NCIS “A Desperate Man” Review

NCIS (CBS) A Desperate Man

Tonight’s NCIS is called “A Desperate Man” and after watching it, I think that may apply to CI Ray. After the previews at the end of last week’s episode, I had an idea in my head of what was going to happen tonight. But of all the ways I saw this one going down, having CI Ray be the guy responsible for the victim’s death and the death of another man was not one of them.

One thing I got right though was the amount of “Tiva” moments that could be read into this one. Now I know I’ve said before that I’m not a fan so I’m not going to get into all that again, but lest all the Tiva fans out there think I’ve had it in for Ziva since day one or something, let me say this: I actually liked the idea of Tony and Ziva as a couple…way back in season 3. That opening scene in “Under Covers” was one of the hottest scenes ever and still makes me smile whenever I see it in re-runs. But for me too much time has passed. Too much stuff has happened between them (not all of it good) and because of that I just don’t see them like I did way back then. Perhaps that will change, but for now that’s how I feel. Does that mean I will fly into a rage if they do end up together? No. I love this show and I’m willing to give just about any storyline a shot.

As for now, I’m happy to see Tony and Ziva, and the rest of the team for that matter, continuing to be the family that they’ve been for a while now. Tony giving Ziva all the love advice throughout the episode was sweet, as was Gibbs’ and Abby’s reactions when they thought that Ziva might accept Ray’s proposal.

My favorite bits..

Tony getting McGee to admit how long it had been since he’d gotten.erm.lucky.

“Why is Jimmy Palmer talking to a girl from 1985?” – Wait. Jimmy has a time machine?

Jimmy trying to suggest some new vows for his wedding day. I particularly enjoyed “until you lose all your hair, gain 300 lbs and I can’t stand looking at you anymore.”

“This is the most wonderful time of your life. Enjoy it. Hopefully you’ll only have to do it once.”

The way McGee said “God help me, what??” when Tony wouldn’t leave his desk. LOL.

An endless string of waitresses and veterinarians? Damn it, I knew I should have kept up with my original plan to go to vet school. I mean if it meant getting a guy like Tony…..

Haha! Abby is right. Gibbs and the mannequin DO look cute together.

Ziva finally admitting why she was not answering Ray’s calls. Aw, that was kind of sad. I can see how that would remind her of her dad though.

Ooh! Nice jump Tony!

Tony glancing over at Tony when the husband was talking about how he and his wife may have been apart a lot but it was worth it whenever they were together.

Tony volunteering to talk to the victim’s husband. Cop to cop.

Whoa. I was not expecting the victim to be connected to Ray.

Okay Ray, that may not have been the right time to ask that particular question. I’m thinking the answer is probably going to be no.

Ooh, talking about wanting the kids to have Ziva’s eye. Low blow, and very nicely done, Ray.

Finding out that Ray told Tony about wanting to propose to Ziva.

Tony encouraging Ziva to jump in with both feet if she loved Ray.

Gibbs telling Ziva that he was happy for her. Aw.

Cracking up at the idea of a Jimmy/Ziva double wedding.

Ziva telling Gibbs not to stop her, and him letting her go. I guess he saw that she was serious.

Whoa! I’m guessing that Ray wasn’t expecting to get punched in the nose when Ziva walked up to the plane.

Boy, Ray screwed up in so many ways. Lost Ziva, lost his job. What an idiot.

Gibbs touching Ziva’s hair when he asked her what she was going to do.

“Content? But are you happy?” – Wow, that’s a question we should all ask ourselves, isn’t it?

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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