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NCIS – Pyramid

Were you feeling shortchanged when I mentioned the last three episodes of NCIS season eight and then only blogged about two? Well, you were, but it was intentional as I felt it needed two posts.

Gibbs, Ducky and Palmer

In a way I felt slightly shortchanged, too, after Pyramid. I know we have to have cliffhangers for the summer, but this was more like ‘was this all?’, except perhaps for the very end. For something where we were promised a big body count, I expected more bodies. For a while there I was sacrificing our darling Palmer, since all the signs suggested someone had to go.


The elevator scene didn’t make that idea any less likely. But where, oh where, did they train Palmer to drop at the wink of an eyelid? Especially a de-bespectacled Palmer. How did he even see the wink? And how brave he was!

So, we have a new satnav. Very nice, we thought. At least until he got a bit tougher with Vance. We loved Matt Craven as the lunar module builder in From the Earth to the Moon, but as Secretary Jarvis he looks older and greyer and tougher.

Should we assume poor DiNozzo will have to go after more of Ziva’s boyfriends, with potentially disastrous results? Again. Or upset his own lady friend? Again. P*ss off his own team? Again. Plenty of scope there.

DiNozzo, McGee and Gibbs

With dear E J gone – sort of – will there be anything on that thing she cut out of Levin’s arm, or was that just a teaser as well? Glad to see the end of her uncle Davenport. The first time we met the Sec Nav he was as one expects powerful people to be. Since then he’s just gone softly and weirdly downhill.

Two sets of engagements rings in the last three episodes. The empty one for Ziva (how romantic was that??) and the ‘too small’ one for DiNozzo’s old Baltimore love. I reckon she said no. And Ziva should, too.


They do nice funerals at NCIS. It’s sad when people die, but they do dress up well in black. For a brief moment it looked to me as if Franks had got himself a third daughter-in-law, but on closer inspection she was the same as the last time. I suppose Gibbs will have to take over now…

(Photos © CBS)

NCIS end of season 8 speculation

You know how I dislike speculation. What’s the point of going on and on about something that will happen soon enough, and after which we will know precisely how wrong we all were? So let’s speculate!

The port-to-port killer… Who could it be? Well, unless it’s going to be the hitherto unknown ‘Chinaman’ advised against in crime fiction, it has to be someone we know. And to avoid it being ‘the detective’, i.e. one of our long standing favourite Special Agents (although Daughter wondered if it might be Palmer..!), it has to be someone new. That means DiNozzo’s darling E J Barrett’s team or Ziva’s new boyfriend.

I’d like it to be both. Together.

Because, lovely though romance is, it won’t work in the long run, so both new love interests need to be got rid of. I’m thinking ‘one fell swoop’ would do it.

Ziva and Ray

I don’t like either of them. Cote de Pablo might have bonded with Enrique Murciano. Doesn’t mean Ray is right for Ziva. I have yet to see anything that feels real. He wanted to say he loved her and missed the opportunity. They both look sad. But I can’t feel for them.

Di Nozzo and EJ Barrett

As for the unprofessional E J who DiNozzo has fallen for, she just swishes her hair and does her best to be annoying. Her team? We have hardly got to know the little one, and the large one is a bit on the large side. Anyway, he’s friendly with Abby.

Vance? Surely not.

So, two more episodes until we know. Hopefully. Sometimes the cliffhangers leave us not just in a perpetual state of worry, but occasionally also in the dark.

It’ll be Gibbs. Or Palmer. They have simply flipped.