Tonight’s NCIS episode is a hit! Fresh twists have us scratching our heads. Who killed the chopper pilot? And why? Something smells like a rotten mackerel as the survivors tell their version. We love it when Diane Neal appears because she is an intense investigator who has a laser-like focus that is familiar. Diane is U.S. Coast Guard Special Agent Abigail Borin, who helped our favorite NCIS team last season in “Safe Harbor” and “Devil’s Triangle”.

Tony, Ziva, and McGee dubbed her a “perfect match” for Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Rather than a love interest, she is a perfect foil for the taciturn Gibbs. We vote to have her as a regular on the show. What do you think? McGee and DiNozzo kibitz about asking Borin out. Really? Have these two guys lost all their fear of Gibbs? Apparently so and provides more proof that Borin and Gibbs will remain professional colleagues. Good.

As the plot unravels, the crew’s devious plan to sell a U.S. Navy helicopter goes awry when one of the crew members has cold feet and calls in sick. A dastardly murder results and the cowardly crew try to blame the true hero. In his white coat and stethoscope draped around the nape of his neck, Ducky uses “covert prowess” to peek into the medical records of the survivors. What a fun scene as Gibbs is in awe of Ducky handing over an entry card for the secure area.

The writers build the evidence in a realistic way. Ducky finds the victim suffered from no trauma. Agent Borin and Abby find no sign of oil in the water she is testing. The helicopter wreckage is not found. Although the heartless crew tries to pin the crash on the deceased pilot, they are really to blame as they sold the helicopter. The crazy Australian Quinn supposedly bought it, but for what purpose? Will the missing chopper turn up in another show, having been sold again to terrorists?

Our hearts go out to the families and survivors of the marathon in Boston. Previous information for tonight’s episode indicated we would be watching “Canary”. However, that show dealt with terrorism so perhaps the network decided to air something different.

“Lost at Sea” does reveal the ultimate collision between good and evil. May God help us push back the evil and raise up the good in people, in this nation, and around the world.

Be Blessed in Him,
Diane and David Munson