Based on the possibility that Mishnev may be going after others who matter to Gibbs, I would not suppose that this is the last that we will see of Jeri Ryan. They may be putting guards around his surviving ex-wives, and Fornell and his little girl, too. It would be a good idea. So, they may show up a time or two more this season. When I saw Fornell on the cell phone screen, I figured that it was Fornell calling, to find out where his wife is. (Yeah, I know, ex-wife, but they have been back together. Maybe they did not dot the i's and cross the t's, but they were together. I would think she left him a message telling him where she was.) I figured the look on Gibbs's face was at the prospect of having to tell his friend what happened to the ex-wife Fornell loved. I feel moderately bad now that Diane is dead, but she was even more obnoxious and disgusting in the front parts of this episode than she usually is, and that is saying something. The woman was a termagant. It is a good thing that they made such a great episode out of it, because her character is going to be a great loss to the show, even though she was generally a revolting person. She was very well-written, and even better-played. I have been here four times looking for a review of NCIS Los Angeles. What gives?
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I have yet to watch this episode, as I was out. However, it seems to me that in a city the size of New York, there should be more than one meeting which he could attend. If someone is stealing his words, can he not go to a different meeting and avoid the thief?
When they introduced him he was said already to be dying of cancer, I think it was, at that time.
I do not speak for any gay people. They have mouths and keyboards, and can speak for themselves. I speak for myself. I personally am offended by the stereotype. It demeans me. The writers think that I, the viewer, am a stupid person living in another century. I am offended when writers treat me that way. And you did not read what I said carefully enough, if you think I EVER speak for anyone but myself.
While it will be too bad not to have Mr. Eads's pretty face to watch any more, I think the turnover in staff at the lab makes the show reflect reality in a way that a lot of shows with an unchanging office cast do not. I spent fifteen years at my last office job, and the staff turnover due to retirement, moving, promotion, firing, transfers, illness, marriage, childbirth, etc., was constant. We also had several individuals who left for one reason or another, and who then returned as new hires. CSI has had characters die, leave for better jobs, leave for sabbaticals, leave to get married -- the only one I did not particularly like was Dr. Ray Langston. I disagree with the previous commenters. I think the turnover keeps the show fresh, and I like the different skills brought in by the new characters. I like the blood spatter specialist (Finn Finlay); I like the humanizing effect his daughter has had on Conrad Ecklie. I agree that it appears that CBS is trying to strangle this show on the vine, to kill it without getting the blame. I think that is pretty bush league of them.
That would indeed be an interesting caution to those so foolish as to not get vaccinated against things for which there are vaccines. Spanish Flu is not one of them. I believe that I read or saw a piece a decade or so back about the US government having stockpiled a sample of this specific flu virus which they discovered that they had, unintentionally. (The discovery, not the stockpiling.) It is put aside against the day that they may find it necessary to make a vaccine for it, or a related virus. It was a long time ago, so I don't remember the details any more. Given her history, I very much doubt Audrey has ever been vaccinated against anything. You're right. That had not occurred to me.
Nicky embodies the mindset "I am 17 years old, so I know everything." She is tiresome.
I hope it is not the Spanish flu. NASTY disease. My grandmother's older sister died of it.
It was the over the top gay cliches which really turned me off in the first three episodes. I have several gay friends, and if they had not mentioned it, one would not know, because they are regular people, just like blacks, redheads, science fiction fans, chefs, paraplegics, and females. One of my friends is a professional drag queen, and when not in drag, you would see none of those ridiculous mannerisms they have the gay characters using on the first three episodes. It is offensive in the extreme, and I am not gay. Just offended. If they do not cut that out, then the show will tank, because that time has PASSED.
Last night I watched the first three episodes online, and I was planning to never see the show again. Your review has convinced me to give it another look.
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