This was stellar writing. Sometimes, Shondra goes off the reservation a little. Or in some tangent direction she never quite nails. This time, she's nailing it. Christina's exit is a little layered in the fact that since the start of the show it's been sort of more about the Christina/Meredith relationship. Those two being "twisted sisters" different on many levels but essentially the same. And now that relationship will be altered in a new way. I think they will still be each others' "person" as they have called each other before, but this is like any old high school friendship .. how things change when one or both move in different directions. I was thrilled Christina finally got to tell Burke off (in her way) about the way he left. I was also thrilled by his admission of what she meant to him. And this offer to Christina does make sense. So. Bravo. That was extremely well done. I have nothing to add about April and Jackson. They really don't make sense to me. April's always annoyed me. So. I leave that be. Which resident will be fired, it really is either Ross or Leah. We know both actors are on their way out, so it's not so suspenseful. Leah's more dead weight than Ross. The sibling scenes with Derek and Amelia were excellent. I like how the door is opened here for Amelia to make more appearances in the future. The actress is wonderful and she has a full grasp of that character. She will make a lovely addition to the show I believe and offer some growth opportunities for Meredith I think. Family relations wise. Which, let's face it, Meredith was making strides at having that with Lexi and I think shall continue now with Amelia. Overall. Fantastic episode and I have no doubts that season 11 will be great even while we will be missing the amazing Sandra Oh as our beloved Christina.
Both Florricks kicked into high gear. Each have their own strengths. Alicia lets people dig their holes then buries them with the dirt they dug. Peter tends to let corner people. Forcing them to do something that ends up benefiting him and the other person. They know they're stuck. They know they can't bluff their way out.. Peter's a damn good poker player.
I think with how mobile Lisbon is these days, she could do the long distance with this man. It is too soon for her to be thinking about moving for some man. That's really not who Lisbon is really. She's always been independent. I think she will continue to be such.
I'm not sure if any relationship "needs" to happen. I just enjoy watching from week to week as it comes. I'm a Marvel fan generally and I understand the want/desire to have them stick as close as possible to the comics themselves. On the other hand, they can only do so much in primetime TV land. Budgets being limited and what not. So I just enjoy the story laid before me and forget what I may or may not have read before. Just my two bits there. :)
The Alex and his dad scene? Awesome. Heartbreaking, but awesome. Alex has been hanging on to that for such a long time. He needed to say it.
Oh.. and rationalgal2, I too am curious about what Jane wants the trailer for. :)
I think the writing staff was aiming for a little more humor than they usually toss in. Gibbs/Fornell/Diane are usually funny, but this seemed a bit more "forced" than usual. As for the new team member, Bishop. I don't mind her. I'll give her a couple more episodes to see how she adjusts.
Very good review! Thank you.
Thank you for reviewing this so well. At another site, that reviewer doesn't do such a great job. So I appreciate the job you do.
Jan,I agree with you that it's not Fornell Gibbs is actually after. But whoever is in the car that is next to him. It wouldn't be the first time Fornell is protecting someone that NCIS would rather see dead.
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