HAPPY 200th EPISODE NCIS! Wow 200 episodes that is rare in television, especially these days but you deserve it. I know I didn’t watch in the beginning( I thought you were just another spin off of a show I didn't watch) but when I took notice of you (and my mom saw David McCallum) in season three my parents and I couldn’t stop watching. Now that I have gotten to know and come to love ALL the characters I have to admit that in the beginning I had trouble seeing the difference between McGee and DiNozzo, with the characters going by their last names and those two always together and picking on each other it got confusing, McGee is the movie guy right? No he’s the computer guy DiNozzo is the movie buff, Tony no I mean Tim. It took watching the show for about two seasons before I figured it all out. Cheers to the cast then and now…
Mark Harman as Special Agent Jethro LeRoy Gibbs-Team leader, started his military career as a young Marine and never left helping them, Son, Husband and Father whose wife and young daughter were killed years ago but he still misses and fights for them everyday, you can see how much he cares when he is around his team. Tough with each head slap but loving as he brings Abby a Caff Pow each week. A man I would love to work with and would want on my side.
Michael Weatherly as S.A. Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo- We have one thing in common-The Movies-if DiNozzo isn’t quoting a line from Rocky he is comparing a break in a case to something in Casablanca. Has many nicknames for McGeek, secretly in love with Ziva?
Sean Murray as S.A. Timothy “Tim” McGee- Joined the team after DiNozzo and during his probation known as “probie”, good with computers, just a good sweet guy.
Cote de Pablo as Ziva David-recent U.S. citizen, kick-ass chick from Israel, daughter of Mossad director Eli David, confuses, mangles English language (in a fun way), unlucky in love but that doesn’t matter if she has feelings for DiNozzo. All around my kind of girl.
Pauley Parrette as forensic specialist Abby Sciuto- Scientist, animal lover, Goth and Caff Pow addict. Cute but dangerous, the type of person I would want to be friends with.
David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard- Best M.E. on TV, talks to the dead, lived with his mother until she died, the calm voice in all the action.
Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer- Ducky’s assistant, newly engaged and underappreciated, most of the time.
Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance-3red Director of NCIS since the series premiered, only character with a wife and kids, very by the rules but will let Gibbs slip by for a good cause. Doesn’t always get the respect he deserves but is a good man.
And to those characters we have lost Director Jenny Shepard, Agent Caitlin Todd, Mike Franks and Lara Macy and those who only appear on an episode or two Gibbs father Jackson, DiNozzo’s father Anthony Sr. McGee grandmother Penelope, the SecNav. And anyone else who has every crossed paths with this wonderful TV TEAM.
For 200 episodes there have been a lot of dead marines/bodies and even more head slaps. NCIS may stand for Naval Criminal Investigative Service but it is also a great TV series worth finding and watching each week or in syndication. It is a cop procedural with heart and may not get any awards but has earned and deserves its multi year ratings as #1
Congratulations and here is too many more!!!