When has this show ever been a shoot em up action show? The reviewer must have this show confused with NCIS LA.
This was another great "Bishop" episode. She was a strong, confident and competent woman and NCIS agent. And still classy: She didn't badmouth Jake to her family; in fact, she defended her marriage, if not actually defending his actions. She very politely stated that it was her marriage and her problem, so would her mother and brother kindly step off and let her deal with it. And she managed to take care of business at the same time. I like Bishop more and more as time goes by. Also, inspired casting of the Bionic Woman as Bishop's mother. Lindsay Wagner still looks great, doesn't she?
Yes. I certainly think that Lindsay Wagner looks beautiful!
She sure does!
Hmmmm. They are building up to something. Said something is possibly giving Gibbs a replacement family.
I have no idea who Harry Van Gorkum is, so I guess I am in the minority. However, I have been a ginormous fan of Lindsay Wagner's since her days as The Bionic Woman, and I would recognize her anywhere. To me, she has aged gracefully, and looks beautiful. I loved seeing her on NCIS, and it is a shame that Barbara Bishop is married because I would love to see her and Gibbs as a couple. Jimmy's character does need to grow up, I agree with you, Doug. It's always wonderful to see Fornell, and I loved that he asked Tony to join him for Thanksgiving. I think if Ellie does decide to give Jake another chance, he is going to have to agree to counseling, but trust is extremely hard to rebuild after someone has been unfaithful. All in all, I enjoyed this Thanksgiving episode.
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I had no idea who he was either..............
The guy who was Bishop's brother usually plays some white collar criminal so it was nice to see him branching out.
Make that three of us, at least as far as his name goes. I never knew his name but have seen him in *countless* other shows, usually playing the bad guy.
Plus, he was the guy with the funny accent! Always suspect the guy with the funny accent first, *especially* if he's British! :-D
Lol, that's racist :P hahaha!
It's more a statement on the Law of Conservation of Character Traits - they don't usually have unusual characteristics (an accent, a limp, etc.) if they aren't somehow significant. In short, a seemingly-minor character with an unusual characteristic is likely to become significant later.
Like Doug said , everything has a meaning in a script. So when Nick said " he told me to keep the phone and he doesn't call" , i thought tracker. The same goes for the special door , Nick can't open it "from his side" but what about the other side ? I don't think it will be a treasure chamber of any sort at first . It will potentially be a point of entry . I don't believe Trubel was brainwashed . Being a grimm and being trubel , i can't see her siding with a wesen against Nick just because she was kept in a cell and beaten . I realized that i didn't write about Renard's meeting ! Must be because i am so not interested... For me Renard is Grimm's pickle , he's in the sandwich but he isn't that memorable .
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Bishop centric episode means whining is soon to follow. This was a nice Thanksgiving themed episode it was like Saving Private Ryan. As I mentioned its a nice change in which the case of the week doesn't always involve the marine or navy officer being murdered to bring in the team's assistance, NCIS is to not only solve crimes regarding the navy but to provide service and aid to the servicemen and women. After what happened last week it seemed reasonable for Bishop to take a step back and go with her family back home, which was more wholesome compared to say Gibbs' way of coping with issues. Gibbs was really on point in his support of Bishop Gibbs never had the comfort of family to fall back on during his struggles and for him to tell her to talk about issues shows how much he has changed. Old Gibbs would't be open about feelings and personal problems he'd internalize them until he took it out on the next bad guy to piss him off. The scene on the porch which showed his vulnerability and how he's been talking about his problems is evident of that change.Great to see Fornell was back again with hair besides Tony he's one of the few characters who can do humour on point and the scene between the both of them 'Toby' inviting Tony for a punishment dinner they should be partnered more often. Nice throwback to long time viewers with the reference of Ducky's annual Thanksgiving party and that Abby is a soup kitchen volunteer just a few tidbits about the characters that have been consistent. Jimmy was back I'm gonna to assume his absence is due to his new little girl. It seems these days the autopsy gremlin comes only to be target of the 'Gibbs is behind you' gimmick oh well better him than Tony. A very heart warming episode can't wait to see the christmas one.
I am glad she won, she is an amazing dancer, you wouldn't think she never danced before! I know some don't like Derek due to winning so some don't vote for that reason, so I"m glad Bindi won for bindi, not for derek. Nick was amazing too! Alek well I'm sorry but he can't dance, a stick can dance better. he just moves around like a robot and picks lyndsay up most of the time.
id like to see you dance better... oh and go stop a terrorist attack while your at it.
that dude Alek just had no personality, it was hard to connect with him
Rule 28: "If you need help, ask for it." I believe this is a new rule for the NCIS universe. This time, Douglas, I think I enjoyed this episode more than you. Yes, I think there were too many plots and characters. Yes, Mother Quinn losing two children in combat in less than a year with one on the table about to die was extreme. But as you wrote we find Bishop using an edged tool chopping wood ending with Bishop using her own knife to peel potatoes with Gibbs. This cracked me up, and gave to me at least a better definition of what kind of person Ellie is becoming and the problems Jake should expect. There's no way she is a little Gibbs, but I give the writers credit for making the attempt to offer Ellie a chance to grow. Ooh, ooh, I can't figure out why Barbara wanted to handle Gibbs knife. All in all I enjoyed the episode, and by the way I don't recall Barbara mentioning a husband; I only remember references to Ellie's father. Whatever, I label this as a transition episode. Of course; Gibbs bought a one way ticket and he asked for a ride back to DC.
Agree with one point that it certainly didnt live up to the hype like all previous episodes have but it was definitely a packed and good episode with vintage tools like spies communicating through reference books, flower shops, profiling their victims and ending up marrying them, installing cyanide caps in their teeth etc. I love Patterson , not only was she not bitter as most people become when they lose someone, she didnt project any negativity toward Jane and is such a team player. I didnt like the new addition to the team I forgot her name,as this team has plenty chemistry. Reid has great instincts and he's been watching Zapata for weeks acting weird so I bet he's going to be the one who finds the letter and confronts her. What people fail to realise is that Blindspot is not the notebook,there wont be any kisses in the rain people - the character arch and the story does not require chemistry as both characters aren't the everyday normal couple.At this point that kiss, is only two heavily introverted multi layered mistrusting individuals accidentally finding stability together. It didnt seem to be pushed into the writing just for the heck of it. Jane was speaking to Patterson and when she said that she wasted so much time analysing why it wont work and if she could relive the last few weeks, I knew the kiss was coming. And I hope it isn't the last kiss because the episode closes with Oscar (tree tattoo guy) who Jane can "trust", and who is going to help her, and when a past flame steps into help especially when that person can give her all the answers, then the new flaming will take a backseat. Im so happy Carter died I had had enough of him and yes theres a bigger villain out there so now we jump from Daylight to O'Ryan. As FBI Mayfair might know what O'Ryan is too! Cant wait for it to come back in Feb and I certainly don't believe that Jane "did that to herself" it cant be that straight forward.
Spot on Review..i seriously love this show..blown away every week
Thanks for reading! I agree, this is my favorite currently airing show by far.
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