Having gone through the adoption process where the birthmom changed her mind after us having our daughter for one week, I was very impressed that NCIS would tackle this outcome let alone have the emotions be very accurate. It is a roller coaster ride and Brian Dietzen nailed his part. The line about who could fault a mom for wanting to raise her own baby was one I clung to. Kudos to NCIS for tackling open adoption at all, but also for being willing to show that it doesn't always end perfectly. Fortunately for us, we got our daughter back at 4.5 months and she is a perfect fit to our family and a testimony to God's grace and perfect plan. Hopefully the show will continue the story line in a realistic light and that good things will come for the Palmers.
Ugh...end it now! Seriously - how can anyone believe the Pelant could do ALL of the things he was shown doing? Not that they can't all be done, but all by one person? I understand suspension of disbelief, but this was a lot. I think the only "good" parts in my mind were Angela and Hodges scene, and the ending scene - although I don't know how hard it would have been to just say somewhere in there either with the eyes or written word Pelant's name and all would be understood. It allowed for good dramatic tension between Booth and Bones, but it was too contrived for me. I long for the stories of old that played out without all the heavy-handedness that this season has had - Bones has been dropping further and further down in my must-see list with every week, and this did nothing to make me want to think about Bones all summer waiting to see what happens. Sigh :(
I actually think it worked better in this order - having shown this one first and then last week's episode now would have really had people wondering how Beckett could think that Castle doesn't appreciate her (IMHO anyway). And, like Beckett's hairstyles, the flashback clips really show how much more fit and handsome Castle was back then (again, IMHO). It was one of the better clip-style shows and I appreciate that. Also loved that Gates knew (seriously, how could she not???) Anyway not a bad episode. I just hope that it doesn't make the continuity seem off since it's hard for me to see how she can go right from "I love you" to possibly thinking they aren't going anywhere, he doesn't appreciate her, etc. that has been hinted at.
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