Now that’s how to do an opening in medias res! Quick, shocking, and not entirely explainable. Unfortunately, the initial excitement over what could happen in the episode boils into a pretty typical plot about the daughter staging her own kidnapping. Not helping at all, loose pieces of dialogue about her friend and professor make little sense.
Then there’s Vance, who seems to be angry at the world, yelling at Gibbs and the other team members. After the case is solved, he remains miffed, so something isn’t right with him.
Ziva has a very interesting conversation with McGee regarding the team staying together. As they both know, Tony’s been on the team forever, even declining another post, and they’ve also been on the team for several years. Does Ziva’s worry indicate the team breaking up in the future? And if they do, how will this be different than the previous times?