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 bill 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 15 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 or better yet open ended?