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  1. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    https://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=52454 So, Anna and Joelle are going to finally meet in episode 22. This could be interesting for everyone. Glad to see this episode is written by the same team that wrote episode 21. Thing I like is I have no idea how any of this is gonna play out. Will Callen and Anna be a couple? What about Callen and Joelle? Is Anna on a mission? Is Joelle? And what happens to Callen's dad?
  2. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    I wonder if the lack of comments about some shows is because the writing for them is so much better. lol
  3. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Agree and this is one of the things that's made this season so disjointed: stuff appears without any warning--and not stuff like Nell's mom being sick (but how much better would it have been to have Sydney discuss this with her than run around like silly schoolgirls?)--and often it's completely unnecessary. I hope the writers can go one whole episode (out of 24) without a Densi scene. And Sam's comment about his demons--why haven't we seen any of that? What's happened to the short scenes we used to get that showed how a character felt (Callen and the punching bag, Sam calling his dad, Deeks opening the box -- did everybody realize it was the wrong box at the wedding? lol) His house was compromised much earlier during the mole storyline when the woman ran to his house and then later in Fool Me Twice when the rogue CIA agents were searching for Joelle. In Tin Soldiers, Arkady sent a Roma to his house, but that wasn't really a compromise. Kinda weird that an environmentalist/conservationist would have an endangered species on the wall and really weird that a surfing detective can't tell a real one from a fake one. I get the feeling Gemmill is trying out actors and doesn't know WTH he's doing. Lots of stuff has gotten old, especially the "Hetty as super spy ninja" stuff. I like the characters, but the writing this season has been really bad. So many stories don't make sense, and where's the sharp dialogue?
  4. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    That's not why Kensi punched him in the mouth. She punched him after he froze and refused to shoot the guy that was holding her even though she told him to go ahead--and he admitted afterwards that he didn't shoot him because they'd slept together--and the bad guy got away. If your partner can't do his job because of his personal feelings, that puts you and everyone else on the team at risk. I think this and Nikita's fate are supposed to be addressed in episodes 21 & 22. Don't know if they'll be resolved, but I hope they aren't more confusing after the episodes. This is one of the weakest elements, and it's not just Hetty. Sam never talks about Michelle or his children (they mention Granger more and I get that because Miguel actually passed, but it's unbelievable that Sam's gotten over Michelle's death so quickly or that his children don't need to hear from him occasionally). Callen never mentioned his dad for the rest of S9 after he was sent back to Russia, and nobody on the team asked how Anna was doing after she was sent to prison or the hospital (they could have included her in the toast at the end of Joyride). If the character isn't in the episode, it's like s/he doesn't exist. I hope so. They were two of my favorites. I'm excited about the finale. I just hope--being a Military episode--that it's not another Densi-heavy one.
  5. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    This is unlike the Kensi in the beginning of the series, and even in later episodes. The writers are so inconsistent with the characters, it seems as though they just make crap up as they go along from one episode to the next. In S8, Kensi mentioned that one of the things she loved about Deeks was how easily he made friends, and in an earlier season, she talks about her one really close friend. Suddenly, in S9, she has 5 close friends. Why can't the writers keep the backgrounds of the characters straight? Big difference between a punch in the mouth and buying a bar that's gonna saddle you with expenses for years. Besides, she'd already forgiven him for his earlier comments about her body; I think he deserved a punch in the mouth. The point about Deeks killing his unarmed partner--when Tiffany was NOT in immediate danger--is that Kensi is law enforcement. For that to not even give her a slight pause would be, I think, pretty unrealistic. Besides, the whole idea that that was the ONLY way for Deeks to solve the situation was ridiculous--but that's old news. It does piss me off, though, that Deeks gets off without any consequences after killing his unarmed partner while Anna gets sent to prison for killing an unarmed Russian mobster who had two people killed in the episodes, beaten his sister and left her to die, and kidnapped Arkady and threatened to kill him. Where's the justice in that? Overall, the episode was okay but not my favorite onscreen wedding (I still think that might be the one in Bones--loved Lauper singing, very classy). Couldn't care less about the box.
  6. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Callen has been really inconsistent this season, and the writers have made some truly bonehead mistakes about his backstory and behavior. Weird I kind of like him on the show, but I don't really understand his character. I thought he was a special prosecutor, but in this last episode he seemed to be in the position of Ochoa or Hetty. Confusing
  7. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Exactly what I found boring about Densi (still find boring). Kensi finds out he killed his partner--not a problem. He gets a bar without consulting her--a huge financial investment right before they're married--and she's good with that. They're both so easy going in the relationship it's just bland. Besides, to me they've been "married" since S7 when they moved in together, so this is a ceremony for something that's been happening for 3 seasons. It's not a big deal for me. Hetty's return is more interesting than any ceremony imo.
  8. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    I'm glad it's FINALLY happening only because I'm so tired of them talking about it every episode (I don't care if any of the characters get married; it's a crime show - kind of). Interesting that the writers can focus on an inanimate, cardboard box, but can't get simple things about a main character correct: Callen moves out of his house because it's been compromised but puts his real name on his apartment mailbox (seriously?) and then in Smokescreen he suddenly doesn't use tools - even though he used to take apart and reassemble appliances when he couldn't sleep (guess he used his teeth). This kind of sloppiness is getting ridiculous, especially when the show's in season 10.
  9. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Ditto. I can say I'm so glad the wedding is episode 17 - and NOT the finale - because that means there will be SEVEN (7) whole episodes where there will be NO frigging wedding talk!!! This has been the MOST boring storyline of any show I've ever watched, I think. Agree again. I never thought of Kensi as the "perfect wedding" type. She always seemed much more of a loner than Deeks, and I really liked the way McGee's wedding was done in the mothership - but he doesn't have the fanatical fan base of Densi (it's not a lot in numbers, but it's very loud on social media). Even though I like both characters, I really don't care if they hang around for S11 - if there is a S11. Maybe this is the show's last season. I liked this episode much more than Better Angels (really boring, dumb and just a Kensi weepfest) and Harimoto stories are usually okay, so I think Part 2 will be good. Really liked that Callen finally told Sam to STFU when he repeated his stupid line: "We'll find your father." I'm sick of hearing that and it's not my father. After this it'll be Into the Breach and then the wedding FINALLY (2nd week of March, I think). After the wedding - and please, if there is a god, send Kensi and Deeks on a long honeymoon - I think the writers are going to try and resolve the issues around Callen: Anna and his dad (my guess that's gonna be the finale focus). I also predict Hetty returns for the wedding. PLEASE, no more Densi scenes this season - unless they say goodbye to the team.
  10. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    That episode was one of the worst I've seen: a Syrian (from a country on the travel ban list) comes to LA to hand over a flash drive to someone from the International Tribunal. The tribunal doesn't have offices in Europe? New York? DC? Seems like a long way to travel to drop off a flash drive. He couldn't mail it? Then, he gets crushed by a car and is how many hours before he receives medical attention, but is still conscious and able to carry on a conversation in a normal voice for another few hours? And it just so happens that the bad guy that attacked the good guy is the same guy that killed Turk's partner (who we never knew about) in a manner similar to Hidoko's death (I'd think that would have affected him more). And to top it off, the good guy's son was killed and he leaves his wife behind in Damascus while he escapes the country? And what happened to Callen and Sam? Was there something else going on, or was Sam just getting lost every time he drove off? I don't know what's happened to Military, but his writing has really gone downhill fast. His plots are like melodramatic Hallmark movies. Didn't learn anything new about any of the characters, didn't like Turk in this episode, the plot was stupid, am tired of Kensi's emotional outbursts (get another job), and missed Callen and Sam--and someone in charge (if Linda's out, bring in Ochoa to take her place). And please, no more Densi angst. It's like watching a bad fan fic story.
  11. ymeagain

