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3.2 Kill Ari Part 2
Before the titles they just show recaps of the last ep. -Titles- -Commercials-
Gerald and Ducky walking toward eachother on the street. Ducky tells Gerald to get in his car and go back to NCIS and tell Gibbs whats happening.
Cut to Gibbs and Abby, calling Ducky and getting his machine. McGee traces the call that came into Ducky’s lab to Gerald’s phone.
Back to Ducky. (I was wrong about the gun Ari had, it had a scope on it so it was the crosshairs we see at the end of the last ep. Sorry!). He gets to the car where Ari is waiting for him and Gerald tries to start Ducky’s car. Hilarity ensues when Gerald can’t work the standard transmission. Ducky tries to yell directions (“Good God, man, use the clutch!”) but Ari gets out and says Gerald is free to leave in his own car. Ducky looks shocked.
Back to NCIS. McGee and Abby try to guess why Gerald called Ducky, but Gibbs has a bad feeling about it.
Back to Ducky and Ari. They are talking about Ducky’s car, a fully restored Morgan. Ari still has Gerald’s phone and a call comes in from NCIS. Ari looks at it and throws it into the bushes. He knows Gerald is on his way there anyway. Ari takes Ducky’s phone and throws it away too (presumably so they can’t use the GPS). They get in the car and drive off.
Back to NCIS. They locating the phones, they’re in Georgetown. Gibbs says he knows the street. Abby continues to offer rosy scenarios – they’re in a pub, they’re in Gerald’s house, they’re parked somewhere talking. Gibbs is getting his gun (yes please!). McGee offers to go with him but he tells him to stay with Abby since Tony is out (tailing Ziva). Abby correctly observes “For nobody leaving the building, there are a lot of people leaving the building.”
Ziva swimming in a pool. Tony watching her from outside the door. Schoolgirl Kate shows up. Cue the witty banter.
Gibbs getting out of his car, on the phone with McGee. (Its raining. Gibbs is wet. Again. What a shame). McGee says Gibbs is in the right location but Ducky and Ari are of course nowhere in sight. (Gibbs is really angry. A lot of yelling. Mmm, give it to me, Baby). Gibbs finds something with a bullet hole in it. Dead Kate shows up to taunt him about Ducky taking a bullet for him, too.
Now here, it gets really intense. Gibbs’ imagined Kate says “Maybe the only way for you to save Abby, Ducky, and McGee (hey, what about Tony?) is to kill yourself.” AAHHH! Suicidal Gibbs!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! WET Suicidal Gibbs!! Wet Suicidal Gibbs with a –flashlight! Wait, that’s not sexy. Well, he’s carrying a gun, but not holding it. Wet Suicidal Gibbs Carrying a Gun! (but not holding it).
Gibbs in the rain (dripping) looking scared. No, more than scared. Desperate. (oh baby). He calls Duck’s phone. Ducky’s ringtone is bagpipes (you’ve GOT to love a show that puts bagpipes in a scene this heavy).
Abby and McGee sitting, watching the phone. It rings. McGee answers. Its Gibbs, he found the phones in the park. Abby is worried now, but Gibbs says they’re alive. Gerald arrives and tells them Ari let him go.
Back to the pool. A woman finds Tony spying on Ziva.
Back at NCIS. Abby makes fun of Gerald for not knowing how to drive a stick. Gibbs arrives, on the phone with Tony. Tony tells him another Jewish woman just showed up at the pool (she had a Star of David around her neck). The reception is bad so Gibbs and Tony can’t really hear eachother. Cue hilarious misunderstandings. Gibbs hangs up phone is adorably frustrated anti-technology kind of way, then says he’s going to meet Tony at the hotel (where the pool is, in which Ziva is swimming). Abby asks if she can go back to her lab, Gibbs says yes, but don’t leave the building.
