When a U.S. Navy sailor is killed, Leroy Jethro Gibbs assigns Special Agents Eleanor Bishop and Alex Quinn to investigate. It is in the city of “Brotherly Love” that these two agents connect with MI6 agent Clayton Reeves who is played by British actor Duane Henry. He will be joining the show as a series regular. Here is a major issue we have with the way the plot unravels: Foreign agents are not supposed to just show up in this country and launch investigations without permission from the appropriate agency that may be involved. One thing the U.S. State Department never permits is for U.S. Special Agents to go into foreign countries to conduct investigations without first getting permission and assistance from the host country. It’s a major problem in this episode.

So was the whole case involving the death of Petty Officer Gary Falco in Philadelphia. It was simply a mechanism for bringing Agent Alex Quinn back to the scene of an earlier shooting incident that had caused her to retreat into the training division to hide from her fear of a recurrence. It wasn’t really a very good plot, but it did give us a chance to find out about Quinn’s troubled past. In our most recent suspense thriller, The Looming Storm we have an agent-involved shooting, which results in the agents and the agency questioning their actions. No federal agent ever wants to be involved in a shooting or witness one. And they go to great lengths and much training to avoid it. The anguish Agent Quinn experiences is realistic and well acted.

What did you think of McGee’s performance tonight? With Tony now gone, must Tim act much tougher so Agent Torres will know McGee is the office’s Alpha Special Agent? He was like a wild man tonight. We wonder if that’s the same reason Gibbs is keeping Torres from going to Philadelphia. One, to put him on the back burner, so to speak, and also so Torres realizes the two female agents can do anything Torres can do. We thought the tussle over McGee’s private printer was cute, especially when it was given as a surprise gift to Abby. He does lie to her and he needs to clean up his language in our view. We do not use four letter words in our writing for many reasons including the fact that it demonstrates a lack of vocabulary.

What do y’all think of the show?

Be Blessed, Diane and David Munson