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I'm guessing that I didn't explain myself well. We pretty much have to take their word for it when it comes to the romantic stuff, (the way they look at each other, etc.), but there are little hints as to why things are working out for them. Like the fact that, instead of going all dramatic as she could have done (and as we saw when Zoe confronted Gibbs a number of episodes ago), she chose a gentler approach to Tony. That to me speaks volumes about her respect for him. I think the fact that we're having discussions like this (and you are most certainly not alone in your observations, Dido!) just points to the fact that we're all different, and need different things in order to show evidence of relationships in general. I've always looked at the subtleties more than I have the more overt evidences that many prefer.

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If you read the interview I linked in the review, Erica mentioned that the show is only proposed at the moment, not green-lit for full production. IMDB has the pilot being aired sometime in 2016.

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Exactly! As enticing as these back stories are (hey, they help us get to know the team dynamics better, if nothing else), we have to remember that this show is not a soap opera. It's Navy-related crime fiction. Which is why these "oops-I-found-a-dead-body" stories get to be so boring, eventually. NCIS was doing a lot better earlier this year. We have a few more weeks to go - hopefully they can pull a rabbit out of their hat for the finale.

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Heh. No. There's nothing personal going on. I like the actor, but have disliked the way his character has been written lately. I think you're overstating your point, btw. I only mentioned the alpha-beta stuff in the last review.

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I too thought it was a snipe when Tony said it. But then realized he really was talking about the visual: McGee was probably the worst choice they could have made for the gun buyer. As in: not believable.

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I couldn't buy Peter's transformation into Eli, but I buy even less of Anne's adulation of him where she sets him up as the new boss of the cult. If anyone has anyone up their sleeve, I think it's Anne. Did you notice how Peter/Eli pretty much repeats everything she says? She's leading him down the garden path. And yes, as Kate said, I'm pretty sure Alan was at least shot, if not killed outright by Julia since we met her in the future.

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Our TVFanatic panelists have weighed in on this week's episodes. There are some positives and a few negatives to check out too (as you can imagine, just from the title alone). : ) http://www.tvfanatic.com/2015/...

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Maybe it's my limited exposure to the military world but in my opinion, McGee's behaviour - especially in front of Vance - was unprofessional and unwelcome, and not the conduct of a field agent. His "hurts doesn't it" comment was just so silly it was beyond belief. Abby's behaviour was no better. I thought she was more mature than this. The passive-aggressive thing she did stuck in my craw too: why not just come out and ask Gibbs why he did the DNA testing at another lab? Geez you'd think this was a soap opera instead of a NCIS crime show. (Please - no need for formality. Call me Doug.)

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I saw the first episode and, unlike so many other new shows that falter at the beginning, this one shows a lot of promise. And despite their quirkiness, I actually liked all of the characters right away. This compares to a character like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory - where it took some time to understand what Sheldon was all about before you could realized that he's not deliberately trying to be mean to others.

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On the contrary - I was tired of him being the butt of Tony's jokes for so long. At one point the two of them made the NCIS bullpen into a Laurel and Hardy circus. I like McGee - I just hate the way he's being written. The kind of behaviour he displayed last night was worthy of the old Tony pranks that used to get played on him. He provoked zero sympathy and heaps of scorn.