I thought the writing was just plain sub-par. I usually like this flavor of NCIS and enjoy the interplay between the characters, but everything was just off.
And what's with Hetty? And WTH was Nell wearing? Pink, ruffles, polka dots with black tights? They're dressing her like she's a 5 year-old and it's extremely unflattering, in the bargain.
And Nell left NCIS, but came back because Hetty asked her to. To do...what?
I've been missing the show, but I'd rather it stayed away than come back like this.