Wednesday, November 15, 2023

NCIS: SYDNEY "Gone Fission"

© by Gerald So | 4:00 AM

Australian Federal Police Sgt. Jim Dempsey and Constable Evie Cooper (Todd Lasance and Tuuli Narkle) are forced to support NCIS agents Michelle Mackey and DeShawn Jackson (Olivia Swann and Sean Sagar) when an American aubmariner suspiciously falls into Sydney Harbor to his death during an Australian-U.S. ceremony.

First airing on Paramount + and Australia's Network 10, NCIS SYDNEY was slotted into American CBS TV as a contigency plan during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. I've been an NCIS fan from the beginning. After twenty seasons and three spinoffs, it's a tough task to freshen things up, but NCIS: SYDNEY does, with genuinely new territory and younger characters whose futures are more at stake.

"Gone Fission" cut smoothly through the exposition and set up an arc that could carry through the eight-episode season. With the strikes over, NCIS and NCIS: HAWAII will return when that season wraps up.

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