Procedural Update: NCIS – “Judgment Day” (S05E18) Review

Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon, and Rocky Carroll

The two-hour season finale of NCIS, “Judgment Day,” was worth the wait. In tonight’s episode, the director thinks she is in danger and of course leaves her team behind to go after her “killer.”

The Good

The best part of the episode was the bickering between Ziva and Tony, man I love these two. Another exciting part of the night was that we finally found out who leaves the show *SPOILER ALERT* thankfully it’s not someone that would threaten the dynamic of the team, but unfortunately for Gibbs, it is Director Shepard who gets shot at the end of the episode, but not before killing her share of people – if she’s going down, you’re going down with her. I loved how the episode ends on Gibbs calling and DiNozzo answering the Director’s phone… and scene.

The Bad

I do wish we had seen more of the rest of the team, other than only Director Shepard, Ziva and Tony. I do understand why they did it that way, but since it was the two-hour finale, I was expecting more interaction with everybody else as well. Although I am curious to see everybody’s reaction to the episode’s event when NCIS returns in the Fall.

The Ugly

I can’t really think of anything. It was a really great finale and I didn’t even notice the time go by, which is always a good sign.

Overall, I am really looking forward to next season of NCIS. With the way tonight’s episode ended, the writers are going to have great material to work off of. And so I will end by saying, see you next Fall, NCIS!

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