Sitting through a Hurricane on a Ship
I always want to go out and field produce during a hurricane. But if my crew is on an aircraft carrier during the storm, count me out. That seems like too much for me to handle.
Dad: You’re a wimp.
Me: Like you’d be able to sit through it without being sick.
Dad: I never said that.
There were a lot of stereotypes in this “NCIS” episode. You had the tough, show-no-love Navy career father, and the bimbo weather girl whom Tony can’t turn away from. But I must say, Tony was on his game when it came to jokes this episode.
Dad: Yes he was.
Me: My favorite is when McGee is running late and Tony calls him “Tim Tebow” and tells him to get down on a knee and start praying.
Dad: Why did he call him that?
Me: Because his first name is Tim.
Dad: I forgot that! They never call him Tim.
I sympathized with McGee tonight. His admiral father was on the ship when a murder happened. It turns out, the admiral’s assistant killed the ship’s doctor because he was going to expose the admiral’s cancer. (Called it on the cancer and killer). It amazes me how relationships are mended when mortality is staring a man in the face.
Dad: What’s that supposed to mean?
Me: Think about it, you’ll get there.
Dad: Have you ever noticed we never meet anyone’s mother on “NCIS?”
Me: Hmm, I’ve never really thought about it.
Dad: I got one on you!
Me: Yeah, yeah. But it makes sense. Gibbs is everyone’s surrogate father in a way, not mother. So the maternal figures in their life aren’t the focus.
Dad: Good point.
Also, the USS Borealis was stationed in Norfolk in the episode. There is no such ship, in case you were wondering.