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@Michael - Are you REALLY as clueless as you sound? You post the SAME things on here over & over again, and you've already been schooled on Canon more than once, which you CLEARLY don't know. TONY is FAKE. WEATHERLY is REAL, and HE would NEVER "quit" NCIS. He is THRILLED w/ what's happening with his character going forward, and he shall FOREVER be known as the Comical, Chief Instigator/Humiliator on the show. He is COMFORTABLE with that role. Get over it. Furthermore, Tony is member of a TEAM. He is no MORE or LESS than any other character. If you want to waste time being "sad"..then be "sad" somewhere else, because it won't do you any good on NCIS. They're not going to change their successful formula. The writers will do with Tony what they will, and he will be FINE.

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@Nat
Hey Nat you said "
They ALL share the spotlight TOGEHTER and contribute TOGETHER as a UNIT" where your proof because ever since Season 7 its has not been like that maybe a little in season 8 when Tony almost quit the show but ever since Ziva became the main star it has not.

Sound like to me you just hate Tony because you never say anything nice about him

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@Nat - will you please respond by spelling out a list of Gibbs, Ziva, and McGee's faults that the show brings to light? I'dl like to hear your take on the humiliating faults of these three. I can't recall the show doing anything to Ziva or Gibbs that would be humiliating. Tony on the other hand is always one upped by Ziva, disrespected by all, hit below the belt again, by Ziva, no longer gets to be competent undercover, can no longer attract women, be written sympathetically, or be cast as a great agent for an entire episode without the taint of the obligatory Tony humiliation scenes. McGee is also at times the butt of a joke, but no where near as often as Tony. So please - let me hear from you all the "pointed out" faults of Gibbs, Ziva, and McGee. Please be specific. I'm very curious.

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Anyone thinking that Gibbs, Tim & Ziva never have any faults "pointed out" on the show clearly does NOT watch the same NCIS the rest of the world watches. As Dani said perfectly...they are ALL imperfect. The only "sadness" ANY fan would need to feel about Tony is the fact that he will NEVER be promoted to the kind of "Sainthood" THEY feel he deserves. He's a SFA. That's it. He is ONE member of a TEAM, where GIBBS is the boss and always will be. They ALL share the spotlight TOGEHTER and contribute TOGETHER as a UNIT. It will never change from that. NO episode would be "the same" without ANY of the main cast. And NO charcter is ruder or disrespectul to the other team members than Tony. Any humiliation he receives from the others is USUALLY a boomerang effect from whatever he FIRST dished out!! It's what Tony does, and he does it WAAAAAY more often than the rest.

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@Carol

do not believe that person who portends to be Michael Weatherly he not always telling the truth

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I agree Sadtonyfan that he is often a point of humiliation, especially with Ziva and I wish this would stop. He is a brilliant, heroic character as you indicated. However, I would like to say something more about him being in scenes where his contributions would be appreciated. In Season 10 Episode 2 he was the one that discovered the evidence and collared the suspect after she discarded facts in the water. In Season 9 he was the focal point or a major contributor in action to 4 episodes:(I hope this is right) Nature of the Beast, Secrets, The Missionary Position (Ziva's story but it would not have been the same without Tony) and Rekindled. Episode 1 in Season 9 was his Nature of the Beast (I think). The season is early and I know that Tony will definitely be featured in more than one episode. Another MW video I have on twitter, he is reporting that there will be a lot of DiNozzo and McGee this year. Thanks

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Continued . . . . super competent and are NEVER portrayed as having humiliating faults. Tony has IMO mostly been reduced to the jokes of the week and as always sacrificed so that Gibbs or Ziva can shine the most.

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@Carol, first let me say that I appreciate the respectful tone of your post. I also appreciate what you are saying. MW is terrifically talented at comedy, which is very hard to pull off. I also feel that you are right in that Tony yearns for acceptance. Here's where I have the problem. Almost all of the Tony humor for the last several seasons has been the humor of humiliation. Tony never has the upper hand and is always the one left looking stupid, sneered at, or disrespected. In the earlier seasons Tony's humor was not always written at Tony's expense. Also, his goofiness was offset by the character having many episodes where he was portrayed for an entire episode as being brave, brilliant, heroic, and consequently cared about and appreciated by Gibbs and his teamates. Now Tony fans are lucky if he gets to make one small, unspectacular contribution that isn't another embarrassment. Gibbs and Ziva are now the only characters who are always portrayed as super competent, and are NEVER portrayed as a bad joke.

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I would like to point out to you Carol just because someone sign a contact does not mean their happy with the show look at criminal minds and if you would read something believeable like TV guide and EW you would know how it could Michael Weatherly almost quitting the show back in season 7 for them to do a storyline about him you can tell how he hate humore and according to his and his wife facebook he does not like being funny all the time he want Tony to grow up he not shawn spencer from Pysch.

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@Carol - Well Done :-) I think you've nailed a big part of Tony's "essence", and to me you know him BETTER than some (not all) of these so-called "Tony" fans!!! Yearning for acceptance is a HUGE part of why Tony acts the way he does, I feel. Tony likes to "Act Out", if you will, and he often uses his team members (mostly Tim) as target practice. Tim is no slouch, though; he may be quiet, but he has his own way of holding his own against Tony. What's nice about Tony & Ziva is that he's finally met his MATCH when it comes to her. She only puts up with that "Acting Out" nonsense to an extent, and now that she understands Tony better (and vice versa), she knows how to handle it when she sees him do that. MW himself even indicated that recently in a recent article. Inspite of Tony's shortcomings, it's hard to "hate" him. He is a good person, but imperfect - just like they ALL are. That's why we love this cast.




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