Pool. Tony takes pics of the other woman with his phone. The other woman and Ziva exchange pleasantries. Tony takes more pics as Ziva leaves, then looks at them again and notices that they have switched robes. Tony goes into the pool area to search the robe that’s still there. He finds a fake passport for Ari. The woman sees him and asks what he’s doing. Without missing a beat, Tony starts ripping off his clothes and says “Going for a swim.” She asks where his suit is, he says he doesn’t have one. She says she’ll call security. He says he’s from the Hackensack Nudist Society and they’re having a convention. She thinks he’s hitting on her and leaves. He puts on half his clothes and runs out of the room in a comedic manner. Oh, that Tony!
He’s on the phone with Gibbs now and running across the street (in the rain—ok now they’re both wet) to meet him in the car…ooh, sexy blue car…Wet Half-dressed Tony in sexy blue car with…ok, I’ll stop. Tony give Gibbs an update, Gibbs gives Tony a pizza. (Now this is really sweet. When Tony and Gibbs couldn’t hear eachother because of the cell reception in the pool room, Tony said he wanted a pizza because he knew Gibbs couldn’t understand what he was saying. And then Gibbs brought him a pizza!! ;D Awwwww). Tony says the woman looked like Ziva’s sister. Gibbs says maybe she is, then calls..um..someone…to alert them about Ari’s fake passport (to stop him at the airports?). The woman comes out of the hotel, Gibbs tells Tony to stay with Ziva. Gibbs tails the woman who has gotten into a cab, but then sees Duck’s car and swerves to cut it off. He pulls his gun (god in heaven) and yells “Get out, Ari!” but Ducky is alone. He tells Gibbs Ari got a call on his cell and told Ducky to leave. They figure out that Ari took Ducky solely to distract Gibbs from trailing Ziva and/or the other woman (look, its not easy to write every little detail, ok, so just trust me on this one). He says they talked about nothing – his car, Edinburgh Medical school—and then he swore he didn’t kill Kate, that he knew Gibbs would never believe him, and that it’s a shame that one of them (Gibbs or Ari) has to die. Ari said that if Ari dies, Gibbs should keep looking for Kate’s killer. Gibbs thinks it’s a trick, and says “He’s right—one of us is going to die!” Gibbs screeches off in his sexy blue car. Ducky looks exasperated.
Tony outside the hotel with his pizza. Ziva comes and offers him coffee, says she’s known he was tailing her since she left NCIS. They share a tender moment where she tells Tony that her little sister was killed in a bombing, after which she was “just like Gibbs” (out for revenge).
McGee at NCIS, printing something out. He looks over at Kate’s desk. Cue sad music. He opens a file drawer and sees Dead Kate. She asks why he hasn’t come down to see her. Abby interrupts his sad sadness. In some complicated fashion, Abby has satellite photos of the day Kate was shot. She puts them on the plasma. They get a license plate of a car that drove up to the building where the sniper’s nest was. McGee hugs Abby, but really just wants to get her out of his chair. (there was plenty good McAbby in this scene). McGee calls Gibbs.
Shepard in her bed looking at files. Gibbs calls her and says he needs a partner for the night. “Jethro, don’t you know any other women?” Oh, the hilarious misunderstandings!
Shepard in car with Gibbs. They argue about Ziva. Ziva saved Jenny’s life once. Whatever.
Car is now parked. They reminisce about a stakeout in Marseille. Gibbs starts to talk about when they slept together, but Jenny tells him to shut up and puts her hand over his mouth in quasi-sexy fashion. What-freaking-ever.
(somebody cap that, though, cuz…damn)
Wherever they are, they’ve found the SUV with the plates Abby and McGee identified from the satellite shots. They look at it through binoculars, the window goes down, and a rifle peaks out. They duck and bullets hit their windshield. Gibbs drives with his head down. Interesting. They chase a shadowy figure running away from the car. They shoot him. A lot. Lemme guess—its not Ari? Yeah, big surprise.
Super-close-up on Gibbs’ eye, pulls back as they show a montage of everyone on the team explaining in super-lame fashion about how the sniper who killed Kate was this other dude we never heard of. Say it with me. What EVEERRRRR!!
