This definitely qualifies as “NCIS” news we did not see coming, mostly because of the fact that it has been so long since we last saw her on the show: Scottie Thompson is coming back as Jeanne!
The news was first hinted at thanks to a Twitter post from the actress alongside Michael Weatherly, and TVLine confirms that her return will be for a multiple-episode arc coming up in the November sweeps. As you may recall, Tony’s history with Jeanne took place all the way back in the fourth season, where the two were together until she realized that he was an agent tasked with watching over her father. He refused to choose her over the work, and a variety of other chaotic situations erupted from there.
While there was some chemistry between the two characters way back when, it is rather hard to sit here and think about the idea of them being together now given their baggage. Has she had a change of philosophy since then? We suppose that it is possible, but we feel more like the purpose for this story is establishing closure more so than putting them together for a long-term relationship.
Ultimately, we still do realize that there is one former love interest of Tony’s who everyone wants to see more than any other, and we are reasonably confident that it will happen eventually. It would be strange for “NCIS” to never revisit Ziva again. That is mostly just a question of timing, and them getting together the right story for people who are still rooting for that couple to reunite.
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