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.
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Diane and David Munson