Season 12 SABC2 (*192) 23:00 S13 Mon Universal (*117) 20:00 Action
Navy-based action show NCIS (2003-current) has kept fans glued to our screens with complex teams who’re forced to work together to solve murder, espionage, terror attacks and more. And it doesn’t matter if you’re watching season 12 on SABC2 or you’re a bit ahead with season 13 on Universal, there’s a lot that might’ve slipped through the cracks when it comes to NCIS…
1 It’s no mistake that young Gibbs in flashbacks looks similar to older Gibbs (Mark Harmon) – Mark’s son Sean was cast in the role. Keep an eye on the show’s Most 2 Wanted list on the wall – photos of terrorists (like Osama Bin Laden) are crossed off when the real-life suspects are caught or killed. Red tape crossed out Osama’s photo after he was killed by a US Black Ops team in 2011. Pauley Perrette (who plays foren3 sic scientist Abby) really does have a masters degree in forensics. Well done if you’ve noticed that 4 the NCIS agents carry different badges – gold is for full-time agents, while silver is for part-time and guests. Dell has supplied computers on the 5 show since episode 1. The computers are also real and work. Sean Murray (who plays Agent 6 McGee) lost a lot of weight during season 8 (2010) after he gave up sugar and drinking alcohol. “I was surprised how quickly it came off,” he says. Kate (Sasha Alexander) left after 7 season 2 (2004) because she didn’t realise how much physical work would be required. Producer Donald Bellisario added that “she’d never been on a hit show before, so she never realised that you have to keep working day after day, year after year…”
Older Gibbs (Mark Harmon). Younger Gibbs (Mark’s son Sean).