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Special Unit 2 

Detectives Kate Benson and Nick O'Malley from a secret Chicago P.D. unit solve violent crimes committed by mythological creatures aka 'Links' while trying to hide the Links existence from the general public.

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Evan Katz
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2002   2001  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Landes ...  Detective Nicholas O'Malley 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Alexondra Lee ...  Detective Kate Benson 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Richard Gant ...  Captain Richard Page 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Danny Woodburn ...  Carl the Gnome 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Jonathan Togo ...  Jonathan / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2002
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Storyline

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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Christina Moore was originally cast as Kate Johnson. She was later replaced by series regular Alexondra Lee. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Carl: Hey, I still scare the ladies.
Nick O'Malley: Just not the way you want to.
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greatest witty show on tv
1 February 2002 | by gzenonSee all my reviews

It's all about mixing together a cast of excellent actors, good scripts, nice effects, and, to top it all off, truly witty dialogue. Really, everything written by Jeff from Wisconsin is true. The show and the characters tackle serious crimes, but they do it with style. The cast really does work well together. The characters respect each other, but they don't let that get in the way of constantly barraging each other with barbs and sarcastic comments. You can't help but relate to them--they're the kind of people you'd like to go drinking with--there's something appealing about each one. But the wit is what puts it over the edge. This is wit like The Thin Man, like Bogie, like Jimmy Stewart. Good stuff. Who would have guessed.

Oh, and the music by is by Mark Snow. Enough said.


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Official Sites:

SCI-FI Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SU2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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