Wednesday, May 13, 2015
It's gonna be a long, hot summer
My dear, sweet wife and I have only one "must see TV" program and that is the very popular "NCIS" starring Mark Harmon. Very popular might be an understatement. I've read in several publications that NCIS is the most popular television show in the world, seen in more than 50 countries.
Harmon is the glue that holds the show together. His character, called by his subordinates as "Boss," is always the smartest and coolest guy in the room. His job is simple - he want to catch "bad guys." He's always two or three steps ahead of everybody else in determining the plan and motives of these bad guys. And, quite honestly, I like seeing the bad guys get their due from the toughest guy on TV.
But last night finale seemed to plant the seed that maybe Gibbs is going soft on us. The last scene shows Gibbs being shot by the young boy he's been trying to protect. Shot first in the leg and then the chest, we see Gibbs laying in the dirt of a village marketplace in Iraq. Fade to black....
Surely this is not the end of Leroy Jethro Gibbs! It can't be. He gets the bad guys! The bad guys do not prevail when Gibbs is on their tail. Maybe Gibbs had on bullet-proof protection. Maybe Gibbs had the young boy pretend to shoot him so the real bad guy could be drawn out and captured. Maybe Gibbs was daydreaming while he was in the shower (wait, that ploy has already been tried - anyone remember "Dallas?").
Well, I've got all summer to figure this out!