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!
The "worst job" banter is what I always win-so hearing Abby/McGee doing it then Abby putting her hands on McGee's face to stop him when she recognizes the clue-so choice!
I guess I'm a natural for "NCIS"-my worst job at an assignment was the one for a couple of fledgling headhunters-I lasted only 3 months and the final straw was them monitoring my phone calls and trying to recruit me to their beliefs. They couldn't trust anyone who worked for them who wasn't one of "them"!
Needless to say-I loved it when Kate gave out with her "private life" spiel-then Tony has to tie it into her love life!!!
This was a pow-epi-okay-my sister picked the villain 30 min in-but laughed her head off the whole epi except for Gibbs kissing the perp-and the scene in autopsy! (She still can't look at dead bodies in tv shows-doesn't bother me one bit! )
From the minute Tony got the lecture from Kate to finding out he's got a clone (definately not as cute tho!) to Abby/McGee-Abby talking SuperHeroines with Kate and proposing "Girls Night"-to Abby and McGee fighting then making up-to Gibbs expression when he realized who he'd "worked the boat" with-priceless!
I guess I'm just a sucker for a man who knows he's got egg on his face and does something about it!
As for the plot, it was the money, honey! That kind of money will make any computer geek or supervisor do what old blondie did!
Two things really stood out in this epi tho'=Gibbs finally using McGee to the best of his ability and the "worst job" war between Abby/McGee-very funny!
Now we have to wait how long for a new ep-------at least we get "Good Wives Club" next week! ;D
I have to re-run the 30 minutes I was able to tape just to get a list of the best quotes -NEVER try to squeeze three award shows and an NCIS on the same tape!