NCIS Season Premiere Spoilers: 10 Things to Watch For!

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The NCIS Season 10 premiere doesn't air on CBS for another two weeks (9/25), but TV Fanatic was fortunate to get its virtual hands on it already, and we can assure you it will be worth the wait.

It's difficult for any season premiere to live up to a summer's worth of hype, especially following a cliffhanger of this magnitude, but by and large, "Extreme Prejudice" comes pretty close.

NOTE: Minor spoilers ahead! While we don't reveal plot points or details that we think would take away from anyone's enjoyment of the episode, you still might want to turn back now.

Without giving away too much, here are 10 things to expect in the premiere ...

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1. The title refers to a euphemism for execution. Playing on the "termination with prejudice" clause used in employment contracts, in military parlance it is understood as an order to assassinate; this is exactly how the President orders the SecNav and NCIS to proceed with the Harper Dearing case.

2. We pick up May 15, 2012, the day of the Season 9 finale, and end on September 25.

3. One of the agents in the building during the blast is light-headed and requires stitches.

4. One of the agents is described as "ripe"; Another is uncharacteristically despondent.

5. Fornell and the FBI offer to take the reins of the investigation from an emotional Gibbs.

6. The elusive Dearing is responsible for two more explosions during the episode.

7. Tony and Ziva's elevator scene(s) don't disappoint. That's all we can say.

8. Post-heart attack, Ducky names Palmer acting medical examiner, but the old man plays a key role later in the episode (the scenes between Jimmy and a hospitalized Ducky are pretty special).

9. Gibbs is seen measuring his basement for reasons unknown.

10. After being flummoxed by his adversary's games, Gibbs hatches a plan to stop Dearing once and for all that Vance reluctantly approves, and leaves the rest of the team gravely concerned.

That's all for now. Follow this link for the first footage from NCIS Season 10 if you haven't seen it, then leave a comment below with your predictions and thoughts on the upcoming premiere!

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NCIS is the best series on TV and has been every since it's debut 10 years ago. I love all the characters and want them to remain as they are. Their chemistry is fantastic.. I pray the series goes on another 10 years. Good job everyone involved.


NCIS is the number 1 scripted show


NCIS need to do something that for sure has anyone seen the TVguide website NCIS is number 5 now it use to be number 1 on the most watch show list... I do feel like the writing for Tony has gotten way out of hands one day he seen as a smart and good agent that Gibbs is gromming to take over the team then next day its like he a new agent. It just seem like Coté de Pablo fanbase has taken over the show just look at season 8 it was NCIS most well written season since season 5 and it was voted the most hated by Tiva according to TVline everyone was complaing about how season 8 was about Vance,Tony and Gibbs way to much but yet these SAME fan were okay with season 5 6 and 7 being about Ziva and Gibbs.


well viewers seem to like the way tony and ziva are written as its one of the top shows so the writers seem to be doing smthing right.


I'm not sure we'll ever get more than the occasional moment where we see brave or competent Tony. The writers seem mostly stuck in writing him as the butt of the joke. They also seem stuck making Ziva a super woman smug victim and Gibbs always right and admiring Ziva, while constantly insulting and correcting Tony. I think its all they are allowed to write.


Larkie said: "Hey, I thought Agent David's first name was Ziva....not Tiva. Which is it?
some comments are calling her Tiva." You are correct. Her name is Ziva. Some folks are hoping for a relationship between Tony and Ziva. That's where Tiva comes from.


I do not Jamie Lee's character in this show, she is not his type, and her acting skills are not believable. PLEASE replace her !!


Tony has been through too much to go back to being exactly the way he was back in Season's 4 and 5. But I would like to see more of the agent who gave the pep talk to the fire fighter he saved from that apartment fire that was finally shown in flashback form in "Rekindled". That was the mature Tony, the Tony who was groomed for this by Gibbs, the Tony that Ziva fell in love with while Tony was in charge of Team Gibbs.


Hey, I thought Agent David's first name was Ziva....not Tiva. Which is it?
some comments are calling her Tiva.


Myra: I'm with you whn it comes to JLC and Gibbs. I always liked her, but I could barely watch the show when she and Gibbs were in a romantic scene!
Could i just be a litte jealous? Probably!

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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.