Back over at the polling booth I gave this ep an 8. For me it was probably one of the hardest this season to rate. There was so much to love, but at the same time something just didn't sit right.
I loved all the dialogue, interaction, clones etc, etc as its great to see the show go completely left field every now and again. If all this show does is make me laugh and drool each week then I'm a happy Tartlet.
The whole Gibbs/Blondie thing was a little weird though. To me it seemed a little forced - which was a shame because I think it could have worked. I don't mind Gibbs showing a different range in his character, but this just seemed to out of place. But then again, perhaps its his extremes which causes his relationships to fail?
Perhaps it would an interesting twist if she isn't actually the crim in the end. Imagine how much of a bad mood Gibbs would be in then.
Wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry at the 'would you like to feel my wood' scene. OMG I thought this was supposed to a family show! Cheeky boy.
also thought "karen" looked a lot like pam dawber, mark's real wife.
I thought the same thing!!
Not quite enough Tony to truly satisfy me! But then I'm insatiable
Not enough Ducky either. His scene this week was a little deju vu. I guess he'll get his 'hour' in the Meat Puzzle?
Okay, I finally got a chance to watch this twice. I really need my life to slow down.
Let's see... where to start? The story wasn't that bad, although they dropped the ball in a couple of places, most notably the shipping controlled substances to a PO Box. You know... lack of research really bugs me, gang. Do I really have to say it? Would it kill you to check these things out?
The cop doubles... you know, after watching this twice, I honestly can't decide how I feel about them. I liked Gibbs double. Really. McGee's double was good, too. Kate's double was... eh. Tony's double... forget it. Sorry. The concept was amusing, the reality... well, maybe they overdid it just a tad. I thought I would like them more on the second viewing, but I felt exactly the same way. Sorry. And I really hated Kate's interatction with Primo. Rachel, Kate's double, with Tony was funny the first time. The second time... a little too much, maybe? Sometimes the best jokes are the ones you don't have to work so hard for.
I did however get a real kick out of the P.O. at the hospital asking after Abby and McGee trying to discourage him. I just thought that was well written. As was Abby and McGee's competeing for the worst summer job. I've known some people with crummy summer jobs. That conversation was rather familiar.
Now, the part I know you've all been waiting for... my reaction to Gibbs flirtation with Karen the murderer.
I really enjoyed seeing Gibbs having a romantic interest. We've seen Kate have a couple of flirtations with the wrong men, Tony's had a couple of problematic interests as well. Even Ducky had his brief romance with the deadly doctor earlier this season. It's about time we get to see Gibbs get to screw up with a woman. I liked seeing him find her attractive, I loved watching the double entendre scene in his basement and I will admit I loved his downfall at the end, complete with being the consummate professional while at the same time hoping he was wrong. It showed a human side to him we've seen with everyone else to this point.
Overall... not my favorite ep of the season. But not that bad. Afterall, I love these guys, and even on a so-so day, NCIS is still better than just about anything else out there. Really.
They replayed this episode here tonight. Teeheehee Gibbs is so naughty. Standing behind the blond while working on the boat. It gave me the giggles when he said "do you feel the wood, that's a sensation you don't get with a power tool" LOL! talk about a double entendre!
i saw this ep last week it was so funny the *clone* bit especially the bit where Kate see's Montoleone slap Miller over the head and say "get in the car Probie" and Kate goes "it's day sare voo" i know i didn't spell it properly but i couldn't be bothered Andn the bit where Rachel goes to the Gibbs *clone* "one of your x wives called" "which one?" "the nasty one" "your gonna have to be more specific" "do you want me to call her back?" "no next time one of my x wives calls get her name" loved that the best ep so far love allwayz TL
I never thought I'd say this about an NCIS episode, but I didn't really like it. Main reasons why - the doubles were okay but after we'd seen them at the beginning I was hoping they wouldn't show up again. And two 'Kates' as in twice the bitchiness, not my cup of tea. Worst of all though was Gibbs with the woman. The whole Gibbs chasing after the woman when he first met her just seemed so out of character and I figured at first that he'd suspected her at that point and wanted to keep an eye on her. Okay, I did enjoy the scene with him and her at the boat, but then he finds out that she's a possible suspect in the murder and THEN he kisses her again? No way. Somebody find the real Gibbs, *now*
Just saw this ep and...I loved it. The "deja-vu", "Doppelgänger" -thing had me laugh pretty hard a few times. Added a comical touch, which is ok for me - as long as they don't do it too often. It sometimes was close to slapstick which I feel doesn't fit the show. And then Gibbs....surprise, surprise, he's human after all! I totally agree with GibbsGirl on this one: All the other characters had scenes where they referred to a private, a social life. If being a gruff, taciturn, one-hundred percent self-controlled, never distracted by emotions and immune to attraction kind of person was the only side to him, how could he possibly be so good at what he's doing? To question, interrogate and crack people, you have to get into their minds. And most people tend to have emotions. And if you you remember scenes in earlier eps, where Gibbs interacted with kids, you already had an idea, he could have an other side to him. There was one scene where he told Kate that relationships between agents never work - do you remember the look on his face when he said that? I think that the way he is at work is him protecting himself. In this ep, he gave it a try and got hurt again. I think he told her the story about the Mafia-Don to give himself time to transform into the professional Gibbs again. And that last kiss - a heart-breaker for me! Him saying good-bye to a glimpse of hope, knowing he'll be trapped in the professional side of his being again. I can so understand how he felt..... Got to watch that again...
Post by boatbuildersbuddy on Oct 13, 2006 7:32:42 GMT -5
I was looking for an explanation why the German word "Doppelgänger" was used and found this article in wikipedia. It actually mentions this NCIS ep (in the last quarter of the article). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppelg%C3%A4nger