didnt even realize how much she looks like Angelina Jolie untill that scene outside, I dont know if it was the way she was lit in the apartment ( it was always dark in there) but my god She is a beautiful women and very Very good.
I don't like how Bassam treats Leila, even though she has been complicit in so many evil deeds. He should be nice to her. Honestly, I am not a fan of the acting by Adam Rayner. I don't like the way he emotes accept for when he is with Dayliah and his son and maybe his brother. He is near lifeless in just about every other sequence. He was okay as military leader but seems uncomfortable most of the time. Maybe in the end it is just great acting. Additionally, I am over Molly, neutral on Sammy and would have loved a more prominent role for Emma. She would have been a better rebel than her brother. In fact, I am over how they write the American side of Bassam's family. I know USA is the direct/indirect cause of so many questionable things going on in the world. Yet, we happen to be other things too. The writing for Bassam can be frustratingly wishy washy. Sometimes you just want the man to take a hard line here and there. At least Jamal has shown love, compassion and mercy along with his psychotic side.
Unfortunately for the show (but good for her) the actress who played Emma secured a role on ABC's upcoming Wicked City. I was happy that they at least discussed her in the finale; hopefully if the show gets renewed she may be available for some episodes or the role could be carefully recast. I agree that she initially would have been the better/more obvious choice to go and join the rebellion, but the writers made it work with Sammy.
All the past episodes of NCIS with characters such as Kate, Ziva and Franks were very memorable and can still be watched on cable stations or DVD sets. For a series to remain exciting, it has to change formats and sometimes characters, not only character positions. I wish NCIS a great season 13 !
Sometimes changing formats and characters is bad for the show.
yes like when Shane Brennan decided to push ziva to the forefront and played up the idiocy known as tiva, much to the chagrin of almost every cast member.
blah blah ziva hate.
Right on about Joanna, a cross between a young Angelina Jolie and a member of the Borgia family….totally creepy and yet …but even in Elliots limited grasp of reality he saw her for what she is a predator …frightening, can't wait for the new season.
as i live in Dk and the supposedly casted actor is a Dane, I must say there is great ferment on local newspapers. For his sake and of this whole country, I hope he will be confirmed :))
So funny! This Glasberg guy makes NCIS a show for seniors only! All about Gibbs and his blonde cutie Bishop who isn't believable at all in a crime show!Tony should take over the team and get Ziva back because these two were exciting! I used to watch this show with my family, now the comment section here is more entertaining than the show with a blonde Baby agent and a Botox Barbie for Tony! Sorry CBS but NCIS is a show for the old folks now!
Meanwhile, Bishop shares classified information like it's a free brochure. If they are actually using any kind of consultant, I would be shocked. The show USED to be pretty good about that, but they threw it completely out the window. She and her husband should have been put in lockup years ago if we are to believe they shared stuff about work like they supposedly did. Funny thing but, you slam Ziva for the POTENTIAL of committing a crime against the US, but on the show, she never did. Not even close. On the other hand, Bishop does it flagrantly as SOP.
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hello its always been a show for more mature people and those who respect more mature people. Like our kids and grandkids. Teach em right and they'll enjoy NCIS, teach em wrong, Miley Cyrus
Thanks. As I don't qualify as "old folks" yet, even after 12 yeas of watching and enjoying NCIS, what precisely should I be watching? - in your sage opinion.PS. A Mossad agent joining a team of US law enforcement investigators was way more implausible than the "blonde cutie" and, personally, I've never found any excitement in domestic abuse.
I don't think it's a show for seniors only but I totally agree with you that the blonde baby agent is totally unbelievable. I think they jumped in to replace Cote too quickly, didn't take time to get a viable replacement. Frankly, I could not care less about Bishop and her marriage. Tony and Ziva and the interaction between the two, even leaving out the romantic implications, made a much more exciting program. Sometimes dull and boring anymore.
And Ziva was believable at all? Since when is a spy/assassin for a foreign government that isn't necessarily always the US' friend suddenly being allowed free access to NCIS and all its classified information, not to mention being allowed to interrogate US citizens, even remotely believable? I find Ellie a lot more believable than Ziva ever was.
It's very obvious that they use a consultant since he came up with a script for them a couple of seasons ago. At least I think it was a couple. and while you're (endlessly) maligning Bishop, let's not forget all that ziva did during her tenure. And Jenny with the frog. and even Gibbs for that matter. But returning to your (endless) defense of ziva, her crimes began when she first landed and didn't end til she left. They've been detailed over and over again by many, despite the defense the tantrum throwing few repeat as if from a script.
