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Nepotism is successful
lor_ from New York, New York
30 August 2011
Twisted sister is an entertaining "gimmick" episode of NCIS, that
remains enjoyable 5 years later. Casting of producer's daughter and
Sean Murray's step-sister as his younger sister Sarah works quite well.
That's the jumping off point for the key gimmick: putting Murray as
McGee on the spot: sis shows up on his doorstep all bloody,
half-amnesiac and thinking she's murdered someone. As McGee naturally
tries to protect her, his status as government agent is in jeopardy
since his team is investigating the case where she is clearly the prime
Entire cast is convincing in dealing with this extreme situation,
including bosses Mark Harmon and Lauren Holly who must make critical
decisions regarding McGee. Of course, the closure of episodic TV irons
everything out by episode's end, but I was captivated by McGee (and
sis) facing seemingly insurmountable problems.
Troian Bellisario, who dad had been putting in his TV series as far
back as 15 years earlier (when she was just 5) in "Quantum Leap", is
quite effective as a still unseasoned actress challenged with a nearly
unplayable role, and she does team up convincingly with Murray. All in
all, a tricky segment pulled off nicely.
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