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post #121 of 1664
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I'm glad the Ari plot line is finished-that was getting tedious. I also don't care for the addition of Lauren Holly-she seems too young to be Mark Harmon's boss.
post #122 of 1664
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Originally Posted by sangs View Post

Wonder if they could resurrect this Ari fella to but a slug in Tony's head though...

haha
post #123 of 1664
Without Tony this show would just be another dry CSI wannabe. Tony and his obsession with beautiful women keeps it refreshing and different.
post #124 of 1664
i think its funny and cute.
post #125 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Jimbo Moran View Post

Without Tony this show would just be another dry CSI wannabe. Tony and his obsession with beautiful women keeps it refreshing and different.

I agree, even without Kate, the rest of these characters play well off of each other, it adds something beyond the dry "solve the crime" formula.

Is the female Mossad agent going to be a regular? If so, I'm not convinced how well she is going to fit in with the rest of the crew, meaning that she is not that interesting of a character, yet, anyhow...
post #126 of 1664
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Originally Posted by sfb View Post

I'm glad the Ari plot line is finished-that was getting tedious. I also don't care for the addition of Lauren Holly-she seems too young to be Mark Harmon's boss.


To some extent I agree about the Ari plot line -- but it seems clear they needed two episodes to allow all the farewells (both from the cast and the viewers) to Kate.

It was handled imaginatively and I found it worked pretty well.

As to Lauren Holly -- the character, IMO, won't work at all unless she takes control and doesn't have Harmon leading her around by the nose. There is no drama if she is going to be at his beck and call.
post #127 of 1664
The two parter including last seasons final episode was made pretty good, really good drama. But they blew the story too much in the second part of the Ari Story: The second man wasn`t really necessary, more to fill up the episode. More few things like looking out for the cell phone blew it sometimes too much.

The scene where Gibbs met the FBI Agent in the rain was made pretty bad. I guess they didn`t get too much rights to make it good, cause the sun was shinning through the trees so much that you couldn`t believe that it was raining there. The street behind Gibbs was really dry, no doubt that scene was bad.

My last comment for the new boss character, I guess the script needs a new twist and there we are. Kate is gone and so is the twist between her and Tony. So it seems to be that the writers were thinking of holding that twist with Gibbs and the new boss to give him a better character maybe.

DougMan
post #128 of 1664
Some don't get the connection of Kate with the show. She was originally a SS agent protecting the President. When she resigned she was invited to join the team and became a regular. I always wondered when she would be moving on. The new NCIS head is one of Gibbs former wives. As for Abby and Tony- Like Duckie these are regulars as is Gibbs the pretty boy jar head. They are all a bunch of misfits that together make for a successful investigative team. Remove one of the 4 not 5 and you don't have a show. Kate was, indeed expendable. BTW- "Probie" is called that because he is a new attachment as well and seems to be forever stuck in a roll on probation. Prediction- Look for Probie to be eventually accepted as a full agent only to have him get it too, like Kate. I think Bellisario will repeat history.
post #129 of 1664
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

I agree, even without Kate, the rest of these characters play well off of each other, it adds something beyond the dry "solve the crime" formula.

Is the female Mossad agent going to be a regular? If so, I'm not convinced how well she is going to fit in with the rest of the crew, meaning that she is not that interesting of a character, yet, anyhow...

I agree. But if her tits were 2 sizes bigger she'd be far more interesting. But she does have the personality to keep shooting Tony down and frustrate him.
post #130 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

...Probie...(will)... get it too, like Kate. I think Bellisario will repeat history.

It's not like Bellisario had a choice. Sascha Alexander didn't want the stress of doing a series anymore. Otherwise, I would have said they killed the wrong character. I was hoping they'd off that juvenile Tony.

Regarding PQ: I, for one, find it much improved over last year. I hated the red push and felt like I spent almost as much time adjusting my picture as I did watching the show.
post #131 of 1664
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It's not like Bellisario had a choice. Sascha Alexander didn't want the stress of doing a series anymore. Otherwise, I would have said they killed the wrong character. I was hoping they'd off that juvenile Tony.

Regarding PQ: I, for one, find it much improved over last year. I hated the red push and felt like I spent almost as much time adjusting my picture as I did watching the show.

Well I for one am sorry to see Kate's character go. I couldn't believe how attached I'd become to these folks until they killed her off. Things actually got kinda dusty watching these last 3 episodes.

The chemistry between the agents really worked for me, hoping they can keep it up now that she's gone, but it'll be tough.
post #132 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Macfan424 View Post

It's not like Bellisario had a choice. Sascha Alexander didn't want the stress of doing a series anymore. Otherwise, I would have said they killed the wrong character. I was hoping they'd off that juvenile Tony.

Regarding PQ: I, for one, find it much improved over last year. I hated the red push and felt like I spent almost as much time adjusting my picture as I did watching the show.

Right but I think her desire to quit the show gave him some creative hints on how best to do that. I'm just saying that her death might be repeated when any other temps come on board. Most seem not to realize that Kate was not in the original team but she was very early on. I believe I have those two episodes where she left the SS and was offered the job with NCIS. I'd look for it but I believe it's on some shelved hard drives from my HDTIVO.
post #133 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

... Most seem not to realize that Kate was not in the original team but she was very early on. I believe I have those two episodes where she left the SS and was offered the job with NCIS. I'd look for it but I believe it's on some shelved hard drives from my HDTIVO.

