DRAMA, 8.40PM, TEN
You may have seen Scott Bakula’s fine work alongside Ray Romano in Men of a
Certain Age, now Bakula’s making his presence felt on the set of NCIS in a twopart special. He comes in as NCIS special agent Dwayne Cassius Pride, teaming with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to try to get to the bottom of the murder of their mutual mate, congressman Dan McLane. Bakula and Harmon make for great sparring partners and you sense they’re determined to make the most of every scene together. No surprise the solving of the McLane case is not easy. McLane’s in pretty ordinary shape when found on a river bank. Crabs have been crawling all over him and crows have been pecking at his flesh. Fair to say it was the stab and slash wounds that killed him, though.