NCIS Series 02 Overview (2004-2005)


The second season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 28 September 2004 and 24 May 2005 on CBS.


This season shifts away from the naval setting of the show somewhat, and includes more character development than the first season.

With the episode “Lt. Jane Doe”, the show also introduced the foofs, a black and white “preview” which was shown at the beginning of each act of that episode and has continued to be used to this day.

Season two had Norfolk Case Agent Timothy McGee being promoted to a full-time field agent, and transferring to NCIS HQ in Washington to work with the Major Case Response Team. Tony DiNozzo nearly died of the pneumonic plague in “SWAK” while the season finale, “Twilight”, ended with a shocking and unexpected twist: Caitlin Todd was shot and killed by Ari Haswari.


  • Main:
    • Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, NCIS Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of Major Case Response Team (MCRT) assigned to Washington’s Navy Yard.
    • Sasha Alexander as Caitlin Todd, NCIS Special Agent.
    • Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS Senior Field Agent, second in command.
    • Pauley Perrette as Abigail Sciuto, Forensic Specialist attached to NCIS.
    • Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, NCIS Junior Field Agent.
    • David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard, Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS.
  • Recurring:
    • Alan Dale as Thomas Morrow, NCIS Director.
    • Alicia Coppola as Faith Coleman, JAG Commander.
    • Joe Spano as Tobias Fornell, FBI Senior Special Agent.
    • Jessica Steen as Paula Cassidy, NCIS Senior Special Agent.
    • Rudolf Martin as Ari Haswari, rogue Mossad Agent.
    • Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer, Assistant Medical Examiner for NCIS and temporary replacement for Gerald after he gets shot.
    • Nina Foch as Victoria Mallard (Ducky’s mother).
    • Troian Bellisario as Sarah McGee (Tim McGee’s sister).
    • Tamara Taylor as Cassie Yates, NCIS Special Agent.

NCIS Series 02

You can find a full index and overview of the NCIS Franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Donald P. Bellasario and Don McGill.
  • Release Date: 28 September 2004 to 24 May 2005.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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