Originally Posted by mike1812
While I didn't consider it excellent, I didn't think it was boring either. Good show, but not up there with their best.
The writers seem to be trying to give every team member some traumatic experience to deal with. I can't imagine anyone one group of people I know in real life having that much tragedy in their lives. Gibbs wife and daughter, McGee's g/f, Tony's "losing" Ziva (in that they're not together), the new girl losing her boss, Director losing his wife. I mean, geez, I would NOT want to work at NCIS under those conditions!
That's just the kind of show it is, like it or not. I don't know how old you are, but there are traumatic events in nearly everyone's life, I'm guessing not to the extent of a weekly "cop" show (which is what NCIS is, just under a different setting), but the longer you live, the more likely you are to experience them. A show about a governmental agency that deals with terrorism, assassins, and all other types of bad guys is very likely to have that "trauma" spill over into their own lives as well.
Originally Posted by Phil17108
Tony was not the only one to lose Ziva
This is very true. Ziva's departure was "traumatic" for everyone, but especially for Tony since he finally admitted that he cared more for her than he had previously been willing to admit.