You all know I adore my NCIS , but I will be honest, I was deeply disappointed in tonight's episode. It was predictable from the moment it began. I am also finding that as this goes on, the team interaction is becoming .. this hurts to say, also bland. I am not going to criticize the show merely because I am a huge NCIS fanantic.. it is because of this that I do. Going from last week's top 2 --Engaged was brilliant to this episode was a let down .. I also am noticing that lack of flow with the shows.. they take us from the emotion to almost a breaking action and it is jarring.. Abby's arc of being adopted has ceased to appear.. it's not like NCIS. I know I know.. I rank this season as one of the best.. but I do hope that episodes like this are not standard fair.. Really was not happy with it.. and that is rare indeed.
(con't) As an adoptee, I know that Pauley P through her character will treat this subject with the grace it deserves.. the episode was quite touching for me and I know for so many other adoptees. I was adopted at the age of 5, so of course I always 'knew'.. but but.. what Abby goes through is a common thread. She has the benefit of being surrounded with love to cushion her -- as I said previously however, I sense its time for her to grow up now and face some things she many never had to.. The 'mystery'? I disagree.. what mystery? If you did not get 'who did it' by five minutes in, oh kids... go back to CSI . Yikes. I don't think anyone paid attention to the mystery , the only plot we paid attention to was Abby and Gibbs. This one was hers. And deservedly so. The plots of intrigue are never the strong suit on NCIS, it's the characters.
â€Ž**Gibbs honest to goodness OMG reaction when she ran the DNA** **Yes he is concerned that Abby will get hurt.. reference his question to Abby in the lab (when he gave her her brothers phone number) and also what he says to her in this scene. Be careful what you wish for in other words, the truth may not be what you think it is** **Did Gibbs now all along ?? I think he might of** **and the very real personal reaction of Gibbs (evident throughout this season) He has taken a backseat this entire season to the investigations..allowing Tim, Ziva, McGee heck even asked Jimmy a question to take the 'lead' .. he is there, but not in "Gibbs type manner" almost in a overseer way.. IS NCIS setting us up for the release of his team to either fly solo or fly together sans Gibbs.? I think so.. NOT NOW.. but soon. He knows they are capable.. question is can he let go?** **and the most emotional for Gibbs regarding Abby..what IF Abby finds her mother, her father.. and the happy ending happens..where she turns to them - needs them.. where does this put Gibbs? NOOO I am not saying Abby would not need Gibbs, or dismiss Gibbs..but ..her relationship with him may change and that would destroy his heart.** Many character changes are happening on NCIS..because I see the beginning of the wind up.. It's a great season..and number one in the ratings.. but eventually all shows must end.. and I think they are beginning to wrap it up in a nice way..a soft landing..Hard to imagine, but the writing and the direction of the season says so much.
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