Often times when you get recurring characters brought in to be a “love interest” for someone, the first thought is that this will be temporary. Typically, the person who is brought in for a guest role is not anywhere near as likable as the person that they are replacing.
However, Delilah on “NCIS” season 11 has really managed to buck that trend. While we still support the idea of McGee and Abby, we also really like this character, and McGee sticking by her after the near-death situation earlier this season was very sweet. It was a nice change-up on the traditional “let’s kill off the love interest” TV trope that typically comes up around this time in a season.
However, there is still one major test that Margo Harshman’s character is going to need to take in the event that she wants to stick around the show for a long time moving forward, and it is found in the official synopsis below for “Page Not Found,” the first episode of the show airing after the end of the “Crescent City” series (which you can see a first preview for here) on Tuesday, April 8:
“After returning to her job at the Department of Defense, McGee’s girlfriend Delilah finds a break in a controversial case, prompting her to turn to the NCIS team for help. Meanwhile, McGee talks to DiNozzo about whether he should ask Delilah to move in.”
Maybe this episode was written after so much positive reaction to the Delilah character, since it is interesting to see a guest star be involved in both the A and the B story for an episode. They are usually regulated to just one or the other. We’re also stoked to see Tony involved as McGee’s shoulder to lean on.
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