Coming Soon to NCIS: Tony Sr., McGee's Dad, Eli David & More

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In addition to the return of Tobias and Diane on December 11, NCIS is bringing back another recurring favorite one week later, while making plans to introduce some intriguing new characters in the new year.

These items have already been reported elsewhere, but we've compiled them here:

On the December 18 Christmas episode, none other than Robert Wagner returns as Tony’s dad, Anthony Sr. As a bonus, for the first time ever, “We see Tony’s apartment,” Cote de Pablo (Ziva) tells TV Guide.

What surprises await there? “The bed he sleeps in,” she laughs. “That’s all I’m going to say!”

Tony, Ziva and Tim Photo

Elsewhere on the fatherly front, come 2013, “Plan on meeting McGee’s dad, the Admiral, in a compelling, emotional story during February sweeps,” executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TV Line.

In that episode, “Abby will be a comforting shoulder for McGee to lean on during tough times.”

Meanwhile, Ziva's father Eli David is also making an appearance in January, and it promises to be complex as always. Along with Michael Nouri's character, NCIS is casting these guest-starring roles:

  • A Mossad associate director.
  • An American businessman whose oil fortune burdens him with ties to the Middle East.
  • Gavriela, a sexy and smart Israeli informant for the CIA, played by Georgia Hatzis. This character “may actually come back, depending on the storyline and how it unfolds,” de Pablo says.

Fathers and father figures look to be a theme of NCIS Season 10. Which of these storylines are you most excited for? What do you think brings Abby and Tim closer together? Discuss in the comments below!

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Now also with Vance's wife dying - his kids will be without the mother role.


Just realized, NCIS has a bit of Disney going on - isn't everyone's Mother dead??? So the relationship stories all involve only Dad or memories of Mom.


Am really anxious to see Tims' father. What about Mothers of the characters? They didn't hatch. Would love to see that episode during Mothers' Day.


Hi everyone, I haven't seen S10 yet as we don't get it until January here in the UK.
I find it disturbing how you seem to argue amongst yourselves, it's a TV programme for goodness sake, and whilst life is about opinions just because someones opinion contradicts yours .... so what!! get a life and enjoy what given to you. I'd like to see more of McGee, Abbey and more of the wedding of Jimmy, but I guess we won't until the writers want us to. I've seen every episode so far including the 2 pilots and can honestly say each character has developed in a way that pleases me, may not agree but it develops for a reason. BRING ON S11 !!!! (after I've seen S10 )


In the last episode, GONE...where her and Abby were in Gibbs house I found Ziva to be weak, she's not as bad ass as she use to be. she use to be able to kick anyones ass, no one ever got the jump on her. Sure it was nice to see the softer side of her with the girl and comforting her and stuff but she use to kick ass, but not this time and it was disappointing she seems to be losing her edge she's becoming to Americanized evern her Zive-isms arn't there...


m sorry i don't want to either criticize or appreciate this show or season without watching its single episode.if i was a director or producer,who gets to know people actually like this & ad people are getting more interested i would have make season 1 to 9 as introductory for almost everything and from season 10 like people are saying things are about to get interesting or unexpected,i would make this as start for deeper things or detailed for every single character that matters & the event or thing to keep this show on for upcoming yrs.what m worried was that they don't screw this up like other shows in English TV. what i want is to keep their uniqueness & art of storytelling.


i think it will be cool, i mean we know how everyone else joined but abby probaly joined by help from gibbs since they have a serious father/daughter relationship but hey, i know as much as you do so plz dont judge me on my opinion,


So what does everyone think of us finally finding out how Abby join NCIS I wonder if it will be like Tony


@wanda your comment as usual spot on. i know we should ignore the moaners but its not easy


@michael i have been watching NCIS since season 1 michael you talk nonsense.

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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.