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WHAT FEATURES ON SEASON 7 DVDS?
8th February 2010
With only about 6 more episodes to be shot, CBS and Bellasarius Productions must be turning their attention to the DVD release of season 7 and what special features to include for the fans.
A look at the shooting of "Flesh and Blood" which was episode 150, is a must. It is a milestone episode that should be lauded. As well as a behind the scenes look at the episode, perhaps commentary by Michael Weatherly and Robert Wagner. Or Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon.
I would like to see more commentary by Mark Harmon. So far he has only done commentary on one episode. It would have to be one episode I cannot bring myself to watch again - season 5's "Requiem".
Maybe commentary by Mark Harmon and Muse Watson on "Outlaws and Inlaws". Also commentary by Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll on "Good Cop, Bad Cop" would be great too.
A feature on the episode "Ignition" would be interesting. I am sure we would all like to see how they shot those great jetpack scenes.
Maybe a feature on the stunt work during the season, such as Gibbs getting hit by a car in "Jetlag".
Maybe some interviews with the writers. We heard from George Schenck and Frank Cardea in the featurette on "South by Southwest" in the season 6 dvd set. I would love to see full on interviews with Jesse Stern and also with Steven Binder, and more from George Schenck and Frank Cardea.
LAST UPDATE ON 9th February 2010, 6.20AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
7th February 2010
Written by David J. North, "Singled Out" was the episode that dealt with Gibbs' return to NCIS and Tony's trying to handle the fact he is no longer team leader. The plot of a female Navy Lieutenant abducted while attending a singles convention was secondary to reunification of the team.
"Singled Out" did have some very good scenes. Jenny and Tony in Jenny's office when she offers him his own team in Spain. And the scene between them at the end when Tony turns it down.
The scene in autopsy between Ducky and Gibbs. Ducky is actually very cold and rude to Gibbs, which Gibbs acknowledges by calling him "Dr Mallard" rather than the familiar "Duck".
Ziva undercover as a speed dating geek was also funny. Especially when the guy grabs her butt. Undercover Ziva disappears in a heart beat, to be replaced by Furious Ziva. The expressions on Gibbs and McGee's faces in MTAC are wonderful to behold.
Most of the enjoyment in singled out came from the lines. Even if they did overdo the mustache jokes.
Tony: What's my motto, McGee?
McGee: Never date a woman who eats more than you do?
Ziva: You've been whining like a little snitch all week.
Tony: The word is b*tch
Ziva: I know. I was being polite.
Abby: Is it me, or is he being a little...
Abby: That's close enough. It must be that mustache.
Tony: You don't think I rate my own team?
McGee: You wouldn't be here now if you did, DiNozzo.
Car Thief: I'm not a kidnapper.
Gibbs: No. You're just a dirtbag who left her there to die.
Gibbs: Don't apologize, DiNozzo.
Tony: I know. It's a sign of weakness.
Ziva: Not to mention annoying.
Gibbs: You're a geek, Ziva David, not mentally deranged.
Ziva: Remove your hand before I tear your arm off and beat you to death with it.
Gibbs: When DiNozzo thinks he's ready for his own team, he'll tell you about it. Hell, he'll tell the whole world about it.
LAST UPDATE ON 8th February 2010, 6.26AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
KILLING OFF OF CHARACTERS
6th February 2010
This is a fairly emotive subject amongst fans. Sometimes the deaths are necessary for a variety of reasons, some times they appear to be for no reason what so ever.
The death of Kate Todd was necessary. Sasha Alexander wanted to leave the show. The best way was to make it in a manner where the character could not return. This would to prevent Sasha from being hassled by fans wanting to know when Kate was coming back. This character death could be said to have been necessary to protect the actress.
Ari Hawari is an example of a death where the character had served out its allotted usefulness. As the character was no longer needed, then killing the character left no loose ends with the storyline. Something similar could be said of the death of Michael Rivkin.
The death of Paula Cassidy was, in my opinion and unnecessary death. The character still had loads of potential. I still cannot understand why Paula was killed off. In my opinion Donald P. Bellasario wasted a great character.
Then there is Jenny's death. That one was necessary as well. This time to save the show. The character of Jenny Shepard had gone so far down the road to Psychoville that there was no way to get her back in a believable fashion. To have left her in charge of NCIS would have endangered the existence of the show itself. Therefore, Jenny had to go. The death at least was a good one. Going out in a blaze of gunfire, not the lingering death from the unnamed disease the character was suffering from.
LAST UPDATE ON 7th February 2010, 10.36AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
GIBBS AND ELI DAVID REVISITED
4th February 2010
I think just about the best response I have had to a blog has been to my one about Gibbs and Eli David back in November. Everyone who responded thinks a confrontation is inevitable, but, of course, everyone has a different opinion on how, why and where it will occur.
In the careful summations of Eli David's character, it became clear that, whether consciously or not, people are viewing the confrontation between Gibbs and David as being Good vs Evil. Eli David's cold pragmatism marking him as evil in the eyes of most fans.
Nemisses pointed out that the situation is entirely of David's own making: "...Eli once said he would love Ziva's children to grow up as doctors, lawyers and more but what has he got to show for himself now...absolutely nothing. He has always put his country first but has lost what means the most - his own family...by his own actions and that includes the loss of Ziva. He has got nothing else left but his country and wasn't his family the first and foremost reason for him to act the way that he does, fight for the safety of your family by keeping your country safe. I think Eli has lost sigh of what is really important...family."
The biggest fear in the minds of fans, however, is that an Ari situation will arise in the confrontation. That Ziva will be faced with the choice of killing Gibbs to save her father, or killing her father to save Gibbs. That is a situation which would also destroy the character of Ziva - mentally and emotionally.
LAST UPDATE ON 5th February 2010, 6.29AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
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My blog entry for today is on the season 4 episode Singled Out.
Any feedback./discussion would be great.
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