Tony DiNozzo’s Farewell on NCIS

    NCIS
    BobLee
    May10/ 2016

    Tonight (Oops NEXT) (Tuesday) will be one of those “TV cast member moments” as “Very Special” Agent Tony DiNozzo’s leavDiNozzoes NCIS in a specific fashion yet revealed.   Michael Weatherly opted not to renew his contract in order to “pursue other options”.   There is no animosity or fight over $$$…. just “time for a new professional adventure”.  Tony’s farewell from NCIS has been scheduled for several months now.

    Tony’s last chance to call McGee “proby”.  Tony’s last head slap from Gibbs.   His last “conversation in the elevator”.  His last joust with his rascally father (Robert Wagner).  Tony’s last visit to Abby’s forensic lair in the basement…. to Ducky’s autopsy morgue….

    Michael Weatherly a/k/a “DiNozzo” is not the first member of Gibbs’ team to leave the squad.  Before our favorite Mazzad assassin – “Ziva” – departed there was Shana Alexander who went on to be Dr. Maura Iles teaming with Jane Rizzoli.  Did you know that?

    Ducky

    I was never a big “DiNozzo” fan opting for Gibbs OF COURSE and “Ducky” (a/k/a Ilya Kuriyakin w/ Napoleon Solo in Man From U.N.C.L.E.).  Tony was too much the wise-crackin “frat boy” type for my tastes but he fit the chemistry of Gibbs’ Team and I trust Gibbs’ completely.

    NCIS is The Most Popular TV Show on Earth and has been for years.  Yes, more popular than Big Bang Theory.  Here we measure entertainment popularity on the “has Albert ever seen it” scale.  PLEASE PLEASE Albert…. tell us you have watched NCIS.   Maybe not it’s two popular offspring – NCIS LA and NCIS New Orleans – but surely THE NCIS.

    FWIW…. I really like NCIS-New Orleans and have been a fan of NCIS-LA but not so much the past year or so.

    NCIS Team

    “They” say NCIS is most popular with “Republicans” and those “in Fly-Over Country” (??) meaning God-Fearin’ Americans / “Bitter Clingers”.   Ergo, wonder if THEBob Kennel has a clue who Leroy “Jethro” Gibbs is.  Gibbs didn’t “go to State”. I’m betting BK has no clue. …. SURPRISE!  BK IS a big fan of NCIS!

    (Gibbs’ Boss – Leon Vance – is “a black guy” but since there are no “tranys” on the show Obama’s Justice Dept will likely be shutting it down any day now …..)

    How very very cool it must be to be a cast member on such a long-running popular show…. for an actor how much better can it get?

    My Alltime favorite NCIS moment came 3-4 years ago.  In the previous season-ending cliffhanger… Tony and Ziva had been captured by sadistic A-rab terrorists and were being tortured in a remote desert location “somewhere in the horn of Africa”.   It looked bleak for Tony & Ziva as we waited six months for their plight to be revealed.

    In the first five minutes of the next season, their eeevil torturer realized Tony & Ziva were not going to “break” and he was poised to cut Ziva’s throat…..

    …..when the sumbitch’s freakin’ head EXPLODED….. a 1,000 yard “head shot” from Gibbs’.

    Gibbs-ophiles knowing, of course, that “Jethro” was a Master Marine Sniper before joining NCIS.   Gibbs and McGee rush in to free their comrades from certain death…. with Gibbs being Gibbs simply saying “Grab your gear…. we’re outta here”

    Tonight Tony will “grab his gear” one last time.

    If I were writing this episode, I would end it with Tony saying his tearful good-byes to each team member (Abby will totally “lose it” of course) and then entering “the elevator”.   As the elevator doors close, Gibbs steps in.

    Tony says “Boss, I gotta know…..”

    “Gotta know what?” asks Gibbs …..

    “How’d you get the boat out of your basement?”

    Gibbs smirks giving him “that Gibbs’ Look” and gives Tony one last head-slap…..

    Farewell (Very) Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo

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    Here’s more about DiNozzo’s Farewell ….  DiNozzo’s Farewell LINK.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/05/08/weatherly-ready-turn-very-special-ncis-badge/83821116/

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    Sorta Related…. Next Monday will be “Kate Beckett’s Farewell” on Castle.  Stana Katic’s contract was not rBeckettenewed.   Methinks the Love of Richard Castle’s Life will perish in a heart-breaking fashion. …. I will miss “Beckett” as will all Castle fans.  I look for “that sexy former MI-6 agent” to move into Richard’s life.

    With “Beckett” the Greatest Moment was her “emerging from the hotel swimming pool” in Hollywood where she and Castle had gone to catch a bad guy.  It was Ursula Andress in Dr No type of memorable.

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    There’s More …..

