The “NCIS” eleventh season premiere began with a bang as an explosion rocked a gala in DC leaving someone near and dear to the NCIS team dead and another person maimed. When Gibbs gets called in to investigate, he finds a lot more than he bargained for – and, as he soon learns, he’s just scratched the surface.
The episode contained a lot of action: Tony revealed his true feelings about Ziva, SecNav Jarvis was killed in the explosion, Tom Morrow (former NCIS director turned Homeland Security) was injured in the explosion, and the NCIS team, because of their knowledge of the assassinations of Eli David and Kashmi, became the new targets for Benham Parsa, the leader of an American terrorist group funded by American businesses.
In addition, Parsons (Colin Hanks) returned and is now helping the NCIS team, which may have been one of the strangest twists of the episode.
Though the episode did not deal extensively with the circumstances surrounding the exit of Ziva David, it did set up a new and action packed story line for the season.
High points of the episode:
- The introduction of Margo Harshman as McGee's girlfriend Delilah.
- The interaction between Abby and Delilah.
- The unexpected death of SecNav Jarvis.
- Tony's reveal (to the audience, at least) about his true feelings for Ziva.
- Vance's continued dedication and devotion to his team and its welfare.
- Ducky's capture of Cheng.
- The onscreen chemistry between Parsons and Gibbs.
Low points of the episode:
- Tony's interaction with Ziva was all electronic. Given that Parsa was able to trace their cell phone and was attempting to hack their database, how did Tony know, for sure, that it was really Ziva he was talking with?
So what did you think of the episode? Did you like McGee’s girlfriend? How do you think that Abby will handle Delilah? Were you surprised by Jarvis’ death? Do you think Fornell put himself into harm’s way by helping the team? What do you think of the Gibbs/Parsons story line?
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