This was a great episode where NCIS investigate the death into a marine who's death appears to have been covered up In this episode NCIS get the help of Nate who once again returns and finds it hard to question Rose who becomes a suspect in the cover up I liked the part near the end where Sam and Callen are undercover with Hetty and Nate and then Hetty has word with Sam at the end A really good mid season episode.
This show has seen better days. "Paper Soldiers", as it's titled, lacked any redeeming characteristics this show was built on. The episode sees one of its older characters return (Nate) for a few light hearted jokes but just like a mirage, he disappears. Honestly, I couldn't tell if this was a comedy show or a cop show because everything felt like it was trying to be humorous. Even the plot felt convenient to the point of hilarity. Did the old coot in the ending really think he was going to get in the way? We're talking about cops who finish chases and shootouts like they were child's play. And for all the plot's turns, the ending result just felt lame.
Can't rate this episode with more than a "fair". Don't get me wrong, I truly love the show but every time I watch an episode it feels more like a comedy than a crime-drama show. For an NCIS spin-off it sure needs a lot more "substance" to compare it. Great characters and great stories but it still has a lot more to show us. I want to see the Kensi-Deeks "thing" to evolve for instance. Also, how come the team never loose a gun-fight or a fist-fight? Also, the cases need to improve a little so the show won't die. Love the show but you'll loose me eventualy.
though it felt like a filler episode, this episode had some funny bits especially Nates and Hetty at the funeral home :)
I love Nate, it's nice to see him back on the show from time to time.
But I don't get why Hetty had to have Nate interrogate Rose where anyone on the team could have done it. With the result it had on their relationship it's too bad :(
Now, I liked the part about Kensi-the-plant-killer but there was an apparently-deleted scene missing here ! I saw a picture from a shoot on twitter where Deeks offers Kensi a plant (a Fern to be exact) and in that picture they were wearing the clothes they had at the funeral so it had to be from this episode (and that would be logical). So why remove the scene?? I would have been nice :)
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