I enjoyed this season much more than season 11. I thought season 11 was the low point for the series and anything would be better than that year and it was. I am getting tired of ghosts showing up all the time. I wish the writers would bury that tactic. All in All a good year.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole season, but I think 'Grounded' is my favorite episode of the entire season, it managed to be a team episode even though the team were split physically. 'Cabin Fever' was a close second. There are still scenes that I wish that were never written/included, but they were fewer this season than there were during the mid years. I appreciate the times they do shake up the formula, too, and believe that there is plenty more creative mileage to the show if they don't limit themselves to a show formula. The finale may have lost impact due to the spoilers (Glasberg really shouldn't publicize the end of season, LOL) but it has people talking - even if the question is "they aren't going to kill Gibbs and ruin the show, are they?" rather than "will he live or die?".
Me too Mia....a solid A. Loved the cabin cameraderie and the tough love. Only friends can do that with each other.
Why would the "Z" option even be posted? You are feeding fuel to the fire!!!!
I give it a solid B. It was a good season and kept me entertained. I really am happy with the evolution of most of the characters, especially Bishop and Tony. I noticed you left her out of your report card. She really came into her own and became a true team member in season 12 And Tony being in a mature relationship has been such a nice change. Didn't enjoy Abby & Jimmy at all. And McGee moving into the number 2 spot? No offense to Sean Murray, he's a very good actor, but the character of McGee isn't strong enough to be the second lead. I was pretty much bored with all the McGee focus. He's just not an action hero.Favorite episodes - Grounded, Parental Guidance and Cadence.Not favorite episodes - Status Update and the one where Gibbs when undercover as a computer geek.
Interesting idea. Maybe as a separate post. Thanks for that - I'll give it some thought.
I didn't cover nearly everything that I want to talk about. It would have made the report card way too long. So yes, Bishop wasn't mentioned. She could have been - there was one episode that really captured her back story. It was nearly too long as it was though. (Also didn't talk about Vance, Delilah, Zoe or even Gibbs).
Delilah & Zoe might as well wear tees that say "I'm here to give somebody on this team a mature relationship". They are 2-dimensional characters at best. Pretty bland and stereotypical.
Honestly would love to read your 'take' on many of the side/guest characters. Am thinking Vance, Abby, Jimmy, Ducky and Abby but would also enjoy seeing a column on Delilah, Zoe, Breena and Jake.
Paige has played her role out-time for the character to move on. She's always been a real yawner for me. Whine whine whine!
Not only do I dislike the Chad character, I dislike a grown man who uses the childish name of Billy. Bill, Will, Willam, whatever, at least those are MEN'S names!
As much as I loved the Bo-Hope wedding, I got more kicks out of Sami's many NON weddings, haha! Never will I forget her & Carrie duking it out at one of Sami's weddings, & her laying there in tears as Carrie married the man of Sami's dreams, Austin! Now THAT was a wedding to remember too!
So in your eyes Tony has evolved and is in a mature relationship with Zoe. Can you say pass the handcuffs please! Tony has matured so much he's ready for a rocking chair. He's lost his edge as well as his personality. You hardly notice him except when Gibbs is yelling at him. We surely aren't watching the same show or if we are I certainly don't see what you do.
That's fair. I think we're looking for different things. I get irritated when a respectable character like Tony is portrayed as a clown or frat boy. The fact that he stopped being that way was a huge plus for me. In pretty much every interrogation scene, I think we saw that edge that you referenced.
It's a la Vincent D'Onofrio (Detective Goren) or Kyra Sedgwick (Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson) thing and that is very good.
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I think the handcuffs made Tony much more interesting... ;-D
I think it was a great season with very stable ratings, and some good episode writing
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