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Special Unit 2 

Chicago cops hunt monsters.

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Evan Katz
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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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Drama | Action | Comedy | Horror

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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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Trivia

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

Benson: If you're right about us not having relationships, it really won't be much of an adjustment for me. I usually scare guys anyway.
Nick O'Malley: By telling them what you've seen, that no one else has?
Benson: No, by telling them what I really think about everything. By being honest.
Nick O'Malley: Well, that's always a mistake in a relationship.
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What were they thinking?
6 February 2003 | by LUEXANASee all my reviews

This was one of the best shows on the air. It had a talented and likable cast. Snappy and hilarious humor abounded on this show. I even adored the camera work. I loved the shots going from the street, thru the back of the dry cleaners and down the stairs to the units secret headquarters. You saw those shots more often during the shows original short term run when Sean Whalen played resident historian on the show. I have been a fan of that hottie Michael Landes since his days as "Jimmie the photographer" on Lois and Clark the New Adventures of Superman. I was so happy to see him on this show. He can act, he's got great comic timing and he's got the wise-cracking, smart-aleck persona down-pat. Although he had great chemistry with the curvy, tough yet vulnerable "Kate", he seemed to have even more so with Carl the gnome. I loved watching them share screen time. In my opinion there was no better episode than the premiere. You have to see it to truly appreciate what they were trying to do with this series. Of course UPN being UPN canceled this show. What were they thinking? Probably the same thing they were thinking when they canceled NOWHERE MAN, one of the best and most mysterious shows EVER. They replaced that show with "Homeboys in Outerspace". I can't even put my outrage into words. UPN makes some really crap--- choices. Anyway I hope to one day be able to either tape these shows off of cable or buy their collections. GREAT STUFF!!! Feel free to write to me.


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