Since last night’s broadcast of NCIS was a repeat, we thought we’d start out by sharing a little trivia about Pauley Perrette’s (Abby Sciuto) new business venture. She and two friends have opened a Southern Bakery in Manhattan. Using her mother’s recipes for baked goods, the trio has opened the bakery named after Pauley’s mother, Donna Bell, who passed away in 2002. It is located at 301 West 49th Street, in the theatre district. If you can’t get there, but must have a sample, you can order from the shop on-line at www.DonnaBellsBakeShop.com. We have not yet ordered one of their specialties, red velvet cheesecake brownies, or gigantic chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Yumm.
Here are our earlier comments made after “Devil’s Triangle” first ran:
Once again, the writers hit a home run with the November 1, 2011 episode of Gibbs’ and Tobias’ Triangle with the one ex-wife they share in common. It just goes to prove that some men and women can be smart in some aspects of their lives and really stupid in love. It was obvious to every viewer when Gibbs and Tobias found themselves summoned to the coffee kiosk that the red headed woman who approached them had to be their ex. The writers have indoctrinated us about Gibb’s affinity with red heads. It was cleverly written to give both men jurisdiction, where NCIS wouldn’t normally be involved. Lucky for the ex “Diane,” this third guy (possibly the right number) understands her and has money stashed off shore from an inheritance. Was that also because he understood her? Maybe he had seen Gibbs’ and Tobias’ divorce settlements, where she took both agents to the cleaners. Then when she needed their help, she acted as if she deserved it, even after taking Gibbs’ grandfather’s watch. In Diane Munson’s family law practice, the character Diane taking an old watch seemed extreme. But more on that in a bit.
Jethro and Tobias reluctantly got involved in trying to find her missing husband, with Tobias drinking Pepto Bismol instead of coffee and even inserting Tony into the fray. Tony has an agenda of his own, which Diane immediately smells. What about the agency her newest husband worked for, Homeland Security? After 9/11, many agencies responsible for protecting our country were merged into the Department of Homeland Security. It may make for interesting scripts for future episodes. Although Diane’s current husband didn’t seem like a law enforcement type, he had a gun. But, then it had never been fired. Go figure. Did anyone notice that Gibbs’ cell phone has two different ring tones? One was conventional and the other the familiar “continental tone.” Is that a technical error? Or does he now carry two cell phones.
Comment on what you thought was the best line of the episode. For David, it was the beginning when an angry Diane is in Leroy’s office and Gibbs suggests they go downstairs. Diane fires back, “Oh, do you have a basement down there too, Mr. Woodchuck?”
What about the DHS guy who kept consulting with his watch and speaking computer-eze? We found him suspicious from the beginning—too weird. We liked it when Tony clued into his madness too, saying “Who is this clown?” The tension between the characters was superb, with the DHS virus and military connection not being neatly tied together at the end. We wonder if there is more to come on that? Also, we’d like you to comment on what you thought of the woman Diane was, i.e., taking Gibbs’ watch in the divorce, and the woman she is becoming. Not only did she bring back the watch, she also told Gibbs: “You are my Shannon.” Wow!
Fans of NCIS, be sure to catch the show next Tuesday night on March 20th. Jamie Lee Curtis will return. Sparks should be flying between Dr. Samantha Ryan and Gibbs.
Hope you all have a Blessed day.
Diane and David Munson