It’s not unusual for an NCIS actor to play a fairly-prominent role on another version of the show. However, it’s a little more strange when the actor played a fairly-prominent role on the original show. That is what is happening here.
According to a new report from TVLine, you are going to have a chance to see Scottie Thompson on at least one episode of NCIS: Los Angeles moving forward. Many longtime fans of the flagship show know her for her role as Jeanne Benoit, someone with some explicit ties to the past of Tony DiNozzo. Yet, she will not be playing the same character here.
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Here, you see Scottie stopping by in the role of Sarah Raines. What we know about her is that she works as an agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency, one who has a very specific mission to investigate potential “unidentified aerial phenomena sightings.” That does sound a lot like UFOs, but we don’t know how much she’s going to be buying into the concept of aliens. The character is described as “confident, all-business and a bit cynical,” with the latter being especially important when you think a little bit about her line of work.
So how will she end up getting roped in to a mission from the rest of the NCIS team? Well, she will do her best to work with them after her superior ends up going missing. That’s where she will reveal some of her work.
So why cast a very familiar face as a separate character on a different show? Well, the simplest answer that we can give at the moment is this — you cast based on great performers rather than whether or not they’ve played a part on the franchise before. You want to have the best people possible, and clearly producers feel like enough time has passed since Jeanne appeared on the flagship show.
What do you want to see when it comes to Scottie Thompson appearing on NCIS: Los Angeles?
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