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NCIS – Homesick


Gibbs and team

If it’s the Christmas episode you have families and children, and you know it won’t end too badly for most of them. Phew.

McGee and Bishop

So it’s not too much of a spoiler that the sick children don’t die, but it was enough to make DiNozzo reminisce about his brush with the plague.

Ducky and Gibbs

Vance had family trouble again and, not unexpectedly, it was Abby who sorted him out, while not being aware that she did or that it was important. I suppose we needed something positive in the year that saw Mrs Vance killed. Let’s hear it for optimism, joy, selflessness, kindness (twice) and forgiveness.


I just don’t get what Palmer and his Breena are trying to do in regard to having children. Perhaps I don’t know the facts of life, or maybe this is just an American way of making a family. But I hope it ends well for them, even though poor Palmer was staggered to find Gibbs siding with him, ‘for once.’

Breena, Carol, Abby and Palmer

And Bishop has family, including a husband, to go to for Christmas. She has seemingly normal relationships. Which is so weird! (I still don’t feel she is right for the team, however nice and normal she might be.)

Vance and children

Nice to see Abby’s friend Carol back. We gained something from when Marty had to be written out. It’s all rather unlikely, but why not?

Carol, Abby and Palmer

This was a good Christmas episode, if not exactly the best, and not as Christmassy as some. But at least we looked into the business of Christmas and family through other characters but those in the main team.


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Father Gibbsmas calls

Gibbs in snow

Gibbs Sr

Christmas came early. Again. Not sure I want it to. Couldn’t they keep the NCIS Christmas episode until just before Christmas, and not the week before just before?

Oh, well. It was another loveable episode, whenever it gets broadcast, but I wonder if they got the timings slightly off? We could have had more Gibbs and Dad, more McGee and Admiral Whitebeard, and less murder, since it was quite clear that the murder was most incidental this time.

Meredith Eaton, NCIS


I think Gibbs and his Dad needed more time together than they got. And Abby and McGee could have used more meat for their little thing, too. Nice, and sad, to see Meredith Eaton as Abby’s friend. I still miss Marty, the man they sort of shared.

Who could say no to these sweet faces? Not McGee, the softie. Though I’m sure the ladies had practised those helpless looks.

McGee as Father Christmas

Secret Santa is good for some fun, but what do those Americans put in their personnel files? DiNozzo has a big heart, really.

Abby's kiss

Puzzled over Gibbs’ living room, which we’ve been led to believe had been dismantled. Either they filmed this ages ago, or they built it again. Or lied. They wouldn’t, would they?

The tree. It was there. And then it wasn’t. And back again.

Ducky and Gibbs Sr

Ducky drinking too much? No. But quite fun to see what he’d be like if he did.

From boatyard to the North Pole. Interesting to see what that basement can double as.


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