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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