NCIS INVESTIGATES A MILITARY PLANE CRASH TRANSPORTING THE CASKETS OF DECEASED SOLDIERS FROM OVERSEAS, ON "NCIS," TUESDAY, NOV. 8
"Engaged (Part I)" - The NCIS team uncovers a discrepancy with DNA remains when investigating the crash of a military plane that had been transporting caskets, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Mark Harmon (NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs) Michael Weatherly (NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo) Cote de Pablo (NCIS Special Agent Ziva David) David McCallum (Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard) Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto) Sean Murray (NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee) Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance)
Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer) Matt Craven (Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis) John Finn (Marine Commandant Charles T. Ellison) Jaime Ray Newman (Navy Lieutenant Commander Melanie Burke) Darby Stanchfield (Shannon Gibbs) Alex Fernandez (Joseph Flores) LaMonica Garrett (Marine Captain Craig Quincy) Sean Harmon (Young Leroy Jethro Gibbs) Jeananne Goossen (Marine Private Joan Matteson) Dylan Bruce (Justin Fanniker) Samantha Sloyan (Emily Goodwin) Sofia Pernas (Marine First Lieutenant Gabriela Flores) Wade Harlan (Marine Cadence Leader)
WRITTEN BY: Gina Lucita Monreal
DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr.
RATING: To Be Announced
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Wow part one was great!!!! NCIS at its best. But is it me or is the Sec NaV seemed every interested in not solving this cased ? Every week he seems to be turning into a bigger dirt bag than the week before. And it seems both Gibbs and Vance are very suspicious of the Sec Nav's motives... Hmm I wondering who going to shoot the Sec Nav first? And is the lady Chaplin going to be Gibbs new love interest. She seems very much like Shannon , smart, brave, strong willed, and challenges Gibbs with her own ideas and opinions. Hmmm hopefully the second half of this two part episode finishes as strong as the beginning.
It's hard to evaluate a 2 parter on the 1st part alone. I expect part 2 to be full of Gibbs being marine badass which will to my mind distract from the first part. I think part 1 may be the best episode in several years. That said, no episode is perfect and I understand the need to "lighten" the load by using Tony as comic relief. It just felt flat to me.
It's odd that this episode came now, given the disturbing news out of Dover concerning the last disposition of remains of our service people.
Post by drakeissix on Nov 10, 2011 16:50:53 GMT -5
Yeah I agree the last few Ncis two part episodes start with a great part I and then (the producers/writers) lose there nerve and end with a lame very chicken, contrived ending for part II (i.e. last years season opener ending the Mexican drug cartel story). I think unfortunately the producers and writing staff have gotten lazy and find it easier to ossify the characters into easy to write stereotypes. Gibbs the billy bad ass retired Marine, a grumpy misanthrope always grieving for his 1st wife. Abby the super competent crime lab girl who' s a Gothic power dork. Mcgee the the uber science /computer hacker nerd who's destined to die alone in apartment slumped over a computer playing world of warcraft 5 at the age of 75. Tony the great investigator who's the class clown and like Gibbs will die alone because he's still pinning for two unavailable women in his life Jean Marie and Ziva . The one think lately that really annoys about NCIS is none of the major characters are allowed to experience any kind of personal happiness for even a whole episode (Ducky the latest victim) . I hope the second part of this episode is a good as part one and we see ending that isn't rushed or contrived
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2011 23:35:14 GMT -5 by drakeissix