) I was REALLY, really bothered by how Kate was handled in the two-part opener. I was on the verge of tears at the beginning, having Tony sexualize her REALLY hurt. If they hadn't had the episode before the second to last where Kate risked herself and stayed with Tony when they had the plague, it would have been fine. But having that happen, and then have him just completely sexualize her was so wrong. That episode added a depth to them that was awesome, and then by having him remember her that way? What was the point of that episode then? Ugh.
And then on top of that, they had McGee sexualizing her, and that was just really wrong. I was just truly bugged by that. And I *liked* Kate; I knew she wasn't still on the show from the little bit I've seen here and there, but I had no clue how she'd go and her getting shot like that SHOCKED me, but then the two-parter premiere was just so disrespectful to the character, imo. It left a really bad taste in my mouth. And having Ziva come on -- I know she's still on the show -- and basically take the place of Kate's relationship with Tony right away, just made it worse.
What did Sasha Alexander do to deserve that kind of treatment?
Show in general: Gibbs is such a Gary-Stu, but I love him. Abby is adorable, McGee is cute, my faves are Ducky and Tony. I really appreciate that while it's a procedural, it's very much about these characters.