Last week on “NCIS,” the show kicked off an arc all about Penham Parsa with a case that was literally explosive, and in a way that made us question whether or not one of our team members was ever going to be the same again.
The news regarding Agent McGee’s girlfriend Delilah went from bad to worse throughout the episode, as we learned at first that she was paralyzed as a result of surgery gone awry.
As for the hunt for Parsa, Gibbs, Bishop, and the rest of the team went all-out in their pursuit, and we’ll give the writers credit for coming up with one of their most-intense stories that they’ve had since the first few of the season. There was legitimate tension, and Bishop was not being forced into the storyline anymore as she was at the very beginning.
Eventually, we did get a chance to see someone connected to Parsa be interrogated, and some of the pieces started to come together as to where this man could be. We know that he was on a trip to Miami at a time when he went missing. This is still a case that has at least another episode to go before it concludes, but there was progress in here.
Moving forward, the one major thing that we hope for above all else is that we don’t end up seeing Delilah die, mostly because that would tie this story up in a way that was easy, but also very sad. It’s far more interesting to see how McGee navigates his life following what happened to her, and how she herself manages to figure out a way to move forward. All in all, a solid contribution to one of the better arcs of the season. Grade: B.
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