Carroll to Tiva Fans: Be Careful What You Wish For on 'NCIS'
Carroll to Tiva Fans: Be Careful What You Wish For on 'NCIS'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As NCIS wraps up its sixth season with a purportedly very secret ending, recent addition Rocky Carroll, who plays Director Vance on the top-rating procedural, hinted that Tiva fans may be riled up by the finale, which executive producer Shane Brennan previously described as both "jaw-dropping" and "stunning."

"That's what I said on my blog," Carroll said. "My statement to the Tiva fans was, 'Be careful what you wish for!' Because now you're getting Tiva to the tenth power."

Asked regarding the speculations that Ziva (Cote de Pablo) might be working undercover either for her Vance or her father, Carroll evaded the question readily.

"You've had conversations with Shane, so you know he likes that.  It raises questions.  I grew up in the theater and I was always told that a good story should raise more questions than provide answers, and that's what we're doing here."

Carroll, 45, did confirm that the filming of the finale was highly guarded, reminiscent of last season's finale when he had the only scene with Mark Harmon, and the scene was very crucial to the cliffhanger.

"No, I did not get to see that script," he said, in reference to the finale script, of which there was reportedly only one copy.  "But I was the recipient of that same "cloak of secrecy" last season, since I was the only one in that [cliffhanger] scene with Mark [Harmon].  It basically speaks to the times we live in, because people have access to the world through their handheld phones."

In other Carroll news, the actor was recently conferred an honorary doctorate degree from his alma matter Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

"It was terrific.  I hadn't been back to Webster in over 20 years, so I got see a lot of the educators who are still there.  And speaking in a 10,000-seat outdoor arena at the Municipal Opera in St. Louis, you couldn't have scripted it better."

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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