According to a brand-new report from TVLine, John M. Jackson has been booked to reprise his character of Judge Advocate General A.J. Chegwidden in the last episode of the season. The character is retired from the Navy, but series boss Gary Glasberg proclaims that the character is going to take a step outside of his Washington DC law firm for long enough to lend Gibbs and company a helping hand with a case that is still firmly under wraps:
“We needed a lawyer, a really good lawyer, to assist Gibbs and the team in the finale … [This will be a] nail-biter which will hopefully leave fans stunned all summer long.”
We have already reported that Colin Hanks is also going to be coming on board the show for the final episodes of the season, and he will be playing a character that could also be tied into this story.
At the end of the day, we understand why the show worked so hard to distance itself from “JAG,” mostly because it did not want to just draw the same exact audience as its predecessor. Now that it has managed to do that, bringing back one of the old characters seems like a nice move to serve as an Easter egg to people who have been watching the series since close to the very beginning.
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