2017 Feb 21 Critique of NCIS episode ‘A Many Splendored Thing’

We suffered through tonight’s episode of NCIS. It seemed schizophrenic. As we’ve written in the past, we keep hoping the writers and producers would move past the departure of some of NCIS’ best actors/characters and again produce real quality shows with the newly assembled cast. There have been a couple of episodes recently that encouraged us, but tonight’s was bad enough to make us wonder why we continue to watch and even critique them.

Have you ever heard it said, “If you can’t say something good, don’t say anything at all.” With this critique, we’d like to stop at this point, yet some might wonder why we’ve written no more. So let us say this much.

Anyone who’s served in the military or government service understands the separation of power between the three branches of the U.S. government, i.e. Executive Branch, Judiciary (courts), and the Congress. The Executive Branch, which includes the military and the NCIS, is responsible for investigation and even collection of intelligence through the CIA. While the Congress authorizes the budgets and funding for the Executive agencies and even holds some oversight that permits the Congress to be briefed on what the agencies are doing, the Congress is NEVER involved in the investigations conducted by the agencies of the Executive Branch. To have a congresswoman from the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives giving orders to Director Vance and the CIA, and also having her show up in Gibbs’ basement is beyond absurd.

Tonight’s episode was just too painful to watch. There were some moments intended to show the emotional bond forming between the NCIS team members, but the ridiculous plot used to get to those scenes made no sense. If you never see another NCIS critique written by us, you can blame this episode.

We will keep commenting on news worthy events, and we have one coming up on a Russian spy ship lurking along the east coast so please stay tuned to our blog!

Be Blessed,

Diane and David Munson

By |2017-05-19T13:10:06+00:00February 21st, 2017|NCIS|4 Comments


  1. Cheryl Hasson February 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I have to agree that this episode was very bad. I keep thinking that if things don’t change soon, NCIS will not continue past this season. It appears all the good writing is being saved for NCIS New Orleans.

  2. Sue Kenyon February 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your Critique! Just starting to read, ” The Looming Storm!” Cal really liked it!

    • Diane and David Munson February 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you Sue, for the compliment about “The Looming Storm.” We think you’ll discover it’s much like the NCIS show, but with greater detail on how the agents infiltrate criminal organizations, plus you’ll get to know the agents families, which is not the case on the NCIS show, as you never learn much about their lives, outside of their work.

  3. Louis February 23, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I have waited to comment about this episode because I did most of my commenting to my wife last night. Where on earth do they get these yayhoo cowboy leftist script writers who make NCIS agents look like lose cannon Wyatt Earp’s. Had this been true I can see an NCIS agent ( at least one) terminated and another one spending the rest of her natural life in jail. I can no longer watch repeat episodes of Bull. These writers must be consuming things other than apple martinis and kale salads is all I can say. Our days of watching this once upon a time well written program are drawing to a close. I do fairly well with NCIS New Orleans and on occasion NCIS LA………..But please …………get me a Tylenol. Very aware of separation of powers but the liberal left writers do not know what that means. If you become further frustrated just please give us notice. Mam and sir………

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