Well I absolutely loved this episode, as it made things interesting for Sam Hanna, as the integrity of a group of Navy SEALs comes into question. I definitely found it very interesting to watch Sam in the inteerrogations and his relations with the rest of the team, as it was quite different to see.
The case was very good as well. Wht seemed like a training exercise gone wrong turned into a murder case which turned into an allergy. It was unpredictable, and that's what I luike to see!
Absolutely terrific peisode! Please keep it up, and I can't wait to see more! :)
[Let's start with a short review (spoiler ahead!)]
A Seal got murdered and Sam interrogates the suspects - the victim's entire Seal team. During their investigation the members of the NCIS team realize that Paul was selling information to the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. His team members claim they did not want to murder him and that his stab-wound was not lethal, which the ME confirms. However he was asthmatic and his mouth was taped, so suffered a deadly asthma attack due to the stress of the situatuion.
This episode was morally rotten to the core, I'm just going to list all my complaints here:
- Sam was convinced no Seal coul ever murder someone - what's with the denial? They are just as human as every other person on this frickin' planet.
- In the end Sam gets all of the killers off the hook. Apparently murder is ok when you have a reason - or just when you are a Seal?
- But they didn't mean to! Yeah, right, 'cause his entire Seal team doesn't know that he has asthma. No further comment necessary.
- Which leads me to the question: is it ok for someone with asthma to become a Navy Seal? Wouldn't that deem him unfit for military service? What if he has an asthma attack during a critical part of a mission? He could endanger his entire team!
- Funny who they finally went in to save: a military contractor and a CIA agent. They both mooch off war and death. That's the kind of people you wanna save.
- So the IRI are the bad guys. But I couldn't help but think that when a pakistani sells information to a CIA agent, he's a hero, but when a US citizen sells information to an IRI agent, he's a traitor who has to get murdered. They neglected to mention (short history lesson for everyone who cares) that the IRI and the CIA were working together, you know, during the cold war for example. I'm not saying the IRI is a good organization (it's definitely not!), I'm just saying the CIA is not even slightly better.
I think that's enough ranting for now. I hope they get back to better topics soon, usually I enjoy a little no-brainer fun.
Also: Did anyone else notice that every time there's a bad guy they usually shoot on sight? It's like a 3D-shooter every time that happens. Maybe the writers realized it and that's why they included the scene with Eric and his Xbox.
A more intense, more dramatic and emotional episode than NCIS: Los Angeles usually provides, but that does not mean it was a significantly better episode. This is a stagnant back half of the season and right now it delivered another mediocre installment.. Sam's blatant disregard for murder is inexcusable, and it is not the first time he has lied. So much for him constantly preaching honesty.