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The NCIS Season 2 Scene That Went Too Far

From the same creators and the same universe as "JAG" came the police and military procedural drama "NCIS." The award-winning series took off in 2003 and is now in Season 19. "NCIS" grabs the attention of viewers with its suspenseful moments as the characters solve some of the nation's most grizzly crimes and work to take down any threats to national security they may come across.

It's no secret to fans of crime dramas that not every scene is easy to watch. "NCIS" is no different. The show has over 400 episodes, which leaves a lot of room for gruesome crimes scenes and devastating backstories. The backstories of the characters are partly what keeps the show so engaging. Each character introduced is made relatable and given just enough quirks to be loved by the fans. However, even shows with content like "NCIS" can take it too far from time to time, and that's precisely what happened on one episode in Season 2.

Kate's death in Season 2 had fans sad and confused

In the final episode of "NCIS" Season 2, "Twilight," one of the show's main characters, Caitlin "Kate" Todd (Sasha Alexander), is killed off the series in a shocking way after being an essential part of the team for the first two seasons. In the episode, Kate, Gibbs (Mark Harmon), McGee (Sean Murray), and DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) are all caught in a rooftop shoot-out. One of the shooters fires off a round at Gibbs, and Kate dives in front of him to take the bullet. After the suspect is shot and killed, the team comes together to check Kate. She stands up, reassures them she's fine and is then killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

The emotional and devastating scene left a lot of fans both sad and confused as to why one of their favorite characters was being killed off. "Kate's death has just broken me. It was so unexpected. My heart hurts," one since-deleted Reddit user posted. The episode became a catalyst for a further plotline that would introduce Kate's replacement, the well-loved character of Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), but even with such a great character on the way, the Season 2 finale still hits fans hard after all these years. "Whenever I rewatch it, it's just as shocking and heartbreaking. Kate was the bomb," u/bi_geek_guy added later on the post.

While "NCIS" is always a good go-to show for those that like crime dramas that keep you on the edge of your seat, sometimes it can go too far, and the Season 2 finale is the perfect example of this.