There’s obviously a lot to be excited about through the remainder of NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 — and Catherine Bell is a big part of it! The character of Mac from JAG is one that is iconic within this franchise’s lore, and the excitement is exponentially greater just because we haven’t seen her turn up in such a long time.
While we know that she and David James Elliott are back in action for the end of the season, there is another question worth wondering: Why? Why do this now? Per TVLine, it starts when Hetty does everything within her power to stop an attack on US aircraft carriers, and that leads to eventually Mac getting a call. Here is what executive producer R. Scott Gemmill had to say on the subject of this story to the website:
“[This is] a big, big case that involves several different agencies and countries — basically, we’re being drawn into a big big confrontation in the Middle East — so our guys are calling in favors left, right and center.”
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One thing that was apparently important to Gemmill and the writers in these final season 10 episodes is that we didn’t just see Elliott’s Harm and then Mac in the same exact place that they were in before. That makes sense, given just how much time has past. In his words, this story was “more exciting than just going back with a case where they’re JAG officers still. Instead we took a whole different direction, and it makes it much more exciting because you get the best of the past plus what the future is for these people.”
Could this future include a return to JAG in some shape or form? It’s really far too early to tell, but there have already been some rumblings that it could lead to something more. We wouldn’t really go into the final episodes of this season thinking of this as some sort of backdoor pilot for a revival; it’s more something that’s out there in the ether that could happen, but not anything that is altogether worth banking on. We’d just enjoy the episode for what it is and then see what happens in the months or even years that follow. This episode is airing so late in the season that it’s hard to imagine CBS being capable of fast-tracking some sort of JAG revival for the fall.
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