Interesting ep, especially the banter between Deeks and Kenzi, which is always a favorite of mine. Though I ship them hard, they're still funny and fascinating even when they're not working together. Deeks has just turned into an awesome character who really lightens the whole team. I am always surprised at how 'dark and brooding' they have Callen act, when I think he could be a much more interesting character if he'd let himself have some fun. Oh, and I loved Deeks use of the word "pantaloons" and his reference to hell hounds. And I think that Eric should be featured more, but I was glad Hetty got in a joke, because I just adore her as a character and Linda Hunt as an actress.
I think that Tony and Ziva will get together on this mission to kill Bodner, because you know that is what is going to happen, and Ziva will probably get hurt and Tony will have to help her, and one thing will lead to another...I think they could be good for one another. BTW, Jimmy Palmer irritates the crap out of me, and he always has. He just seems like such a ninny, and he is so lame about everything, even romance, that I want him gone. But I do love that Abby, as usual, has good stuff to bring to the table, I wish that she and McGee would get together. Oh, and I am glad that we got to see a "Gibbs smack" because we haven't seen one for awhile and it was long overdue. And yeah, I thought the neighbor was in on it, too.
I totally agree with the reviewer that Riley shouldn't sacrifice her happiness by being in a loveless relationship with a scumbag drug dealer and abandonment king husband. Kyle is a lost cause. We have seen flashbacks of how abusive he was to Riley even before he abandoned her and his children for a whole year. I think she should divorce him while he's in jail and then take her kids and move into an apartment and develop her relationship with Evan, who has been there for her and her children for over a year. He's also not a scumbag like his brother, and he's not abusive. He treats Riley nicely,(because he loves her) and he's a lot hotter than his brother, too. Her children need to see that their daddy is not a good man, and they need to see their mom happy. Otherwise she will end up resenting them. I also hope that Lacey and her husband end up having a child anyway, despite the odds. I certainly beat the odds when I had a child at age 40! I was told I couldn't have kids.
I think she's a sociopath, personally, and I am glad she has nannies for her children, but still, that whole scene was played so delicately it was beautiful and tragic and full of pathos.
This show has some truly gifted actors and actresses on it. The scriptwriters aren't bad, either.
I think the scene with Mellie and Fitz sort of mirrored the scene with Cyrus and James, because Cyrus was pointing out to the man he loves that he's really mostly angry at himself, because now he realizes that he's capable of deceit and lies and all the things he has accused Cyrus of. He really has sold his soul for love, just as surely as Cyrus sold his soul for power.
I have to say that I agree with the reviewer and with the other commenters in that OMG what an amazing episode! I was GLUED to the screen and I kept yelling at Olivia "DON'T SLEEP WITH HIM, LIV! HE'S A STALKER!" I just think Jake is BAD NEWS all around, and look at how Olivia got hurt trying to escape from him...he's horrible, and I think she needs to tell someone that this guy has a bunch of cameras in her apartment and that he's a creep. She just CANNOT trust him! He is EVIL! Meanwhile, though, I was thrilled that David joined the team, sort of, and I seriously hope he and Abby get back together, because they're good together. And WHY has no one mentioned that during the whole scene with Fitz and Mellie in the oval office when he was telling her the truth of how they met, that she showed him a face full of compassion and she also looked like she could have cared less if she were sold to him...she wanted to be his wife and be the first lady, and she got what she wanted. I think she's a sociopath, personally, and I am glad she has nannys for her children, but still, that whole scene was played so delicately it was beautiful and tragic
I agree with the complaints of shows having too much time inbetween new episodes...it just doesn't make sense to give us one new ep of POI and then make us wait another 3 weeks for the rest of the season! Come on, Network Execs! Don't do this to viewers!
Meanwhile, I loved the way that Finch was in his element, and I really liked the scene where Shaw showed up at their lair and just waltzed over and got Root's information off the board. And then Finch says to Bear "Traitor!" LOL
I also agree with the person who said that Jim Caveziel can express more with one look than most actors can in an entire hour! He is just amazing, and I think this show has some really twisty plots and conspiracies, yet manages to be very entertaining even for those of us who aren't into computers or spies.
BTW, I also don't think Diggle gets his due, when he has saved Oliver's green hooded butt more often than I can count. I hope Oli will help Diggle catch the guy he wants to kill, and I also hope that Oli's sister "Speedy" will end up with that hottie guy from the Glades. They had major chemistry.
I think that no one is giving Felicity her due here when you all think that she's too delicate to take on a war of words with Oliver. Yes, he does get kind of snippy with her, but she snips right back, and she KNOWS that he needs her and that she's smarter than he is, I think that she's just waiting for her moment to show him that she's able to be a super hero too. I also think there is a bit of sexual tension between them, and I don't think that Oliver likes that, so I think he reacts that way to her to keep himself from making a move on her. I don't think he and Lauren are going to be getting together for awhile, because I think she is still hung up with Tommy, who is going to the dark side with that delicious John Barrowman!
Oh, and I have to say that though Rayna's two girls are adorable and can sing beautifully, I agree with Rayna in not wanting them to become involved in the music business until they are adults, at least out of high school. Seriously, show biz is a rough place for kids, and it has messed up a lot of young lives (you only have to read the memoirs of some former child stars and child music stars to see how it can totally ruin their life) so I hope that the girls listen to Rayna and not to Juliette and stay home and in school until they are much older. Also, I think it is a huge mistake for Juliette to sleep with her mothers sober companion, and I gather that he's enough of a jerk to sleep with her mother, too. EW. Juliette seems to take two steps forward and three steps back, which is a shame. And I hope Avery gets lost, he is a jerk and a creep.
Sam Sam, no you are not the only one who wants to hurl every time we see Peggy the skeevy b*tch come around to evil slimebag Teddy's house. They're so disgusting and vile, they deserve each other. And I, too, hope that Lamar bites it...that man is the devil incarnate. I hope that if he is too evil to die that he's had a stroke that lands him in a wheelchair with aphasia, so he can't speak and can only sit inside his decaying body without being able to voice his vituperation. Karma should fix his wagon!
But I have to say that I enjoyed most of the rest of the show, except what the heck is it that make Deacon such a hound that he sleeps with all the major female players on the show? I don't actually believe he can be monogamous, especially since he didn't even tell the vet that he'd already slept with Rayna and Juliette and every other female over the age of 20 in Nashville. Sheez!
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