Shane Brennan Promises NCIS "Origin" Episodes

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Last week, we posted some NCIS Season 8 spoilers that hinted at blasts from the past for our favorite characters, possibly explaining how longtime veterans of the team ended up there.

Executive producer Shane Brennan expounded on this in a talk with Entertainment Weekly, promising 1-2 "origin episodes" this season. That's a cooler way of saying flashbacks.


“You’ll find out how certain members of the team first came to NCIS,” reveals the boss of the long-running show and NCIS: Los Angeles. “It’ll be hard to do them without flashbacks.”

Which characters would you like to see flashback episodes devoted to, if any? If done right and tied to present-day events (in other words, not filler), these might actually be cool.

Here's hopinh for Abby ...


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Ducky, please, so cute yet never married...We know somethings about his professional career, yes, but there's a lot of time to account for..And the ever beautiful Miss Abby. Are her parents dead? What about the brother? She's been at NCIS forever, she must have worked somewhere else first? (Not counting all those horrible intern-type jobs). And speaking about parents, Where are McGee's? And isn't he due for a serious relationship? And as far as guest stars, I would love to see more of Trent Cort!


tony!!!!!!! that would make my year if we get to see how gibbs and tony met. its gonna be hard cos michael weatherly has definately aged over the last 7 years but i don't care. they can work it out. i want to see it soooo badly. my guess though is abby for sure. we've been promised an abby storyline this season, and pauley perrette still looks young. with her makeup its much easier for flashbacks. still, if they do 2, we might get both. here's hoping...


I would like to see what's going on with Vance?!?! I remember a show where a friend of his was killed in Chicago. Vance's wife told the story of how they met. She also mentioned something about his eye being injured. Where is that story line going??


I would love to see a Tony flashback! And Abby! If they are connected! I am curious about both and it would be fun! We kinda already know McGee and Ziva's history of coming to NCIS because we watched it happen. We have seen flashbacks of Gibbs past and Ducky has talked about his. So Tony and Abby for sure!!!


OMG yes! Abby flashback! I would love to see how she got the job,
I'd also like to see how Tony did as well. AH! who am I kidding? I'd love to see all of them besides the obvious people we already know how. Gosh, I'm not making any sense anymore, but yes to flashback episodes. I love those kind of episodes! haha


i hope they do two! One for tony cause he never really talks about when or how gibbs offered him the job because when kate asked him how he got the job all he said was i smiled so that makes me wonder really what happened. It would be cool to see a little abby background and history. Maybe a refrence or two to show how ducky joined.

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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.