ, either. I like Garcia and Reid. Other than that, I watch for the stories, not the characters. These are not believable characters, so I pretty much ignore them.
I thought the episode was fairly good. I agree that Caroline had a brilliant moment there. The actress is wonderful; her character is pretty much my favorite on this show. I want to compliment Deirdre Lovejoy's performance in the entire story arc of the Gravedigger. She was amazing, one of the best villains I have seen in years. It was nice to see that Ryan O'Neal has lost weight. He was so plump there for a while I was afraid he would have a heart attack, and I would rather he stay alive and keep appearing on Bones. I thought the idea that Taffet could inculcate that amount of self doubt into Sweets in a short ride was ridicuous. If anything, he has shown himself to have a high opinion of his field, and of himself. I did not buy it.
Well, FINALLY!!!!!!!! Since Bones has gone to he**, Castle has become my favorite show, and this episode moved the characters further off the starting positions than they have managed to move altogether in the two-and-a-half previous seasons. However, there was still a good share of the fear the Captain commented upon in the last episode of the second season. When Beckett asked Castle why he was still around, the long, long pause and tortured-debate look on his face made me think he might, possibly, declare himself, but there is still the boy friend in Africa, saving the world. No declaration of love forthcoming. And the kisses certainly gave them pause for thought, however briefly. This show has been fascinating since the first time I saw it, but it took a quantum leap tonight. I never voted any program a "5" before. This one I did.
Julie is right. "The center didn't hold, and now neither does the show." I am still of the feeling that the actors are at sea, with no guidance regarding the goal of the season. They do not seem to be as invested in this show as we are, and it is very annoying. The only thing in the entire episode which remotely appealed to me was the strange reaction which the squint elicited by trying to chat with his co-workers about all the personal issues he had so rigidly ignored or dismissed in the past. That was funny. Not believeable, but funny. Actually, I liked him the way he was, and I hope he goes back to it, but not just now. Since the rest of the show is garbage, at least he is amusing. Even Angela and Hodges seem unreal. Their comments were too brief. If so much of this show is now to be devoted to Hannah, I would like to see some reaction in Angela. She was supposed to be Temperance's best friend. Even pregnant, I don't believe she would have no feelings about being supplanted in this way. Angela has feelings about EVERYTHING! The writers must be on crack. This used to be a good program.
Linda Hunt was wonderful, as always. It was nice to see Cliff Simon again; I have missed him since Stargate SG-1 went off the air. It looked to me as though Deeks and Kensi are finally beginning to mesh as an effective team, the way Callan and Hanna are. Last night's episode was the first time this show started to actually grow on me. But I would like to have Nate back. They have never really explained why the character was essentially dropped, and it annoys me.
I like it! I have enjoyed every single thing I have ever seen him do, and his John Coffey was absolutely brilliant.
I saw the last two minutes of Gervais's opening monologue and the first fourteen seconds of the first winner's speech, before suffering terminal boredom and changing the channel. I never returned to the program. Yep, I was offended by his joke about Scientology. We have freedom of religion in this country. That is their religion. Get over it. It is not a sin to be gay, so get over snide comments about that, too. The individuals in question do not appear to be gay, but who cares in the first place? If Gervais had not been offensive, and if Christian Bale had not ranted on and on and on about people I never heard of, I might have stayed with the program a bit longer, to see the dresses. But the two of them in fast tandem like that? Forget it.
NCIS I hope they do not something ghastly to Mr. Gibbs. I so love being able to see Ralph Waite on NCIS every season lately. The episode where Jethro had to put up with having both Mike Franks and Mr. Gibbs around together was a major crackup.
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