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NCIS’s 1,000th Episode Promises ‘Easter Eggs,’ Heart-Pounding ‘Danger’

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NCIS’s 1,000th Episode Promises ‘Easter Eggs,’ Heart-Pounding ‘Danger’

By Movieguide® Contributor

NCIS showrunners Steven D. Binder and David North recently told TVLine what to expect in the series’ 1,000th episode, which began filming on Feb. 19.

“One of our own beloved characters is going to end up in grave danger, and you’re go to see all of the different franchises brought into this in a little bit of a different way,” said North.

“There’ll be a personal storyline, and this one will circle around Director [Leon] Vance,” Binder said.

NCIS, which got its start in 2003, is one of the “longest-running scripted programs in American television history,” per the Economic Times.

The 1,000th episode is the seventh episode in the show’s 21st season and will air on Monday, April 15. The NCIS crew put a lot of thought into it.

“We’re going to pay plenty of homage to the past,” said North.

Binder added, “We’re hoping to put some Easter eggs for longtime fans of the show…If you’re watching it in 4K, you might have to blow some things up. But they’re going to be there.”

Screen Rant notes that every single NCIS franchise series will be included in the episode. A likely avenue for this is the reappearance of other NCIS franchise characters.

“This could include characters from shows both ended and ongoing being present, arriving for quick cameos or as part of the overall story,” Screen Rant said.

Binder said that NCIS has been called a “simple” show. But its simplicity makes it a show that families can watch together and contributes to its success.

Movieguide®’s review of NCIS: Season 17 Episode 20: “THE ARIZONA” reads:

NCIS: The Arizona is an emotionally powerful, patriotic episode of the popular CBS drama. A dying World War II veteran claims he was one of the survivors when the USS Arizona exploded and capsized during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The veteran wants to be buried with his comrades at the Arizona Memorial. However, Special Agent Gibbs and his team are having a hard time confirming the 95-year-old man’s story.

“The Arizona” is one of the most moving NCIS episodes in its 17-year history. The script is well written and directed. Christopher Lloyd gives a wonderful performance as the elderly Navy veteran. His talent and the script’s depth energizes the main cast. Best of all, “The Arizona” honors the sacrifices that American servicemen made during World War II on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. The episode has a strong moral, patriotic worldview with strong Christian, redemptive content and values. It extols family, parenthood, being a grandfather, and sacrifice. “The Arizona” has brief foul language and a harrowing description about what the sailors on the Arizona experienced. So, caution is advised.

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