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17th August 2010
A model dies on a razor wire fence while shooting a reality television show called "Boot Camp Babes" on the Marine Base at Quantico. The team are called to investigate.
This season 3 episode written by David J North is one fans either love or hate. I am in the love category. I enjoy the the banter between the characters and there are several stand out scenes.
Gibbs not turning up to collect his award and Tony accepting it for him. Jenny's meanness in ending the award ceremony before Tony could give the speech he had written. The expression on his face is hurt. I really started to dislike Jenny at that point.
Gibbs and Jenny in her office discussing Taylor Shane and Noah Keller. It is a multi-layered conversation. On one level they are talking about the case, but on another, deeper, level they are talking about their own past relationship. This is the episode where it becomes apparent that regardless of what may happen in the future, regardless of what Jenny may think, Gibbs will never let her into his heart again.
The other good scene is Abby giving black roses to Tony to apologize for sending him to prison. You can see the depth of affection between Abby and Tony in this scene.
One thing "Model Behavior" has is a lot of very good lines. Here are a few of my favorites.
Tony: Gibbs is going to go completely and utterly ape.
Ziva: It's called a business card. Maybe you can have one of the Marines read it to you.
Ducky: She had enough PCP in her system to kill a small water buffalo.
Gibbs: Water buffalo?
Ducky: I tire of saying small horse.
Tony: I had to earn my dates the old fashioned way.
Abby: I think we're looking at death by Clownie Cake.
DiNozzo: He pretends to be a fairy in an online computer game.
McGee: It's an Elf Lord!
Gibbs: You waiting for me to guess, Elf Lord?
Ziva: You are aware I have never performed an interrogation without inflicting some sort of pain?
Ziva: You really find her attractive?
Tony: Oh yes.
Ziva: Well I want to shoot her!
Gibbs: Your flowers are dead.
LAST UPDATE ON 18th August 2010, 6.36AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
LEON VANCE AND ELI DAVID
16th August 2010
One of the more enigmatic relationships on NCIS is that between Leon Vance and Eli David. We become aware that they are friends in season 6's "Last Man Standing". They know each other well enough to share deep thoughts.
In "Aliyah" Eli is pleased to see Leon, despite the situation with one of Leon's agents killing one of Eli's. The chat together all cozy like a couple of old friends. But are they? The reality is both men are patriots. Both men will put their country before their friendship, and both men know it. This is the basis of their relationship. Mutual recognition of what the other stands for, and acknowledgment that all bets are off if it comes to a showdown between their respective countries.
The SecNav, Phillip Davenport is aware of the relationship, and he and the other agencies want to use Leon in an operation against Eli David and Mossad.
There is a cooling of the friendship in season 7. Leon has given Ziva a fresh start at NCIS as a probationary NCIS agent on the proviso that she become an American citizen. This has to have angered Eli and badly damaged the friendship.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the season 8 story arc that sees the return of Eli David. Whatever happens, the friendship between Leon and Eli can never be what it was prior to the events of "Good Cop, Bad Cop".
LAST UPDATE ON 17th August 2010, 6.31AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
15th August 2010
A naval officer missing for two years turns up in a car at the bottom of a lake. Now this missing persons case looks like it may be murder!
This season 2 episode isn't one of the great ones, but it does stand up to repeated viewing for several reasons. The character of the private detective, Cooper, being one of them. Hard-boiled and very old school, a sort of overweight Columbo, complete with dirty raincoat. He avoids being a caricature of the genre thanks to the excellent script. McGee's hero worship of Cooper also adds another dimension to the character.
There are several excellent scenes. Ducky joshing Gibbs about his ex-wives and why they left him, and Gibbs good natured response to the teasing.
The reaction of Gibbs, Tony and McGee when Kate buys lunch. Tofu wraps. It is probably one of the funniest scenes in NCIS history. Not a word is spoken. The facial expressions say it all. Absolutely classic.
Tony and McGee manhandling the white board out of the elevator into the evidence garage is a fun scene to watch.
Best scenes of all run into each other. Gibbs in the interrogation room with Cooper. In order to collect the reward for finding the missing officer, the officer had to have been murdered. The death was an accident, but Cooper tried to frame the dead man's brother, and kill a psychic. McGee's reaction as he discovers that his idol has feet of clay. Brilliantly written scenes.
"Black Water" also has some very memorable lines.
Gibbs: Do I look like I care, McGee?
Gibbs: You think money has anything to do with patriotism, DiNozzo?
Gibbs: Tony, grab the gear, see if McGee's still alive.
McGee: Are you sure this is necessary? I feel like a dork.
Tony: You are a dork.
Kate: You're pathetic.
Tony: It's part of my charm.
Cooper: The McAllister family has more skeletons than a North Korean prison camp;
Gibbs: You two done playing dress up?
McGee: It's locked, Boss.
Gibbs: Yeah well, that's kind of the point of having a door, McGee.
LAST UPDATE ON 16th August 2010, 6.40AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
TWISTED SISTER REVISITED
12th August 2010
I got such a great response to my blog on this season 4 episode, I thought I would take another look at it.
The dynamic that most fans love is that between Tim and his sister Sarah. Even though Tim isn't in the scene that displays the dynamic best. The scene in interrogation where Gibbs rams home to Sarah that Tim loves her more than his job and has quit NCIS because of her. Sarah goes to pieces as she realizes just what she means to her big brother.
The scene that was best loved, and most commented on, had to be the scene in the elevator with McGee and Gibbs. McGee waiting in the elevator for Gibbs like a naughty boy outside the principal's office. Then the exchange between the two men. "Twisted Sister" marked something of a change in attitude of Gibbs towards McGee. He began to see McGee, not just as a run of the mill agent, but a man of courage and principles. When you think about it, that showed again most recently in "Masquerade". McGee refuses to obey Gibbs' order to leave him with the bomb. Gibbs' pride in McGee at that moment showed in his face.
Most respondents really want to see the character of Sarah McGee make a reappearance. Unfortunately, given Troian Bellasario's workload with "Pretty Little Liars", I think we are unlikely to see Sarah McGee any time soon. However, I hope I am wrong.
LAST UPDATE ON 13th August 2010, 6.30AM AEST
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