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NCIS – Blood and Treasure

by Alan Rapp on December 15, 2020

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  • Title: NCIS – Blood and Treasure
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NCIS - Blood and Treasure television review

NCIS investigates a murdered sailor who had a treasure map cut out of his stomach the night he died. The case leads to an eccentric former businessman (Thomas F. Wilson) who buried one million dollars in gold leaving coded clues to its location. Treasure hunts are always fun, even if the one presented in “Blood and Treasure” is a bit goofy as the map worth killing for doesn’t lead to the treasure leaving the killer in need of further assistance. When the killer kidnaps the man’s daughter (Mariana Klaveno) for answers, he’s forced to chose between family and keeping the treasure’s location a secret.

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NCIS: Los Angeles – Raising the Dead

by Alan Rapp on December 10, 2020

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  • Title: NCIS: Los Angeles – Raising the Dead
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NCIS: Los Angeles - Raising the Dead television review

NCIS gets played big time in “Raising the Dead.” When two dangerous convicts escape, NCIS must deal with the prisoner who is quickly captured in order to find the other who is obsessed with assassinating the President. However, the criminal with information is a sociopath (Frank Military) who used the breakout solely to maneuver his way to a Presidential pardon allowing him the freedom to terrorize the object of his obsession, Kensi (Daniela Ruah), once more. The episode attempts to sell a master criminal and set-up an entire backstory for one of its regulars with mixed success in a very short period of time.

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  • Title: NCIS: Los Angeles – Murder of Crows
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NCIS: Los Angeles - Murder of Crows television review

Anna Akana guest-stars as a former NCIS tech whose life, along with that of a missing NCIS agent from Key West, is in danger. While evidence initially seems to point to the missing agent as the mole who may have ruined NCIS’ case against the same arms dealer after Rhea Moretti (Akana), the truth is he has been working hard to save the life of a source within the criminal organization. Akana is fun here, working a bit of herself into the character with stand-up along with references to therapy and, of course, cats. Surviving the ordeal, and proving her worth, you have to wonder if we’ve seen the last of the abrasive yet adorable Moretti (I’m hoping not). The episode also features the expected ongoing team drama with Callen (Chris O’Donnell) fretting over buying a house and Kensi (Daniela Ruah) working to convince Fatima (Medalion Rahimi) to explore life outside of work.

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NCIS – The North Pole

by Alan Rapp on December 18, 2019

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  • Title: NCIS – The North Pole
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NCIS - The North Pole television review

In a callback to “Out of Darkness” and “Into the Light” which returned Cote de Pablo as Ziva David, “The North Pole” deals with the remaining mission Ziva wished to accomplish before returning to her family. The set-up of NCIS’ involvement is a bit awkward involving Odette Malone (Elayn J. Taylor) lying and tricking Bishop (Emily Wickersham) in order to secure the help of NCIS in the attempt to save a contact and friend of Ziva’s who was her lifeline during her years on underground. The twist the episode involves the reveal that the Sahar (Mouzam Makkar) killed was a lieutenant and not the true terrorist leader (Louise Barnes) who has been living under Gibb’s nose all this time.

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NCIS – Into the Light

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2019

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  • Title: NCIS – Into the Light
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NCIS - Into the Light TV review

“Into the Light” concludes the two-part season premiere featuring the resurrected Ziva David (Cote de Pablo). The episode includes quite a bit of misdirection as the soldiers of the captured Sahar (Mouzam Makkar) attempt two suicide bombings on members of Congress, although it is discovered that neither one was ever meant to be successful. It also raises some suspicions against Ziva who makes some questionable choices in order to put her own plan in action and take down Sahar’s complete cell in one move.

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