I have worked for years on computer and network support - and someone in one of the comments above is trying to argue me that all of that was possible. That power cords can magically be reconfigured to be data lines.(!) From Abby's brief and hurried explanation, she had isolated the computer from the network, plus put it in a box (wow) to shield it from the rest of the room. Then, the virus snaked out via electric cables to infect the lab. I burst out laughing at that one.
You raise a good point. After determining their location, Tony was able to hop on a plane, grab a van and high-tail it to Gibbs and company in extremely short order. A little magical, that one.
You're free to disagree and dislike the show all you like - in fact the place would be boring otherwise. But to cast aspersion on the review by making the false claim that we get paid by CBS is lame to say the least. I honestly loved this episode. I didn't love the other NCIS: New Orleans show though. Go read that one.
I suppose I disagree with you. Pride is nothing like Gibbs and doesn't try to be. Brody might be a bit like Ziva but....there's a bratty sparkle in her eye which tells me she's her own character. And of course the "aw shucks ma'am" LaSalle is nothing like any of the NCIS characters: not McGee, and not Palmer. I like these characters but felt they were poorly used in this opening episode. Especially Pride. P.S. I found the episode sleepy not the characters.
You and me both. The setting for the show is terrific - which is why I think it might have staying power, despite this weak start.
Well it would have to be, wouldn't it? A simple electrical cord plugged into a computer doesn't magically become a data cable.
The hope here is that this season will continue with the same primary focus as the last: that of the detectives themselves more than the case they investigated. McConaughey and Harrelson ate up every scene they were in. Both of the new guys have that ability too.
Yeah but re-purposed electrical cords being used in an isolated environment? Nope. Doesn't pass muster.
Thank you for the catch on the NSA thing. The review's now been updated. What Abby did I thought seems semi-believable - I mean she made sure the computer was isolated from the network. That's systems 101 stuff. I really struggled with the mutant virus getting away via electrical cords though. Anything's possible, I guess but that one really stretched my ability to suppress disbelief.
I agree with NOLA and would love to read your reasoning. A followup question: did you see the NCIS episode when they introduced these characters? I did, and thought it was very well done, particularly in comparison to this episode, which was a bit too sleepy for my taste.
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