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GIBBS & VANCE IN "MURDER 2.0"
20th February 2011
One of the best interactions between Gibbs and Vance occurs in the Steven Binder penned episode "Murder 2.0".
Both men are determined to catch the serial killer they have on their hands, no matter what it takes.
We see just how alike both men are when they are watching the killer's video on the screen in MTAC. They are watching the murder of the second victim. The faces of both Gibbs and Vance reflect anger and disgust. Though is it Vance that sums the killer up: Vance: Between Mother Teresa and Hitler, it takes all kinds.
Vance is anxious because SecNav is getting involved. Something that doesn't seem to worry Gibbs. Vance: Do I have to tell you that SecNav is breathing down my neck? Gibbs: If it makes you feel better. Vance: SecNav is breathing down my neck!
Even with SecNav on the warpath, Vance's primary concern is Gibbs, telling him to watch his back.
When the killer live streams footage from outside Abby's lab, it is Vance who realizes who the real target is. Vance: He was targeting Gibbs from the beginning. But the relationship between the men being what it is, Vance can't help but observe: You've really pissed someone off.
The best scene between the two men is in Vance's office, when Gibbs gut is telling him someone in the Navy Yard is the target. Horrified by Gibbs proposal to evacuate the Navy Yard, Vance is still prepared to go with it. Trusting that Gibbs' instincts are sound.
"Murder 2.0" marked a turning point in the relationship between Gibbs and Vance. Vance realized just what an asset he has in Gibbs. Gibbs discovered that Vance is prepared to go out on a limb for his agents. From this point, their relationship became just that little bit smoother.
LAST UPDATE ON 21st February 2011, 6.24AM AEDT
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JUAN CARLOS COTO
16th February 2011
Juan Carlos Coto only ever wrote on episode of NCIS. This is a pity, as the episode was the excellent "Black Water" from season 2.
"Black Water" has the body of a missing naval officer found dead in his car in a lake many years after his disappearance.
This episode gave us some very interesting pieces of character development. So much so that it is a disappointment that it was Juan Carlos Coto's only script.
One of the very few references to Kate being Roman Catholic was made, but more importantly it planted some seeds that grew in McGee. McGee idolized the private detective involved in the case. He has read all his books and has a severe case of hero worship. McGee's world comes crashing down when he discovers that the detective tried to fake the accident to look like murder so he could claim the reward. Juan Carlos captured the shattering of McGee's innocence so well.
Juan Carlos Coto has moved on to other things and probably doesn't even remember the single script he wrote for a program in it's second season. But we remember.
LAST UPDATE ON 17th February 2011, 6.28AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
15th February 2011
There was a lot to like about this Steven Binder penned episode. Tony serious and professional. A redhead who Gibbs isn't interested in and who is interested in Tony.
Best of all had to be the missing witness, Jerry. Probably one of the more irritating characters ever to appear on NCIS. Prone to saying what he thinks without thought to the consequences. He manages to annoy Abby, Gibbs and Ziva, and reduce Palmer to tears. Never mind someone wanting to prevent him from testifying, by the end of the episode the team want to kill him!
Ducky joining Facebook was a delight. As was Gibbs' description of Facebook, which I may just adopt as my personal motto.
Abby doing the Turkey Trot was something of a highlight.
Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo gave us one of the strongest Tony/Ziva moments ever. When Tony eventually confides to Ziva why he has been acting the way he has.
Have to say, though, my favorite scene had to be at the end when Tony springs his prank on Ziva and McGee. Flashing lights, streamers, Christmas music. Ziva's instinctive reaction to draw her gun made the whole thing even more hysterical.
For such a great episode, packed with great moments, "False Witness" didn't have a huge amount of memorable lines. But it did have a few that are worth mentioning.
Ziva: Look's like Tony.
McGee: Sure doesn't sound like him.
Gibbs: I think there are a lot of baseball bats lying around the place.
Gibbs: That's that thing that some people do things on.
Ziva: You're not crazy. You are just growing up.
LAST UPDATE ON 16th February 2011, 6.28AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT
14th February 2011
Channel 10 has returned NCIS to Australian screens with a vengeance. Two new episodes this week, even if they are out of sequence.
Monday night saw "Ships in the Night" with the return on CGIS Agent Abigail Borin.
This episode was not an outstanding one in my opinion. It had some good moments, but wasn't brilliant NCIS. I personally will not be watching it ever again for one reason. It made me sick. Literally. The scenes in the club with the flashing blue and white lights gave me a blinding headache and nausea! So I am a bit hazy on what happened after the club scenes because I was listening, not watching!
Tony's Hercule Poirot impersonation was painful. He sounded more like a bad German villain from a WWII movie than the little Belgian detective. And no, he DID NOT sound like Albert Finney in "Murder on the Orient Express"...he didn't even manage Peter Ustinov in "Death on the Nile".
McGee trying to drink the coffee that Gibbs and Borin drink was fun to watch.
Ducky talking to the corpse about fame. Then digressing into talking about duck calls. Gibbs wasn't the only one confused.
Loved the fact that Reed Steiner and Christopher Waild harked back to a season 3 Ziva-ism. The "bat nap" reference originally appeared in "Ravenous".
"Ships in the Night" did have some great lines.
Tony: Just think of the women I could have dated.
Ziva: I'd rather not.
Borin: Then the sister went viral.
Gibbs: What did she have?
McGee: Not sick viral. Internet viral.
Ducky: We've gone from Socrates to Snookie.
McGee: Do you need something, Agent Borin? Coffee? Nutter Butter? Aspirin?
Gibbs: Butt out, McGee. Butt off my desk, Borin.
LAST UPDATE ON 15th February 2011, 6.38AM AEDT
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