NCIS EPISODE 9.07 BOLO ALERT!
Oh my gosh! It’s Diane, Fornell, and… Woodchuck? It looks as if Gibbs will be getting harassed in this week’s episode by wife #2, who appears to be a real fire cracker. The question is… will Gibbs be cracked? Usually Fornell enjoys ribbing Gibbs about their mutual ex, but look for Diane’s sniper scope to be focused equally upon him.
While we know much will be happening in Devil’s Triangle, it’s hard to tell from the promo what it’s going to be other than somewhat of a heated family reunion. This leaves me to dig out those recently buried prognosticative skills to see just how well I know the NCIS writers.
For week number seven, be on the look out for:
- Plenty of snide remarks between Diane and her exes. I look for Tobias to get drawn in by her venom, but Gibbs will have the last word. Bet on it!
- Diane to be a suspect… very briefly. Neither Gibbs nor Tobias would have married a person with anything more than a sharp tongue.
- Tony, Ziva and Tim to resemble the “Three Musketeers” quite often… or possibly the “Three Stooges?” Abby, of course, won’t stoop to listening at keyholes…she’ll just ask the embarrassing questions.
- Ducky to be morose. (More on this below.)
- Palmer to watch the interaction between the ex-marrieds intently; he’s getting nervous about his upcoming change of status. He’ll also learn to “duck and cover.”
- Mention of Ray. Come on… is Ziva on or off the market? Inquiring minds want to know!
- Vance to be secretly (or not so secretly) amused by the drama that Diane will bring to the bullpen, particularly when her wrath is focused on Gibbs.
- Gibbs to make at least one comment on why marriage is a bad idea.
- Tony to wonder aloud if marriage is ever a good idea given the statistics created by Gibbs and Fornell alone.
- Tim will silently agree with Tony and Gibbs, although he’ll know that he’s secretly still looking for “Ms. Right.”
- Ziva and Abby will staunchly support the institution of marriage… within reason. Again—-Ray interjected here… PLEASE!?
As I said, not much to go on, so why not have fun with the institution of marriage? We know that there will probably be a compelling case within all of the bickering, but this looks like an episode which will showcase more personal knowledge and development of our characters, while offering some lighter comedy as we gear up for November Sweeps.
I cannot not comment about last week’s episode, and the fear that rippled through me as I watched. If anyone else had my same thoughts, I’ll apologize in advance for being repetitive, but I’ve just gotten to see the episode, so it’s very fresh for me. I’d love to know, though, if anyone else picked up the same vibe.
Ducky has been through much as the ME at NCIS. He appeared especially broken and disheartened after the revelation about Mary. From a story standpoint, this is a lot of personal tragedy for one person to face following the death of his mother, the sale of his home, and the general upheaval that NCIS has been through in recent seasons. He’s always been the stalwart supporter and confident to everyone, but who will have advice or comfort that can possibly help him through this latest disappointment. (Which is putting it very mildly.)
Of course, he could bounce back quickly. My concern? Is Ducky going to be phased out as chief ME? He’s old and tired, and I have to wonder exactly how much fuel is left in the tank. It seemed like an obscure and dramatic premise to throw at a character in his position. Further, is Palmer ready to fill his shoes? Would Duck play consultant?
Or, is this much ado about nothing, and the product of my very overactive imagination? NCIS would be so different without Dr. Donald Mallard running the autopsy, but change is natural, and realistic. I guess we’ll just have to see how, and if, they continue with this plot line.
Now that I’ve bent your ears for an exorbitant amount of time, enjoy Devil’s Triangle!