For a drama show this episode was higher in humor than anything else. I mean first the cat with Tim chasing and failing to catch. Gibbs stepping in and just yelling at it and motioning to get in the cage. Even animals know you don't mess with Gibbs.
But then the car stakeout and Ziva saying Tony smells but then saying she was kidding. Course our man-child farts to see if he smelled and she threatens him with death. But I think funniest aspect is the sweet, crazy Vanessa Mallard.
She just stirs up trouble without meaning to. I have high respect for my elders but she reminds me of my grandmother. Funny, fiesty and so hard to control. But you have to love her dearly