NCIS: Budding Romance for Gibbs?
NCIS: Budding Romance for Gibbs?
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The verdict is in. At least as far as ratings are concerned, romance on NCIS isn't exactly a crowd-drawer, after the sort of Tiva-centric episode last week brought in the lowest numbers for NCIS this season. A measly 20.15 million (measly in NCIS standards) tuned in to watch Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) exchange meaningful looks and lines in Paris, in what was eventually deemed a cop-out for the writers who didn't want to anger either side in the Tiva shippers divide.

That being said, Entertainment Weekly reports that a romance may be up for Gibbs (Mark Harmon) this season. This early, in fact, they have "started laying the bread crumbs" for the big storyline that will reportedly happen on the second half of this season.

"It'll go down as one of the big moments on NCIS," big boss Shane Brennan teases.

Adds Brennan: "There's a scene coming up that will stir up a lot of conversation. Mark is at his finest in that episode. he does an amazing job. It's a really great performance. The audience is going to love it, but they're also going to go, 'Oh my God - what's happening?!"

The big storyline may just include Rena Sofer's ass-kicking lawyer character M. Allison Hart, who previously told TV Guide that she would be insane to not be interested in being Harmon's love interest.

"Who in their right mind would not love to be a potential love interest for Mark Harmon?" Sofer said. "I have absolutely no idea. I am certainly very happy to stay where I'm at if Brennan sees that as a possibility. I'm not saying that is a possibility, but boy, wouldn't that be nice?"

With confirmation that her character will return for at least one more episode this season, can it really be Sofer? Says Brennan: "Well, they seem to hate each other, so I don't know how that's going to happen."

Source: Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide
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