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Nobody gave anyone permission. Do you think Gibbs would care about anyone's permission? Hardly. She made him see and acknowledge what he was doing, and showed him what his lack of pushing her was doing to her. He then made a choice. It wasn't permission at work. It was wisdom.

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Well said! And I agree with you on your note about Ziva not revealing her score. That is totally a Ziva thing to do. The writer got that one right.

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Did you not see Gibbs order her to sit behind a desk and not on the floor?

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kch50428 is right. The Round Table for this episode will be posted in a few days. Keep an eye out here on TVFanatic, or on my Twitter account (@wolfshades)

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Yeah, well - maybe not anymore.

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Mel, you're going to love this week's Round Table. I had the same thought as you about the reason for Gibbs treating Bishop differently. We're going to explore that.

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Let's not stir the pot, shall we? I was glad to see that meme go away. No interest in seeing it resurrected. ; )

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I'm a little bummed that the cat didn't stick around. Would have added an element of warmth to his apartment.

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Thanks for the corrective note, Joni. I knew that, but got the names mixed up. Now corrected. Forgot to mention how much I appreciated Bishop's praise of Tony and McGee. She clearly values them, doesn't she? Great to see.

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Too long? Nonsense - I enjoyed reading it! Your last paragraph features well into the observation that a number of women who have been paired with Tony in a few episodes have been anything but weak dependent women. So, while we may have lost that in Ziva's replacement, the nuance of it isn't entirely gone. And who says Bishop will turn out to be weak, at the end of the day? She's dependent upon Tony and the gang right now, in order to come up to speed - but that's a factor her being young, not weak.