Okay I just have to say this: I did not like this episode. Everything to me, was off, no one but Ducky was being themselves and the dialog and plot didn't seem (to me) typical of NCIS. While I'm not opposed to change I feel it would have been better if Gibbs hadn't changed his appearence just his outlook on life. In my opinion Gibbs' polo and crew cut were a nod to his days as a Marine and Mike Franks' belief of 'once a Marine always a Marine.' The second problem I have is a common one that I find with NCIS fans: Bishop. I don't like her and think she should leave the show. I also don't care if she's on Gibbs' team now, I still don't think she had any right to know about ANY of Gibbs' past with his wife and daughter. She's too much an analyst and doesn't really fit in with the rest of the team. That said and done I can move onto the other, however small, reasons why I didn't like this episode. First, I didn't like how Bishop dismissed Mcgee's reasons about why he didn't like Mitch. I wouldn't like it much either if someone I didn't know and had just met called me 'buddy'. Also I think that Mcgee might be used to the way Tony treats him. True Mcgee is no longer a Probie but I think that Tony making various jokes about Mcgee's last name was Tony being Tony and not really meaning any harm by it and that Mcgee actually kind of likes this and sees it as a term of endearment that if necessary he can bounce back from. Which also has me wondering how some fans can't see that Mcgee would make a great team leader. If Vance hadn't thought so than he wouldn't have made Mcgee a team leader in that one episode in season six. Obviously though Mcgee doesn't want to be a leader and is fine where he is now. That doesn't however make him any less confident than say Ziva or Gibbs. Remember we do see some of his confidence come up in an episode in season 2 where they 'loose' Tony who's attached to that prisoner and Mcgee tells off that woman, the second time we really see his confidence is when, in season 10 episode total Squall, where we meet Mcgee's dad for the first time and he (Tim) has to show his dad just how confident he is now and that he's earned his keep on the team. Now that my Mcgee rant is done I can move onto Abby. I love Abby I really do. I may be biased wen I say this because of my hatred for the color, but I didn't like her pink dress at all. I didn't think it matched who Abby was. Essentially a happy goth. Yes I am aware that Goths can wear other colors besides black. Yes I am aware that those colors don't have to be traditional 'dark' or 'gothic' colors and yes I watched the episodes where Abby wore the blue and black dress as well as the Thanksgiving episode where she wore a yellow dress with black polka dots on it. I'm just saying that pink doesn't seem like a very 'Abby' color. That said Abby's 'sprained singer's doesn't make much sense now I think about it. Disclaimer: no I have never had to go to the hospital for any reason other than visiting someone once in sixth grade, my point is that if she really sprained them I would think that she would have gone to the hospital to get them looked at and not just tape them together and keep them elevated. That's just me and off course I could be wrong. Like I said I have never, yet, broken or sprained anything so I wouldn't know. Gibbs I felt needed to lay off Tony abit. Yes he's annoyed and it seems like to him that Tony's going out of bounds but Gibbs should've realized that after the mess Tony had to clean up in Iraq that he would feel obligated to try to keep Gibbs safe. And Gibbs actually giving Mcgee praise was strange behaviour on his part as well (even though Mcgee was in the right). The last thing that bothers me and I'll annoy anyone still reading with is Gibbs' headslaps. I hope they come back soon because Bishop is long overdue for one, Tony deserved one or two in the most recent episode rather than being yelled at, and Tony 'slapping' a doll version of himself to see if he would feel it in season 12 doesn't count.
And pissy dissatisfied people like you should shut your gobs move on and quit being the wet blankets to those who have enjoyed the last few seasons of NCIS.
I love Frank Reagan's integrity.
My guess is that Gabriel killed the yakuza men in the car. That would make it look like Kono did it and just create further tension and chaos between Adam and the yakuza. Just my 2 cents...
I like the action scenes and really enjoy Steve and Danny's bantering in the car, but good grief, what a ridiculous plot device. No law enforcement officer in the world is going to give in to blackmail like that and let loose a monster like Duclair, and with something as easily ditched as shoes? Give me a freaking break. The case of the week was stupid.
I'm with you Hank ~ so bummed about Claire ~ especially since she died trying to save Alex ~ whom I think noone should ever do (he's such a doofus ~ never liked him since Day 1 ~ no offence to Chris Egan) I half expected Noma to die actually thinking Alex was going to return to Claire and she was going to go out in a blaze of glory ~ pretty surprised as Alex never said he loved Noma that I can recall (but then I tend to zone out whenever he's talking) never got why so many fans were into Noma either ~ only thing she did that impressed me was tearing off her wings for Alex. And just out of curiousity how can Noma and Alex be together? Aren't nephilim babies dangerous? I guess I shouldn't have been shocked about Claire after they killed her baby which was her link to Alex ( baby arc felt significant but I guess Vaun had a change of heart?) Gah just bummed to lose her ~ she was really coming into her own ~ only human character I care about ~ like you said what a downer to an otherwise decent finale :'( I am just glad Mikey and Gabriel ended on the same side.
I hope Adam isn't killed off!
I hope next week Catherine says NOOOOOOOOOOOOI dont want to see her again
While the premise was unique (operatives from different agencies teaming up), the story arcs proceeded very much like "Burn Notice"--the finale sets up a cliffhanger, which gets resolved in the next season premiere and gives rise to a new arc. I enjoyed the first two seasons, but when I realized I'd "seen this before", I skipped the third season.
One of the things I really enjoy about this show is the character development over time. As one example, we actually saw Jeff do something nice for Juliette when he took it upon himself to plead her case with Avery. It may be the first decent thing he has done on the show. Layla has turned out to be a pleasant surprise as a character, and she can actually sing. I felt badly for Will, but his being dropped from Luke's label just means that he is available for Rayna to sign, if she has any money left after signing Markus Keene. Luke had appeared to be just a self-centered jerk when he was engaged to Rayna, but he has since shown that he can be decent. He just did not have the backbone to support Will as a gay artist on his label. I could go on, but I think I have made my point. Plus there is the bonus that the characters actually have musical talent.
Last season, Jeff was quite decent a few times with Layla, too, even made himself vulnerable to her. I too like it when the writers make a more 3-D character, instead of consigning one or two to be total villains.
Just watched the second show of the new season, (2015), and None of my family likes the, (New), Gibbs. I have not missed 1 show in 12 seasons, but the changes in Gibbs attitude are not cool. If the kinder, gentler Gibbs continues to evolve in the same fashion, I'm done.
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