Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)

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 Detective Nicholas O'Malley (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Detective Kate Benson (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Captain Richard Page (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Carl the Gnome (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Jonathan / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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With the exception of vampires, every monster from folklore and mythology is a missing link between apes and humans, and they all seem to love Chicago. To combat the threat, Chicago PD formed Special Unit 2, known to the rest of the department as a deep-cover plainclothes unit they should steer clear of, to hunt them down and eliminate them. Officer Kate Benson, who has always been seeing things out of the corner of her eye since childhood, gets recruited into the unit when she discovers people are being kidnapped by real-life gargoyles for food and is paired up with trigger-happy Nicholas O'Malley. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Monsters are real. Deal with it!

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Frequently pokes fun at its fellow UPN supernatural/action/comedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). For instance, in the first episode, Captain Page tells Kate that all myths and stories of monsters are based on actual creatures, except vampires, which are total fiction. See more »

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The Chicago Police Uniforms in the show are perfect except for the Left Shoulder Patches, which 'should' read Chicago Police, but instead are a fictional patch that reads 'Police Department of the City of Chicago'. This is common when any show films in Chicago (even when most of the filming is done in Canada). Chicago has a rule that no representation of their real Police Patch can be shown without express permission from the city. Since most movie productions don't want to hassle having a bureaucrat 'approving' all of their scripts, most depictions of the "Chicago Police Department" have bogus patches versus the real thing. Thus this is an intentional "mistake" but one that sharp eyed viewers will pick up. See more »

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[Special Unit 2 is trying to find a revived mummy]
Nick O'Malley: How do we kill 'em?
Sean Ratham: Can't kill'em, O'Malley, cause they're already dead.
Nick O'Malley: You know what I mean, can we shoot 'em?
Sean Ratham: No internal organs to disrupt.
Nick O'Malley: Ah, we'll light it on fire.
Sean Ratham: Not internally flammable.
Nick O'Malley: Drown 'em?
Benson: How many more ways of hurting things can you think of?
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Another great show gets the axe.
13 May 2002 | by (Boston, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, Special Unit 2 was canceled in 02/2002. It's a shame. It was one of the most creative and funny shows to come across the small screen in some time. The quick witted, sharp tongued characters were the perfect match for the utter "campy-ness" of the show's premise. Sheer genius. Let's hope UPN decides to bring this one back.


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