My feelings about the utter and complete lameness of this entire situation (can you say anticlimax?) makes me kind of want to turn off the TV now. But Kate’s funeral is coming, so *sigh*. DPB can kiss my…
Shepard tells the team to “go home and get some rest” and while you’re at it, see if you can find the rest of my TV cliches, they’ve got to be around here somewhere.
Everyone leaves but Gibbs still isn’t buying it. Shepard, because she’s just that cool, decides to believe Gibbs and says “What do we do?”
McGee in Autopsy. Pulls Kate out. Sad music. Uncovers her. Tony comes in. They both talk to Kate. V. sad.
Gibbs in the rain (you think you can buy me after Clichey McAnticlimax with gratuitous shots of Wet Gibbs?? Do you?? Well you’re right). Gibbs is sitting on a bench in a park, no umbrella (because he’s just that cool), Fornell is walking over to him with an umbrella (because FBI agents are girly). Fornell: Its raining Gibbs. Gibbs: Uh-huh. Fornell: You smell like a wet dog. Gibbs: Well, there was one, under the bench here when I got here. I put him in the gazebo. -cut to cute little wet dog in gazebo.- (you think you can buy me with cute dogs??)
Gibbs asks Fornell what Ari’s real mission is. He says he doesn’t know. Then he tells Gibbs to go “watch a movie,” wink, wink. The Peacemaker.
Cut to Tony telling Ziva about the movie. More witty banter. Shepard calls Ziva and says Deputy Director David is calling for her. Ziva doesn’t confirm if she’s related. She leaves, Gibbs comes downstairs. Gibbs says some plutonium is missing from somewhere, bad people making a bomb or something.
Everyone in the lab, looking at Ari’s bullets. Gibbs explains the casings (the “brass”) are a sniper’s signature. Shepard is wearing a new but equally bad hairstyle, and an outfit the Director of a government agency would never wear (a mini-skirt and stiletto boots). Gibbs talks about the ammo, Ziva says its what Gibbs used when he was a Marine sniper. Everyone wonders how she knows so much about him. She covers for herself, she profiled Gibbs for Ari. Abby is giving her dirty looks. Gibbs tells everyone to leave the room so he can talk to Ziva alone. (this would all be a lot more suspenseful if we didn’t already know Ziva becomes an agent.)
Ok, are you ready? Because here it comes:
Gibbs: So you found out about my first wife and my daughter? Ziva: Yes. I’m sorry. Gibbs: Then we know why Ari is shooting at women, then, don’t we?
Ziva still doesn’t believe Ari is the sniper. Gibbs wants Ziva to set him up with Ari, and if he’s right, to back him up.
Gibbs in his basement with red roses. He opens a gun case and his rifle is missing. Ari is behind him, holding it. “Looking for this, Jethro?” Oh good. Ari found Shepard’s missing cliches.
Ari: I want you to know, I wish I hadn’t had to shoot Caitlin. (I knew it! And then I didn’t know it. But then I knew it again!) Gibbs: Why did you? Ari: To cause you pain. Gibbs: I piss you off that much? Ari: Not you. My father. You have the misfortune of reminding me of the nice guy. Gibbs: He didn’t marry your mother.
Insert sob story about Ari’s family. His father had his mother killed. Blah blah blah. Ari explains that he didn’t show up to Ziva’s set-up (Gibbs taking flowers to the roof where Kate was killed) because he needs Gibbs to commit suicide with his own rifle. (It’s a good thing this isn’t anything at all like a James Bond movie where the slow-talking bad guy tells the hero all about his plans). After a few more cli—um, lines about revenge, Ari aims the rifle at Gibbs. Gibbs says he doesn’t need to kill Ari himself, he’s killed enough men in his life. “Its gonna be just as sweet watching you die.” Ari is shot through the head. By Ziva. Who is Ari’s half-sister. Gibbs, who only just now figured this out (I had it during Ari’s Evil Dude Taking His Time monologue), looks sad for her and squeezes her hand before he leaves.
