Tonight, “NCIS” had an episode entitled “Grounded” that certainly brought a lot of entertainment to the table. After all, this marked an opportunity to see Jake for the first time, and to see a story that was mostly centralized around Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.
In the end, what we had here was probably our favorite episode of the past few weeks, mostly because of the amount of time allotted to Tony having some great moments, and to go along with that, getting to see Jamie Bamber on the show. We like Jake as a character quite a lot, and find him very interesting in further establishing who the Bishop character is. Personally, we feel like the show could have benefited from bringing him into the equation a whole lot earlier than they did.
We do hope that we see more of this character in the end, though we don’t quite know when that will be. It for certain will not be for a little while longer.
For the time being, we just enjoyed the romp that constituted this hour, mostly because it continued to find unique ways in an effort to keep all of the characters involved. We’ll just have to wait and see if the rest of the season can continue along the trend of mixing fun storytelling with interesting characters and the occasional bit of drama. There have been a few times over the past few weeks where we have thought that the “NCIS” story as a whole is a little bit heavy. Grade: B+.
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