NCIS “Two-Faced” Season 8 Episode 20 – After watching this episode I kinda feel like Abby did at the thought of everything changing – I’m all itchy and weirded out and I don’t know which was is up and.and..okay I’m gonna stop there.
First of all, I’ve already made it abundantly clear how I feel about the possibility of Tiva so let’s just say that there was a good portion of this episode was hard for me to watch. When CI-Ray shows up, Tony acts all jealous and then when Tony makes it clear how interested he is in EJ, it’s Ziva’s turn to look all pouty. Honestly I found those bits nothing less than annoying but I managed to get through them with only a minimum of eye-rolling.
Now I know I may have been among the few, but I actually kinda liked EJ the first time we met her. She was quirky and twitchy, sure, but there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that. Plus she didn’t back down to Gibbs, which I kinda thought was cool. But this time around it seemed like she was doing everything in her power to be hated. And her attitude towards Gibbs? Not at all cute this time, though I can’t put my finger on why.
As for Ziva’s new beau, we find out that he’s not only with the CIA, but actually the CIA liaison on the P2P case. Now that bit I actually found interesting and I was totally unprepared for Ziva’s reaction to the news. He said he wasn’t allowed to tell her, which makes perfect sense to me but Ziva flies off the handle and then declares later to Tony that it’s ‘over’. Really? Did I miss something?
This is why I don’t like it when there’s too much romance stuff added in to an action-type show. What should have been a really cool episode about a scary serial killer turned into..I hate to say it..a soap opera. And while I didn’t dislike this ep, because it did still have plenty of great moments, I do have to admit that I was a smidge disappointed. Though I am still really intrigued by the case and can’t wait to see where it goes.
My favorite bits..
Totally creeping out at the sight of that doll in the middle of an alley, even before the guy with the knife showed up.
Really digging those boots that Ziva was wearing.
Tony trying to deny that he had a special anything.
Ziva admitting that the reason she never introduced Ray to the team was because he knew all about them. Hey! Not nice.
Will Tony never learn? The moment he starts to say anything about Gibbs he should just go ahead and duck. In fact, I’m surprised he didn’t get a GibbSlap for that one.
Finding out that Ziva’s new beau was CIA. She’s dating a spook? Interesting.
Palmer trying to rationalize that Gibbs was complimenting him by calling him the low man on the totem pole. LOL.
Not missing the continued awkwardness between Gibbs and Vance.
Ray admitting flat-out to Tony that he’s in love with Ziva. Whoa.
Ray telling Tony that Ziva told him that Tony was like a brother to her and not being able to miss Tony’s reaction to that.
Finding out that the killer started in Rota. Wow, that means that if Tony had taken that assignment, this would be HIS case. Interesting.
Tony saying that seeing EJ in his apartment wearing his Elvis Costello t-shirt was gratifying, while finding her at his crime scene was not so much.
OMG I so know how Abby feels and I just loved the hug that Gibbs gave her.
Gibbs refusing to leave his desk (and the rest of the team following suit), while EJ gave her briefing on the P2P. Oh, ouch.
The dangerous whisper that Gibbs used to tell EJ to get out of his chair in interrogation. So. Freaking. Awesome.
EJ telling Gibbs that his method is the ‘old school’ way of doing things? Oh no she di’nt!
Tony telling EJ that her first mistake was not fearing Gibbs.
OMG Tony is so right, there have been a few directors but only one Gibbs this whole time.
Uh oh..so CI-Ray is working on the case, too?
The fact that Gibbs took Ziva completely on her word about their suspect not being the P2P killer. Just shows how much he trusts everyone on his team.
Gibbs ordering EJ to leave his team alone (and by “team” he meant Tony). Whoa!
Giggling at Tony’s rhyme about getting a cold. Yeah I kinda figured something was up with Michael’s voice. Nice way to work it into the show.
Holy crap! Holy crap! Holy crap! Eyeball in Tony’s drink! Holy crap!!!
What did you think of this episode of NCIS? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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