On the last episode of NCIS
, things got quite personal with the team as we got glimpses of Gibbs' family and childhood, something that does not normally happen. We found out where his name came from, his first love, how he got those rules he lives by, yet all in all just got very human with the usually stern Gibbs. Perhaps, we realized that he can get very sentimental when it comes to family. A piece of trivia: young Leroy Jethro was played by Mark Harmon
's son Sean.
Tonight, the NCIS
got back to what it does best, in what would seem like a 180 from last week's tear-jerking few seconds between Jethro and his dad. The brutal murder of a marine (Rob Brewer) in his garage will have the NCIS
team and Gibbs find themselves working against FBI Agent Fornell, an old friend of his. According to the promo, the episode called “Nine Lives” will pit two institutions against each other, the FBI and NCIS. Meanwhile, someone described Gibbs going against Fornell as “Frasier [versus] Ali, Rocky versus everyone.”
Despite the second presidential debate pre-empting most primetime shows Tuesday, NCIS
still managed to rake in some 15.7 million viewers, which is massive considering the competition; in fact, surpassing the result episode of Dancing with the Stars
at 13.4 million. Around 42 percent of households reportedly tuned in to the debate, considerably more than the 35 percent that tuned in during the first two, but still less than the 45 percent who watched Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
also stars Rocky Carroll as the new director Leon Vance, Cote de Pablo
as Ziva, Michael Weatherly
as Tony, David McCallum
as Ducky, Sean Murray
as Tim, and Pauley Perrette as Abby.
tonight on CBS at 8pm.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of CBS)