Cant wait to see Klaus and Haley see their little girl again. Well they never really got to see her. Oh and wonder how Ester and Mikael are going to react to eachother. Elijah and Haley need to quit fighting the feelings they have for each other..
I only finished watching this episode about an hour ago, and I felt a lot of deja vu with the episode and my current day. I live in NH, and we are currently dealing with a nasty Nor'easter, and I know that lots of flights have been affected by the rotten timing of this storm. I certainly enjoy watching snow fly more on TV than in real life, that is for sure. I really enjoyed this episode, and thought Tony was great. I also loved seeing the fake Air Marshall, as I am a fan of that actor (Trent Dawson) from his days on the now defunct As the World Turns. I definitely recognized Edie McClurg, love her, and was hoping that she would be the killer.I also found Jimmy and his rattling off possible baby names rather annoying. I SO wanted to see Gibbs make a snow angel, and also feel gypped that we didn't get to see it. Missed opportunity writers!
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I figured out Rowena was Crowley's mother about two seconds into her first scene. It took much longer for my ears to stop bleeding from that terrible accent. Made me flash back to the days of Adrian Paul in Highlander. I liked the episode but it seemed like they tried to cram too much into it. We had 4 separate plots going on. I did like when Cole threw the Holy water on Dean -- the look on both of their faces was priceless.But for me, the whole episode boiled down to one moment: When Dean said to Sam, "Sometimes you have to tell people what they want to hear". It was so obvious that Dean had told Cole the truth about what he feels is his fate; it was Sam that he was telling what he wanted to hear. And Sam knew it too. The look on his face was heartbreaking. Bravo, Jared.
With the outcome of last night, I'm only seeing 4 possibilities for the rest of the season. A) POI Team vs. Samaritan Team and The Brotherhood B) Samaritan Team vs. POI Team vs. The Brotherhood C) Elias Team vs. The Brotherhood vs. POI team vs. Samaritan Team and in the least cases, which I believe will be impossible after the double cross between Elias and POI Team is Elias team & POI team vs. Samaritan Team and The Brotherhood. In all the cases, however turns out, everybody lose and definitely before the season is over some major turning point will occur, and of course, some one will die!
Over all I loved this episode. Following the promo I was concerned it would be a case for yet another fluffy and fretting DiNozzo episode, so I was delighted to find that for once Tony was in sharp smart investigator mode. Would love to see Gibbs challenge Tony on why he went behind his back again (as he did on Once A Crook) going to McGee in the first instance. Gibbs & Tony have worked together for nearly 14 years and supposedly though it's not mentioned these days, Tony is Gibbs SFA. Seems odd after all that time that apparently they still don't really trust each other. Anyway Jake was just lovely and I even found myself liking Bishop. Only sorry that with Tony for once being the competent agent I wish we'd see all the time, Palmer ended up being the idiot instead. I often think that at times the writers try to push the humour just that bit too much, to the point that Tony, Abby and Palmer in particular, instead of being funny end up being irritatingly silly at the expense of character. And just a few minor quibbles - why did Jake not know that Ellie was carrying her gun, wouldn't he have seen her declare it when they went through security, and even as an NCIS agent would she really be allowed to carry it loaded onto the plane? But one thing I really didn't get - Palmer guessed that the "rose by any other name" was a Shakespeare quote, which it is, from Romeo and Juliet. Ducky said it was W C Fields. Am I being really slow and it was a joke that went over my head? Or is Ducky starting to lose his marbles? If I missed something I'd love to know.
You're absolutely right and whilst not the Tony that I long to see again I really did enjoy this episode (which is more than I can say for a lot of episodes over the last few seasons) at least this particular writer is trying and for that I'm immensely grateful. If I want anything more guess I'll just have to try to accept that I'm only going to find that in my NCIS DVD collection and within the chronicles of NCIS fanfic. Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi Lorraine64, Ducky was simply messing with Jimmy when he got the author of the quote right. If you watch again, look at Ducky's face. :-)As a LEO (NCIS Agent) she required to carry it portal to portal - loaded. How Jake didn't know could easily be explained by them being placed in separate security lines. I'm sure Gibbs knew exactly what Tony was doing when he didn't want to tell Gibbs his suspicion until he had more info - proof in that pudding was when he told Tim: Don't look at me, just do it.
Thanks for answering my query on the guns issue - since most of the UK police services etc don't carry guns it's not something I know much about, and you're right, I was forgetting that it's not unusual to end up going through different lines when passing through security. On the subject of Ducky and Palmer - I'm sure you're probably right there too (unless Ducky's losing his marbles, which I doubt) and he was as you say stringing Palmer along, though even re-watching I still think the grin was maybe rather too subtle on Ducky's part. I just think perhaps it would have worked better if Palmer had caught Ducky's grin, and realised that Ducky was pulling his leg. Palmer's an intelligent guy - I mean he's training to be a doctor! Actually shouldn't he have qualified by now? And now I come to think of it - starting to wonder if the writers were trying for how many Shakespeare quotes Ducky could quote in one episode - did you notice in the bullpen when Gibbs asked him to look out for anyone who looked suspicious to which Ducky replied "let me count the ways" (Sonnet 43) LOL
I agree with you Lorraine (as usual) about the episode being terrific. My take on the reason Tony asked McGee to get information and not tell Gibbs was that Tony doesn't trust himself enough and doesn't want to be wrong about something in front of Gibbs. I think he wanted to make sure that he was on the right track before mentioning his suspicions to Gibbs.
