I’d been informed that I’d be surprised within a minute of season 7 of NCIS starting, and although it was more like a minute and a half, they were right. Except, having been warned about the element of surprise, it was no longer a surprise. More a revelation of something. A pretty good something, all things considered.
This was very much a Di Nozzo centred adventure, which was not as bad as I used to think. This Di Nozzo was both quite DiNozzo-ish and mature all at the same time, which makes for a powerful cocktail. McGee got to be more macho than we usually see him. Abby’s concern over Ziva’s fate proved once and for all that her early antipathy towards her has disappeared. So had Ziva, of course, which was the whole point to this episode.
I sincerely hope Director Vance will not prove to be a bad egg later on, because I’m really warming to this wily fox. He and Gibbs work well together when they work well together. Gibbs needs to learn not to roar too much during job interviews, because I didn’t think all those ladies looking to step into Ziva’s shoes were totally hopeless. But if you can’t accept she may not be back, then you can’t. Say what you will, Gibbs is faithful, except maybe where wives are concerned.
So, we’re not disappointed.
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