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SCRIPTS OF REED STEINER
21st October 2009
Reed Steiner joined the NCIS production team in season 5. Since then he has contributed greatly to the show. Let's take a look at the scripts Reed has been involved with/written.
- Tribes. A dead Muslim Marine and a whole lot of trouble. Ducky's refusal to perform an autopsy on religious/ethical grounds was the highlight of this episode.
- Internal Affairs. IMDB lists Reed as having worked on this episode with Jesse Stern. The fan favorite of season 5 with the much talked about scenes in interrogation.
- About Face. Reed was involved in writing the teleplay for this episode. Probably the best Jimmy Palmer episode to date. Palmer had to deal with his fears after being shot at at a crime scene.
- Dagger. The episode that was the culmination of the Michelle Lee/Mole inside NCIS story arc. The scene of Gibbs shooting the bad guy through Michelle Lee is one that brought tears to the eyes of a lot of fans.
- Deliverance. A fantastic Gibbs/Mike Franks episode (and the one that is being rebroadcast on CBS next Tuesday night 28th October). Right until the end we are left wondering if the young Marine is actually Gibbs' son.
- Dead Reckoning. Reed wrote the teleplay for this episode which was the last outing for Trent Kort in season 6. A strong episode with some great lines for Kort and also for DiNozzo. The antipathy between the two men was palpable.
- Code of Conduct. Again, Reed wrote the teleplay for this episode. This episode was designed to reinforce the message that the team is together again as a team.
LAST UPDATE ON 22nd October 2009, 6.16AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
7.04 GOOD COP, BAD COP
20th October 2009
Wow! What a way to start a day. I come online to discover I've got a mention in the LA Times, along with this great site. After last night's episode of NCIS this week can't get any better.
With a story by David J. North and a teleplay by Jesse Stern, "Good Cop, Bad Cop" just takes NCIS higher and higher.
The storyline deals with the remains of a dead marine and Ziva's part in his death during the failed Mossad operation that lead to her being captured.
This episode just blew me out of the water with its strength and power. Cote de Pablo, Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll all turned on killer performances.
Vance and Gibbs working together to get the truth about what happened. Vance trusts Gibbs to the point where Gibbs is in his office watching Vance interview Ziva in the conference room on the plasma screen. They are also comfortable enough together for Gibbs to be raiding Vance's drinks cabinet without permission. Even if he was only drinking iced water.
The scene between Ducky and Ziva in autopsy was an emotional one. Ducky would have made a very effective interrogator. I do wonder more about his past after this scene.
Gibbs, Ziva and Malachi Ben-Gidon in interrogation is powerful. I admit, for the first time in the history of NCIS I was actually afraid of Gibbs. The air of suppressed violence was palpable. Kudos to Mark Harmon for this extraordinary scene.
The scene that I loved, however, was in Vance's office with him on the phone to Eli David. Eli David is clearly blowing a gasket down the other end of the phone. Vance is mouthing off about Gibbs....then the camera pans right and there's Gibbs sitting there chomping on an apple. Loved it. Vance and Gibbs are a team. I would certainly not like to mess with that pair.
"Good Cop, Bad Cop" had some very memorable lines:
Tony: Ziva's with Director Vance getting paddled, or up a creek without one.
Ducky: Yes, that's probably what they thought when they were feasting on Staff Sergeant Cryer's flesh.
Captain: You're a woman.
Ziva: You're a genius.
Gibbs: Go. Get out of here. Run. You tell Eli David to stay away. She's off limits.
Vance: You might think he's a thorn in your side. He's a pain in my ass!
LAST UPDATE ON 21st October 2009, 7.18AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
WE ARE ON A ROLL!!!!!!
We are on one great roll here - since 1st September until today 20th October, there have been 15 press articles on NCIS, 2 of them today. And one of those today mentions our site and my co-blogger MargyW (hope you're all sending her compliments!!! - I'm self appointed agent/PR officer).
NCIS has leadered audience rankings since the start of the season, and it's to be expected tonight's episode Code of Conduct (7.05) will be no exception - so don't forget to discuss the episode and exchange opinions.
Last week this site moved up 5 places on the Wetpaint top 500 sites to 20th position.
Can things get better? Definitely!!! We just need an Emmy or two or three or more awarded to our favourite series for any and all categories. Our site could move to the top 10 on the Wetpaint top 500 sites, because we deserve it, and I'm not being facetious.
Y con esto y un bizcocho se acabó lo que se dió.
LAST UPDATE ON 20th October 2009 9:15 PM CET
SUBMITTED BY Sorgiña
ABBY - CONFIDENT WOMAN OR NEEDY CHILD?
19th October 2009
Abby would have to be one of the more complex characters on NCIS. As Tony describes her in "Truth or Consequences": Abby Sciuto. NCIS resident forensic scientist. A paradox wrapped in an oxymoron surrounded by a contradiction in terms. Sleeps in a coffin.
Really, the happiest Goth you'll ever meet.
That sums Abby up nicely.
But for all we see the confident forensic scientist, secure in her world of science and the knowledge that she is the best in her field, in her personal life she is actually very needy.
Abby needs constant reinforcement. This comes in the form of kisses and Caf-Pow from Gibbs. Without these two things she appears to be rudderless. She also shows the self absorption of one who can only validate her life through others. Abby needs to be the centre of attention. When she isn't she gets sulky or cross or just plain loud. The only person who can cut through this is Gibbs. A look, or a firm "Abs" is all that takes for Gibbs to get Abby back on track. The others can yell until they are blue in the face, but Abby will keep rolling over the top of them.
Even Ducky can't get through to her. Witness her behavior in autopsy during "Silent Night". Her incredibly childish attitude towards the psychiatrist who happened to be dressed like Santa Claus. I was surprised that the psychiatrist didn't recommend that she be committed for her own safety!
Abby keeps regressing to the point which makes me wonder just what trauma lurks in her past. You often see that level of behavioral regression in people who have been molested as children. Most of the time they are high functioning adults. But under certain conditions, usually extremely stressful, they regress to the point where their emotional growth was stunted. Is this what is wrong with Abby?
Abby is getting her own storyline this season. Maybe we will learn the cause of Abby's neediness, and maybe see a much loved character begin to heal.
LAST UPDATE ON 20th October 2009, 6.30AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
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