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
I saw the whole Bishop/Gibbs parallels as more of a Father/Daughter vibe - u know how kids copy what their parents do even if they're not sure why. There r similarities between Bishop & Gibbs personality wise (private, stubborn, somewhat perfectionists) and she has said "I want to be like u, Gibbs." Doing the math, it seems she also is about the same age Kelly would be now & I really think Gibbs sees what his daughter could've been in Ellie. I saw this ep as forging the paternal bond,if u will. However, I hope other bonds don't get overlooked - like Gibbs & Tony. I miss their closeness & would love scenes between them like we got w/Ellie in this ep. Also, I always thought the Gibbs/Abby dynamic was the most clear & natural paternal bond on the show (why he treats Abby different & shows his softer side w/her). The question to Gibbs of "Do u have kids?" has come up a lot in recent seasons. As much as I understand his answer "I did", I feel like he's overlooking the "kids" he's been given and has now - his team. Maybe that's what Kelly was trying to tell him when she said "It's about the future now"-the future of Abby and Tony and McGee and Ellie. Ok, back tot the ep. I loved the family moments with the Bishops, tho I have to say i would've been a little peeved that Abby didn't get something like this if I didn't know her brother Luca was (finally!) being introduced. Also, wish we would've actually seen Gibbs open up/talk to Dr Taft - reveal how he's really feeling and what he's afraid of. The crime plot tonight was different but you're right - it's hard to care for characters we don't know so it almost felt like a "B" plot. Tho it was great to see Fornell again-love that guy!
Are you sure Barbara is married? Where has he been? They've been there a couple of days and he was mentioned a number of times, but only coming on Thanksgiving. Maybe I was reaching, but I was hoping for a connection between Gibbs and Barbara, too. I'd like to see him with somebody who isn't a ba**breaker for a change.
I don't get it. What does jarring artisanal pickles have to do with Dr. Perlmutter's going full hipster with a beard?
He was also "Candy" on Bonanza...
The Riddler's a BTCH!!"
"Betsy stopped by Hank's house to feed his cat and discovered his room papered with odd symbols. They seemed to knock the wind out of Betsy, and I'm not sure what they were or why they had that effect. My initial assumption was that they were UFO-related." Of course they are UFO related. There have been references throughout the series so far of UFOs and did you not notice at the end of that scene the 5 note reference to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. G.Lorje
I know we didn't hear a gunshot or see blood, but I am hoping Simone is dead. I can certainly understand Bear's reasoning in killing her. She's disloyal and a danger to the family. Bear's reaction afterwards was so extreme I seriously doubt that he let her go.
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