Sometimes these round tables are spot on but sometimes they leave me scratching my head. This episode was by and large one of the strongest this season and I feel like you guys really missed the mark on highlighting some of the big emotional poignant moments. Kind of disappointing. This was a deep episode emotion wise.... Would love to see you guys be a little more insightful.
Despite McGee not being my favourite character over all I really rather enjoyed this episode. Can't remember the last time I found an episode even vaguely exciting, and the chemistry between the excellent Margo Harshman as Delilah and McGee was lovely. I thought the episode started well and I wasn't expecting the murder victim to not be the Gunny's wife. McGee flirting in the office was surprising. He really is turning into Tony. I hate that the writers have left so little definition between these characters and with McGee being promoted so heavily during the last couple of seasons with the more dramatic plot lines, anyone who only recently started to watch the series could easily be forgiven for thinking that McGee has a more senior position on the show. Is it because the writers just don't know how to write Tony anymore? It was nice to see a serious DiNozzo interrogation, though I found Gibbs interrupting without a by your leave annoying. And yes I agree that McGee would definitely have checked out his theory before approaching Gibbs in interrogation, knowing full well that on any other day Gibbs would have head slapped him for not doing do. By the way in the UK if you ring a mobile and the person is outside the country then the ring tone is different. Is that the same in the US? In which case McGee would have known instantly that Delilah was no longer in Dubai. I too thought domestic "terrorism" - a bit of a strong description for what was being described. One particular bugbear of mine is how the show glosses over Delilah's condition. I hate that there's so little attention to detail regarding the ramifications of her injury. Since everyone including the pizza delivery guy was taking the stairs, one assumes the lift was out of order. How did Delilah get up four flights of stairs? I also noted that the apartment she was sharing with Rafi didn't appear to have been adapted for a wheelchair user. A laptop, presumably Delilah's, that was on the kitchen counter would have been too high to reach, and if the rest of the apartment was the same how would she even have used the shower/bath, etc. However, I did like DiNozzo's advice to McGee about not "chasing" Delilah. Certainly beats suggesting he gets a cat, or offering to cook McGee chops or casserole! In fact probably the most romantic thing I've heard him utter all season. I hated all the handcuff stuff with Zoe. And if I hear Tony say he's in a very committed relationship one more time I think I'm going to scream. There's been a reference to their developing relationship almost every week. I don't have a problem with him having a relationship but it seems to be moving really fast and we've barely met her. Trying to work out if it's the writers being heavy handed and at this rate they'll be married or at least engaged by the end of the season, or if it's more subtle than that and the writers are portraying Tony as someone who isn't really as committed as he makes out, but wants to be and is trying really hard to convince himself. One small plot point I really did like was that Tony tried Metro PD to see if they had anyone closer to the safe house. So many times I've watched crime shows where they dash across town, against the clock, never bothering check to see if the LEO's might actually be able to intercept more quickly. But my favourite scene had to be that between McGee and Delilah, the first real chemistry I've seen between them and it was great. About time we saw them kiss, particularly when you consider that before she left for Dubai, McGee was going to ask her to move in with him. Though is it just me and my PC, but similar to when Tony kissed Ziva in "PPF" the lighting seemed very low, I could barely see them. However, whilst I enjoyed the scene between McGee and Delilah as a huge Tony fan I can't help being a little disappointed that this likely means we won't get a similar scene between Tony and Zoe. I note that both Zoe and Snr are in the same upcoming episode. I'm concerned that if the relationship is indeed serious that the writers do give us more of a chance to get to know her before Tony and Zoe move in together or get engaged. Something I can imagine all the more likely now that the writers have called off Snr's proposed wedding to Linda, with I might add a decidedly poor excuse. Poor Tony, apparently now even his godmother has let him down!
Yeah, that thing with Delilah also bugged me. When the doors opened, and Delilah was outisde I was like "What the hell happened to the stairs??". I noted the height of the kitchen counter too. I like Delilah, but I think last time she was handled better - Tim was worrying about wheelchair access to his apartment
Bring back pastor tom!!!
