I quite enjoyed the Jackson/Gibbs storyline and didn't see the whole German fighter pilot bit coming, nice twist. However, as someone who has seen every episode and always liked the great relationship that DiNozzo used to have with Gibbs, back in the days when he used to call him “Tony”, I couldn't help feeling that I wanted some reason where Gibbs had cause to say the same thing about Tony, i.e., "he’s the best man I’ve ever met”. Now that would have made me cry! Kinda like how at one time Gibbs thought that Tony was “the best agent he'd ever worked with” which would seem pretty laughable if he said it now.
However, what I really didn't like though was all the bickering between Tony and McGee. How is it that one week Gibbs is proclaiming that he'd trust Tony anytime and the next he's giving McGee point over his Senior Field Agent? Has Tony been demoted and no one told us?! We used to get amazing episodes, where Tony supported McGee, like the season three “Probie” - now apparently (not that we saw it) they make it up watching “Beaches”!
And I agree can Tony PLEASE be given some continuity of character. I hate the whole “which Tony are we going to get this week?” Any resemblance between the Tony we saw in PPF and Once A Crook, and last week’s Tony is purely coincidence. And is it me but is there a pattern developing this season? We’ve just had the Gibbs & his father episode, we’re shortly getting the Tony & his dad episode, and oh look in December we get another Devils Triad. I had hoped with Ziva leaving that GG might shake things up a bit. What about one of them going undercover, or someone getting hurt or one of them going missing? Mix up the pairings a bit - perhaps Tony gets caught up in something with Palmer, or McGee and Ducky. Is it too much to want a bit of dramatic action and some jeopardy?! The last time I felt even remotely excited was the Tiva car crash and that was followed by one of the biggest anti climaxes in television!
Comment modified at November 11, 2013 21:04
No I just blame the writers. I fell in love with NCIS back in season 6, I've since bought all the DVD's, and happily watched every episode until S10 - when for me it became guess what Tony will do this week depending on who wrote the episode. I never could understand why we couldn't have smart Tony and Ziva as we did when she first joined. Bishop has been described as being "smart and intellectual" like you I'm just hoping that that doesn't mean they'll make her "superior" to Tony. I'd just like to see a little more of "the best young agent I've ever worked with" (LGG - Flesh & Blood)!
Emily Wickersham joins the team as Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop on 19th November 2013 in an episode entitled "Gut Check".
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