'NCIS' Fan Columnist: All Boxed In
'NCIS' Fan Columnist: All Boxed In
Jacky Jackman, our BuddyTV NCIS Fan Columnist is sharing her thoughts on what this week's episode means for these characters. If you'd like to become a fan contributor, click here.

This week a woman from Director Vance's (Rocky Carroll) past shows up in his present. She would just kill to see him again. Vance shot her once in the chest. She got up again. You can't keep this girl down. Let's get ready to rumble!

McGee (Sean Murray) has met a woman too. She likes him and agrees to have coffee the next morning. They are on the fast track to the main event. Well, Tim is a nice guy.

Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) are sparring. They dance around and never lay a glove on each other. I'd buy tickets to see this rough and tumble first hand.

Gibbs' team investigates the murder of a doctor. What makes this investigation different is the fact Vance is taking an active role. Gibbs wants to know why. The director has seen this pattern before - almost two decades ago.

McGee's new girlfriend is pretty, sweet and eager. Tim asks her to dinner but the current case gets in the way of his plans. He meets her at the restaurant to break the date. McGee asks her to go for a walk with him. He later shows up at headquarters a spring in his step and a smile on his face. 

Abby (Pauley Perrette) tells McGee she thinks it's wonderful he has a girlfriend. Her lips say congratulations but by her body language she has been gut punched.

Abby happens to mention Eric, with the NCIS Los Angeles office, is being very helpful in the case. She says since Tim has met him, could he tell her what Eric's like? A shrewd move by Abby to try to make McGee jealous. He ducks out telling her to call him when the ballistics report is finished. Abby loses this round.

Kai and Vance have a connection. Vance has pursued her for 17 years. Now she is back and looking for him. Has she returned to do what she didn't those many years ago?

Amanda shows up at NCIS headquarters unsettling McGee. How did she know he worked there? He confronts her the next morning and she pulls a gun on him. Amanda wants Kai and she'll kill McGee to get her. Poor guy - he finds someone and she tries to shoot him. Abby would never do that to you McGee, I think.

DiNozzo corners Ziva in the ladies room. She isn't caught off her guard. Tony talks about relationships. What is Ziva looking for? She tells him she wants stability. She isn't interested in a relationship with someone who goes off on assignments.  Tony seldom goes on assignment. The heat between them could have fogged the mirror. Will their match go all the way?

Kai returns to Vance's home. She tells him she has always been comforted knowing he is looking for her. They are partners. Vance understands what she went through as a child. He wants to help her. He needs to save her. It is not meant to be.

Vance's wife ends their bond when she ends Kai's life. She delivers her knockout blow with a bullet to Kai's chest. Kai does not get up and she is counted out.

There will be no rematch between Kai and Vance.


-Jacky Jackman, BuddyTV Fan Columnist
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