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During the investigation of the killing of Navy Petty Officer Andrew Wells, Tony spots Anton Markin - a police informant he hasn't seen in 15 years.   He initially thinks that the Anton is a hallucination - because he hasn't had any sleep for four days.  Wells had been participating in the selling of counterfeit computers, along with another man - who happened to be Marie Markin's (Anton's sister) husband.  15 years ago, Tony had convinced Anton to act as an informant on the mob.   However, in realizing that the mobster (named Victor) knew what he was up to, Anton suspected he was going to be killed.  In order to save himself, he had murdered the Victor's brother after which he fled,  only to come back to town 15 years later to comfort his sister on the death of her husband.  In order to have his revenge on Anton, Victor had Marie kidnapped while Wells was with her.  Turns out Wells was in the wrong place a the wrong time, which is why he was killed.  Tony and Gibbs pay a visit to the bakery where Marie worked and arrested Well's killer, as well as discovering Marie's location and rescuing her.

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I just wish that they'd stop faffing around and realize that Tony DiNozzo and Leroy Jethro Gibbs belong TOGETHER, as they have ever since the moment they met in Baltimore. The writers should remember rule #5 - "You don't waste good."
Just this girls honest and heartfelt opinion ;-P

Julia64

Unfortunately I've been laid up sick this week, and with time on my hands I've been watching the first series again. It reminded me that for the most part the team used to stick together, went on cases together, and it occurred to me that "Anonymous Was A Woman" might have benefited from Tony joining Gibbs and McGee in Afghanistan, thereby leaving the scene with the "ladies" to Susan Grady and the MTAC scene to Susan and Vance. Just a thought…... Finally apols for the long ramble….like I said…too much time on my hands...

Julia64

@Erin I too am enjoying more scenes with Tony and McGee, having fewer core actors to write for means they get more on screen time. Hope they don't take a back seat when Bishop arrives. And despite Tony's actions potentially making matters worse for McGee when he lost his creds in "Under The Radar" (rather an odd thing for the SFA to do I'd have thought) apparently they continue to bond across the next few episodes, to the point that according to Pauley P, the crew put "McNozzo" on the call sheet. Sweet!

Julia64

grove one assumes he didn't just think of her as a co-worker. The odd glance at her desk isn't doing it for me. Now this may well be addressed next week but I'm not holding my breath. I suspect it's going to be all about the flashback. And I absolutely agree, I'd love to find out more about Tony's mother. How she died, etc, etc. Gary Glasberg mentioned last season we were to learn more about her, but that turned out to be one quick conversation with Ziva over an old photo - very disappointing. And if he was going to 'flash back' (and is it just me or is it odd to have two consecutive flashback episodes?) I'd like it to have been because Mike Macaluso had reappeared. Would have been nice to follow up an early reference.

Julia64

For the avoidance of any doubt I myself am not actually a Ziva hater, I just hated what the writers did to Tony and the team dynamic a few seasons after she joined. Why Ziva arriving on the scene meant we couldn't have the original smart competent Tony, along with a team who liked and supported each other is beyond me. I'd actually have liked to have seen Tony and Ziva together. I loved the chemistry between the actors, and I was so totally fed up of being teased and manipulated by the writers, week on week, year on year, I just wanted them to either get it together or move on. Now Ziva has gone I'd also like to have seen a little more emotion on Tony's part. We don't know what he felt for her because we've not been told and most of "Past Present & Future" was "left to our imagination" but since he risked his life attempting to avenge her death in Somalia, spent months looking for her in Israel, and was a tad upset in the olive (or was it orange) grove one assumes he didn't just think of her as a co-worker. The odd glance at her desk isn't doing it for me. Now this may well be addressed next week but I'm not holding my breath. I suspect it's going to be all about the flashback.

Julia64

@jv Agreed, I'd love to see a lot less head slaps or at least limited to when they are really justified. Maybe it's time Gibbs found someone else to slap. Now Tony is older I don't think they work and I really didn't like the one in "Anonymous Was A Woman". Gibbs usually delivers them when Tony has lost focus, gone off on one, but this time it just felt like Gibbs didn't like what he was saying. And what is it with Gibbs being so angry all the time anyway? I'd hoped we were seeing a slightly more cheerful Gibbs after "Under The Radar", but last week he was back to his old miserable self, glaring at Tony like he'd crawled out from under a rock. Did Tony do something a season or so back that I missed?! I have this vision of Tony one day standing up to Gibbs, grabbing his wrist just as he's coming in for a head slap. Oh well, a girl can dream…..

Julia64

Whilst Ziva was barely in "PP&F" it still felt to me like it was more about her than it was about Tony, and to be honest I didn't feel that the Tony part of "You Better Watch Out" was actually the A plot, at very best it was the annual RJ episode. So for me therefore the last proper Tony centric episode was season nine's "Nature Of The Beast" but I accept that may well be just me.

Julia64

Indeed Tony did indeed fire his gun in ep 3 "Under The Radar", which I meant to encompass when I said that "five episodes into season 11 …... we will have seen Tony fire a gun" sorry if that wasn't clear. For me an amazing moment, I loved seeing a glimpse of the crack shot competent agent that Tony once was. Sadly I suspect had Ziva still been around she would probably have pushed Tony out of the way of the truck. I didn't count either "Past Present & Future" or "You Better Watch Out" as exactly Tony centric episodes because I've always felt that screen time doesn't necessarily make that a specific character centric episode. For example, in SWAK Michael Weatherly is not actually on screen that much, but I'm sure most people would consider that a Tony centric episode.

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@Julia64- Tony fired his gun in the third episode this season. And I was also going to say the Christmas episode last year was Tony centric.

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@Julia What about You Better Watch Out? Tony's father came to stay with his son during that episode.

NCIS Season 11 Episode 5 Quotes

Tony: Maybe I was wrong about a lot of people.
Gibbs: Are we still talking about the case?
Tony: It's so interesting. No one will say her name. Have you noticed? It's like she's dead. Every time I look at her desk, every time I close my eyes....I just feel like I made a mistake. Like I made the wrong decision. Only it wasn't me who decided. So yeah - I'm probably wrong to think Anton's innocent in all this.
Gibbs: I'll trust you any time.

Tony: I want to help.
Anton: One thing I've learned, Tony. Just because you want it doesn't mean it's going to happen.
Tony: Tell me about it. It's funny - never stops me from trying.

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