- Slide 1 of 8
There is a great exchange between Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER that goes like this…
Grant: Hey, you remind me of a man.
Loy: What man?
Grant: Man with the power.
Loy: What power?
Grant: Power of hoodoo.
Grant: You do.
Loy: Do what?
Grant: Remind me of a man…
Considering how many people confuse “hoodoo” with “voodoo” (aka “vodou” or “vodoun”), one can see why Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is confounded tonight on NCIS.
While Gibbs may have picked up some tips on Louisiana Vodoun while visiting NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, or by hanging out with NOLA native, Abby (Pauley Perrette), when referencing the talking dead body as “voodoo,” it is doubtful that Jethro assumes it is either hoodoo (magic) or voodoo/vodou/vodoun (a religion).
Something more along the lines of a scam, perhaps? Possibly. But the skeleton seems opinionated for a dead person.
Not only is the dead body in the shed speaking to a runner, Amber Davis (guest star Laura Regan), but given the current decomposed state of the deceased, it stands to reason that he is telling her that he is cold. Whatever this is, voices from beyond the grave have at least one NCIS team member spooked.
Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) is on board with giving the incident some credence, while Ducky (David McCallum), McGee (Sean Murray), Palmer (Brian Dietzen) and Bishop (Emily Wickersham) are more skeptical.
Ducky goes so far as to question the woman’s mental stability.
But, what about Gibbs? His mental stability rarely wavers, but Fearless Leader has had more than one encounter in the past with the dearly-departed, whether he chooses to disclose it or not.
Remember the chilling scene on the tarmac when Dorneget’s body returned home to be greeted by the ghosts of Caitlin, Pacci, Jenny, Cassidy and Mike Franks? Or all the other times that Mike has come back to give his probie some guidance?
Looks like Mike thinks that Jethro may need some wise words again tonight when Muse Watson returns to play the fabulous Franks. Maybe while he is back on this side of the veil, Mike can dispense a few words of wisdom to McGee who is pushing Delilah to find out the sex of the baby. Bad idea, Tim.
Perhaps the dearly departed can give NCIS a lead on the bribery, fraud or murder surrounding the case.
Can someone give Gibbs the phone number for Sam and Dean Winchester over at SUPERNATURAL on The CW? They are experts on hoodoo and voodoo, and they know a few things about scams.
Plus they remind me of a man…
Other guest stars on tonight’s episode of NCIS, “Voices,” are Ben Begley, Tom Degnan, Gino Montesinos and David Pevsner. “Voices” was written by Steven D. Binder and directed by Tony Wharmby.
NCIS airs tonight (November 14) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and on Global TV (Canada).