NCIS Spinoff Offers a Unique Opportunity to Revive a Long-Absent Character

A new NCIS spinoff is set to reintroduce a character who hasn’t been seen in the franchise for 19 years. Over the years, the NCIS universe has brought back some surprising characters, such as Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) in NCIS season 21, and integrated others into different spinoffs, like Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) who transitioned to NCIS: Hawai’i after NCIS: Los Angeles was canceled in 2023.

The demanding and perilous nature of NCIS agents’ work often results in dramatic outcomes, preventing certain characters or their family members from making a return. Memorable deaths, such as those of Jackie Vance and Eli David, have permanently closed the door on their reappearances. However, while this particular character will not be seen in NCIS season 22, the newest spinoff offers a rare chance for their comeback after nearly two decades.

NCIS: Origins Could Feature Kate Todd in a Prequel Setting

NCIS: Origins, the first spinoff set in the past, could bring back Kate Todd (Sasha Alexander). This prequel series, set in 1991, follows Gibbs as he starts his NCIS career at Camp Pendleton after his military service. This timeframe makes it possible for Kate Todd, who was killed off in NCIS season 2, to return to the storyline.

In NCIS: Origins, Gibbs is in his mid-thirties, beginning his journey in the early days of the NCIS office. Although there is an age gap between Kate and Gibbs, the early 1990s setting aligns with Kate’s adult years, allowing her character to fit naturally into the narrative. This spinoff offers a unique opportunity to revisit and delve deeper into Kate Todd’s character within the NCIS universe.

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