Yes, I too read that they used a consultant for her first too episodes. It's very obvious they never called him again. Why would they have to? she does no analysis.(insert Anna's obligatory Ziva bashing retort any time she doesn't have a good answer to something)
Ziva was a believable agent. Bishop doesn't look like she could win a fight against a dandelion. She certainly stopped being a believable genius a very long time ago.
Ziva - who went from 5 fluent languages to 10 in the space of a year or two and who was written as ridiculously young considering many many years worth of listed accomplishments and overblown abilities was really a mary sue. Agentscully- I don't mean to be disrespectful because I feel that you and I agree on many things and I appreciate your contributions often. Was Ziva written to be exciting? Absolutely. Was she realistic? Sorry, but no. I don't love or dislike Bishop. She has not been written in a compelling way but the current ptb just aren't inspired unless they are giving Gibbs a new tragedy to deal with. But I do think Bishop is more realistic than Ziva if realistic is important.
I agree Ziva was not realistic, and as I have said many times, I feel Bishop is not a bit realistic either. WHich one is less realistic is a matter of (endless) argument. In any case, I don't watch NCIS for realism, I watch for entertainment, which means engaging characters and great stories. Very few characters on the show are "realistic", and while I think there needs to be SOME degree of realism, I am willing to let it go for a great character with a great story. I feel Ziva was one of those characters.
There was nothing believable about ziva.
What's funny is you who after a long time of being quite comes back to say the same well rehersed line. I actually though you grew up and left to do something productive instead. But it seems you're still the immature troll shame.
The show from its inception has always skewed to a more middle aged audience. Not sure what your pont is outside of whining about ziva
after this nearly dead exp. Gibbs needs to dare a love live
I hate it when they do things like the Gibbs shooting to team members. Why can't they just do the regular show by show without all the character melodrama?
Sigh the Gibbs character is the centerpiece of the show. The others revolve around him. His family or pack, as it were. The other characters like Bishop and their separate family relationships reflect the greater Gibbsiverse, his hopes for them to stay stable, to grow, to step up. And stay together including their larger family units, they will explore the other circles of the team but the center circle is Gibbs and their experiences as a team. They are not designed to be equals.and the Gibbs melodrama really started with DPB, in Hiatus and even before with the hints of a traumatic past. You might feel that there were more other team members that were highlighted more often, but that's not really true, if they were highlighted like Tony taking lead in Bait, well it was Gibbs who was in jeopardy, and Ziva who kept picking at Tony's leadership. Guess we'll just continue to disagree on this as I never see this as poor poor Gibbs,he's the guy who refuses to be the victim. That's why this year is going to start out interesting, because this time he really is the victim
The constant melodrama for Gibbs is the brain child of Mr. Glasberg and the producers. They are spoiling story lines for Bishop and Tony, but let's face it - fans of these two will be lucky if they get more than a barely thought out one and done. It's become the dramas and tragedies of poor poor Gibbs all the time show and no one else really matters a flip to tptb.
The ensemble is the centerpiece, or it used to be. Now it is ONLY Gibbs, which it never was before. STF and I agree on that point.
Exactly! It USED to be an ensemble with Harmon's Gibbs cast as the leader. Now it's ONLY about Gibbs with the rest of them as nothing but background noise 90 percent of the time. Guess it's great if you're a Gibbs fan or Mr. Harmon.
The ensemble hasn't been the centerpiece for a long time....got SB to thank for that unfortunately.
Well if it's only Gibbs as you say why even bring in Sr or Jake or Delilah or Zoe or McGees dad, and before that Jackie and Eli, Ari with his Gibbs obsession to get us to Ziva. Oops see it's always been the Gibbs circle with the other rings coming in to connect. You just think the other characters were more meaningful back in the day. Not really there were just fewer of them. Of course like you that's just my opinion leave it at that.
NCIS is the best [ FANTASTIC ]
Reading your review, this episode was definitely filler material. As for Coco, she better be up to something coz this storyline is just YURK ! Palmer is gonna get it ! Oh I loved how he teased Eichorst about the Master choosing Bolivar, but I think in the end, he's gonna get it lol. And Eichorst will happily oblige !Man human-Kelly was a sight for sore eyes. I too enjoyed all her scenes and the makeup one was priceless. The fight at the end was sooo cool ! I'm not sure if she got any more feelers left tho... Quinlan and Gus, say what !! How awesome was their encounter ! As for Quinlan and the main group, them bombing the place and costing him a chance to get the Master probably didn't seat well with him... The rest was irrelevant. LOL. That kid needs to go ! Dutch in my opinion is already going, so that's fine coz at this point, the drama is really getting in the way of it all !
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