Cemetery. Everyone places a red rose on Kate’s flag-draped coffin and recall fuzzy memories of her. Tony remembers the shower scene from Terminal Leave, Ducky remembers her crying when she thinks Tony’s dying in SWAK. Gibbs is in a suit. Am I a heartless nice guy for saying CAP THIS!! ? McGee remembers breaking into the house in See No Evil. Abby remembers the hat she made for her in Weak Link. Shepard remembers f---all because she didn’t know her. Gibbs (in a SUIT!) smiles as he imagines Kate looking all pretty and happy in her coffin, rosary beads around her hand. “You’re late for my funeral Gibbs.” They smile at eachother. “Sorry, Kate.”
Abby kisses a woman I’m guess would be Kate’s mother and asks if she can play a song for Kate. She’s holding a little radio and starts playing a jazzy New Orleans funerally type song. Its awesome. Gibbs walks with Abby and Jenny, while Tony, McGee, and Ducky look remarkably hot all lined up in their suits like something out of Reservoir Dogs.
Last shot is of Gibbs walking along, smiling.
Now lets all pretend we don’t want to smack DPB around a little. Just a little.
Post by silverring on Sept 28, 2005 3:39:39 GMT -5
WOW....i take my hat of to you Rain, thanks sooo much that was great!!!
HAHA u had me in hysterics the entire time i was reading it. I was sad because i was reading about Kate's demise but then so funny with you witty commentary....
such as "Ducky’s ringtone is bagpipes (you’ve GOT to love a show that puts bagpipes in a scene this heavy)" LOL
Great work, and yes i agree with Rain, we need caps of all the super sexy moments with Gibbs and Tony
And i agree with u we do wanna smack DPB around for killing the best character off for no reason, as said by Ari "just to cause pain" LAMO he could of come up with a better reason, like she was threatening his operations or something i dont know
A friend asked me this afternoon, presumably, I think she meant after what happened in this episode, do I still hate Ziva? Lemme put aside my biased opinion aside first and I'd forget she had flirted with my Tony for a moment. ;D What I'm thinking is, now it's revealed that she's Ari's half sister, even closer than we thought (that she was a girlfriend), I couldn't really accept everything that's happening in part 2.
I mean, she's Ari's half sister, and she's pretty insistent in Part 1 that Ari's not going to be taken down by Gibbs or his team. So we can adapt the fact that she loved his brother much and of course, wanna give him a chance to show that he's innocent. However, after she's convinced (now in Part 2) that Ari's responsible for Kate's death, she didn't really do what I expect her to do in that situation, if she said she's the good agent she is. And by that, she's putting two person in danger (Gibbs and her own brother). IMO, she must have a way to bring Ari in and gave him a chance for a fair trial. But no, it ended up we have Gibbs' putting himself in danger and let himself be the bait (well not that I'd complain about wet Gibbs ;D) Yes, no one could have stopped what Gibbs wants or needs to do. But come to think about it, could Ziva guaranteed that shot she gave Ari? Where's her insistence we saw about not wanting Ari got killed? She hasn't tried hard enough to stop Ari from killing agents again and by not doing that, she abandoned the chance to save her own half-brother's life before she still had a chance to. OK, enough rant.
Anyway, something about Gibbs, I agree that Gibbs has just avenged Kate the same this way, and I understand that, if Gibbs really did kill Ari, maybe it's not that healthy for him and/or it maybe not be what we really wanna see at the end.
Hope I'm making sense here ... just my two cents..
glad to see i wasn't the only one disatisfied with the reason for kate's death. that was the only lame part of the show. since Rain has done such a magnificent recap already, i'll just say i loved the end when abby played the jazz song for kate. that was cool and made the ending not quite so teary.
my favorite lines [not exact quotes]:
tony: ... so i pretended to be this really dumb... gibbs: Pretended? tony: That hurt, Boss.
also when gibbs says he stole the pizza from the night crew. lol. THAT is the type of dialogue that makes this show so great!!