Post by dcrunnergirl on Oct 8, 2008 5:28:14 GMT -5
I think I liked it more than I otherwise would have for two reasons:
1) The Senator reminded me of any number of Senators and Representatives that I've interacted with for my job--as did his Chief of Staff (or whatever his title was). 2) The whole cupcake subplot was hilarious. Yeah, it was silly but I loved how Abby wasn't going to let it go until she solved it.
9 from me. no it wasn't as good as the first two, but still... the cupcake plot was worth a lot. tony hugging mcgee then gibbsslapping him. ziva gibbsslapping mcgee. tony to ziva: you were doing better before you went back to israel.
i knew the senator was in on it from the beginning.
i'm really liking vance. i hope he doesn't turn out to be a bad guy - we still don't know what was in that paper. i love his interaction with gibbs - of course - and mcgee. haven't really seen him as much with tony or ziva to tell...
Post by dcrunnergirl on Oct 8, 2008 16:39:46 GMT -5
The best part about the cupcake subplot was that it could totally happen. Here in DC there have been several cupcake shops that opened up in the past year, and right now in the Washington Post they are having "Cupcake Wars" where they compare the cupcakes from two shops and declare one the winner. They rate size, cost, amount of frosting, taste (of course), even weight. They're on preliminary round 5 of 6 and then it's on to the semifinals. (You gotta love being the cupcake reporter in the midst of all the other nonsense that's going on in DC these days... )
People take their cupcakes VERY seriously around here.
8.5 from me. 1.5 marks taken off for predictability (knew the chief of staff was the red herring right away and knew the wife did it when she mentioned the woman was shot in the back). But I loved seeing Gibbs in this situation, and his interaction with Vance is great. I'd love to see Gibbs and Vance have the kind of relationship that Gibbs and Morrow had. Gibbs goes to him, respects him, and Vance will use his powers to help out and back Gibbs and his team, not get in the way.
The cupcake looked so good. I want one. Oh, McGee. As if you thought you could get away with it. Abby wouldn't rest until she caught the thief.
Oh, and seeing Tony, McGee and Ziva peek out from behind the plasma was hilarious. Great shot set up.
Another great ep. Yeah the mystery of the whodunnit wasn't much of a surprise, but 'the case' isn't why I watch the show. The dialogue and banter was spot on. Unlike the Season of Stupid Secrets, there wasn't any extraneous dialogue or waffle. The additional time that the team have had to produce and polish the show is obvious. Gibbs was very old school grumpy which I love...and Vance is the quite simply Da Man!