I have TOTALLY lost interest in this show now that Cote is gone(Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is WAY more interesting),but I do recall the episode with McGee's dad. Neither father nor son are very good with expressing feelings. It's a guy thing. That's just the way we are.That's why this episode(what I've read about it) strikes a nerve. The death of a family member is especially jarring when it happens during the holidays.Somebody out there correct me if I'm wrong about this ,but I think that's when the news of the John Gacy murders was revealed,and also when the Sandy Hook killings took place. Again, someone with the exact dates send a response. Happy Hanukkah,Merry Christmas,and Happy Kwanzaa to all readers. May we all LIVE LONG AND PROSPER in the New Year.
I feel so sorry for you watching Agents Of Shield must be like watching a 2 month year old baby cry
It improved towards the end of the first season, when they could do the story they wanted to do.
Agents of SHIELD is not on opposite NCIS.
Sad that people have to attack someone who said Agents of Shield is more interesting to them these days. My husband would agree with you about the father/son deal....apparently it is a guy thing.
LOVED THIS EPISODE! Doug needs to add "for me" to many of his opinions. Obviously, for most of us devotees of NCIS, this episode "worked" and "added up" just fine and did not seem disjointed at all. The rules mattered. The flashbacks made complete sense. I think that for a show to do an episode so poignant after so many years on the air is a testament to the strength of the writing and the commitment of the actors. Bravo, NCIS!
I was so looking forward to the episode based on the preview, and I didn't have a clue about McGhee's dad, so I was very sad. I really expected a happier ending for Christmas time and was surprised that it ended how it did. I was glad for the flashbacks with Kate and the others, even though they were brief. I still don't get the Ziva hate. I never cared for her and Tony as a couple, but I certainly had no hate towards her, and in fact liked her. I especially liked when she was also mispronouncing words. I found it adorable. It was good to see Tony take a back seat and to see McGhee get prominent showing for a change.
Good episode. I agree that having the NCIS fly to Afghanistan was a bit much. Don't like the Sebastian character. He is goofy and has some cringe worthy lines. Always enjoy seeing C.C.H. Pounder on screen.
It was not a bit much. Would you prefer him typing a letter?
when does it air?
this was by far the best one of season 12 sad about tims dad
What disappointed me was that a key premise of the show is that this NCIS office's territory is the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle to the Texas coast. The opening scene was filmed at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL (I know, I've been there many times) but they acted like it was all taking place in NO! Perfect opportunity missed!
It was most definitely filmed at the WWII museum in New Orleans
My apologies. To me it looked like the Naval Air Museum. At least my point about them getting out of town in their jurisdiction is still valid. :-) Love N.O. but like the mothership (NCIS) where their cases take them Baltimore, Norfolk, even inland to West Virginia, it will be good down the road to see them in other settings on and about the Gulf. Pensacola NAS, Gulfport, Meridian, etc.
I agree with you that all their cases thus far seem to be conveniently located close to home in New Orleans. At least New Orleans is an interesting place!
That is a small criticism. Why not lodge a protest?
I got a laugh out of the Kilroy Graffiti on one of the walls in the closed off area. Given that it was a WWII museum it definitely fit in and was something that you would expect to see there. I wonder how many younger viewers spotted it and know of its significance.
I liked everything McGee in this episode. The clips seemed extraneous. Loved seeing McGee take charge of the case while trying to deal with his familiy situation. and of course, the end was heartbreaking, though I did see it coming. Bishop was useless, why is she on the show at all? She couldn't even relate to the hackers.
It was an unusual format, but it was a good episode. (For once McGee was not the butt of some stupid joke.) It was well acted by the principals, and who cares about the criminals of the week? I look forward to some reruns of the episodes I missed this season.
yes I give them some credit for trying something totally different then the standard episode beat. It didn't' run quite as smoothly as it could have but it was excellent for what it attempted. I think that the critic is being too harsh on Heidi.. she was after all a teacher once, did something stupid and criminal for money, but she's not a soulless creep. I realize the flashbacks usually incorporated one of the rules but perhaps they were a little overdone, that was what ran less smoothly. Loved McGee's letter to his father, and though I'm sad that he died, real families have to deal with these tragedies and sorrows around the holidays too. They are just reflecting real life. Great episode!.
If you wait awhile,the whole season will be out on DVD.Also,I think you can stream episodes on HULU. That's the best way to go,rather than being at the mercy of Comcast.
Thanks. I know there are ways you can buy single episodes or whole seasons. I learned patience before those were available. At this stage of my life, when I have more time than money, the patience comes to the fore.
I hope he does star on NCIS NO Then I'd watch it and give it a try
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