WARNING: This story contains spoilers from tonight’s season finale of NCIS. Proceed with caution.
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–Ziva’s dad on NCIS
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This week’s NCIS could be seen as a somewhat disguised first installment of a two-part event that will focus on Ziva’s quest for revenge.
On the surface, the episode was about a man who faked his own death in order to prevent his wife from getting his trust fund. (What a creep.) But bubbling underneath the case-of-the-week was a storyline about Ziva’s covert, off-the-books quest to track down Bodnar, the man responsible for killing her father and Vance’s wife earlier this season. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of NCIS, we recommend that you do not continue reading as this post could spoil your viewing experience. You’ve been warned!
When NCIS wants to deliver a punch, they really go straight for the gut, don’t they?
We always knew that tonight’s episode — which saw the return of Ziva’s father Eli (Michael Nouri) — would be an emotionally-charged one. (His relationship with his daughter is nothing if not flawed.) But I don’t think anyone could have predicted that he’d be dead by the end of the hour. READ FULL STORY
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Holiday TV marathons have become almost as great a tradition as Fourth of July fireworks. Wednesday’s best bet: TNT’s Dallas marathon. If you haven’t yet caught the reboot — as gloriously unruly as Larry Hagman’s eyebrows — you can watch the first four episodes (starting at 5 p.m. ET) leading into a new one at 9 p.m. ET. It’s already been picked up for a second season, so it’s safe to get invested.
Also at the top of our list: Two tributes to the late Andy Griffith. TV Land marathons The Andy Griffith Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, while the Hallmark Movie Channel, not to be outdone, airs Matlock from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET the following morning.
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NCIS often gets a bad reputation because it’s a procedural. But naysayers need only look at last night’s season finale as an example of what this show is capable of accomplishing.
As we expected, the final episode of the season picked up with the terrorist storyline that has dominated the last few episodes. Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff) was still at large, and the team more determined than ever to stop him. But the hour also proved to be a really special one for the characters, who stepped up to make tough choices in the face of immediate and imminent danger. It was an episode that truly brought out the best in every member of the team. Too bad we’re not sure who might live to see next season…
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I have a deep appreciation for everything about Tony DiNozzo. I love his goofball ways, his pop culture references, and his endless supply of ways to get under McGee’s skin. But like any perpetually lovable character on a TV drama, he also has a host of dark secrets, and when said secrets have a chance to come to the surface as part of a meaty and revealing storyline, it’s a treat for us all. Such an episode of NCIS aired last night.
Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles showed up in the episode, guest starring as arson investigator Jason King, best known to fans vaguely as “the kid from Baltimore” who, until last night, we knew little about. In last night’s episode, his past with Tony came to light.
Via flashback, we learned that Jason was much more than just some kid who then-Ohio State student Tony had saved from a fire while taking a stroll one night. Jason was, in fact, one of two kids trapped in that fire — but the only one who was saved. The other was Jason’s sister, and even after many years, Jason still held a grudge against Tony for not helping her escape the fire as well. Of course, as Tony recounted the story to McGee and Ziva, two things became clear: 1) Tony looks better with short hair (Sorry, had to say it!) and 2) there was no way Tony could have saved Jason’s sister that night. A flame-engulfed beam had fallen from above and trapped the girl inside her bedroom just after Tony turned around to save her. At that point, he had to choose whether to save himself and the boy or die trying to save all three. “I chose,” Tony told his co-workers after telling them the story. READ FULL STORY
Jamie Lee Curtis made her debut on NCIS last night, reuniting with her Freaky Friday co-star Mark Harmon as his potential new love interest on the CBS drama. Check out a moment from her appearance on the show — including her slick come-on to Agent Gibbs (“I need breakfast”) — here. READ FULL STORY