9. As I remember, the JAG episodes that introduced NCIS were very short on JAG and full of the new show they were hoping to promote -- so I figured that's what would happen with these shows. I hate the time that's taken away from our guys - just like I hated the time taken away from the JAG people - but I think they've tried harder to keep our team involved this time.
I like most of the new team and I hope the show is on a night I can watch it. Still not crazy about Macy - but I didn't care for the woman on The Mentalist either and she's grown on me. I'll give Macy a chance, too. Callen, Kensi and Nate I like a lot. Not sure about Mr. Cool J yet.
I gave it a 5. I thought it was dull and rather mediocre. At no time did it live up to the hype. Even the D.C. scenes could barely hold my interest and I loath what Brennan has done to the characters this year.
I missed Ducky and Jimmy, but I liked the OSP folks a little more than I did last week. I liked that McGee had more to do and was suspicious at how quickly they identified Rivkin.
I felt like we didn't get enough of Tony and Ziva, but what we did get was intense. I feel this will put a serious crimp in their relationship, and I'm looking forward to that.
Don't like how they rewrote canon by having Mace investigating the murder of a Mexican drug dealer when in Hiatus, that case was still open and no one knew where the drug dealer was. Poor continuity and a major, MAJOR gaffe.
Not to mention that it makes it look like all the "leaders" in the agency are rogues who just do what they feel is right.
It was pretty good, but it wasn't very entertaining. Not much went on... and it was more of talking and not action. They could have made a better plot with Macy's team - but I guess they just didn't want to.
Still won't watch the spin off unless Tony's in it - but the final scene peeked my interest.
(Just realised I meant the Callum scene, not the Ziva scene. Curious to know how that affects the spin-off, if it does get picked up)
That last scene with Callum being gunned down threw me too.. not sure what to think there but what are the odds that he will survive against all the odds when the new series takes off. Odds on of course!!! ;D
Gave it 7.5
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