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16th January 2011
Well, well, well, we finally hit the 10,000 member mark. Congrats to all and sundry since this a group effort. To think that when agentnics and I joined back on 25th September 2007, we hadn't even made the 1000 mark, by the time MargyW and #1hotchfan had joined in November of the same year we were just over 1000, we were later joined by Kaeleighs_Justice and Windykat in 2008, when we were approaching or just past the 2000 mark, and by the time rosecake joined in 2009 we were over the 6000 mark. So in a way, we've grown as the audience for NCIS has grown, which is fitting to say the last, the only pity is that we can't all be present in one room sharing this moment.
This site is of course a group effort, and its growth is thanks to you all, as we know much of this growth is due to word of mouth (the best kind of publicity out), and the fact the NCIS has proven itself time and time again to be a series worthy of its fanship. I think the people who make up the series, i.e. cast, scriptwriters, producers, directors, cameraman, etc., have set an example for us all with their teamwork, constantly striving to produce good quality episodes week after week, which is no mean feat. Plus the fact, the word Diva doesn't even enter in the vocabulary of this or the people involved, but hard graft and pride in what they do.
Unfortunately, with this large growth there have been some serious hiccups on this site of late in terms of people's behaviour, now perhaps is a good time to review the Site Code of Conduct, and remember we are entiteld to our opinion without getting into a slanging match with a fellow member or insulting a member or people working in NCIS. After all we are supposedly rational beings, i.e. we think before we act. Discrepancies of opinion are perfectly valid provided said discrepancies are not based on insults, or a desire to create bad feelings.
So let's take note from the people who work on and for our favourite series, i.e. work as a team, and make this the best fan site on the web.
OK, enough haranguing for today and get back to celebrating our 10,000 membership. Here's a toast to you all.
Y con esto y un bizcocho, el cuento ha terminado para hoy.
LAST UPDATE ON Sunday 16/01/2011 7.40 PM - CET
SUBMITTED BY Sorgina
GIBBS - A FLAWED HERO - REVISITED
13th January 2011
I got some excellent response to my blog on whether or not the discover that Gibbs committed murder flaws him in the eyes of his team and friends.
I have to admit, I didn't expect the response thread to turn into a debate over law versus justice, but it was definitely an interesting conversation. Thought provoking and very suited to the subject matter.
There was some lively debate on who would and would not be able to accept Gibbs' actions with regard to the murder of Pedro Hernandez. By the end of the discussion there was a general consensus that everyone would accept and understand Gibbs' actions and the reason for it.
I will leave the last word to Scorpio-lady, who summed it up best:
"Is Gibbs flawed? That might be something that exists only in the eyes of the beholder. Did he break the law? Yup. Did he have every reason humanly imaginable to do so? Yup. Regardless, will those who know him best and love him fail to understand and fully support him now that the truth is out and on the table? Should they, I would find more flaws in them than I ever have in Gibbs."
Thank you to everyone who took part in the discussion.
LAST UPDATE ON 14th January 2011, 6.52AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
FORNELL AND ABBY
12th January 2011
This isn't a relationship we have seen a massive amount of. Most of the interaction between them has been reasonably professional. Or, as professional as one can get when dealing with Abby. In one episode Abby discovers there is an FBI database that they have not been allowed access to. She proceeds to scold Fornell for keeping secrets.
We do see Fornell's professional veneer slip with Abby when in the lab with her, McGee and Gibbs. When Gibbs' comment "Less talk, more computer doo dah" results in Abby and McGee humming Camptown Ladies, Fornell joins in!
Their most intensive encounter came in season 5's "Internal Affairs", when Fornell interrogates Abby. Interestingly, he must know her reasonably well at this point. Why? Because he knows that to get the best out of her he needs to bring her a gift of Caf-Pow. Abby confides her personal beliefs about Gibbs to Fornell. She trusts him to understand. Which is an interesting point of view. Abby expects Fornell to understand Gibbs on the same level she does. Abby makes Fornell very uneasy in this episode. He is clearly unsure if, in Abby's case, the elevator goes all the way to the top floor. You can almost see Fornell wondering why Gibbs is so fond of and clearly trusts Abby.
By season 7 Fornell has clearly come to realize that in Abby's case, still waters run deep, and he is comfortable in her company. In "Jack Knife" when he is enthusing about the muscle cars to Abby he calls her Abbs, just like Gibbs does. Abby has obviously become comfortable with Fornell too. She is delighted at his excitement over the cars. The sort of pleasure most people display when they see someone they care about excited about something.
Somewhere between season 5 and season 7 the semi professional relationship has blossomed into a rather unlikely, but genuine, friendship.
LAST UPDATE ON 13th January 2011, 6.31AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
APTNESS OF EPISODE TITLES
11th January 2011
One thing NCIS does well is combine the script/plot with a suitable title. Sometimes left field, sometimes literal, but always designed to make us wonder about the content of the episode.
"Mind Games" is one title I find particularly apt. Kyle Boone is playing his mind games with Gibbs; trying to avoid execution. The title also brings to mind the book by former FBI Special Agent John Douglas, "Mind Hunter" about working with the BSU as a profiler. As the episode itself is a psychological thriller; the title turns out to be particularly apt.
"Murder 2.0". Sounds like a piece of software. It's a bizarre tale of serial murder shown on the internet. Murder 2.0 indeed.
"See No Evil". A section from an old saying. Has a particular poignancy with the child witness being blind. She can literally see no evil.
"Judgment Day". The title told us something major was going to occur. We just didn't expect Jenny gunned down and the team split up as well!
"Truth or Consequences". Originally a radio show, then a town in Arizona. This episode is heavily about consequences following actions. The truth part comes from the serum that Tony is injected with. An interesting title that threaded itself throughout the plot of the episode.
These are the ones that immediately come to mind for me. I am sure you can thing of others and I am keen to hear them.
LAST UPDATE ON 12th January 2011, 6.42AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
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