    BobLee
    • GWC Reply
      3 years ago

      Just wanted 58WK to know there’s at least one moderate Tarheel who also enjoys Gibbs and the rest of the NCIS cast and writers , it’s a fab show , not just a GOP favorite . Wonder if Harmon actually served after UCLA ? Will miss DiNozzo but he will ascend elsewhere for sure . Guess we lose his Dad (Robert Wagner) also . BL is right , the original bests the rest .

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Weatherly is leaving on his own… ready for another challenge. Leroy “Jethro” Gibbs is truly one of TV’s most endearing characters.

    • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
      3 years ago

      BL, you almost asked for this one:

      Croc-a-Gators in the Legislature
      So much written about HB2, but here’s the real issue. There are some “Croc-a-Gators” in the NC Legislature with both mendacity and a bathroom fetish.
      This can be seen based on an early joke my Dad told me about three little boys around a campfire at Kennel’s Beach trying to scare each other by postulating the “meanest animal in the world”.
      First little boy, “The meanest animal in the world is a lion, ’cause he creeps behind the bushes leaping to “chomp you in two” (while truncating unemployment benefits)”.
      Second little boy, “No, meanest animal in the world is an alligator, ’cause he swims up and chomps you in two ( while suppressing voting rights)”.
      Third little boy, “Both wrong! meanest animal in the world is a croc-a-gator! What’s that? A croc-a-gator has a head at one end that sneaks up and chomps you (removing discrimination protections and State legal rights); and a head at his other end that chomps you (removing local controls on minimum wage). Gets you coming and going!”
      “Wait a minute! If some of these Legislative croc-a-gators have a head at both ends, Which bathroom do they use?” — Oh, none, — that’s what makes HB2 so mean !!
      Have fun :>))

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Your comments are ALWAYS “asked for” BK. I’m sure YOU identify THE REAL ISSUE… you being THEBobKennel and all – We are blessed to enjoy your counsel. Your bone-deep toxic animus for all things Repub is often “scary” in its intensity, but like any good horror show… fun in the end. I hope that the Ls, Gs, Bs, and Ts as well as all the registered and unregistered sexual predators across the state appreciate your enthusiastic support.
        .
        When you do one of your increasingly frequent and vitriolic N&O LTTEs I assume you alert KennelNation thereby uping that day’s N&O circulation by Lord knows how many. 🙂

    • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
      3 years ago

      Well, BLAP, you kind of asked for this one, especially since you don’t read the N&O.
      “Croc-a-Gators” in the Legislature
      So much written about HB2, but here’s the real issue. There are some “Croc-a-Gators” in the NC Legislature with both mendacity and a bathroom fetish.
      This can be seen based on an early joke my Dad told me about three little boys around a campfire at Kennel’s Beach trying to scare each other by postulating the “meanest animal in the world”.
      First little boy, “The meanest animal in the world is a lion, ’cause he creeps behind the bushes leaping to “chomp you in two” (while truncating unemployment benefits)”.
      Second little boy, “No, meanest animal in the world is an alligator, ’cause he swims up and chomps you in two ( while suppressing voting rights)”.
      Third little boy, “Both wrong! meanest animal in the world is a croc-a-gator! What’s that? A croc-a-gator has a head at one end that sneaks up and chomps you (removing discrimination protections and State legal rights); and a head at his other end that chomps you (removing local controls on minimum wage). Gets you coming and going!”
      “Wait a minute! If some of these Legislative croc-a-gators have a head at both ends, Which bathroom do they use?” — Oh, none, — that’s what makes HB2 so mean !!

      Have fun :>))

    • 58 wolf kennel Reply
      3 years ago

      BL, you always underestimate me by assigning progressive motives to everything I do. You are so wrong on NCIS, best long-running program ever on TV. Better than MASH and better written and acted. All revolves around Gibbs and his rules.
      Sent letter to editor yesterday on ” Croc-a- Gators in the Legislature on HB2. It was printed today in the Pamlico News, maybe tomorrow in the N&O :+))
      Will be sorry to see Tony go as I always enjoyed his Baltimore flashbacks as well as living up in N VA for 22 years.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Ahhh Ol Bob and his World of Absolutes. No BK, I am not “always” underestimating you, but do “on occasion”. My batting average on “how BK will react” would get me into Cooperstown on a first-ballot. Glad to know the “they” are incorrect and that “some of you people” do appreciate NCIS.
        .
        You and your passion for LTTEs… Give’em Hell BK. PatMc may not be afraid of Obama’s Henchmen but The Wrath of Kennel is another force altogether.

        • Doug Reply
          3 years ago

          A few Navajo code talkers would be helpful for a translation. Two potential new Gibbs’ Rules. (a) Never piss off 58 WOLF KENNEL or (b) Always p o 58 WOLF KENNEL. Hmm!

          • BobLee Reply
            3 years ago

            BK is forever “on missions” to promote The Kennelian Worldview however he can. 🙂

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