Gibbs vs the monster-Tony vs his demons-and McGee vs himself (as in trying to prove himself).
Ducky's facing Gibbs down about his obsession with the psycho-very good-and Tony's cracks in his "frat boy" image-it hurt to see the anguish in his eyes. Especially when he blamed himself about Cassidy's disappearance.
Now-Jessica Steen-she was really good in her reactions to the change in the team-and her ability not to give in but take on her would-be killer.
Gibbs behavior in the end was perfect-I really thought he was going to lose it..... Not! Mark Harmon stole this episode lock, stock and barrel!
Unfortunately we're back to "Ziva" next week-sigh! I hope she's easier to get used to this time! ;D
I enjoyed the humor and plot of "Iced", how Gibbs played those gang bangers-earned their reluctant respect and let them "administer" their own justice to the perp-a great ending sold by MH! A totally "fictitious" ending for those without an imagination!
But the performances-some of the best work yet by Cote de Pablo-Ziva teaching Abby how to shoot, playing with McGee and scaring the .... out of Tony-first rate.
Ducky's storytelling being cut short by Gibbs, then turning around and giving a rare compliment to Jimmy-and his scene with McGee-DMcC was priceless!
PP and SM's scene together was too funny-as was the on-going verbal fight with Tony about McGee's trying to be "metrosexual", it was FOTF funny!
But the best was MW and Mr. Harmon-the sweetness of Tony's smile when he got his "atta boy" from Gibbs, getting a deserved head slap-and Tony's playing "Tetris" in interogation! A great balance of humor and story!
I read the previous postings re Gibbs/Kate-I think Gibbs was frustrated and was being sarcastic with Kate about giving up. Despite 3 failed marriages-I think he really likes/respects women and hates to see them victimized. That said-the way he looked at Kate when she was re-inacting was very telling. I think he over-reacts with her because he really cares about her-but Rule 12/whatever case they're on is always in the way. As for not enough Dabby-it just was the way the plot moved, I thought what we had was "cherse!" ;D
It's taken forever to get on the board tonight-my computer is on it's last legs and some ...... bug keeps knocking me out! That said-"Wives" was a great episode. I enjoyed poor Ducky's talking to the dead woman, Tony's enjoyment of Ozzie and Harriet (Remember Mark Harmon trying to save his nephew Sam from his own sister and her drug problems-lost the battle but won the war as the kid ended up living with him anyway!) I thought Kate was better written-her relationship with Tony and McGee was very funny-the look on her face when she had to profile the dead bride-so haunting.
Then she had to distract the "live bride" so that Gibbs could knock the gun from her-poor Tony gets brained again!