NCIS and its characters belong to Don Bellisario and CBS. I'm just borrowing them.

So who totally loved the season premiere? I know I did and all those little hints and questions provide such excellent storylines for future episodes.

Spoilers: 8x01 'The Spider and the Fly'


May

"Tony! You're back!" cried Abby as she engulfed him in a hug.

"Hey, Abby," he said giving her a tired smile as he returned her hug. "Hey, Jimmy," he said when he noticed the young doctor over Abby's shoulder.

"How was Mexico?"

Tony opened his mouth to answer but spied Director Vance standing atop the balcony. "Hold that thought," he said as he headed up to the director's office followed by Gibbs. The rest of the team, Ducky, Jimmy and Abby shot each other questioning looks before turning all their attention towards the director's office.

xxxxxx

"You know, it wasn't your fault, you didn't know it was a trap," Jimmy said later that night during a pause in the movie.

"If you say so," replied Tony with a noncommittal shrug.

Jimmy frowned; Tony may have outwardly accepted what Jimmy said that it was extremely obvious that he did not believe it for one second.

"What happened to Mike Franks after the shooting?"

"Dunno, after the shooting he was brought to a local hospital where they patched him up, when I dropped by the next morning he wasn't there. I checked with the nurses and they didn't see him leave, found a note though that said he was leaving before they found him."

"Think he's still alive?"

"Knowing Mike Franks I think he's got a 50-50 chance either way."

xxxxxx

September

"So, think this is the break we've been waiting for?" asked Jimmy once they had returned to NCIS and the bodies ready and waiting on the autopsy tables.

"I really hope so, Palmer, Gibbs isn't the only one who can't wait for this to be over," he said before turning his attention to his computer. Jimmy headed back to autopsy; the faster they got some answers from their newest guests and the sooner they could find Paloma Reynosa the sooner this ordeal would be over.

xxxxxx

"So it's finally over," jimmy stated over their beers.

"Yup, as we speak the Mexican government is gathering the documents needed to request extradition and all signs point to the government not standing in the way of Mexico's request," Tony said before taking a drink. "You know, I feel kind of bad for the wonder twins."

"Really? Why?"

"Because she was his sister and he killed her. Granted, he did not mean to, he thought she was Gibbs, but he still killed her. Families shouldn't do that," he said thoughtfully before finishing his beer.