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NCIS: Season 2
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With the help of his ace medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum from The Man from U.N.C.L.E), Gibbs and his team are almost invincible when it comes to solving complicated crimes. Whether he's piecing together the bones of a body, or performing an autopsy on a crisply burnt poodle, Ducky is matter-of-fact as he talks to his dead "clients." Of his nervous but eager assistant Jimmy, Ducky notes, "He means well, but sometimes I have an overwhelming urge to slap him." This season, viewers get to see the romantic (and slightly gross) side of Ducky as he briefly romances a doctor half this age. Also on hand to aid (and annoy) Gibbs are happy-go-lucky Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), former Secret Service agent Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander), and forensics expert Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), who can solve anything if you say "please" and bring her a Big Gulp to sip. Look for a gentle guest appearance by Charles Durning as a Medal of Honor recipient who wants to turn himself in for killing his best friend and fellow comrade during World War II. While the plot twists won't surprise most viewers, the acting, writing, and spirit of the episode leaves the viewer feeling satisfied. --Jae-Ha Kim
- All 23 episodes from the 2004-05 season on 6 discs
- Investigating Season 2 featurette
- What's New In Season 2 featurette
- The Real N.C.I.S. featurette
- Lab Tour With Pauley Perrette featurette
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Luckily, NCIS does the opposite: the formula comprises of characters first, crime second, and the show is embedded with such wit and humor that it's hard not to like it. The cast includes sarcastic Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon); ladies-man Tony DiNozzo (the highly attractive Michael Weatherly); witty Kate Todd (Sasha Alexander) to provide amusing banter with Tony; goth Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette); and M.E. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum), who has a passion for storytelling. Season two also adds probational officer ("probie") Tim McGee (played by Sean Murray) as a new agent to the team. (McGee guest starred in a number of episodes in season one as well.)
NCIS is a combination of comedy and drama, and if you like either of the above, you will most likely love NCIS. It's a shame that this show has only just begun to become popular; it deserves far more attention and praise than it has received so far.
Suggestion: the production company should include subtitles with future NCIS releases.
The dramas are hard hitting and demand attention, because they are so skillfully crafted. The villian is almost never the one you expect it to be, as it should be.
The series follows a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which handles crimes connected to personnel of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, ranging from murder and kidnapping to espionage and terrorism. Created by Donald Bellisario (Quantum Leap, JAG), NCIS originally began as a two-part episode of JAG in the spring of 2003. The program then debuted on CBS as a stand-alone series in September of that same year.
Returning cast members from Season One include Mark Harmon stars as special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the no-nonsense leader of the NCIS team. Gibbs' teammates include former Secret Service agent Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander), special agent and former homicide detective Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), forensics expert/goth chick Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum, best remembered as The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Ilya Kuryakin), a quirky medical examiner. Rookie agent Tim McGee (Sean Murray), who was a recurring character in Season One, is now an NCIS regular.
Season Two begins to deepen the show's characters, developing them and their working relationships with each other progressing from the previous season. Bellisario gets us more involved in the characters and the program, and he does a great job of building up toward the climax of the season. Season Two ends with a bang and serves well to set up the show's third season.Read more ›
I stumbled across NCIS during the 2014 season; intrigued, I bought Season 1 and I enjoyed it. There are two episodes in Season 2 that I have really enjoyed, Doppleganger (the parallel team idea was very entertaining), Chained (giving good play time to DiNozzo), and Witness (show casing McGee). Lt Jane Doe also was well thought out with few dangling plot devices.
But I am finding some things I don't like in Season 2 that are either a product of different writing or something about the game plan I didn't notice before. Tony and Caitlin, especially, come off as stupid, when Gibbs always knows the score, for example. Sasha Alexander's character is frequently reduced to nothing but snide comments on Tony much of the time (no wonder she wanted out of her contract). Then, there are the twist endings that aren't fully explained to my way of thinking. For example, in the episode title, Black Water, a car was pulled from a lake with decomposing skeletons and a bullet hole lodged in the door. The Twist at the end was the bullet hole was exposed to water for less time than the rest of the metal in the car. Question - how did the perpetrator fire the bullet into the side of the car - haul the car out, fire the bullet, then let it roll back into the pond? Did he somehow fire underwater? You see my point.
But, having said that - I still like series. Overall, I find it more entertaining than many and will probably keep buying the seasons right up to the most recent. It is a comfortable way to spend an evening.
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Love the tv series. Enjoying watching whenever I want. I truly enjoy the interaction between the characters.Published 1 month ago by B. Strand
Great show. The characters blend and complement each other. I just love the show.Published 1 month ago by Kathy
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