For the second straight week, NCIS raised the emotional and criminal stakes with an episode that shed light on a core character's background while setting the stage for a compelling season-ending run in May.
"Rekindled" was a fitting title for an installment in which Tony crossed paths with a boy who changed his life forever and vice versa, and we were reintroduced to the mysterious Phantom Eight.
All in the middle of a complex and wide-ranging arson case, no less.
This is how you do an "origin" episode and develop characters. Rather than simply having a guest star randomly tell us something about DiNozzo, he relived the past while working with Jason King in the present.
That night made both men who they are today - former and current members of the Baltimore P.D., respectively, as it turns out. Had Tony not saved Jason, he wouldn't have lived to serve others so bravely.Read More...