I don't usually complain about seeing spoilers on the internet if I'm opening things that I know I shouldn't be, but to put this as the title was just uncalled for... I haven't watched the episode yet and now I clearly know what's going to happen... I come to the site to check for the shows I HAVE watched as I normally don't have to worry about seeing things like this. You usually leave the spoilers for once the article is actually opened. So thank you so much for ruining this for me :( Please learn from this to not do it again in the future!
Well as I stated in my comment, they rarely put a heading like that that gives away the episode. We live in a DVR world. They're very aware of that. And I like to keep up to date with the reviews on other shows I watch. All I'm saying is they can be more careful. Most of the time it's something like... "Find out after the jump who died" if we are expecting something like that.
For goodness sake! The world should stop because you haven't watched the episode yet? Really, get a life. If you don't want spoilers for TV shows then don't go to a site called TV Fanatic.
Brody was getting on my last nerve with way she was 2 timing the good dr. She sure looked like she was going back for a second helping of James. I like her with Sam. This was the first time I had ever even heard of James, so I had no vested interest in him or their past relationship. I agree with Pride. The justice system can fail us sometimes, but that doesn't give you the right to go out there and be judge and jury. We should be thankful that lynching is illegal here.
I would venture to guess that the "horror" is like the guy who cat burglars, and then progresses from burglary to murder. that might have something to do with it don't ya think. Then you find out he's a terrorist who has a gift fro breaking and entering along side the real life threats that ISIS has made against our military families for reals. "horror" is an apt description, for our current real fears.. DOn't think I 'd want to come home to seeing my bed pillows slashed. Would you Doug?
Not at all, but it still doesn't equate to terrorism. At least not in the classic sense. Yet they bandied that word around all during the episode. I found the guy to be pathetic more than anything else. And Gibbs and Vance felt an urgency about catching him before he uploaded his videos. All I could think of was "so what? He would just be a laughing stock if he did."
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it is terroristic, and if the vids contained GPS location, that wouldn't be good either. It's definitely not the "Human Contingency Op" type stuff, that we fretted about trying not to call something terrorism. But lets face it, the Paris grocery was terrorism and our leaders couldn't call it that either. Because it wasn't certain that they were the real targets, it was said. See my point? A threat against a specific group based on their affiliation is terroristic. Or an actual act for that matter, the murder was an act of terror. that was the culmination of all of the previous build ups to it.
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I knew a Reese/Iris hookup was inevitable. I don't really think Root destroyed the Trojan horse. I think she has her own plans for it. I felt bad for Finch and I wasn't very happy with Root. I don't want her to become sneaky with Finch. He sure made a quick recovery. By the time he got to the hospital, he was probably mere seconds from death. A few episodes back Root interviewed for a job as a code writer. Nothing more has been said about that. It probably will all tie in at some point. I was surprised they didn't recruit Frankie. Harper is a woman of mystery, I can't figure her out. The machine started sending Root messages at one point too. So hopefully there is a good reason for sending them to Harper. It is time to wrap up this Samaritan storyline. And they won't be back for 2 weeks.
Castle has become the outpost for "24" alumni. Above them all is stana katic who appeared in consecutive episodes of 24. Capt. Gates was the wife of President Palmer in the early episodes. Dr Kelly Nieman was Jack Bauer's close FBI girfriend in the later seasons.. And in this past episode, did anyone catch Reiko Aylesworth as the bad girl, who was formerly station chief Michelle at CTU in the mid seasons of 24? What we need yet is Kiefer Sutherland to guest star as a terrorist to give Caskett a real run for their money. Just thinking! Actually Castle would tower over the shorter Jack Bauer and beat him up along with the karate and jujitsu of Kate Beckett!
These are the obstacles AoS faces when being tied in with the MCU. We all know this is leading to a Civil War-like storyline where members of the team are going to pick sides and the show needs to show this. Yes it has been slow but knowing that it's part of the bigger story coming with AoU and ultimately Captain America 3, it makes it tolerable.
Pretty good episode.I thought that Linda and Barry had a good relationship, they had chemistry and really seemed to like each other. So I am not sure how Linda thought he as being different and decided to break up with him. They never had their double date with Eddie and Iris so she never saw them flirt with each other. I guess she just knew deep down he was not that into her. Which is too bad.
No they had their double date...
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