Christine, will there be a round table for this episode, given the short work week? I just wanted to tell you I enjoy your reviews and the roundtable. I wonder if Terrence, Alexi, et al, read any of the boards or forums re: their work, or do they just stay to the positive stuff.

NCIS Round Table: Paging Dr. Phil!

So after missing season 12 because of Bishop I decided to take a look at a single episode and see After if the show my wifenand I used to love became better... no, as a matter of fact, it became worse... Let's start - the stupidity of bishop this episode is appalling and yet people defend her - talk about having blinders on by having to justify her actions. What she did was stupid and nobody in production checked what crap the writer wrote. The fight scene was also weak and contrived to mitigate her stupidity in the first place. Abby could have called 911 as Bishop was attacked but she acted like a silly twit. As for the others... Tony has a heightened character stupidity revealing weak writers with no original thought which is a step backwards. Mcgee and Gibbs were ok but the performances could have been better. The show has grown worse in the sense that if the characters don't act stupid the performances look phoned in. The showrunner and writers need to be replaced - the show is gradually being run into the ground. There can only be so much clinging on to the things that made the show great a few years back but to repeat the same things using aging actors is foolish. Try getting the camaraderie, humour and family aspects back but let them age gracefully instead of recycling the old hits.

Chicago Fire Season 4 Episode 7 Review: Sharp Elbows

I absolutely loved the episode the whole otis brett thing was pretty annoying i like both character but that story was utterly unnecessary and gabby was badass first when she respectfully told him to mind his own business and then when she flat out confronted him
and boden oh dear boden no one touches boden or they'll be sorry
wish they give donna more to do love her to pieces ever since teen wolf

Amy conner

I am beginning to think that letting Ellie believe he cheated, is the lesser of two evils over what he really did. Maybe he is the one that blew up the building for whatever reason. He did have that ominous look on his face in the cab. It wouldn't surprise if Jake is killed off soon.

@ Amy Conner

Now that's an interesting hypothesis. Jake the patriotic terrorist? Jake the double agent? Jake with his own, as yet unknown, agenda? Way to think outside the box, Amy.

@ ebau

Somehow, I doubt the writers would go there. But it definitely makes for a fascinating conspiracy theory!


Carissa; Now I know why you and I see things differently sometimes. "Noah's pass at Eden at the hotel reminds us why they broke up." Really. Eden showed up at his hotel room. Eden was the aggressor. Eden then pulled the plug. What was HER game. To tell the truth. All of us guys that you know from Satisfaction would be hard pressed to turn down a women like Eden if she showed up at our door. I hate Noah, but I'm going to cut him some slack here.


I have to say, after watching this episode, what are they (the writers) doing to Jane?
My first thought was, "Is this Jane the Bumbling Idiot show?"
What is happening? Jane was a smart young lady in season 1. Now suddenly she is a bumbling idiot? Because she had a baby?? Seems all of her self-confidence and smarts went out the window!
Yes, nobody's perfect and we all make mistakes, but that seems to be all they are focusing on in every episode. I'm becoming disheartened. If the writers don't snap out of it, I may have to quit watching. They are destroying Jane.


Nice to get a little back story on LaSalle........... Still waiting for more with Brody and Sebastian and those pictures................

@ Terrie

It'll be nice to get back to those pictures, though in terms of this episode I think they would have been a distraction. I completely agree that it was nice to get that backstory on LaSalle!

NCIS Season 13 Episode 10 Review: Blood Brothers

Gibbs and Bishop really "conned" this prisoner with their promise of a parole review as if they were giving him a special deal . All federal prisoners with life or life without parole are automatically reviewed after 30 years. Some get it like Johnathan Pollard convicted of espionage who was freed this year.

@ Walter

Is that true when you're in a military prison, as he was?

@ Douglas Wolfe

Not sure, but since this was started by SECDEF, the 2nd most powerful man in Washington after POTUS, the least SECDEF could do would be to give him some privileges. Life in Leavenworth is "hard" time.


"Another positive was Lindsay Wagner playing the role of Bishop's mom Barbara Bishop. Although to be honest, she's changed so much that I doubt we'd have recognized her had we not been forewarned that she was to be in the episode. Maybe it's the glasses. Anyway, it was so good to see her again." I don't agree that Lindsay has changed that much at all. I thought she looked great and could still picture her on The Bionic Woman. She did and does make a great addition to the cast and I hope we get to see her again down the line. This was a typical NCIS episode in my view. The case of the week to me kinda fell flat. The ego on that prisoner thinking he could just get out of jail because he donates bone marrow..........and as Douglas mentioned we didn't really have enough to be invested into the dying Navy Lieutenant. I agree that Palmer and his character has gotten beyond grating. It's time to grow his character beyond saying something totally stupid with Gibbs standing right behind him. Now to Bishop, she needed time to process what had happened. She still may be unsure what she is going to do, but when it comes down to it, I don't think she will get back together with Jake. I'm still hoping this doesn't turn out to be some Jake being undercover crap that a lot are speculating is the case. As I said last week, Nobody in their right mind would ruin their marriage for a job. Was an ok episode and I couldn't be more happy they ARE NOT taking a lengthy hiatus like most other shows are right now............


Every time I see Gary Glasberg moving himself from executive producer to writer I cringe. Last night was no different. Credits said Story by Gary Glasberg and Jennifer Corbett with Teleplay by Jennifer Corbett. So, I believe Jennifer sufficiently cleaned up whatever Gary dumped into her lap. It was a lightweight Thanksgiving episode and kept my interest for the entire hour.
I wish at the end we could have met the rest of Bishop's family. I also hope this marriage issue gets settled promptly rather than slip into soap territory.