This episode seemed a bit choppy. Perhaps it was because I stopped it halfway through to eat dinner. :-)
The ep starts at a club. A petty officer seems to have taken some drugs accidentally. He's in the freezer naked!
Gibbs and the boat again. Cell phone's ringin'--"Gibbs. Talk," the answering machine picks up. He's not a very talkative person--unless, of course, he's interrogating someone.
"Put down whatever you're doing on that stupid boat and pick up!" Ha. Whoever it is on the other end has balls o' steel.
Tony, Kate, and Abby are walking into the bullpen at NCIS HQ.
"Five years with Gibbs. Amazed the guy didn't end up in a straitjacket."
"What was that?"
"Nothin', boss; just praising your communication skills." I love Tony.
Apparently it was an Agent Burley who called Gibbs. And Abby seems to know him well. "I miss Burley; he was cool, you know?"
What the...? Ducky wants to give Agent Burley a cricket ball.
"I think he'll get a kick out of it."
"Of course he will; he gets a kick out of everything. I love that guy." Tony looks at Abby in disbelief.
Gibbs, Kate, and Tony are on the USS Enterprise. Gibbs and Tony begins describing how to find the way around an aircraft carrier. They're already assuming Kate will get lost.
Well, the PO from the club tested positive for crystal meth. Isn't that wonderful.
Gibbs and Burley seem really buddy-buddy, and Tony's getting jealous! I think he feels a bit insecure around Burley.
Oh, Kate is so totally gonna get lost.
Aaaagh! Heeheehee! She did! She's in the men's head! That poor, poor man.
Gibbs is questioning PO Wilkes. "Maybe it's just a whim. Or maybe you like hanging out in walk-in freezers in your birthday suit." Yup. Sounds like my idea of a good time. (*sigh* And yes, that was indeed sarcasm.)
Kate's found where she's supposed to go.
What the hell?! There's someone on the deck screaming like a lunatic!
The guy also tested positive for meth. Gibbs demands to be able to question him by 1500. "Consciousness will make the interview go much smoother." Master of the understatement, isn't he?
"Go over everything, and I mean everything. Above his mattress, below his mattress, inside his mattress--if there's such a thing as a fourth mattress dimension, go over that too." He's so bossy, isn't he? But then, he is the boss.
Gibbs and Burley are going to have a "flight deck film festival". Hee. Tony is soooo jealous.
"For a crew that doesn't do drugs, you guys sure do a lot of drugs." Tony to a guy insisting that the crew doesn't do drugs.
"And if somebody wanted to beat it?"
"The system." *snicker* I think these writers have dirty minds. Of course, it could just be me... Nah. Me? 0:-)
Tony runs into Kate.
"How's it goin'?"
"What do you mean?"
"You know what I mean. Finding your way around the ship and all."
"It's going fine."
"Good. Glad. Really glad."
Oh, my god! PO Wilkes went into cardiac arrest! And... he died. Which I didn't find out until after the commercial. I hate when that happens.
Gibbs and Burley walk off together. Kate tries to cheer Tony up.
"It's not the same thing, you know."
"You and Gibbs, Burley and Gibbs."
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"It's a different dynamic, you know. A different time. You can't compare the relationships."
"All I'm saying is that things on the surface are not always the same as when you put them in context with the way they actually developed, you know. Under the surface. Kinda."
"I have no idea what you said."
"Neither do I. But the intent was sincere."
Relationship? Gibbs/Tony OTP! And I understand what you mean, Kate. I think.
*sigh* Ducky's talking to the body again.
"You'll tell Ducky everything eventually. They all do, you know." Okay, that didn't sound creepy at all.
Gerald is cool. He and Ducky are giving a little presentation on how PO Wilkes may have died, and he just keeps hamming it up.
"You're supposed to be dead." That sounded a bit too sincere, Ducky my man.
Kate and Tony are arguing over the best way to get to the admin office.
"Is this gonna turn into one of those guy/girl things where you stop and ask for directions?"
"No, because unlike you, I know where I'm going."
Kate won! Hahahaha!! Sucks to be Tony. He found his way to the laundry. Poor guy--isn't his ego bruised enough with Gibbs cheating on him with Burley, right in front of his face? *evil grin*
Abby is working on blowing up photos from the flight deck videos. Gibbs asks if she can go any faster. "Patience, Gibbs. You can't rush art."
She finds something in one of the photos.
"Smart money says that that is not a Tic-Tac."
And it's not. It's a bottle of caffeine pills.
Turns out Tony's worked for the Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Peoria police departments.
Burley was a senator's aide. Hee. A pissing contest. That poor, poor guy. He just can't win, can he?
They found what they were looking for--meth in the caffeine capsules.
Kate, Tony, and Burley go into the urinalysis room... place... thing. Yeah, I don't know what it's actually called. So sue me.
"As you probably already guessed, we're not here to make a deposit."
"More like a withdrawal, actually."
Oh... the petty officer who was so vehement that no one was doing drugs tricks his team leader into giving him two "caffeine" pills. He then gives them to Gibbs, in front of the chief.
"It's okay, son. Following orders. It's what a good sailor does." Aw... isn't that sweet? (And that was sarcasm, too.)
Gibbs, Kate, and Tony are leaving the carrier. Tony hangs back to talk to Burley.
"You know, in the two years I've worked for Gibbs, he's never shaken my hand once? Never."
"I was in the office two years before he even looked me in the eye."
"Three years before he called me by name; four till he got it right. By then, I had actually gotten used to 'Steve'. He must really like you." Aw... isn't that cute? But Tony was acting like a jealous lover. I'm telling you, I don't have a dirty mind! Really, I don't!
"You go from 0 to 140 knots in a second-and-a-half."
"Kinda like sex without all that work."
"Everything's like sex to you, Tony," Kate says exasperatedly. He just grins and gives her a thumbs-up. He is so immature, but I love him. He's too funny.
"How you doin', Kate? ... Kate? ... Dinozzo, how's she doing?"
"She's smiling." I won't think naughty thoughts, I won't think naughty thoughts, I won't think naughty thoughts...
All in all, this was a pretty good episode. Not a great one, but so far, they've been pretty consistent.