Let’s start with our one complaint regarding NCIS Season 12 Episode 6:
How dare the series not show us Abby’s Halloween party?!?
All that talk and then only the sights of Bishop as Sandy from “Grease” and Tony as James Bond. What a letdown!
Fortunately, the rest of this terrific hour easily made up for it, as Bronson Pinchot portrayed George Burton, a creepy murderer who perfectly played a serial-killing cannibal.
Perfect Strangers, this was not. The dude ate his dog as a kid. Enough said.
But Burton wasn’t the only sociopath introduced during the episode.
Toward the end of the hour, we learned that 10-year old Rachel Barnes (also played perfectly by Millie Bobby Brown) inflicted injuries on herself for very cold and calculated reasons.
NCIS wasn’t all blood and gore and violence this week, however.
Abby went off on Tony, specifically his "dating shtick" since Ziva left town and how it was time for him to basically stop acting like a fool. It’s clear he’s lonely and unable to let go and he has to come to terms with that before he can move on.
Enter Special Agent Zoe Keates.
Tony’s former partner at the Philly PD, she’s warn and feisty and understanding, not even blaming Tony for ditching that department without a word to her back in the day.
She was also unafraid to confront Gibbs, while ribbing Tony during a pre-Halloween party walk and receiving a jovial back kick to the pants in response.
Will Keates make a welcome addition to NCIS? Will viewers never be able to see Tony without anyone aside from Ziva? Will we ever forgive producers for not giving us a glimpse of Abby’s shindig?
All good questions. Many of them may even be answered!
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