Sep. 23, 2003
Returning Series
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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NCIS may be often questioned "Is NCIS anything like CSI?" and the answer is no. The show is mostly driven by the unique interactions between characters. Also, the well developed complexity and originality beneath the storyline, intwined with action and humour leaves us hanging.

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Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard NCIS
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His father, 'David McCallum Sr.', was first violinist for the London Philharmonic and his mother, Dorothy ...

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Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard is the chief medical examiner at NCIS. Dr. Mallard is a Scottish-born doctor, who has been long-time friends with Gibbs. He has a "second talent", as Gibbs calls it, to be able to read people, which he expands in season four by studying psychology. In cases without actual bodies, he assists by using his psychological training to decipher the clues left by the perpetrators. His skill in reading behavior proves to be crucial when establishing modus operandi and motive.

Dr. Mallard is an eccentric character who often talks to the deceased ("their bodies tell me a great deal; it helps to reciprocate") and rambles to the living with many long personal remembrances or historical accounts, but is a kind man at heart. Tony described him, "sometimes his head is connected directly to his mouth". He also calls co-workers by their full first names, with the exceptions of Abby, Gibbs, and medical assistant Jimmy Palmer, whom he addresses as Abigail (or Ms. Sciuto), Jethro, and Mr. Palmer, respectively (although he does refer to Palmer by his first name, Jimmy, when concerned for him, as revealed in "About Face" and "Detour"). He also refers Jenny Shepard and Leon Vance by their job title, "Director".

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09x07 - Devil's Triangle
Season 9, Episode 07
04x03 - Singled Out
Season 4, Episode 03
17x08 - Musical Chairs
Season 17, Episode 08
06x25 - Aliyah
Season 6, Episode 25
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