A bit of an anticlimax, no? Even this old cynic who did not expect Gibbs to be completely dead, felt that perhaps it was all too fast and easy. OK, they made use of the four months missed, but still. His hair had time to grow, making him look most un-Gibbsy.
But we could see Mike Franks again, and we were treated to our third or fourth Kelly. And was that Mark Harmon’s Airstream?
I did like Dr Taft, despite his chatty behaviour being a little to daft to be real.
Some lose threads left hanging. The question is whether they will be dealt with, or simply forgotten about.
It’s nice that they are back. All that remains to be seen now is whether they can change gear and make season 13 something really special.