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Diane Neal Returning to NCIS This Fall

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Diane Neal, who plays U.S. Coast Guard investigator Abigail Borin on NCIS, from time to time, will be playing her at least one more time this coming year. TV Line confirmed she will return in Season 10.

The Law & Order: SVU veteran, who can also be seen this summer on USA's Suits, first appeared in Season 7 of the CBS procedural as Leroy Jethro Gibbs' redheaded CGIS counterpart.

She's made several appearances since.

Gibbs, Borin and Abby

Neal's last visit came early in NCIS Season 9, when she assisted on a case - and in the team's hunt for a perfect match for Gibbs (the team and more than a few fans feel Borin herself would qualify).

“It is the most fun place to work,” Neal said of the show, listing Pauley Perrette, Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly as friends and calling leading man Mark Harmon “the nicest man in TV."

Also, "I get to have a gun! It’s also really fun because I play the female Mark Harmon.”

Hard to argue with that logic - and we're glad she'll do it again before long.

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Dianne Neal would be an EXCELLENT replacement for Ziva. Meanwhile, Bishop is ruining the show.

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I love it when Diane Neal is on NCIS and love the chemistry she has with the team. She doesn't have to have an affair with Gibbs and I'll take her as a regular any time.

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I LOVE Diane Neal as Abigail Boren. Glad she is BACK!!!

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As shown in "Life Before His Eyes", Gibbs' taste for saucy redheads began with his Mom! Shannon was the first to be his girl, though.

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for me Personally, I liked JLC on the show as Gibbs love of the season. First, Mark and Jamie already have that on camera chemistry from several other projects (Freaky Friday: JLC was marrying Mark...loved seeing Mark in that type of roll (:........ OH SHIT I just realized that JLC has played two roles as a psych doc with Mark harmon... wow) ... ANYWAY, there will be no chance for a Borin/Gibbs relationship, they have that good work relationship and the characters are just too similar. Dr. Ryan will more than likely make an appearance in season 10. the whole reason she left was in fear of her Ex that Harper Deering had released from prison. So more than likely we WILL see her again after that has ended. Diane Neal will not be made a regular, at least I hope not. I like her as a recurring guest role. as for @Michale....please just shut up, i know i have just joined and am late on most of the postings....but you just seem very annoying. Especially when asking for the writing/producing staff to kill off characters

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THE ONE THING I NOTICED IS GIBBS HAS ALWAYS GONE FOR THE RED HEADS JUST LIKE HIS WIFE BUT NOW HE'S INVOLVED WITH JAMIE LEE WHO IS SMART LIKE HIM AND HAS GREY HAIR LIKE HIM TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THE OTHER WOMEN IN HIS LIFE IS GIBBS READY TO MOVE ON IN LIFE? IS HE FINALLY LETTING GO OF HIS MEMORIES THAT HAVE HELD HIM SO LONG FROM LOVING ANOTHER.

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i like Diane Neal and glad she is coming back for a few episodes in NCIS a. JLC was just not a good fit at all for NCIS, but the writers need to leave the love life stuff out of it, its a naval crime drama, thats why people watch it. The seaso nine love stuff made it out like a soap opera which its not. But Diane Neal is a good addition for the show, works well with the cast to make it a crime show

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I don't like JLC oppisite Gibbs. They just don't fit. Diane Neal fits better. Can't wait for season 10.

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Love NCIS, have to admit I only started watching at the end of last year, but have caught up on all the seasons except for 2 episodes.Love all the characters but especially Gibbs,as it's nice to find an actor I really like who is actually older than me.( I'll be 60 next month).

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Have always been a fan, except this year...Can't Stand Jamie Lee Curtis!!

NCIS Quotes

McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.

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.