Brighton Sharbino to Play Young Abby on NCIS

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Brighton Sharbino has been cast on NCIS - as Abby Sciuto, age 10!

The actress will channel her inner Pauley Perrette, a challenge at any age. NCIS executive producer / shot-caller Gary Glasberg tells TV Line he's been considering the makings of an Abby origins episode for some time.

“What kind of origin story could we do with Abby that would be a little different?" he mused.

"Rather than look back at her first days at NCIS, I was more interested in, ‘When did Abby first start develop an interest in forensics? And in people? In bodies, and in clues, things like that?’ So we decided to go WAY back.”

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Younger Abby

Glasberg says Sharbino (seen as a young Abby on the right) is a “terrific young actress” who has spent time hanging out with Perrette of late to pick up on the beloved NCIS cast member's mannerisms and personality.

Fans may even learn the origin of Abby’s, um, unique fashion sense.

“From clothing choices to her hair, to the way she carries herself, the little things that she says ... there are lots of great little prizes in this episode,” Glasberg says, adding that we can look for it in early 2013.

NCIS is all-new tomorrow night with "Devil's Trifecta."

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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.