NCIS season 9 ended with a bang, leaving most of the characters' lives in danger. It's uncertain who's going to survive the explosionÂ—and heart attackÂ—and if anyone will, in fact, die because of it. So what's coming up in season 10?
Season 10 Spoilers
Executive producer Gary Glasberg told Entertainment Weekly, "We'll pick things up with [Dearing] at the beginning of season 10 and wrap it up pretty quickly. ... It'll probably get wrapped up in the first episode. And then we'll get into a series of self-contained story lines after that." Following on that, Glasberg also talked about where he sees season 10 beginning: "I've been playing with this idea of picking up a few hours after we left off. And then somewhere around the middle of the episode of the season opener [jump ahead] and get us back into real time." It does seem like there's no way they could pick it up anywhere but soon after that cliffhangerÂ—fans want to see how that's resolved and as soon as possible in that premiere. After that strong finale, you can't help but expect a premiere that's just as good to finish up the storyline.
Meanwhile, Dr. Samantha Ryan took Parker and left when, because of Dearing, her ex-husband was freed from prison. But will she be back? Based on what Glasberg had to say, it may not happen anytime soon. He did say that they could always "revisit it down the road." The series has done that before with a character, and it seems likely that Jamie Lee Curtis may not be part of the beginning of NCIS season 10 at all. However, it doesn't seem likely that they'll never show her again. After all, there are still questions remaining there, including about what the future could be for her and Gibbs.
Of course fans who want to see Tony and Ziva together are hoping that there could be something coming up next year for them. They were together when the bomb went off, jolting their elevator and sending them to the ground. Glasberg did say "it was no accident to put them" there and "we'll have to see where that picks up with them in the season opener." Will almost losing one another in that cliffhanger put things in perspective and lead to something happening? They have been dancing around the issue for years now, and while it's good that romance tends to take a backseat to the cases, it is something that is addressed every so often. This situation seems to lend itself to the chance to do that.
Finally, there's the issue of Ducky, whose life is also hanging in the balance, despite the fact that he was not in the building when the bomb went off. Instead, he was on a nice, calm walk on the beach when he got the call and was ready to head home when he had a heart attack. Since it had been announced that David McCallum had signed on for another two years, it's no surprise that he's going to survive this.
Instead, as Glasberg revealed "it'll be more about the way the character evolves and the fact that he's got Palmer there to help him when he comes back. And as a medical examiner who deals with the dead, and deals with death on a daily basis, to have an experience like that is significant. And we'll play that throughout the season." This isn't something that's just going to go away, and the fact that the show is doing this is another reason why it's so good. When someone has a heart attack, they don't just forget about it and move on. Jimmy has gotten much better since he was first introduced, so autopsy wouldn't be completely abandoned if it came to that, but at the same time, you can't imagine the team solving a case without Ducky around and providing his anecdotes.
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