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8th March 2010
"Vanished" is an early season 2 offering from George Schenck and Frank Cardea. Whilst not one of their best scripts, "Vanished" still offers the trademark NCIS humor and convoluted plotlines. This is the episode where a USMC Cobra helicopter is found abandoned in the middle of a crop circle in Smokey Corners, WV. Its pilot has vanished into thin air. Or so it seems.
"Vanished" is best described as "Deliverance" meets "Twilight Zone". The "Deliverance" feel was so strong that I kept expecting to hear Dueling Banjos, and was waiting for someone to come out with the line "Squeal like a pig, boy!"
This wasn't an episode with strong scenes that remain in the memory. It was more about the feel of the episode as I mentioned above. Although Tony's practical joke on McGee made for a good scene. Gibbs' driving through the night, cutting off trucks and scaring McGee witless is also an excellent scene.
The constant theme of Abby's obsession with crop circles, was at first irritating, but ultimately led to Gibbs putting two and two together and realizing what had happened to the missing pilot.
"Vanished" is a solid, enjoyable NCIS episode, without being outstanding. However, being a Schenck/Cardea script, there are some great lines.
Colonel: I'm ignoring the fact my helicopter is sitting in the middle of a crop circle.
Abby: Come on McGee. Do it for me, please? I'll show you my new tatt.
Tony: I think Gibbs enjoys this more than sex.
Kate: That explains the three wives.
Tony: I was scared of my parents for years after that.
McGee: I'm sure the feeling was mutual.
Farmer: I bet his bark's worse than his bite, huh?
McGee: Actually, his bite is much worse.
Gibbs: NCIS agents do not assume, Agent Todd. They check and recheck.
Kate: They're from Martha's Garden. My favorite florist. How did you know?
Tony: Lucky guess.
Gibbs: He went through your purse and got the number from your PDA.
LAST UPDATE ON 9th March 2010, 6.18AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
MOSCAS COJONERAS Y LAS WIKIS
6 de marzo
Aunque solo sea por el encabezamiento de este blog espero haber llamado la atención a la peña para que lo lea y también los blogs anteriores de mi compi.
¿A qué viene este título? Pues, de un tiempo para aca he observado que algunas personas que se registren con esta wiki y sus satélites con el único de fin agitar y crear mal ambiente entre el personal. Yo no digo que no se puede estar en contra de lo que dice otra persona, todo lo contrario ya que una discusión donde se guarda el respeto los unos a los otros sin afan de agitar por agitar, ¡genial! Eso es sano, pero desgraciadamente hay gente que no lo vean así y disfrutan molestar, ofender, etc., a otras personas por el hecho de creerse superior o simplemente porque es gente muy triste que solo está feliz cuando los demás estamos molestos, angustiados y tristes también; y eso no estar bien.
Lo curioso es que cuando se llama la atención a dichas personas, ellas tienen la desfachatez de sentirse los ofendidos y que los les llamamos la atención somos poco más que unos dictadores que quieran impedir la libre expresión, y se dedican a abuchearnos. Desde luego lo que hay que oir. Parece ser que esas personas no distinguen entre el patio de la guardería y una discusión amena entre personas razonables.
Por suerte esas personas son una minoría pero casualidad de las cosas esta semana se ha visto como se han asomado sus lindas cabecitas para agitar el buen rollo que tenemos los demás.
Aunque parezca una petardez, sí que me gustaría pedir a toda la peña que juguemos limpios, que estamos aquí para divertirnos, que para cosas tristes y negativas tenemos los telediarios y los periódicos.
Y con esto y un bizcocho se acabó lo que se dió.
LAST UPDATE ON el 6 de marzo de 2.010 22:10H - CET
SUBMITTED BY Sorgiña
WHY I DON'T LIKE TONY - REVISITED
4th March 2010
I got a lot of feedback for my original blog. Surprisingly, none of it comprised death threats. *grins* I was surprised to discover that the things that annoy me about the character of Tony DiNozzo also annoy other fans of the show.
The top two annoyances are his narcissism and his sexist attitude. If these things were toned down, then Tony would be a much more likable character. Several episodes, most notably season 7's "Truth or Consequences" have shown us just what an exceptional character Tony can be. If he isn't dragged down by the writers.
Tony DiNozzo is a great supporting character. His personality fits well in the role of side-kick to Gibbs.
em_71 described him well: "Tony's like that sticky goo that's just down-right infuriating when you can't scrub it off your hands..."
Sounds like DiNozzo to me.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the original discussion.
LAST UPDATE ON 5th March 2010, 6.28AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
THOMAS J. WRIGHT - DIRECTOR
3rd March 2010
Thomas J. Wright has been with the show since season 1. A director of well over 20 years experience, Thomas has been at the helm of some of the shows more emotionally powerful episodes, including the season 2 finale "Twilight". Take a look at the list below and judge for yourself. I have commented only on the episodes I personally feel are outstanding.
- Enigma. Gibbs' former CO hot on the heels of a conspiracy that turns out to be only in his mind. The scene where Gibbs gently tells the Colonel that he is wrong, the Lieutenant is dead, and Gibbs knows this because he died in his arms, and the Colonel's subsequent disintegration is compelling, powerful viewing.
- See No Evil. A naval officer arranges the kidnap of his wife and daughter as a cover for stealing a huge amount of money.
- Call of Silence. Arguably the most emotion charged episode of NCIS. The scene with Cpl Yost dancing with Kate in the squad room, and the scene where Gibbs uses sulfur matches to recreate Iwa Jima in Cpl Yost's mind are two scenes that most NCIS fans remember.
- The Meat Puzzle. A race against time to rescue an abducted Ducky.
- Pop Life.
- Twilight. The season 2 finale. The death of Agent Caitlin Todd. A massive shock to all fans who simply did not see it coming.
- Frame Up.
- Ravenous. This one is fondly remembered by many fans for the scene where Gibbs shoots the bad guy in the ass...and smirks.
- Faking It.
- Once a Hero.
- Blowback. Ducky undercover and Jenny nearly destroying a CIA operation in her quest for vengeance.
- In the Dark.
- Bury Your Dead. Season 5 premiere. Most powerful scene would have to be the team arriving at the scene of Tony's car blowing up. The raw emotion on their faces. Very few words are spoken. None were needed. Even knowing that Tony wasn't dead, doesn't prevent the lump in the throat appearing every time I watch this episode.
- Identity Crisis.
- Judgment Day Parts 1 & 2. The death of Jenny and the splitting up of the team. The start of the mole in NCIS story arc, though we didn't know it at the time.
- Agent Afloat.
- Road Kill.
- South by Southwest.
- Power Down.
LAST UPDATE ON 4th March 2010, 6.31AM AEDT
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My blog entry for today:
Any discussion/feedback would be great.
I apologize for the lack of blogs over the last few days. My city got hit badly by two super cell storms and internet time (along with electricity) has been something of a luxury.
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