Stop the Bleeding

Gibbs fights for his life aboard a Navy hospital ship after being shot, while DiNozzo and Joanna Teague travel to Shanghai to try and take down the Calling.

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Episode Discussion

johncymru posted 3 years ago

A very poor episode. You expect the odd lemon in any long running series but to start the new season with such a lemon doesn't bode well. The first third spent on Gibbs having his 'flashbacks', which with the odd rare exception leave me wondering why they ever bother except perhaps for an easy way to fill a few minutes of broadcast time, interspersed with a clown in the operating theatre. The second third was mostly welcome back Gibbs and some filler with all the actual story and action left to the last third but if everything could be fixed that easy, why did they fail so spectacularly in earlier episodes. Even allowing suspension of disbelief for the sake of the story, does not compute. It seemed as if the writers just had no idea what to do with this episode. I really hope the quality of this episode was an aberration and not a forewarning of what is to come in the rest of the season. But if it is then this is the episode where the Series jumped the shark, and yes, it was that bad.

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