Cheers to Kerr Smith for his dead-on guest shot on NCIS.
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The steadily improving actor, who's still best known for his groundbreaking role as gay teen Jack McPhee on Dawson's Creek
, has explored his darker side in recent years, most memorably playing Melina Kanakaredes' stalker on
. But nothing prepared us for his bone-chilling work as Navy Lt. Jonas Cobb, aka the Port-to-Port Killer, on CBS' top-rated crime drama. A trained assassin, Cobb set out to get revenge on the government handlers who'd turned him into a killing machine. After murdering Gibbs' mentor Mike Franks (Muse Watson) and threatening E.J. (Sarah Jane Morris) — who was revealed to be the SecNav's niece! — as well as Ziva (Cote de Pablo) and Jimmy (Brian Dietzen), Cobb was gunned down by NCIS and blown through a window. The look on his face as Cobb's corpse lay sprawled atop a parked car was scarier than any of the horror films in Smith's canon (Final Destination
, My Bloody Valentine
, etc.).It was a good day for Dawson's Creek
alums: ABC picked up the promising sitcom Apartment 23
, in which James Van Der Beek slyly spoofs himself. And NCIS
' lovable Pauley Perrette, who recurred on Creek
as Dawson's shrink in 2001, threw a party to celebrate the opening of her NYC eatery Donna Bell's Bake Shop (named after her mom and featuring delicious Southern desserts). I was lucky enough to sample some of her cupcakes, and let me just say, I don't wanna wait... to go back there again.What did you think of NCIS'
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