It’s not been Robert Wagner’s week, really. First it’s been suggested – yet again – that he murdered his wife. Then he goes and gets himself found in a car with a dead body in NCIS. That’s after he has said he wanted to kill the corpse.
And yes, it’s family in NCIS. Again. It’s a bit mad. The episode was good; and about as unlikely as many of the other recent ones.
So after the ‘Remembrance’ style double episode, we have the Thanksgiving one, complete with turkey with ‘something’ inside it. Maybe best for Ducky to deal with.
We get to see DiNozzo’s two dads together. The blood relative and the boss, who sometimes makes a better dad for our toddlerish DiNozzo Jr. We even get to see Gibbs in ‘bed.’. Didn’t know the man actually sleeps. And it was more in ‘sofa’ than bed.
The microwave surprised me. Even I don’t have one of those.
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Back in season three DiNozzo might have found a ‘Gibbs who is nice’ disturbing, but I think it’s almost more disturbing with a nice and responsible DiNozzo. Junior, that is. Having DiNozzo Senior around makes for good quotes and plenty of good stills. I’m not sure I like him much, but Sr has an interesting effect on Junior. And should we assume it was a period of him being broke that was behind ‘junior getting expelled from boarding school’?
Gibbs knows Sr to be ‘just enough of a conman to be able to pull it off’ when he enlists his help in touching Ziva up. Well, no that wasn’t the job description, but he does anyway. And as Jr finds to his dismay, Dad’s cashmere suit is ‘really soft’. I should think so, when he runs up a bill of $9000 in the service of NCIS.
Poor Fred who has to pay out isn’t impressed, but Director Vance leaves him no opportunity to enquire more. But Fred does have ‘a serious problem with Anthony DiNozzo’, a man ‘absolutely out of control’. Though as Gibbs said to him earlier, ‘I guess you haven’t got the bill for the flowers yet?’ when Sr sends Ziva flowers.
Considering Ziva and Abby can be so strict with poor Junior, it’s almost a bit much that they let Senior get away with his charmer’s ways, but they do. ‘Tired isn’t a word in his vocabulary.’ He does chat up women quite actively for someone his age. And the Senior James Bond moment is pretty good stuff, letting him ask ‘Junior can I borrow your handcuffs?’ I suspect he was almost as surprised as we were, that he was able to pull it off.
Ziva, who really ‘is a weapon’ has finally got her American passport. That might be a good thing, seeing as it’s the turn of her Daddy next week.
Personally I think $9000 was pretty cheap for the services rendered. Most temporary experts called in would charge a lot more. And Dad gets to wear the cashmere outfit again, I hope. Maybe when Mr Trump is forced to invite him to something?
I bet Eli David never went fishing with either Ziva or Ari.
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I just realised I’m about to admit in public that I have watched every single one of those 150 episodes of NCIS. More than once, but that goes without saying, I hope. They had a cake. Not in the ep, but on the set. Daughter got a little confused by the extra man pictured cutting the cake, but that was ‘only’ Robert Wagner; this week’s guest star, and probably not intended as a regular character.
We’ve heard about him often enough, as he’s Anthony Di Nozzo Sr, and there’s an amazing likeness between father and son. But Daddy DiNozzo is man enough to make Junior look quite lovely and caring and normal, which I suppose is good. After what Junior did this time, we have to respect him a little bit more.
Gibbs, of course, is the real father figure, and for the first time in a conversation with a stranger, he admitted to being a father himself. Not bad going. But cooking steak in the living room fireplace? Honestly. Men.
The crime in Flesh and Blood was of little interest, yet again, since we were all busy learning more about our extended family. And Gibbs’s supposedly demolished living room is still there.
Please let there be another 150 episodes, and preferably quickly.
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