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Морская полиция: Спецотдел Cover Story (2003– ) HD online

Морская полиция: Спецотдел Cover Story (2003– ) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Original Title: Cover Story
Director: Dennis Smith
Writers: Donald P. Bellisario,Don McGill
Released: 2003–
Duration: 44min
Video type: TV Episode
Gibbs and company investigate a crime scene at the rented home of a Navy petty officer, Cove, in Norfolk, Virginia; while doing so McGee recognizes that certain key details duplicate details, including a highly unusual cocktail, in his second novel, still unfinished and in process. Cove and his pickup truck have disappeared, and his truck has since become found. The gang search McGee's rough draft, and they trace the movements of one of its characters; at one of the sites in the book, they find two bodies, one of which is Cove's, and the other of which matches another character. The team continue to follow clues, and they eventually find the delusional man responsible for the two deaths.
Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon Mark Harmon - Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly Michael Weatherly - Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo Cote de Pablo - Ziva David
Pauley Perrette Pauley Perrette - Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray Sean Murray - Timothy McGee
Lauren Holly Lauren Holly - Jenny Shepard (credit only)
David McCallum David McCallum - Donald Mallard
Jayne Brook Jayne Brook - Lyndi Crawshaw
Steve Braun Steve Braun - Landon Grey
Wilson Cruz Wilson Cruz - Todd Ryder
Nynno Ahli Nynno Ahli - Chief Rick Green
Chris Akers Chris Akers - Johnny Smokerson

Abby admits she used to be a bartender before joining NCIS. Pauley Perrette, was a bartender before acting. One day one of her customers came in, who was an actor, Pauley found out how much they made in one day and decided to give it shot.

The author photos in the publisher's office include Donald P. Bellisario, Tom Clancy and Stephen J. Cannell.

In the publisher's office, one of the portraits on the wall is that of the late science fiction writer/philosopher Robert Anton Wilson.

When Tim demonstrates "free writing" to Tony, he types "He hovered like a grotesque clown."

Less than a month earlier, Steve Braun played another obsessed fan in Bones: The Bodies in the Book (2007).

Reviews: [2]

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    NCIS became one of TV's all-time hit series due to cast chemistry and excellent writing. Both attributes are on view in "Cover Story", one of my all-time favorite episodes.

    On IMDb only a single review is posted, spending its entire length foolishly complaining about a technical error. This is a symptom of our trivia-obsessed current culture, where a clown who finds continuity errors and goofs in major films has a huge website following, but in which young buffs no longer look up to an incisive role model like Pauline Kael or Andrew Sarris the way we boomers did while cultivating our motion picture obsession.

    An ingenious script by David North grabs the viewer by the throat early on when McGee discovers that his sense of déja vu at the crime scene stems from the victim so closely resembling one of the fictional characters of his latest novel. He's stymied at Chapter 7 with writer's block, but the other NCIS crew stop mocking him when they discover that they are all potential victims, since Timothy has been using them as the close-to-the-bone models for his invented protagonists.

    This element of jeopardy for the team was a clever device to extend the episode beyond its obviously McGee-centric premise. And like many a latter-day episode of "Castle", it permitted the viewer to revel in the comparison of "fictional" vs. "real" (just as fictional, however) characters as the descriptions in the novel-in-progress became clear.

    This gimmick was terrifically developed, and the fact that the clue to catching the killer was a goof did not spoil the episode at all. As I watched I fleetingly was aware of the much-used nature of a typewriter ribbon, but my mind glossed over this fact and accepted the twist -such is the want-to-believe nature of a fan. Ordinarily a nitpicker, I wanted to enjoy this episode, and I did.
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    Good episode, but . . .

    I believe there is a technical error in the story where text was being read off the typewriter ribbon. This scenario would work if the typewriter used was a Selectric or other modern typewriter using a carbon film cartridge. The more modern typewriter ribbon is used once and discarded. What was typed on paper could have been read off the used film ribbon on the take-up reel of the cartridge. This is why at sensitive business and military installations, these cartridges were destroyed/burned as a matter of standard practice.

    However, in this episode McGee used an old portable manual typewriter that used a cloth ribbon. In normal use, no one would use a cloth ribbon once and toss it. Once the ribbon hits the end of the reel, it automatically reverses and is reused again. After a key is struck, the ink in the ribbon bleeds back over the letter just typed, thus re-inking the ribbon, making it ready for its next use. Changing a cloth ribbon was not very common. Offices with heavy daily typing might have replaced a ribbon once per month or more. With this back and forth motion and overstriking of the ribbon it would have been close to impossible to pull text off a cloth ribbon.

    I have never seen a carbon film cartridge for a manual typewriter. Those were introduced, I recall, with the IBM Selectric, one of which I still own and use on occasion.

    Don't get me wrong, this was a very good NCIS episode, flawed only by this technical error.

    Love the show, though! Chuck