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WHY YOU LIKE ZIVA
25th March 2010
I thought today that I would revisit my earlier blog on why I like the character of Ziva David. This time looking at the response I got from you. From the response I got it is pretty clear that Ziva one of, if not the most, popular female characters on NCIS. She's popular with male and female fans for different reasons.
Ziva David is the complete male fantasy female. Beautiful, sexy and kicks ass. She is also the ideal for many female fans, ie, she is beautiful, sexy and kicks ass.
Ziva's attempts to improve herself have struck a chord too. Trying to be compassionate, to increase her social skills, even taking a course on American movies in an attempt to fit in more easily.
Mesha82 summed it up best: "Ziva is a unique character of TV. Ziva has flaws and makes mistakes like everybody else and that makes her character human and believable."
Thank you to everyone who responded to my original blog.
LAST UPDATE ON 26th March 2010, 6.24AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
TOM MORROW - TIME FOR A RETURN
24th March 2010
The first director of NCIS was, unfortunately, a recurring character rather than a regular. This is a pity because the character did have a lot to offer.
Tom Morrow was a strong and effective director of NCIS. Able to control his most headstrong agent, to whit, one Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Morrow was trusted and respected by Gibbs. Gibbs called him sir.
Tom was certainly the most diplomatic of the directors. He was able to smooth ruffled feathers with the FBI and the Secret Service, in "Yankee White", yet still had steel enough within him to take control of the operation in the face of opposition from both agencies. This showed to me that the directors of both of those agencies also respected Tom Morrow.
Strength, loyalty and respect underpinned the character of Tom Morrow. It is a shame that we never got to see more deeply into the character before he was promoted to Deputy Director of Homeland Security and left the show.
It would be interesting now to see the character return to the show in the role of Deputy Director of Homeland Security. Gibbs couldn't run rings around him....Morrow knows how Gibbs works. That would frustrate the heck out of Gibbs. It would also make for some very interesting television.
LAST UPDATE ON 25th March 2010, 6.18AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
23rd March 2010
Written by Steven D. Binder, "Masquerade" was a very good episode. Some great scenes and funny moments. The plot revolves around a car being driven by a Marine which explodes during a chase. The team investigates and discovers that the car was carrying radioactive material. Someone out there is building their own nukes and and Washington, D.C. is in danger.
I knew this one was something a little bit special when very early in the piece we are confronted with the sight of McGee in a tuxedo attending an internet wedding. The expressions on Tony and Ziva's faces are nothing compared to that on Gibbs' face when he lays eyes on McGee.
The episode reintroduced Margaret Allison Hart. We learn that not only is she following Gibbs (she knows where he gets his hair cut), she is also studying Tony. Ms Hart knows how much money Tony spends on his hair. We also learn that she is responsible for getting Col. Bell released from jail in Mexico. I did have one major problem with Ms Hart in this episode. There is no way the lawyer for a suspect would be allowed to wander at will through the NCIS squad room. A visitors pass isn't exactly Access All Areas.
Tony and Ziva in the warehouse was a brilliant scene. Ziva opens up a little about what happened in Somalia. Not much, but enough to give a real edge to the scene.
The scene with Gibbs and McGee when they find the bomb is a great scene. Gibbs orders McGee to leave the building. McGee refuses to obey. The smile of pride on Gibbs' face says it all.
The best scene was that with Vance and Gibbs and defense intelligence contractor Walter Kane in Vance's office. They play him like a fish and trick him into admitting that he set the bomb to force a defense bill to pass so he would get a lot of money in defense contracts. It was yet another scene that showed the wisdom of bringing Rocky Carroll in to the show as Leon Vance.
Getting back to Margaret Allison Hart and the final scene. I'm sorry, but there is absolutely zero chemistry between Gibbs and Margaret. The scene was cold, dead and sterile. To be honest, I prefer the character of the madam Holly Snow to Ms Hart. The only thing Margaret Allison Hart has to recommend her is her first name, which I am rather fond of for obvious reasons.
Masquerade did have some wonderful lines.
Ducky: Come Mr Palmer. We are still missing two patellas and a shin bone.
Tony: First plague and then radiation poisoning. I'm beginning to think someone's got it in for me.
McGee: We did a preliminary work up while you were showering for the third time.
Walter Kane: Pleased to meet you, Gunny. I've been following you for some time.
Gibbs: What, on my blog?
McGee: Where's Ziva?
Tony: Bringing popcorn.
Vance: What can I give you?
Vance: Already banned from the building.
Gibbs: Go. Now. Leave.
McGee: Boss. It's an order I'm disobeying.
Vance: You did your best to camouflage it. Well, I guess we have better nerds than you do.
Margaret: Door was unlocked.
Gibbs: Well that's gonna end soon.
LAST UPDATE ON 24th March 2010. 6.25AM AEDT
SUBMITTED BY MargyW
MUSE WATSON AS MIKE FRANKS
22nd March 2010
There are two actors who have recurring roles on NCIS who are much loved by the fans. One is Joe Spano, the other is Muse Watson who plays former NCIS agent Mike Franks.
A stalwart of television, Muse captured fans hearts in the NCIS episode "Hiatus" as Gibbs mentor. The man who brought Gibbs into NCIS. Since his first appearance fans have been clamoring for more Mike Franks.
I don't know how Muse Watson views Mike Franks, but I tend to view the character as a cuddly curmudgeon. There is something lovable about the character, even when he is grumbling and growling.
Muse has taken what was essentially a one-shot character and turned him into a character that the viewers want more of. We know that any episode that has Mike Franks in it is going to be a good one. The on screen chemistry between Muse Watson and Mark Harmon guarantees that.
With only three episodes of season 7 NCIS left to shoot, I am guessing we won't see Mike Franks again this season. Especially as Muse Watson begins filming a western called "Piece" on 23rd March 2010.
I know I am not alone in wanting Mike Franks to become a regular character on NCIS. There must be some way that the character can be brought in more than once a season. I did hear a good suggestion which was to relocate Mike Franks to Washington, D.C. to run his own bar. Even if that idea is not utilized, it would be great to see Muse on NCIS more than once a season. The balls in the production team's court.
LAST UPDATE ON 23rd March 2010, 6.24AM AEDT
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