I appreciate your analysis very much. I had a lot more to say about this episode - but had to limit myself as it was getting too long. That JJ-Askari scene near the end portrayed so many thing so well. It typified what I believe people with depression go through - a dark dance that seems hopeless and unrelenting with no way out. The person suffering from something like this really can't handle it on their own, no matter how hard they may want to try. "Askari"s brutal proclamations echoed so loudly in JJ's ears - I can't believe that she would ever come out of it without outside counselling and help. Which brings us to another point: would she be able to do so, in such a law enforcement role? If she did, would she be terminated or given a desk job?
True enough. In real life, the moment a gun appears everyone's on high alert, and shouting their lungs out to drop it. And from what I know about cop training (second hand, from what a guy who went through it told me) cops are never trained to shoot to disable, only to kill. They shoot for the center mass, and keep firing until the perp's on the ground.
I suspected her from the first interview, but didn't know what her game plan was with the Imam until she showed up at the luncheon. Should have guessed earlier, when they said he had a price on his head.
I'm sure she will too! Her performance in 200 was amazing - no doubt her work in this one will be as well.
Thanks very much Mel! This is the third time I've interviewed AJ. She's a great person and a lot of fun to talk to. : )
Leia's right - you're absolutely wrong.
Yeah, I know. I get your point. I think we got it after the first dozen times you mentioned it. Seeing as you've posted intelligent comments about other parts of the program, it's disconcerting to see you harp on this one point all the time. Maybe it's time to give it a rest? You know - kind of like how someone else here has finally stopped making the dead baby analogy. Maybe you believe that if you keep repeating the same point, you'll convince anyone that you're right? Gibbs already told her not to do that anymore and to sit at a desk - so I don't imagine we'll see her doing it again. Why continue with it?
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Creative license, I think. All to make Gibbs the object of humor. Good to see, actually.
Interesting comment, Aja. In real life, I've seen such obvious mismatches - and I've never been able to make sense of them. So maybe the writers weren't wrong to pair those two personalities together. I know one couple who fought like cats and dogs - right up until their 80's. We all wondered why they stayed together. Evidently something about their dynamic worked for them - even as the rest of us thought shuddered at the thought of ever getting a mate like either one of them. Weird, I know.
It was a long distance shot though.
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