Annnnd, we’re back with new episodes of NCIS. Anyone else out there watching?
This one’s called Baltimore because the Port-to-Port Killer (really, that was the best they could come up with?) killed Tony’s former cop partner from … Baltimore. I like to call the episode When Tony Met Gibbs: A Love Story. Not shockingly, when Abby mentioned concern about the fact the Port-to-Port Killer killed someone Tony knew, Gibbs had to say that he knew the guy too. Because, y’know, it can’t be ONLY about Tony. It has to be about Gibbs too. Okay, well, at least it’s not all about Gibbs. That’s something, I guess. I’m not quite sure how they leaped right to “someone’s targeting “our” friends – did Gibbs lose someone to the PtP Killer and I forgot?), when all signs point to Tony. He’s the one who got the eyeball in the glass, and it’s his former partner who’s dead.
But, whatever. I should know by now it doesn’t matter. If it’s about anyone on the team, it’s more about Gibbs.
It was nice to see Tony in action as a cop. This was the Tony of several years ago, when NCIS was spankin’ new – a clown, but clearly competent and in control. And not a player. I wonder if we’ll ever find out what happened with Wendy.
Ducky revealed the typo single knot/double knot thing, which was a slight red herring, considering their copycat wasn’t internal. But then again, not a red herring after all – just a different kind of clue. Troubling that there’s a killer at NCIS. Didn’t they already do a traitor-in-their-midst story a few years ago, which resulted in the death of a PoC female character? Yeah, I’m already not liking this. Heh. It’ll probably be EJ, or David Sinclair (Not his name, can’t remember is name.) I mean, they’ve got the two big traits for villains: color of skin and gender.
Why is it criminals are smart enough to mimic a serial killer and do an elaborate cover for his plan, but they always get caught anyway for something obvious? I know, it’s because our NCIS crew is smar-ter.
I enjoyed this episode. We got smart Tony, concerned team without any barbs traded, Gibbs being magical and all-knowing as always. It would have been nice had it actually been the PtP Killer, but I’m a sucker for H/C and that would deliver more than a wannabe PtP Killer. I also have to say that an episode like this, more focused than standard team fare, I didn’t miss the filler/banter stuff they always pad an episode with. Why can’t the teamy episodes be focused like this?
If Tony was supposedly newly engaged, when Gibbs walked him to the HR/application office and he saw the beautiful woman sitting behind the desk, what was with the player smile?