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I really loved the episode, and so did my hubby. I always enjoy seeing Abby and Gibbs getting emotional like that. I also hope that we'll see more of McGee soon. I miss him. The case was meh but the characters were just great! And it was what was important for me.
I think I shall remember "recovery" as the show where almost all the characters got a nickname in some form or another, an "honor" usually reserved exclusively for McGee. "Tough nut" Gibbs won't crack, but is concerned about the emotional well-being of "gothic wildflower" Abby. "Brilliant chatterbox" Tony trying to closed the deal with that facilities manager, "spirited warrior" Ziva feeling resentful about being examined by "Mister Happy" aka Dr. Wolf, "pensive academic" McGee being almost disturbingly stable (does anyone besides me think McGee seems to be brushing off having a shard of glass inches away from his heart to easily?)
and "big man upstairs" Vance feeling guilt-stricken, vulnerable, irritable, horrified and far from godly. All in all I found this the most enjoyable "personal" ep since "A Man Walks into a Bar." Sure would've been nice to see more focus on McGee.
I was a bit let down by this episode, in the same way I was with the first. While Gibbs is certainly a big hero with vast experience, as well as functionally mute, his tolerance for violence is wearing 'me' down. I loved that he warned Abby 'nothing too deep' - that seemed real. Ducky was wonderful, Palmer both goofy and sensitive, the rest of the crew were fine. Loved the shrink, he was really warm and insightful, on any other day he would have made headway with Abby. The crime - meh - the killer also - meh - as in was that guy worth killing off the competition in order to have? Vance, oh, Vance he and guilt are a strange combination, but his teary eyes when he realized he'd driven his children in that bomb laden car - perfect!
Totally agree with Matt's comment about Tony always taking the brunt (being the butt) of the jokes. If the writers ever decide that they want to write something unpredictable, they could let Ziva or Gibbs be humiliated or wrong once in a while instead of it ALWAYS being Tony. As a Tony fan I'm about to give up on the show. He's become nothing more that the weekly joke and whipped Ziva admirer.
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