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A LITTLE RESPECT...
15th December 2010
Today I am venturing into Sorgina's territory. Of late there has been an alarming lack of respect and consideration for others on this site.
I give up a lot of my time to write blogs on here. I look forward to reading your opinions. Of late, however, most of the threads to discuss my blogs have gone wildly off topic, or turned into an occasion for some people to bash the opinions of others, or the characters.
How the heck do you think that makes me feel? That people have so much contempt for me that they can't even be bothered to respond politely and within the bounds of the topics in response to my hard work? And it is hard work, bloody hard work. I do this five days a week. I don't get paid. I do this for love of the show and this site. Lately I'm not seeing a lot of love.
Usually, I get heaps of positive response that allows me to do a revisit to a blog. Not recently. It's been at least three weeks since I got enough positive feedback to be able to do this.
The nastiness and the backstabbing are driving those away who knew they were safe to express an opinion in my threads. Frankly, it's starting to remind me of the Three Billy Goats Gruff....the internet trolls are eating the fan goats.
This stops now. In the past I have been prepared to gently steer a thread into safer waters. Not any more. You start flaming in my blog threads, the thread is locked and the subject for discussion is over.
Have some respect for my readers and for me. If all you have come to this site to do is to stir up trouble, then don't let the door hit you in the backside on your way out.
LAST UPDATE ON 16th December 2010, 6.34AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
14th December 2010
This episode rightfully deserves the accolades that fans pile upon it. Well written and pacey, it was a fitting finale to the La Grenouille story arc. The episode was notable too, for the introduction of Leon Vance.
The scenes with Fornell interrogating the team were brilliant. The segued one to the other smoothly, and the flashbacks were well integrated. Watching Fornell trying to cope with Abby was an absolute classic.
All the scenes in Gibbs' basement. The pride on Gibbs' face as he drags out a crappy old computer and gives it to McGee. The horrified expression on McGee's face. McGee and Ziva re-enacting Rene Benoit's murder.
There were a number of interesting pieces of trivia. The Tarot card that Tony turns up is 'The Hanged Man'. It represents wisdom earned, but at a great price. An interesting allegory to what Tony experienced with Jeanne. He got the information (wisdom) that Jenny wanted, but it came at terrible emotional cost to himself.
The autopsy photos of Rene Benoit that Ducky lays out. If you look of the whole picture of the body you will notice that there is no photo of Benoit's genitals.
Also interesting was the intimation that Jasper Shepard was murdered by the CIA.
"Internal Affairs" would have to be Michael Weatherly's finest performance until "Truth or Consequences". The scenes between Tony and Fornell were some of the most powerful in the episode.
Best scene, however, would have to be Jenny talking the Jeanne in interrogation. Coaxing the confession out of her that she was nowhere near the marina the night her father was killed. Trent Kort getting punched out by Tony would come a close second.
"Internal Affairs" had some awesome lines.
Leon: Under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, as Deputy Director of NCIS, I hereby relieve you of your duties.
Fornell: I know you've hacked everything from the corner store to the CIA and I don't care.
Fornell: Gibbs doesn't get curious. He gets suspicious.
Ziva: I would hate to be misunderstood.
Fornell: Does that happen often?
Ziva: Once in a blue lagoon.
Gibbs: Any questions?
McGee: Yeah. How do you get the boat out?
Gibbs: Just break the bottle, McGee.
Tony: Call the spirits. Tell them to bring pizza.
Tony: Just do what you do best.
Gibbs: The FBI car out front.
Ziva: Got it.
Gibbs: Ziva. Their tires, not their throats.
Tony: Why are you so interested in my feelings?
Fornell: Because you had them.
Fornell: You killed La Grenouille.
Tony: I did what?
Gibbs: Long live the Queen.
LAST UPDATE ON 15th December 2010, 6.52AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
GIBBS AND TOM MORROW
13th December 2010
Tom Morrow would have to have been one of the few people that earned Gibbs' whole hearted respect.
Through out season 1 and 2, Gibbs never referred to Morrow by anything except "Sir". Tom Morrow is the boss, and Gibbs both accepts that and is comfortable with it.
Morrow also has deep respect for Gibbs and his skills. In "Ice Queen" and "Melt Down", Morrow accepts without question Gibbs assessment of the possibility that Harmon Rabb is the murderer. He also wants the case wrapped up so Gibbs can go onto a more important case. A case that he feels needs Gibbs' touch. This speaks of a man who knows his agents well, and also knows how to get the best out of them.
The mutual respect between the two men shows strongly in "Yankee White". Tom Morrow is prepared to go out on a limb for Gibbs to keep the case with NCIS. Taking on both the FBI and the Secret Service.
When Tom Morrow left in season 3 to take up a post as Deputy Director at Department of Homeland Security, Gibbs was almost rudderless for a time. He now longer had a director he could trust to watch his back and to put NCIS and its agents first.
Five years down the track, Tom Morrow is obviously still fond of Gibbs. Gibbs mentions in "Enemies Foreign" that Tom Morrow had rung him, hoping to meet up during Vance's conference. A former boss doesn't telephone and try to arrange a get together if the two people weren't friends as well as colleagues.
LAST UPDATE ON 14th December 2010, 6.21AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
GIBBS AND TONY IN "SINGLED OUT"
12th December 2010
Gibbs is back in the saddle at NCIS and there are some big changes in the team dynamic. Tony has been used to being team leader, and now he is second banana again. The interaction between Gibbs and Tony in this episode is all about readjustment and balance.
Jenny offers Tony is own team, but his deep concern for Gibbs makes him hesitate about accepting. Tony is not only worried about Gibbs' health and mental state, he is deeply protective of his mentor.
When they go to a crime scene, Tony automatically assumes command. Much to Gibbs amusement. The rest of the team are not happy with Tony. Ziva bluntly puts Tony in his place when he complains about having got used to being in charge: I suggest you get un-used to being in charge, before Gibbs decides to kill you.
Gibbs and Tony spend much of this episode almost vying for control of the team. Tony's command style is much like Gibbs, to the point that not only do they speak at exactly the same time, they use identical words!
No words are spoken between the two about the difficulties Tony is having slipping back into second place. Gibbs is aware of Tony's dilemma and gives him space to deal with it himself. Gibbs appears to be aware that Jenny has offered Tony his own team. He less than subtly alludes to it whilst they are watching Tony and Ziva interrogate a suspect. Gibbs: Then give him his own team, Jen. Jenny: You think he's ready for it? Gibbs: I wouldn't have left if he wasn't.
At the end of the episode, when they rescue the missing woman just before she is murdered, the old team rapport clicks smoothly into place. This is why they are a team. This is what they do well. As Tony says to Gibbs, You can't tell me you didn't miss this when you were in Mexico.
LAST UPDATE ON 13th December 2010, 6.18AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
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