NCIS “The Missionary Position” Review

NCIS The Missionary Position

This episode of NCIS (with the rather naughty sounding title “The Missionary Position”) has the team on the case of a missing, you guessed it, missionary. The case leads the team in some pretty interesting directions, not only to things like the CIA running a secret mission to use free vaccinations as a way to get DNA samples of families part of drug cartels, but also to an old friend and mentor of Ziva’s.

As the case runs its course, we see Gibbs and Ryan’s relationship getting tested as they both continue to do their jobs the way they always would, but find things much stickier now that they are sort of getting in each other’s way. I liked that though they had their little spats, in the end they left it in the Navy Yard and ended up snuggling on the couch. I take that as a good sign that this relationship could be a strong one. I even predict that Gibbs will meet her son at some point in the future.

Meanwhile Palmer’s wedding is getting closer and after deciding to go with a kitschy theme, he just has to pick his best man. I’ll admit I thought he should pick Tony at first, seeing as how those two had an established friendship, but I love that he picked Abby. I think she’s going to make an awesome Best Woman and I can’t wait to see this wedding.

My favorite bits..

Cracking up at the way the guy said “Seriously??” when the chick wanted to move because of bad energy.

“Holy full frontal, autopsy gremlin. Are you about to flash us your Magic Johnson?”

Oooh..and now we know why Gibbs didn’t want the team to pick him up.

“The sun is so pretty in that room.” “Somebody else used to say that.” – So sweet, but that hurt my heart a little.

Sam making Gibbs giggle with her “mayday, mayday” – Awww!

“Practice makes perfect.” – Whoa! Naughty, naughty. Love it.

Ducky comparing planning Palmer’s bachelor party to getting root canal. Youch.

Oh dear, did Palmer just go for the “fungus among us” joke?

I’m with Tony, how can Palmer be considering anyone else as best man?

Gibbs telling Abby she was making too much yabba yabba. Haha! Guess it’s not just Tony, then.

“We work like peas in a poke, like yogurt and garlic.” – Haha! Another great Ziva-ism.

“This looks like fun, I haven’t done this since the 80’s.” Oohh.now there’s something we’ve never seen Gibbs do in that elevator before.

One room, two girls and Tony? Oh boy, this is probably not gonna go well.

“How do you concentrate, Ziva? With so many handsome men around?” – I’ve often wondered that myself.

Manny + Gibbs + trash can lid = Ouchie.

Is it just me or is Gibbs smiling and laughing a lot more recently? I think Dr. Ryan is good for him.

“Do you think they know we’re here?” – Naaaaahhhhh.

Gibbs having to keep his team from turning on each other, from a few thousand miles away. Not an easy task.

“Take it from me, I carry a lot.”

Palmer asking Abby to be his Best Woman. Sounds like she’s got some great ideas for a bachelor party. LOL.

Gibbs telling Palmer that he picked the prettiest “man” for the best man job, and then kissing her on the cheek. So cute!

Gibbs asking Ryan to lose the pizza box next time and just tell him things straight.

Gibbs slapping McGee on the back after the team rescued Wade. That was awesome.

Monique telling Ziva that Tony is more than he seems. Truer words have never been spoken.

Gibbs and Ryan cuddling in front of the fire. How freaking sweet was that?

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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