NCIS Season 8 Spoilers: Blasts From the Past

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The eighth season of NCIS is approaching and with the entire cast re-signed this offseason, attention has turned to what we can expect from TV's top drama come fall.

First up, expect an old score to be settled.

“We’ve got a few old scores to settle – primarily with Ziva’s dad, Eli David, played by the brilliant Michael Nouri,” Rocky Carroll (Director Vance) told Fancast recently.

Another familiar face from Season 7 will be back as well. “We’re also going to have a visit from Mr. Robert Wagner, who plays DiNozzo’s father, so look forward to that.”

Gibbs and Father

Ralph Waite plays the father of Mark Harmon's Gibbs to perfection.

Speaking of fathers, the fate of Gibbs' old man is in jeopardy after the events of May's season ending "Rule Fifty-One." Will the elder Gibbs escape Reynosa's grasp?

Asked that question, executive producer Shane Brennan thought for a long moment about Ralph Waite’s character, but ultimately offered this: “Gibbs is his father’s son.”

Thoughts and theories on what that means are welcomed below.

Brennan also says the new season will include a look back at how some of the characters - possibly longtime NCIS veterans Tony and Abby - came to join the team.

The new season gets underway on September 21. What do you make of the teases above, and what are you hoping will take place in Season Eight of NCIS? Discuss!

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I started to like NCIS when i was in Texas last November and my son and his family love NCIS too they were the ones who told me to watch ...they really love NCIS while here in UK i can say it's famous now and my daughter loves it too and always record the series while we are at work ...i love the cast of NCIS season 8 ..Mark Harmon d'best i love then Michael Weatherly and Ziva, Abbey, Gibbs and Ducky ..they're all great and hope to see more of them....Love you all NCIS cast


I really enjoy the show,could they do an occassional case with NCIS LA They work well as a team and bring uot the best in each other,also please ask Abby to turn the music a little.
Best Regards Liam


Great programme. Have all boxed sets. Looking forward to Season 8. When will producers realise that the music is TOO loud - we want quiet background music - so we can hear the dialogue. Just get to the interesting part, someone explaining something and the music is too loud for the talking !! Producers please take note.


I absolutely agree with all of you immmediately becoz I luv ncis too. Everything written above is accurate and fantastic commmentary,
thank you


NCIS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!but i hate the suspense,tony and ziva need to hook up now!!!!!!!!ill never stop watching it never never ever, ihave all the seasons on dvd and i have NCIS pics in my room, im so looking forward to the rest of season 8.


when will ncis season 8 be aired in the uk its killing me


I think the man who plays Gibbs's dad is PERFECT for the role.. Jackson Gibbs is a character that when delved into, bring so much to light about Gibbs himself as a person! SO he can't die... JUST SAYING


Indeed....I CANNOT wait for season 8 to begin! NCIS makes Tuesdays worth waiting for!


ok i totally love NCIS and cant wait for season 8!!!! but i think they need to make tony sick again with pneumonic plague! just to some how bring it back and have him be sick again! please let me know if you agree!


i agree wih some of the comments surounding the last few episodes of series 7. I have a question.. did the scriptwriters change mid year as the qualiy of the storylines left a bito be desired, having said that though i remain and always will remain an avid viewer of the series and i have all 6 series released on dvd.

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NCIS Quotes

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.