At the top of the show, I thought it was extremely rude and bad form for Ellie to extend the "no you do it....no you do it..." death notice bickering with Torres all the way to actually making the death notice to the widow. I literally gasped when she said "I'm so sorry, <widow lady>..........but Agent Torres has some sad new for you." That was amazingly cold, and rude, and very callous and I was very disappointed in Agent Bishop for playing games like that. I don't doubt that Torres doesn't carry his weight with stuff like that, but you don't play with the innocent citizens you've sworn to protect and serve.
Then it turned out she wasn't so innocent or a citizen and was really the killer, so I guess in the writer's mind, playing a death notice for humor like that was OK. But it still left a bad taste in my mouth.
I'm also pretty much over the whole angst about Gibbs killing the man who oh-so casually killed his beloved wife and daughter. Maybe if Gibbs was otherwise the lily-white, strictly by-the-book, buttoned up crusading agent who never once did anything or allowed anything sketchy to get them further in their investigation and catch the bad guy I'd understand it. But the team has always played fast and loose, and done what it takes to get the bad guy.
In fact, I'd be more shocked to learn that Gibbs knew who killed his wife and daughter and didn't go after him. Now, that would be out of character! I'm also not buying all the crushing internal angst Gibbs is feeling right now relative to all this. I think the real Gibbs, the one we've seen all series long, was at peace with killing Pedro Hernandez one nano second after pulling the trigger.
I still love Laura San Giacomo as the shrink. I love it that she's Jack's shrink too, and I knew there was something hinky about Jack being later for.......the dentist. Yeah, right, the dentist.
I also knew something had to be up with that brooch. It was featured front and center on that jeans jacket, and I could hardly take my eyes off it in each scene. And? Since when do they allow a victim or witness to sit in on their interrogations, internal discussions, and forensic results? Very, very unprofessional. And Vance himself was apparently signing off on it.
One more thing....holy cow, was that actress the second coming of Marilou Henner!