There was an episode of NCIS, 2nd season - "THE MEAT PUZZLE". A family run Mortuary kidnaps NCIS Medical Examiner Dr. "Ducky" Mallard, to avenge one son's incarceration, and they interview the other son, who is a Taxidermist ... and who IS NOT
a murderer ... just ... really involved in his Taxidermy! Even has a recreation Panda ... no, nothing even approaching Ken Walker's Panda!
He keeps telling the agents which mount won what at World and Nationals! The mother
in this episode was one crazy, freaky bytch! She and her favorite son - the felon - is about to drain the Doc's blood and embalm him alive when the agents break in and rescue their Doctor. Then mama's boy slits his own throat to keep from going back to prison. One wild episode. Okay, so the Taxidermist is quirky - aren't we all - but he is not
the crazed killer!
My favorite exchange in this episode:
KATE: Gibbs, what did Ducky look like when he was younger?
(Gibbs glances over at Ducky.)
GIBBS: Illya Kuryakin.
"Ducky" is played by David McCallum who played spy Illya Kuryakin in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Cool, huh?