Finally, an episode that brought back the old NCIS spark, with the added plus of a more mature Tony subplot.
I loved this episode. Loved loved loved. For the first time in a long while, everything just felt *right*. The characters had that wonderful team dynamic going, and their teasing came across as playful rather than snarky like some of seasons 7 & 8 (probably because we had them acting "family"-like, for example Ziva and McGee trying to help cheer Tony up rather than make fun of his problems like they were doing a lot in recent seasons). I've *so* missed episodes like these! The case was great too, and remarkably unexpected. I did *not* see the whole 'Lindsay is not actually a foster child but a 20-something year old adult reliving her stolen youth' twist!