Sasha Alexander was in the very first episode (then called "Navy NCIS") in the 2003-2004 season. She was a Secret Service agent aboard Air Force One and a major factor in that episode-- and was quickly recruited by Gibbs for his team.

The actual pilot was shown a month later for some reason, and she was not, as I recall, in that.
post #134 of 1664
Yes, Fredfa if you discount the original introduction to the series which was a Jag show. But as I said, Kate Todd was part of the show as a Secret Service agent, not as part of the original NCIS team.
BTW- to all who don't like Dinozzo's character because he's a sexist personality, I checked with the CBS poll and it seems he has a 57% favorable rating among viewers. But it must concern CBS otherwise why have a poll on his personality and not the others? Personally, I believe the show would be too boring if he were not part of it. The "original" 4 person team each offers a unique personality to the show. McGee is an extra who is torn between wanting to be a techie like Abby and a street smart investigator like Dinozzo. Kate Todd was always fascinated with Gibbs (I believe) and wanted to like his jar head like get the job done attitude while deep inside actually liked the spars with Dinozzo. I think DB wrote her character as a Say no but I mean yes kind of woman. There were a few episodes where her hidden life became known to Dinozzo if you recall.
post #135 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

Yes, Fredfa if you discount the original introduction to the series which was a Jag show. But as I said, Kate Todd was part of the show as a Secret Service agent, not as part of the original NCIS team...

I always thought this was just a plot device to establish Kate's character.

I never thought they took advantage of her Secret Service background enough (until the final episodes). Her hidden life seemed incongruous for someone entrusted with presidential guard responsibilities, given the level of background checking she would have been subject to. I would imagine only the straightest of straight arrows qualify. But then, it's TV, not real life.

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Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

BTW- to all who don't like Dinozzo's character because he's a sexist personality, I checked with the CBS poll and it seems he has a 57% favorable rating among viewers. But it must concern CBS otherwise why have a poll on his personality and not the others? ...

That's interesting. I wonder how a 57% approval rating compares with "normal" for an established series character. Seems like most would score much higher among series fans, but I have no basis for comparison.
post #136 of 1664
(From Marc Berman's Programming Insider column of Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Mediaweek.com)

.. At 8 p.m., CBS' NCIS remains the dominant force with a solid 11.3/17 in the overnights, 15.98 million viewers and a 4.0/11 among adults 18-49. Has anyone else noticed how NCIS has broken out in season three?..
post #137 of 1664
This first episode with Kate's replacement was pretty decent, Ziva seemed to fit in fairly well with the rest of the crew...personally, I think Sasha Alexander is far more pleasing to the eye though, Cote de Pablo doesn't do much for me at all.."Career Barbie" was fun though..
post #138 of 1664
Good Episode last week with the serial killer/lawyer copycat story.

Pretty brutal images from his scrapbook, shocking even by today's loosened TV standards.

I'm still enjoying the show, although I miss Kate.
post #139 of 1664
Last night's episode was the best I've seen in ages. Definitely had the "good times" feel of some of last season's gems. I laughed so hard at some of the jokes...Tony having to carry the "dump can" around during the Civil War re-enactements...classic stuff.
And while Ziva might not be as visually compelling as Kate, she's turning out to be a great addition to the show.
post #140 of 1664
It was a very good episode... I liked when Gibbs slapped her on the back of the Head in the Elevator...
post #141 of 1664
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Originally Posted by DrCrawn View Post

...And while Ziva might not be as visually compelling as Kate...

She is to me. It's a matter of personal taste, of course.
post #142 of 1664
I like Kate better than Ziva!
post #143 of 1664
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

This first episode with Kate's replacement was pretty decent, Ziva seemed to fit in fairly well with the rest of the crew...personally, I think Sasha Alexander is far more pleasing to the eye though, Cote de Pablo doesn't do much for me at all.."Career Barbie" was fun though..

I find that Ziva brings much more character, wit, and charm to NCIS than Kate ever did. That interests me more than who is better looking.
post #144 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Macfan424 View Post

She is to me. It's a matter of personal taste, of course.

Ditto! Maybe its a geographic thing?
post #145 of 1664
haha
I think Kate was better looking, but thats IMO.
Good show this past week, my friend who doesn't like NCIS laughed a couple times.
post #146 of 1664
I don't know how it's even a question as to who is better looking. Kate in the schoolgirl outfit!

mikebaby
post #147 of 1664
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Originally Posted by mikebaby View Post

I don't know how it's even a question as to who is better looking. Kate in the schoolgirl outfit!

mikebaby

I'd have to see the new gal in something besides blue jeans to give you an opinion :-)
post #148 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Iteki View Post

I'd have to see the new gal in something besides blue jeans to give you an opinion :-)

Maybe we can petition to get Ziva in a schoolgirl outfit.. Then we would have a comparison!
post #149 of 1664
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Originally Posted by Jerry G View Post

I find that Ziva brings much more character, wit, and charm to NCIS than Kate ever did. That interests me more than who is better looking.

Not sure about your second statement , but I agree with the first.

I always felt they never developed Kate's character as fully as they should have (her Secret Service background should have permitted them to give her more depth). They seem to be rectifying that with Zita, although it will take time to tell for sure.
post #150 of 1664
Anybody notice Ziva doing "Gibbs moves" when she halted the elevator?
I thought that was cool. haha
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