Unless you're ready for a swift smack in the mouth.
NCIS is definitely picking up the ball just now and I'm getting more enthusiastic episode on episode.
This was a cracking case, bringing out all Gibbs paternal instincts with the kidnap of the teenage girl and combining Abby & Ziva in comforting the one that got away at the scene.
Simply loved the moment when the idiot spat on Gibb's shoe and got belted instantly for his trouble. Gibbs on a mission is unstoppable.
Ziva winding Tony up about Schmiel was excellent, although I suspected he was going to be an elderly gent and I'm pleased that the writers haven't simply dropped the new Tony/Ziva interaction at a more intimate level.
Ziva, obviously knowing there was some "green eyed monster" about Tony's interest in her "old" friend was merciless before she introduced the two to each other.
The case could easily have gone badly wrong but everything turned out OK in the end.
I don't know if Alex Kingston is going to be a regular fixture but Gibbs needs some romantic interest to get him out of his shell a bit.
I haven't reviewed NCIS in a long wanted to type that the writing has gotten back to the good old NCIS! LOVED it tonight! Zeva/Tony.
Did anyone noticed at the end when Tony said to Schmiel "You've met my Father?" His voice really sounded like Robert Wagner's voice! I wondered if Wagner dubbed in his voice for a little joke on the audience.
A very clever and exciting episode, conyinuing a great trend for season 10. It may happen that season 10 will become the highest rated season of NCIS. The genuinr friendship of Abby and Ziva as well as Ziva's friendship with "Shmil" which is a nickname for Shmuel is also very touching.
I particularly likrd that punch Gibbs delivered into the ugly spitting face!
I think I am finished with NCIS. I am tired of seeing Tony as a cloying clown. And add to that his jealousy and nosiness about everything Ziva. Ziva used to be my favorite character on the show. I'm not blaming the actress, but I am getting tired of her constantly beaming with joy and wisdom, as is Abby now. They hardly need team investigations anymore -- around the end of every episode (it seems) Abby comes up with some miraculous conclusion from chemicals on the deceased or at the crime scene, which lead to off the wall assumptions. Add to the mix Gibbs's righteous indignation and bristling with anger over the villainy of the bad guys, here some ridiculous million dollar rich guy's pedophilia-virgin kidnapping ring. And then Gibbs knows and is friends with the shady underworld gal contact who leads them to the perps. Typical of the whole mess is Gibbs having the parents of the kidnapped girl on hand at the scene when they rescue the girl at the helicopter stake-out. All too formula. One of the many meanings of "Schmiel" is effusiveness (corny), something this show has too much of.
This was a truly brilliant episode and the best in a long while! The cases where the team is actually taking care of a child in the process of solvig the case are really nice to watch, even though the case was quite abhorrent to behold.
There was suspense and intrigue and that woman who Gibbs knew was interesting for sure. All up, a terrific episode and I can't wait for more!
Big fan of Alex Kingston and a huge fan of NCIS combine them both in a super exciting episode and I am one very happy viewer. I would love to see Alex's character return as the chemistry was very nice between her and Gibbs. The formula of this show is the agents and how the work together as a team or as Abby says they're not family but they relate, the only thing missing from this episode was jimmy otherwise it was pretty perfect.