returns tonight with its second brand-new, post-strike installment entitled “Dog Tags.” Tonight's offering features one of the rare occasions Pauley Perrette
's character, Abby Sciuto, venturing out of her lab to help investigate a possible case of dog mauling.
According to executive producer Shane Brennan, the episode promises lots of opportunities for fun and humor.
In tonight's NCIS
installment dubbed “Dog Tags,” a four-legged canine friend is the number one suspect in the death of its owner. The crack NCIS
team led by Mark Harmon
's Jethro Gibbs is called in to look into the case of a dog accused of mauling his master.
Abby is convinced that the dog is not the culprit and is determined to prove its innocence. Risking even her own career, the unconventional lab rat is determined to do all it takes to save the animal's life.
"All the evidence points to the fact that the dog did it, but Abby's determined to prove the dog is innocent," showrunner Brennan revealed. He also mentioned a funny tidbit about Abby naming the accused canine Jethro after her boss, the real Jethro, reprimands her for pushing the limits to prove the dog's innocence despite all indications. He also revealed that in her almost single-minded quest to champion the dog's innocence, Abby takes to the road in her equally Goth-inspired auto.
"It's a red hot rod [adorned with] skull-and-crossbones decorations and coffin emblems,” according to Brennan, who adds that “It really works."
' “Dog Tags” features guest stars Rachel Kimsey as Petty Officer Erica Perelli, Roger Cross as Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield, Jorge-Luis Pallo as Lt. Matthew Sanchez, Brian Gross as Petty Officer Colin Dixon, Matt Corboy as Petty Officer Lance Tolliver, Derrick McMillon as Lt. Scott Bowen, Tripp Pickell as Petty Officer Pete Bidwell, Brian Jones as the uniformed guard and James Ryen as a seaman.
“Dog Tags” airs at 8 tonight on CBS.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CBS, AHN
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