It’s not often that you run into a character on a procedural show who is already married, and there is one pretty simple reason for that: They like to create relationship drama! There are not as many storytelling options out there when you have someone who has already gotten to this point in their personal life … but ever since Emily Wickersham first debuted as Bishop on “NCIS,” we really haven’t seen anything from this part of her life at all.
We do think that eventually, meeting this man will be essential for understanding the Bishop character fully, and how she operates at home in addition to on the job; but, it seems like this is not something that is an immediate priority for the writers and producers. Just look at what showrunner Gary Glasberg had to say in a new interview with TVLine:
“At some point we’ll spend some time with her husband, but we wanted to introduce her first and let people connect with her and understand who she is first.”
Personally, we imagine that this could be one of the stories that is saved for season 12, mostly because the scripts for this season have already been written. As a matter of fact, they even were when they went back in and made changes to write in the passing of Ralph Waite and his character of Jackson Gibbs. This could join Gibbs’ second ex-wife as one of the stories that the show could touch on in the fall or the spring of next year. (We’re just assuming that a renewal is going to come back without a problem.)
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