NCIS

Season 11 Episode 7

Better Angels

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2013 on CBS
7.8
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While Gibbs attends to family matters with his father, Tony and McGee argue over who should take point on the current case.

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  • Why, oh Why

    5.0
    So when one of the team has an appointment with for example the dentist, then it is not important when there is a case, but now it is no problem that Gibbs is just going to solve the problem with his dad? And of course the writers showed again that DiNozo should leave the show ASAP
  • They Tried Too Hard

    6.0
    This could have been a good episode, I really wanted to like it, but the writing for Gibbs and Papa Gibbs just was not there. They did not build the importance of the meeting enough and when the meeting in the hospital did happen it was a massive letdown.



    The case they were dealing with also seemed thrown together, and ended in a very abrupt fashion. I can't say it was a very strong episode, but at least they tried hard with it.moreless
  • Could have been a "ten"

    8.5
    This episode was the best in a long time. Gibbs' relationship with his father is priceless. One hole in the plot: When someone checks themselves into hospice, they generally stay. That said, this poor man left his back door open and his neighbor didn't even know the circumstances of his absence, other than to report he had left by ambulance! That is an unlikely scenario. Otherwise, best episode, at least this year.moreless
  • All in the family

    10
    Very poignant episode especially the interaction between Gibbs and his dad. Mcgee and Dinozzo added levity with their bickering and Abby pulling it together with a present of Gibb-isms. Even Ducky's voicing what Gibbs must be feeling about how roles are reversed when dealing with an aging parent. How hard it is to realize how hopeless it feels to be nearing their end of days, but also to be reminded of a life well lived.moreless
  • Insightful

    10
    Wonderful episode. Beautifully acted by all involved. Not to "mushie", real people relating to one another. McGee and Dinozzo Gibbs and his father, well done!
Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto

Sean Murray (I)

Sean Murray (I)

Special Agent Tim McGee

Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

Director Leon Vance

Josh Gordon Emerson

Josh Gordon Emerson

Aaron Connolly

Guest Star

Rocky McMurray

Rocky McMurray

Howard County P.D. Officer Ray Mitchell

Guest Star

Kelvin Yu

Kelvin Yu

Sebastian Kim

Guest Star

Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite

Jackson Gibbs

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ducky: I presume... the bad news is closer to home.
      Gibbs: (referring to his father) There's no right way to be his son.
      Ducky: Just as there is no right way for you to act as his father. The pain of watching a parent age is unlike any other. I vividly remember the first time my mother needed help brushing her hair.
      Gibbs: It's backwards.
      Ducky: Certainly feels like that. But in the end, well, it's simply life.

    • Tony: (about Jackson's problem with the police) I'm thinking the old man got busted with a lady of the night.
      McGee: I can't even look at you right now.
      Tony: It's either that or he was trying to buy some kind of illegal exotic pet.
      McGee: Those are your two choices?
      Tony: Look, Jackson's older, he's lonely. A monkey could be tempting.

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