I am getting frustrated at the shallow script-writing and use (or is that re-use) of storylines.
Is it because the writers are stretched too far by having both NCIS and the La-La version?
There is no progression.
Tony/Ziva is getting old, and everyone tells you that when they finally bed each other the TIVAnatics will desert (it's the anticipation they desire)
Gibbs has lost his mojo (his part needs Tobias, or M. Allison Hart)
Abby needs a new form of quirky
Tim's geekdom has faded and he needs revitalising or some change
And Ducky is and always has been the solid, stable rock. He needs to stay the mother-figure, and all the others need to progress.