They look as if they're just marking time until the Big Finale and the transition to the new series. One thing of note in last week's episode: Pope actually helped Brenda. He talked her expensive lawyer into continuing to represent her, only now doing it pro bono. Not the act of someone out to sabotage her.

NCIS -- what's happened to McGee's voice? It used to be a resonant baritone but now it's lighter and higher-pitched. Is that deliberate? Is Sean Murray sick?