As many of you are probably aware at this point, NCIS season 19 episode 9 is airing on CBS this Monday — and it already looks intriguing on many levels.
Of course, the #1 reason for curiosity right now inevitably has to be the presence of a hologram as an interview subject. The victim is deceased, and this may be the only way for Parker, McGee, and the rest of the team to get any answers.
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So why show us this particular mystery now? It’s not as though hologram technology just started to be prominent now; it’s garnered at least some level of attention over the past couple of years. We also imagine that the idea’s been on the writers’ radar here and there.
In the end, we’d wager that the presence of Parker on the team actually has a lot to do with why NCIS is able to pull this story off now. If Gibbs was still the boss, the idea of him speaking to a hologram of a murder victim would probably be a jumping-the-shark moment for this show. He’s so resistant to technology that he’d never be open to such an idea. However, Gary Cole’s character feels far more willing to do something like that. He embraces technology on a far greater level and we’re going to see him embrace whatever he needs to do in order to get answers. It won’t be completely absurd that he’d speak with a hologram.
As for whether or not he gets anything out of said interview, time will tell.
Where do you think that things are going to go moving into NCIS season 19 episode 9?
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