OK, right off the bat, I hate Vance and have always hated Vance, so I am never particularly excited by an episode revolving entirely around him, but this one was very interesting actually, and definitely one of the better ones of the season!
Another interesting use of a family member. I was a little disappointed at first that it was going to be another Tony DiNozzo Snr. style of episode, where he comes in, gets accused of murder, they find the real killer and he disappears out of our lives. But surprisingly enough, that wasn't the case, and hthe episode improved as it went on.
I do hope that NCIS can return to better epsiodes. This season has been tremendously below-par, but hopefully this is a sign of improvement.