NCIS: “Two-Faced”

 Grade: A-

Airdate: 4/5/11

I liked this episode of NCIS because it did something the show has not done in a while. That is anything in regards to Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva’s (Cote de Pablo) relationship. The episode actually does this by introducing a signficant other for both of them. Ziva’s boyfriend Ray, played by Enrique Murciano, is finally introduced to the team. He turns out to be the CIA liaison on the case that brings back Special Agent E.J. Barrett, played by Sarah Jane Morris, who is working with the team to catch a serial killer. E.J. is also sleeping with Tony.

The team works on the case only to find two wrong suspects and another body in the search for the Port-to-Port killer. Throughout the episode Abby (Pauley Perrette), Ziva and Gibbs (Mark Harmon) all voice worries and annoyance about Agent Barrett. Tony, on the other hand, has nothing against E.J. but voices his concerns about Ray, since he is CIA. There are a few awkward/guilty looks between Tony and Ziva. By the end of the episode Gibbs tells E.J. to stop sleeping with Tony and Ziva gets in a fight with Ray for all the lying he has done. During the last scene Tony joins Ziva who is alone at a bar and more looks are exchanged. The episode ends in a cliffhanger when Tony finds an eyeball in his drink that an unknown person ordered for him.

Serial killers always make for good episode, especially when they start messing with team and seem to be one step ahead. I also started questioning if Ray or E.J. have something to do with the murders since they have both been on the case for nine months. The killer and new characters are definitely going to be carried into the next episode, I just hope the Tony and Ziva stuff is too.

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