NCIS Sneak Peeks: Looking Backward And Forwardby Melissa J. L. Smith Sciuto / October 6, 2015
Before checking out this week’s sneak peeks, a glance back at last week’s Emmy-worthy NCIS performances seems in order. Superb portrayals by Mark Harmon (Gibbs) and David McCallum (Ducky) filled the screen in Autopsy with quiet, yet determined, acting and reacting. No Stedicam/split-second edits/”movie matinee” music crescendos were required for this impactful moment between two old friends. Well-crafted dialogue by Gina Lucita Monreal and deft handling by director, Terrence O’Hara and his crew let these two professionals do what they do best…act. The hesitations, the eye shifts, the carefully chosen words, the guarded frustration and the frankness that exists in long-lasting relationships all shone through, thanks to the expertise of all involved. Kudos.
The theme of relationships carries over into his week’s episode, “Incognito.” While checking for any royal blood in his ancestry, Tony (Michael Weatherly) traces his family tree. Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) finds an abnormal percentage of Neanderthal traits in his DNA (which may explain his dating profile).
McGee (Sean Murray) and Bishop (Emily Wickersham) go undercover as a married couple, which has several setups for laughs just waiting to happen.
Unfortunately, all of tonight’s situations are not funny. A Marine is murdered at Quantico after calling Gibbs about a potential case. When McGee and Bishop take their “married couple” act on the road to a house across the street from the suspect(s), Bishop may put herself in harm’s way.
NCIS also stars Rocky Carroll as Director Leon Vance and Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer. Guest stars on tonight’s episode, “Incognito,” are Bart Johnson, Stephanie Koenig, George Wyner, Elyse Mirto, Jason E. Kelley, Demetrius Joyette, Krys Marshall and Blaine Miller.
“Incognito” was written by George Schenck and Frank Cardea, and directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
NCIS airs tonight at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.