November 5th, 2011

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Thirty Days NCIS Meme Mark 02. Day #05 - Favourite Season 3 episode

I have such fun doing thirty days memes that I decided to create another  NCIS one. Please feel free to snaggle it should you wish to.

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Day #05 - Favourite Season 3 episode

Choosing my favourite episode from Season 3 is also not easy - but for a different reason from S1&2. Seasons 1 & 2 were for me both so awesome, it was so hard to choice. However, Season 3 is my least favourite season and whilst there were some good episodes, there wasn't any truly stellar ones.

After mulling it over I'm going to go with 'Probie'.

It was lovely to see a McGee centric episode and this showed just how much he'd grown up.

It was also excellent to the support Gibbs gave him, going as far as to say he should have been there for Tim and basically defending him to Jenny and Ziva, telling the latter he wasn't Ziva's father nor Ari and how he doesn't know how to lie. I love seeing Gibbs in protective mode and that came out in full force in this episode, of course in Gibbs's own way.

I also liked how Tony defended Tim against Ziva who immediately thought Tim was in fact 'guilty'. At the time of first seeing S3 I didn't care for either Jenny or Ziva and their reactions to this the former all about covering her own backside, the latter still not understanding how team work in the US worked, just added fuel to my fire of not caring for them.

The long standing members of the team were all behind Tim, the new members not so - and actually that worked really well. I may not have cared for either Ziva or Jenny in this season, but the fact that they didn't just fall into line and believe/support Tim actually showed well written characters. Given where both women were at that stage of the show, it would have been somewhat unbelievable had they been 'for' Tim.

And of course Tim was vindicated - even if the episode didn't end totally happily for him, as Abby couldn't prove who had fired the kill shot. Poor Tim, still so innocent and young at that time.

And the side-line of Tony havind sold his sperm during this time at college was fun and very Tony.

A really good episode for the season.