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WHEN GIBBS AND McGEE’S MISSION OVERSEAS IS COMPROMISED, THE NCIS TEAM RACES TO LOCATE THEM BEFORE A RUSSIAN MERCENARY GROUP, ON THE 12TH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, SEPT. 23

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“Twenty Klicks” – Gibbs and McGee travel to Russia to safely escort home an NCIS computer engineer…

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Shooter Commentary

Don’t know why it continues to surprise me, the maturity or lack there of with some fans. It’s just a freaking TV show, but those actors on the show are real people and they have real feelings. I don’t care how much you love a show or and actor, but nothing… NOTHING excuses going after an actor. Same goes for the crew members. It’s one thing to dislike and have an opinion, it’s another when all you are doing to bash and hate on them. This is their job and belittling them and attacking them is not needed.

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"Jimmy Palmer is played by a gifted actor in Brian Dietzen. And he’s played that really well and he’s grown in the role. He’s become part of this family here."
Mark Harmon (Season 11 Extra: Game Change)
"I mean when you think about it, you got to face the fact that is is a very successful TV show on American television all over the world and probably the driving force of the show, this might be sacrilegious to say, was the realtionship between you and Cote. Between Michael and Cote. It drove the show through years and years of … of this procedural, I’m sure very interesting stuff, but there was emotion connected to it all the way through and it wasn’t, knowing Mr. Weatherly from before this show, that he lives in the work that he does. He lives in the work that he does."
— James Whitmore Jr. (Past, Present and Future Commentary)

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meghanav3:

So basically still “don’t blame us, we just write the thing. Take pity on us.”

Nope not that at all. They just said it how they had to deal with it. If fans still want to see it that way, then they can. I know…

But still “don’t blame us” because we had absolutely no plan B or C if contracts didn’t work out

So we did what we could with what we were given in a short amount of time and don’t think there should be any consequences for that huge oversight…

If there was a chance my lead actress wasn’t coming back I would have had at least three different options highlighting the character that was there for eight years and was intrinsically linked to every other character instead of telling the fans she’d be in several episodes and that they were all about her departure. But that’s just me.

but if she was there for a majority of filming why the fuck wasn’t she in it????? we were told because of lack of availability on cotes part?? we were lied to???

By your logic every show that is dealing with contracts and there might be a problem should be figuring out how to write out their characters. That’s not how it works. You either get good amount of time to write out a character or you get blind sided and have to find a way to make it work. Sure what they did, wasn’t up to par, but it was better than just saying she went back to Israel and that was it. Would you have rather that and not to have shown her at all?

No one planned or even thought Cote would leave, so why should they think about writing her character out? They shouldn’t, because they planned to continue with her character and storyline, just like every other season.But things didn’t work out and she left, so they had to work with what they got.

They had two (maybe three) days to work with Cote, and they had to come up something to help exit out her character? That isn’t an easy task. (Even if they had time, because you can’t fit a good amount of anything in two day with a character who such a history.)

So basically still “don’t blame us, we just write the thing. Take pity on us.”

Nope not that at all. They just said it how they had to deal with it. If fans still want to see it that way, then they can. I know after listening to it, I see things differently. There was a factor that wasn’t there before that is now. From how I see it the writers were dealt a bad hand, and they tried to do the best they could with what they had.

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