Rumors are swirling about potential changes for NCIS: Hawai’i characters, with one suggesting that Jane Tennant could replace Jessica Knight on the flagship NCIS series. However, many fans are against this idea.

“Rising Sun” Episode Synopsis

In the episode “Rising Sun,” airing January 16, Special Agent Pike is ambushed while working undercover with a Japanese crime family. The team must find the mastermind behind the attacks. Additionally, Kai delves deeper into an investigation involving an old friend turned criminal.

Speculations and Concerns

Knight replaced Bishop on NCIS, but the idea of Tennant stepping into Knight’s shoes is not well-received. Moving Tennant from Hawai’i to Washington, D.C., especially after the abrupt cancellation of NCIS: Hawai’i, feels illogical. Tennant’s whole life, including her family and career, is rooted in Hawai’i.

Tennant’s Future

The season 3 finale of NCIS: Hawai’i did not suggest the team breaking up; instead, it showed them coming together. Tennant moving to Washington, D.C. would mean a significant demotion, taking orders from Parker and McGee. This move would not only disrupt her life but also undervalue her skills and leadership.

Possible Crossovers

While a permanent move doesn’t make sense, a crossover episode where Tennant helps with a case in Washington could be a feasible and exciting option.


The suggestion of Tennant replacing Knight on NCIS undermines her established role and the life she’s built in Hawai’i. Even if Knight leaves, Tennant’s fans deserve better than seeing her demoted and relocated.

By chrysos