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Kristy J

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I was prepared for Tony to be OOC with the 'earnest' Tony teased by MW but that wasn't the case. I liked the personality bridge and thought it worked. I'm def happier with this season than the past few.

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I liked the ep mostly because it's been so long since there have been any positive Tony/Gibbs interactions. In the past several seasons Gibbs mostly acts irritated and dismissive with him. I'm still happy with the Tony/McGee dynamic as well that they've got going this season. I enjoyed the many parallels and comparisons evident between Tony and Gibbs, all subtly done. I know we were meant to infer Ziva when Delilah was at the desk, but all I could see was Kate. Delilah's hair in both color and texture was much more closely like Kate's than Ziva's. I'm beyond ready for the ziva/tiva stuff to go away but agreed it worked in this context. I think Tony's insomnia and internal angsting are about Ziva but only partially. I think the Ziva issues are kind of the straw that broke the camel's back. I think it's the catalyst causing him to look back and reevaluate, past and future, just as he did with the scene in autopsy with Rachel Cranston in 'A Man Walks Into A Bar'. I was prepared for Tony to be OOC with the 'earnest' Tony teased by MW but that wasn't the case. I liked the personality bridge and thought it worked. I'm def happier with this season than the past few.

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I echo Mel's thoughts about loving the 'more laid back, serious, and kickass Tony.' Really looking forward to finding out a little more about why Gibbs hired him as has been teased for this ep. Should be interesting to see a more intense Tony, again as MW teased for this ep. While I'm always happy for a Tony backstory, what would make me really happy is for the writers to fix the relationship between Gibbs and DiNozzo. Bring back the symbiosis. They used to work well together. Now Gibbs is mostly mean or dismissive or acts irritated or annoyed with him. Come on guys. Fix it!