I love this show.
Tony in jeans. OMG. Yes! Finally. The Season of Suits is behind us.
"Honey, do you think they come in a kingsize?? We could be making out in a Ferrari GT!"
Loved the banter, the scene in the kid's bedroom, the hike through the woods, the argument about the map. Everything with Tony and Ziva. They were adorable.
Not so great:
The kid. Sorry, scriptwriter (and still behind you 100% - Go WGA), but if you can't write lines for an 8 year old, find some one who can.
"Every one had been great to me, Agent Gibbs, but between you and me - I'm ready for this to be over."
Give me flying break here. No 8 year old talks like that.
Jenny Shepard. Ew. She never seems to nail it, it's always a little off - with the kid, with Gibbs, sitting behind her desk. It's been two years and she still hasn't convinced me she is Director of NCIS.
But all in all, good episode.
I love this show.
I liked the episode! And I'm surprised, because I thought that NO WAY were they going to do the heart stopping-best-ever-promo justice, but yes, I liked it.
The case was interesting and not too far fetched (other than the involvement of Kelly's childhood friend, but okay, poetic license, and I really liked the actress. Very believable). Abby had no labwork, so snapped photo's with her new cellphone and said the right things to stoic Gibbs. McGee and Ziva were background (Ziva changed her hair!), Tony was pleasantly frosty with Madame Director. He's not quite come to terms with her and her Frog obsession yet.
And alright, I'll admit I ran to the kitchen for refills during the cheesy flashbacks, because I refuse to be suckered into that. Nobody wants to listen to Gibbs sing Ring-around-the-rosy. I truly hope this is it for the Kelly & Shannon story line. They've milked it for all it's worth, let's give the guy some closure; it's been 16 years after all.
Also, person-that-does-Jenny's-make-up: are you blind? Look at her lipstick. It was all over the place.
I hope (pray, beg) that Gibbs' relationship with Mann is not going to be the red thread running through this season. Mann wants a long term relationship with a caring, sharing, open-hearted Gibbs and Gibbs is an extremely private person, married to his work and won't ever live up to her expectations - We get it.
(And let me also add, I thought it was oh so very very inappropriate of Ducky to tell Mann about Gibbs' first wife and child. If Gibbs hasn't told Mann yet, he is obviously not ready and it isn't up to Ducky to tell her. I squirmed watching it.)
About half the scenes gave me déjà vu. The meeting in Jenny's office ("let's decide who is 'on top' during this investigation" - ha ha) was almost identical to the one in Skeletons, so were Tony and Ziva's remarks about Mann being ex-wife #4, and Mann and Gibbs' umpteenth heart to heart in the elevator was mighty similar to the conversation they had in his basement in Trojan Horse.
But Tony was funny and my Tiva babies looked happy - yay, I'm so glad they're on friendly terms again. So glad. And jealous McGee was cute. Very cute.
And the final shot was heart breaking (Hmmm, Mark does anguish so well).