Didn't you read all my comments on this episode in the other thread?
If you want to know how I would rate this episode, I would give it a 7 or 7.5
The whole Tony getting obsessed was poorly written, especially the lack of the reason why he felt the need to become stalkerish and violent with the producer guy. And of course the whole one-night stand thing with the coffee-shop lady was just weird and in my opinion a stupid way to bring it up that Tony is looking for Ms Right. And I totally contradicts with his later obsession for the reporter girl. Going from one-night stand to thinking that he found Ms Right only by looking at a face is just strange and unbelievable. Michael Weatherly's acting and Palmer saved this episode though.
I do think that the production over-estimated the numbers of people who want to see the T/Z pairing and that it has effected the ratings. I've watched from the start for the team dynamic not a romantic pairing.
I do think that the ratings will go back up again as the season comes to a close once the focus changes back the "life-changing" decision that Gibbs is going to be making that will "affect the whole team."
Totally disagree with you on both parts. There wasn't any indication that the episode would be about Tony and Ziva, which it totally wasn't, or that they might be a Tiva scene, not in the preview or announcements or whatever. So there wasn't a reason why people wouldn't watch it because they are against Tiva.
Maybe the finale will have better ratings again but I doubt it. As Aerie said AI was always the most watched show and especially towards the end it will get stronger.
I think there are different reasons why the numbers were so low. I think someone mentioned the switch to daylight saving time. Don't really know.
Another thing that I liked about this episode was the scene at the end where Vance talks to Gibbs and Borin. Gibbs was totally uncomfortable in the situation and I really had to laugh when Vance "forced" him to agree with his statements.
Not too bad, much better than lsat week. Please someone kill Tiva!
From your lips to God's ears.
I liked it. I even liked the ending, because I saw it as her testing the friendship waters.
I disagree. I enjoyed last weeks episode much more than this one. It reminded me too much of Doppelgänger. I actually hoped that they would come up with something different. Except Abby all hyped up about her Caf Pow! I didn't see much joking and fun interaction.
I liked the fact that they mentioned Jimmy's new girlfriend. He really deserves this new relationship and it's good to see that they talk about it. The case was interesting and I really didn't expect the way it developed.
I remember that there were years when the break between the last episode before Christmas and the first one in the new year had been much longer than this year. You just can't get enough of this show so you feel as if the breaks are getting longer every year
Man the pre-airing complaints are very loud these days.
Yes, they are and before you get nice and warmed up with that you can stop right here and now. It's fine to speculate about the episode but if we see endless gripes and complaints pre-airing like before, this thread is subject to closure till after the episode has aired and that would be a shame.
Who's complaining? I haven't read any negative comment so far about this episode.
In Doppelgänger it was more the fact that the people and teams had the same dynamic and were like an exact copy of the NCIS characters. From the information I read about this episode I believe it's more that they have the same interests in the case and so they start the usual "piss!ng match" when two agencies are involved. Could be very interesting if Gibbs isn't his usual grumpy self when he has to work with other.