2017 May 16 NCIS Critique of “Rendezvous”

It happens every year about this time, so we’ve come to expect it. The NCIS’ seasonal finales have been ending with a “to be continued” cliffhanger, and it happened again tonight. Each year the finale scene is a dramatic explosion or gunfight and we have to wait until the autumn season premiere to see if everyone survived. Then throughout the summer, blogs and TV critics will speculate about which of the actors from the NCIS show will not be included in the fall lineup due to contract negotiations.

Tonight, Gibbs’ team is investigating the discovery of the body of a Navy SEAL in Paraguay, when they learn that two SEALS (Petty Officers Matthew Dean and Charlie Hudson) went on an “off the books” rescue mission to find the young son of a Paraguayan citizen who aided a team of SEALS during an earlier mission in Paraguay. Now the young son was being indoctrinated to become a revolutionary soldier. Those of you Hallmark movie fans might recognize PO Dean’s wife Elizabeth as being played by Erin Krakow from “When Calls the Heart”, which by the way is a favorite of ours and worth watching if you are looking for something different over the summer.

Long story short, Special Agents Gibbs, Torres, and McGee go on a daring rescue mission in Paraguay to save PO Dean, and when the Navy rescue helicopter is trying to depart, the three NCIS agents are engaged in an active and dramatic gunfight with rebels. So we have to wait until the fall to see if the whole team survives. It was really an exciting, well-written, and well-portrayed episode.

Any opinions about who survives and who if anyone beside Ducky might be leaving the show?

Have a great summer and watch for us to weigh in on various important news events until the NCIS team returns.

Be Blessed, Diane and David Munson

By |2017-05-19T13:10:05+00:00May 16th, 2017|NCIS|5 Comments


  1. Louis May 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Well, to begin with you could have heard the Klar’s down the street when the to be continued flag came up…..but I digress. Indeed this was one of the best shows this season, there were a number o twists and turns which we truly like. So, who will return and who will leave. since this is in writing you have me documented. I believe that Torres will meet his demise. he has never truly integrated with the team, he keeps reflecting on his underground lonesome dove work. he is toast….. Uncle Lou

  2. john May 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Has it really been confirmed by cbs that Ducky was leaving? If so this show should have been the sendoff or are they just simply have him retire off season and be gone.

  3. Judy May 18, 2017 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I agree with John — What about Ducky? They have had big sendoffs for Kate, Jenny, Mike Franks, Ziva and Tony. They have to do something for Ducky leaving, don’t they. Just, please, don’t kill him!

    • Diane and David Munson May 18, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      John and Judy point out that our last posting raised the issue of Ducky leaving without a proper sendoff. This is what happens when Diane leaves it up to Dave to author the post. He was just repeating what so many others have reported that this season was to be Ducky’s last. But, we agree with John and Judy. If that is true, why didn’t the producers have a proper sendoff? Since Ducky was not in the last scene in the jungles of Paraguay, we can assume he wouldn’t fail to return in the fall because he was killed at the end of the season. But might he have his sendoff in the second half of the continued episode, next season? Adding to speculation is the fact that Jimmy Palmer been elevated in recent episodes. He was even introduced in a recent episode as “Dr. Palmer”. Something is up. What is it?

  4. john June 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    According to various TV outlets Jennifer Esposito will not be returning next season

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