Welcome back to the NCIS set! We’ve got the entire cast here to answer your questions. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, and in the back row, David McCallum, Rocky Carroll, and Sean Murray. Good morning, everyone! Let’s dive into some questions from TV.com and Twitter.

Question for Mark: Dave in Waukegan, Illinois, wants to know, “Returning to the head slap theme, do you ever catch yourself slapping people on the back of the head when you’re not on set?”

Mark’s Answer: Nope, no head-slapping off set. That’s why we have directors like him. No real-life head-slapping from me.

Question for Michael: Michaels from Plano, Texas, asks, “Do the slaps really hurt?”

Michael’s Answer: Nah, don’t take it too seriously. It’s all for entertainment. I can be gentler if needed.

Question for Rocky: Donna in Piedmont, Missouri, wonders, “Have you ever met the real NCIS, and what do they say about your show?”

Rocky’s Answer: Yes, I’ve met real NCIS members. My character is based on retired agent Leon Carroll, our technical adviser. They like the show.

Question for David: Congrats on becoming a new grandfather! A question from the fans: “What’s it like acting with real stiffs?”

David’s Answer: Thanks! We make sure the bodies stay warm. It’s cold in there. Our main concern is keeping them alive and going home in one piece.

Question for Sean: A tweet from Stacey in Burlington, North Carolina, asks, “Is McGee ever going to have a hot, burning relationship on the show?”

Sean’s Answer: We’ll see. There’s a good possibility.

Question for Cote: Kody Michelle in New York City asks, “How has your experience as an immigrant informed your understanding and portrayal of Ziva?”

Cote’s Answer: Tremendously. Every day is a learning experience for me. I make mistakes, and it’s a bit of getting lost in translation, like my friend Victor says.

Thank you, everybody! Don’t miss the season premiere of NCIS tonight at 8:00/7:00 Central on CBS. It might just be the best episode ever!

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