Totally agree (as usual too :-) ) I guess my feeling was just that Tony had every reason to suspect the guy and I'd like to have thought that by now Tony would have been mature and confident enough both in his own ability and in his relationship with his boss to feel that he could go to Gibbs with his suspicions without worrying as to whether or not he was necessarily correct. I've not noticed him having confidence issues when coming up with theories in the bullpen. Sometimes they're wrong, sometimes they're right - that's the very nature of being an investigator. To my mind this just makes Tony seem weak. Only a few weeks ago Bishop had the guts to confront Gibbs face to face about his treatment of her, but this week Tony didn't even have the confidence to run a perfectly sensible idea past him just in case he was wrong. I remember being a bit like that at school - I wouldn't put my hand up to answer a question in class unless I was absolutely 100% positive I knew the correct answer. But I had an excuse - I was a shy 12 year old girl! And of course last week despite the fact that Abby had previously challenged him on his love life, Tony didn't have the balls to challenge Abby on hers. I just want him to man up a bit. He's worked with these people for nearly 14 years. He's not some nervous probie. I loved this episode, but sometimes it just frustrates me that he had more guts when it came to dealing with Gibbs in season 1 than he does now.
Good point. I agree that Tony had more cajones when dealing with Gibbs in the first couple seasons than he does now. It's been a very, very long time since we've seen anything resembling original Tony. The incarnation that we saw in Grounded was however, the best we've had in a long while. I'm not sure we'll ever get the bravest, smartest originally written Tony back since priorities, show runners, writers, character formulas and interactions, and the show's general focus has changed so much. Still at least we got funny Tony who got the job done and showed some intuition and skill as opposed to being fairly insignificant and only featured as comic fodder.
Enjoyed the episode. Great to welcome back smart, funny, sharp-shooter Tony. I've missed this guy! Liked the strong team presence, and how everyone worked the case. Having Abby, Ducky and Jimmy in the bullpen along with Gibbs and McGee was kind of fun. I thought Bishop worked well with Tony, and was totally believable as a probie agent. I liked Jake's interactions with both Bishop and Tony, and for once they struck the right balance with a guest star, using him effectively without letting him take too much of the focus. It was a fun episode, and I was especially delighted to see a Tony I recognized and could happily embrace again. I want more of this, please!
So hope we see more of this Tony going forwards. I can't think of any other TV show I've ever watched where a character's personality has changed so much not just from season to season but from episode to episode! Having experienced this Tony again if he goes back to fretting about cats, chops, casseroles and bubble bath I'm gonna cry!
Laurel made no sense to me. Why would you tell your boyfriend about what a great cook is, invite him home with you to meet the Dad for Thanksgiving, then tell the dad he can't bond with the new boyfriend over cooking or anything else. If the boyfriends all bonded with her dad to the point they both ignored her, then she might have some kind of a point. Sigh. I was expecting Dean Stockwell to have more of a part in this, too. As he's Weber's character's father, I imagine we may see more of him down the road.
Who was the"gate agent"? Has she been on NCIS before?
If you're talking about the agent heading the investigation with our heroes, her name is Klea Scott. I IMDB'd her because she looked really familiar to me too. She has been in things I've seen but no previous NCIS ep listed. (She doesn't have a pic either on imdb .. had to google photos to confirm it was her).
I really tried, but I had to turn it off after ten minutes. I am sad now after hearing how good Tony was. I just don't care for Bishop and it has nothing to do with Ziva so I don't want any attacks, thank you very much! I agree with some of the comments that I felt absolutely no connection between Bishop and her husband. I really tuned in to see Jamie Bamber but it was very odd to see magnificent "Capt Apollo action man" as such a nerd. Jamie Bamber is so good. Maybe when I have nothing else to do I'll watch the rest on Demand, just to see Tony in action.
Give the ep another chance.... There's a definite connection and chemistry between Ellie and Jake that overlays the case throughout the ep. Gives yet another layer of everyday human-ness to the character.
Yes, this was an excellent episode, well worth watching. Why don't you go back and give it another try by catching up online? Bishop and her husband really did work well together and I found their relationship very believable. That opening scene of him meeting her co-workers was a little awkward, as it probably would be in real life. But on the whole, I found them to be quite a cute couple. I really like Jake. In fact, I was surprised how much I liked him.
Hayley Price wasn't the best character
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