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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With respect to Gibbs meansuing his basment here is what I am thinking. He is going to either adopt or take care of Mike Frank's granddaughter and daughter-in-law and is going to convert the basement into something for them. He mentioned they were close by after mike franks was killed. Just a thought.


@Tiva here what Im thinking Mcgee and his mother were driving to get mcgee dad who just got back from a tour in whatever country they deacde he was in and Mcgee spins out and hit a tree killing his mother and knocking him out cold and forgetting about it.


Maybe @Michael that s what I was thinkng McGee dark past will be hs car accident or I wondering if will be about why him and his father don't get along.


Sam I agree So a spoiler over at TV guide said that the blast that hit Mcgee which bring out something dark from his past do you think we will finally learn about the car accident mcgee had at 16 year old


I wouldn't mind one way or the other if they did have Gibbs seeing that redhead again, or decided to do a story arc that revealed her identity and what their relationship was back then, and what it is today. IMO, however, I doubt that we will ever see that character again. Too bad. Could make for an interesting story arc.


I know these will most likely not happen but remember back in season 1 throw 3 that had Gibbs dating a redhead woman who in real life is the mother of the actor who play mcgee. would you like to see that done again with gibbs


Michael, I'm going to surprise you just a bit and agree with you to this extent: I think that both McGee and Abby have been underused the past couple of seasons. That's not the fault of Tiva, because, frankly, Tiva itself was somewhat underused last season, or at least done in a very subtle fashion. Nope, that was the fault of GG and the other writers, who, by GG's own admission, concentrated more on both Gibbs and Tony the last couple of seasons. Note that I said Tony; GG himself said at various points last season that it was a partly Tony centric season last year. These two, along with Ziva, are very popular and get a lot of attention from the media. Based on the spoilers we have gotten, it sounds like Abby is going to get some episodes devoted to her real family. And since it looks like McGee is the one who got hurt worst in the explosion, I have a feeling we're going to get to follow his recovery and how the whole experience has affected him and his ability to do his job.


@Michael Since you INSIST on "Singing the Praises" of CM, and constantly Nitpicking and/or TRASHING NCIS...why don't you just put yourself COMPLETELY out of your Misery and become a full-fledged "CM" fan?? NCIS will NEVER be like that show, because THIS show has a lighter, comedic tone built INTO it that FAVORS the Actors who are in it, such as Weatherly - who PREFERS Humour in his script. He's said repeatedly that it's what he's most comfortable doing. He doesn't LIKE the straight-out serious stuff. NCIS is NEVER going to be hardcore rough/edgy/loveless/BORING like other crime procedurals. If you don't want the Comedy or the "Romantic Tension"....then we've already TOLD you & others like you what to do: Stop Yapping about it & LEAVE.


That fine but its not just Tony its abby and mcgee too the show has been about Gibbs and Ziva for so long that its hard to care about the other characters


Michael, you're going to have to tell me what we are disagreeing on here. I think Tony is exactly the character he is today because it is a character driven crime procedural. In the hands of other writers or another actor, Tony would be a pretty one dimensonal character, a frat boy, womanizing jokester. He's far more than that, and yeah, there are times they make him the butt of jokes more than they should. But that plays to the comedic side that MW loves. He's done a fantastic job of showing all the other facets of Tony DiNozzo. By and large, the writing for his character has been good. There will be those, and you are probably one of them, that will say it has been inconsistent. I would agree, and I would say it has been that way at one time or another for all of them. But not the majority of the time, and not to the detriment of any of the characters, including Tony.

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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.