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Hiring his mom would have been the last thing I would done, and your comment about her being a chatterbox is spot on. I actually think it's weird that a group that supposedly specializes in "undercover" assignments would hang out together in a public venue. And when some of Deeks' old mates from the LAPD and those he's put away find out about his spot, that might be just a little awkward. It's one thing to be an owner, but to want the bar to be your "home"? Really? Maybe the writers have given up on the "undercover" aspect of the team. As for the tire, I wish they would have at least aimed for it, even if they missed. Of course, with bystanders around maybe bullets would ricochet off the pavement if they missed? I don't think any of them are too old for undercover work (Deeks is definitely no spring chicken and that hair makes him look older IMO), so I'd like to see them do more of those. Maybe that's going to happen in S10e16 that's filming now (at least in the bts pics Callen's wearing a sweatshirt & that doesn't happen often--fingers crossed).
  12. ymeagain

    Season 10 all episodes talk

    I liked the Callen-Anna storyline this week. I didn't expect them to explain it all, but I was impressed that the writer was able to untangle so much of the mess in so few scenes. I mean, it seems pretty evident that Anna's on some kind of assignment--I think that's what she wanted to tell Callen--but at least they seem back to what passes for "normal" for them. And Callen was sweet; he finally admitted how he feels, The Arkady-Callen scenes were good (Arkady would be a formidable enemy), and I'm looking forward to what they do when they come back from hiatus. I don't see Sam and DeChamps as a romantic pair; I see them as colleagues who get along and have a lot of respect for each other. The Densi scenes were good (Kensi had the best line this time) but not over the top (thank you!), and the Neric scenes worked for me. The toast was perfect (they should have had one in last year's ep), and the final scene in the hospital was sad (especially with Auld Lang Syne in the background). I do think Rogers is crafty and trying to lull the team into complacence (he IS a special prosecutor). Somebody else mentioned him going after Callen and that might be true, especially if Callen and Arkady put a plot in motion. I foresee a few "disputes" between Rogers and Hetty when she returns.
  13. ymeagain

    Season 10 all episodes talk

    Hollywood hasn't "taught" all of us that. I like the different camera angles--find them interesting and often pertinent to the scene (like the angles in "Hit List" when Callen and Sam entered the house and searched for the suspect). Some of us aren't really interested in the actors' private lives. The only couple that engages in "nonsense banter" while approaching a potentially dangerous situation seems to be Densi (mainly Deeks). His inability to shut up is one of his more irritating characteristics IMO, but I've never found him believable as an LAPD detective--or a detective on any major police force--or as an attorney. For being smart, he often acts like a 12 yr old. but some viewers find that immaturity attractive--or they don't find it immature. It's all opinion, so I guess the show provides something for everyone. I've bee FF through Densi scenes for several seasons. lol
  14. ymeagain

    Season 10 all episodes talk

    I remember folks asking this last season. I don't understand why.
  15. ymeagain

    Season 10 all episodes talk

    Anna's back in the Christmas episode "Joyride" and I'm really happy to hear that (along with Arkady). I find Callen and Anna the most interesting couple on the show--far more so than Densi (boring) or Neric (silly). Even though I like the characters individually, Densi's a combo of a "romance novel" couple and old coeds, while Neric is verging on too cute (not all nerds act like 10 yr olds, Eric). And the endless wedding talk is like verbal diarrhea.
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