There are many a thing to be excited about when it comes to the end of NCIS: Los Angeles season 10, but David James Elliott is up there!
We don’t think that we have to tell you how important Elliott’s return is to longtime fans of JAG. Harmon Rabb Jr. was a character who helped to shape the legacy of that show and as so many of you know, without JAG there is no NCIS, and in turn no NCIS: Los Angeles. It all begins with this one show and given that NCIS: LA showrunner R. Scott Gemmill worked on JAG, there was a real sense that he wanted to get both David and Catherine Bell on the show eventually. For the final episodes of this season, he succeeded.
In a post on Twitter tonight, Elliott confirmed personally that he is done filming his arc on the show. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly today shared the synopsis from the first episode featuring the actor on March 12:
“The NCIS team uncovers ISIS sympathizers who look to be planning an attack on US aircraft carriers. The terror threat will result in Callen [Chris O’Donnell] and Sam [LL Cool J] working directly with Rabb, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid.”
You shouldn’t be surprised that the writers found an organic way to include Rabb back on the show — this has basically been a story that they could have deployed at any time, but it really came down to just getting the timing right and making sure that everyone was available and game for it. Luckily, everyone was, and we just have to hope now that it’s worth all of the years that we’ve been waiting for now.
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Now, we certainly know that there’s a legion of people who are hoping that this appearance could eventually lead to some sort of JAG revival, but we haven’t heard anything suggesting that this is the case. Maybe if there’s a lot of enthusiasm around these upcoming episodes anything is possible, but it would be a little odd for CBS to greenlight a military-themed legal show right after they just brought another one to the air in The Code. For now, they are actively circling that one as top priority. It even premiered after the flagship NCIS as a means of getting it off to a good start. (We’d say the opening performance was so-so — the 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic is weak, but it did draw more than eight million viewers.)
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