I wondered about that too. Maybe it was a case of scaring away the wolf's pack, based on the "where there's one, there's probably more" principle.
I'm getting the sense that Frank is seriously thinking about stepping down from the Commish job. That discussion at the dinner table with Erin was a little foreboding, wasn't it? Particularly when he gave that unqualified statement "I hate the job" (or "my job" - I can't recall which way he put it).
As it happens, no - the minute a virus makes contact with another computer, it's out there. I remember when there were a few nasty ones that were defeating our virus protection: the company got all of the techs and their many levels of managers to out to the floor and do a massive anti-virus clean and patch on the desktop machines. It was surreal.
Hi Sue Ann. No, I get that any parent would want to hug their kids after a tragedy like that, including Pride. What I don't get is why the writers felt the need to create all of this emotional scenery when we don't even know the man yet. It's way too early. This kind of case should have come at us near the end of the season, once we've gotten to know him better.
I know enough to know that there's zero possibility of a virus that can jump from an ethernet connection over to a power connection and start replicating to other computers that way. Not now anyway - maybe later, as technology progresses, it may be possible (though why anyone would want to take a step backward and continue with cords of any kind is beyond me; the trend is toward wireless). You yourself said that for such a setup to work "usually requires adapters or additional hardware inside the pc". In my work for a large organization (my specialty was desktop hardware), I've never seen a need for this. So why would NCIS have such a configuration in their computers, and in particular, in the laptop that Abby used? It would have been more believable if we knew that Abby had actually left a wireless or ethernet wired connection in place, and the virus escaped that way.
YES! I agree - I hope we see him again. He was amazing wasn't he?
So did I. And I re-wound and watched it again, trying to pinpoint anything to do with the nickname. Frankly at first I found it difficult (from LaSalle's heavy accent) to tell whether he was calling him "King" or "Cain".
You know, when she mentioned Auggie I did a double take and forgot for a moment that this was a different network. I briefly wondered if we were going to see a crossover ep between Covert Affairs and NCIS. And then I remembered.... : )
I have worked for years on computer and network support - and someone in one of the comments above is trying to argue me that all of that was possible. That power cords can magically be reconfigured to be data lines.(!) From Abby's brief and hurried explanation, she had isolated the computer from the network, plus put it in a box (wow) to shield it from the rest of the room. Then, the virus snaked out via electric cables to infect the lab. I burst out laughing at that one.
You raise a good point. After determining their location, Tony was able to hop on a plane, grab a van and high-tail it to Gibbs and company in extremely short order. A little magical, that one.
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