NCIS Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies At 50: Our Thoughts


Millions of people lost a good friend yesterday. They may not have known his face, but they knew his heart.

Gary Glasberg, Executive Producer/Showrunner of NCIS and Executive Producer/Creator of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS passed away in his sleep on Wednesday.

It is no secret to readers that Glasberg has been my favorite television writer for many years. He had the ability to make me laugh and cry (occasionally at the same time) with a mere sentence.

Gary made the values of loyalty, trust and honor “acceptable” in a world full of uncertainty. His words gave us hope and faith in people when events made us doubt each other.

We responded to his craftsmanship by expanding the show’s loyal following. Joining NCIS in its seventh season, Glasberg helped guide the franchise flagship to become the most-watched television drama in the world.

“Today is an overwhelmingly sad day for NCIS, CBS and anyone who was blessed to spend time with Gary Glasberg,” CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said in a statement. “We have lost a cherished friend, gifted creative voice, respected leader and, most memorably, someone whose warmth and kindness was felt by all around him. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to his wife, Mimi, his two sons and all his family and friends.”

Glasberg was married to producer Mimi Schmir (GREY’S ANATOMY) for twenty years and they have two sons. Born in New York, Glasberg began his career writing comic books and for animation. Before joining NCIS, Glasberg brought his talents to many television shows, notably THE MENTALIST, CROSSING JORDAN and BONES.

“Gary was our rock, our cheerleader, our team captain. He inspired us with his leadership, his creative instincts and keen insight,” the NCIS cast and crew said in a statement released by CBS. “NCIS will not be the same without him, and each of us will miss his smiling face and unwavering humor, which lifted us every day.”

Glasberg was only 50-years-old, yet he managed to provide us with a lifetime of memories.

Fair Winds, Following Seas and Semper Fi, Gary. You have our admiration, our loyalty, our smiles and our tears.

THE MENTALIST Recap: Our Top 5 Favorite Moments From “Byzantium”


We’re down to the wire, folks. Here are your MENTALIST Top Five Moments!

The Case!
Two young lovebirds are shot dead in their car for being in a lover’s lane at the wrong time. Cho, who I’m relieved did not up and quit after last week, tells Lisbon they can use Jane’s special brand of intuition. Lisbon looks like she wants to throw up but puts on a smile and says she’ll do it. Oblivious Cho remains what must be intentionally oblivious. Jane, meanwhile, is enjoying the Grand Canyon in his airstream and ignores Lisbon’s call. Yikes!

The kids were each missing a fingernail. Ew. Abbott tells Lisbon he knows she and Jane are trying to work it out, but he says the case is getting headlines, and they need Jane’s noggin. Lisbon swears she’s working on it. And by that she means she put a warrant out for his arrest for “failing to appear.” At least Jane appreciates the pun.

A park ranger tells Cho of a couple of brothers who have a shack outside of the park where the kids were found, and I think Cho’s having Vega-related PTSD, because he’s especially rough with one of them. They turn out to be a dead-end.

Abbott later calls him on it after the ranger tattles on Cho. He admits to the aggression because he was caught by surprise and says it won’t happen again. Though he does get his back up when Abbott suggests he see the counselor he saw after he left Special Forces. Cho says he’ll think about it but not in a way you believe it.

However, he does genuinely thank Abbott. [Read more…]

THE MENTALIST Shocker: Our Top 5 Favorite Moments From “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

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Brace yourselves, everyone. Here are your Mentalist Top Five Moments!

Vacation Time!
Jane wants to go to a “rustic” cabin, and I’m with Lisbon when she equates that word with no running water. She was hoping to go to a place where they leave a mint on the pillow. Jane later gets Lisbon mints and agrees to her luxurious terms. Let’s see if it happens. [Read more…]

THE MENTALIST Recap: Our Top 5 Favorite Moments From “Copper Bullet”


The whole thing with Abbott’s old boss, Peterson, comes to a head. Here are your Mentalist Top Five Moments!

Unearthing the Skeleton!
Peterson apparently didn’t take Jane’s threat as seriously as Jane thought, because he has the guy Abbott shot in Rio Bravo dug up and the bullet in his head extracted. Jane is on top of it, though, as he told Wylie to monitor Peterson’s whereabouts. Peterson’s been in contact with a San Antonio congressman named Jules Blatt, and Mrs. Abbott’s confirmation is in four days. The clock is ticking! Time to save some Abbott butt! [Read more…]

THE MENTALIST Recap: Our Top 5 Favorite Moments From “Little Yellow House”

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This week it’s Lisbon family drama. Here are your MENTALIST Top Five Moments!

Lisbon’s brother, Material Witness, MIA!
We start off this week with a bang. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District has come in to tell Lisbon her brother, James, is a material witness in the beating death of Nathan Barnes, son of Judge Jacqueline Barnes. Nathan is in the wind. She encourages Lisbon to get James to turn himself in, and Lisbon lies that she and her brother are close.

From her other brother, Stan, Lisbon finds out Jimmy is in Chicago, and Lisbon figures he’s at her parents’ old house. Lisbon has to admit she wants Jane to come with her, and Jane, holding his new/old tea cup (sigh), seems really pleased. [Read more…]