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26th September 2010
In this season 1 episode a Marine purported to have been killed in action telephones his widow from "beyond the grave".
This episode was one of the best episodes of season 1. It had a number of notable scenes, starting with Gibbs testing Tony and Kate's skills on the shooting range. Their horror when he tapes something that each of them loves to the target is simply classic.
The discovery that Kate is an excellent artist. Her cartoon of DiNozzo is very funny. Abby loved her bat portrait. Pity we never did get to see just how Kate viewed Gibbs.
Ducky's reaction when he discovers how Major Kidwell died. Probably the most shocked and horrified reaction we have every seen from Ducky. The reality so horrible that it tears the words "May God have mercy on your soul," from our unflappable Medical Examiner.
One of the best scenes had to be the one on the Navy cargo plane heading to Colombia. The stark contrast to the gulf stream used in the previous episode "Minimum Security" is played to the hilt. Tony virtually sulks his way to Colombia, Kate barfs, and Gibbs sleeps like a baby, with a cute little smile on his face. Part of this scene has the classic moment when Kate finds out there is no bathroom on board. The expression on her face when Gibbs hands her a plastic bag is hilarious.
The final scene with the team returning Major Peary to his family is a bittersweet one. On one hand, he is safe; on the other Major Kidwell has been murdered. The episode ends with Gibbs disappearing up the street with the mysterious red head.
"Marine Down" had some very good lines.
Tony: Gibbs will get in. He's got clearance to see the aliens at Area 51.
Kate: That's because he probably killed them.
Abby: We've got a dead man calling.
Ducky: Are you trying to tell me you find me boring?
Gibbs: That's twice. Next time you are mine!
Kate: I really need to get better at reading men.
Tony: Must have been one lonely old lady.
Gibbs: One pissed off poodle.
Kate: God, I miss Airforce One.
Gonzales: If I had taken the money, Agent Todd, would I be sitting here sweating my ass off?
Kate: I don't know. Let me see your ass.
Gonzales: Now I know why everyone in the CIA hates these guys.
Jack Canton: I can't believe you trusted me.
Gibbs: You sound just like my ex-wife.
LAST UPDATE ON 27th September 2010, 6.40AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
23rd September 2010
The episode that concluded the mole in NCIS story arc was one that was very popular with fans. "Dagger" is one of the most powerful, dramatic and ultimately tragic episode of NCIS.
After my original blog, most discussion circulated around the shooting of Michelle Lee by Gibbs. For most of us, Gibbs shooting the villain THROUGH Michelle was a real gut wrencher. Even with repeated viewings of the episode, there is almost an unreality to the scene. Like we can't believe what we are seeing. Michelle's bravery at insisting that she sacrifice her life. Mouthing instructions to shoot at Gibbs. Gibbs hesitation then acceptance of the situation.
Bagpuss2 put it best of all: "On the bus, when she heard that Amanda was safe, it was as if a switch was thrown. In that moment she ceased being a "Mole" and was once again an NCIS field agent determined to do the right thing, sacrificing herself to take down the man who had destroyed her life and atoning for all she had done. The tragedy is that she would never receive any reward for her final act of bravery, except for the look of sadness and regret in Gibbs' eyes.
In seven season of NCIS, every character has been either a hero, a villain, a victim or the comic relief. Michelle Lee was possibly unique. She was all four."
Thank you to everyone who took part in the discussions.
LAST UPDATE ON 24th September 2010, 6.48AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
LOVE AND WAR
22nd September 2010
In this season 6 episode, the murder of a Navy captain appears to point to espionage....or is the reason somewhat closer to home?
This weird little murder mystery had a more interesting subplot of McGee meeting a girl online....who is actually Tony! Tony trying to wiggle his way out of telling a besotted McGee made for very funny viewing. All the scenes around this plot were highly entertaining. McGee excited about his new girl. Tony telling Ziva what he did. Best of all, the final scenes with a "unhappy" McGee playing the pathos card for all it's worth. The discovery that Ziva had told McGee and McGee was manipulating Tony was priceless.
McGee reprogramming the Beary Smiles toy and using it to annoy Tony, and then using it to impersonate Gibbs and getting caught in the act by Gibbs, was hilarious.
The scene in the cafe/bar with Gibbs and the murder victim's daughter was a very powerful one. A man whose daughter was murdered, with a woman whose father has just been murdered. I have to admit that I am brought close to tears every time I watch it.
"Love and War" had some reasonably good lines.
Ziva: Someone is going to die today.
McGee: What part of Level 5 Sorceress don't you understand?
Gibbs: All of it.
Tony: Me? Jealous of the Elf Lord? I think you have me confused with someone much less awesome.
Gibbs: CO killed him. Carving the turkey came later.
Ziva: You have to tell him the truth.
Tony: Maybe. As soon as I'm sure lying won't work.
McGee: That's awfully un-Tony of you, Tony.
Tony: You just leapfrogged to the top of our Psychopath of the Year list.
LAST UPDATE ON 23rd September 2010, 6.33AM AEST
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
S8 Premiere 21/09/10
Last night's premiere broke records again although it didn't hit the 20 million mark. For starters it's up on last year's premiere rating, and with a viewing figure of 18.9 Mill. viewers it is some 6 million viewers ahead of its nearest rival, i.e. Fox's Glee.
1. NCIS - CBS : 18.9 millions [3.9]
2. Glee - FOX : 12.3 millions [5.5]
3. Dancing With The Stars - ABC :12.0 millions [2.6]
4. The Biggest Loser - NBC :6.6 millions [2.6]
5. One Tree Hill - CW : 1.9 million [0.9]
I think this list above gives a very clear picture of last night's premiere, and no words are needed. This is a tremendous vantage point for season starters. We have here on the site too, Nielsen's breakdown of the results, which also makes for interesting reading:
It seems pretty safe to say Gibbs and the Gibblets have a headstart with the November sweeps. I recommend you all send the cast and all the people involved in getting this season off the ground, a big round of virtual applause, which I'm sure will be far more productive and far reaching than any state-of-the-art jetpack.
Now to wait in anticipation of the forthcoming episodes, which I'm sure won't disappoint.
Y con esto y un bizcocho, se acabó lo que se dió.
LAST UPDATE ON 22nd September 2010 9:30 PM
SUBMITTED BY Sorgina
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