NCIS Sirens Dish on the Battle For Gibbs

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is unlucky in love.

NCIS fans know this all too well, as it's part of the fabric of the tough-as-nails special agent. But with two potential love interests in play, is his luck about to change?

“Gibbs is a great character,” says Dina Meyer, who plays madam Holly Snow on tonight's episode. “I’d think the audience would like to see his feathers ruffled a little.”

Is she right? Partially. She checked.

“There are people who enjoyed the chemistry that Holly and Gibbs had,” Meyer says, having gone online following her first NCIS appearance, “and there are some die-hard fans who hope their beloved Gibbs stays single and sticks to his job.”

She thinks those fans need to cut their hero a break, though: “He deserves to get a little action here and there!” Meyer laughs. “If the fans really love him, right?”

Meanwhile, a more regular presence this season has been Rena Sofer (24), whose hard-a$$ attorney, M. Allison Hart, initially appeared hellbent on harassing Gibbs.

Hart Attack

But clearly it wasn't that simple ... to the chagrin of many fans. When the duo moved in for a kiss at the end of Sofer’s second episode, it sent groans across America.

Sofer seeks to reassure fans, however.

“One morning, the guard who stands at the front gate of my daughter’s school said, ‘I don’t like you,’ out of nowhere,” she says. “I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He’s like, ‘What are you doing to Gibbs?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, that. Trust me. You’re gonna like me.’”

In a way, Hart has transitioned from a character you love to hate to (arguably) one you hate to love. It’s unclear to everyone exactly what Hart and Gibbs are doing.

Unclear even to Sofer and Mark Harmon. Which is fine by her.

“This is one of the few shows on TV that doesn’t treat its audience like idiots,” the brunette says. “I really don’t know whether it’s a hookup or not, to be perfectly honest. There’s a very ambiguous feeling about the two of them. I love that!”

So does executive producer Shane Brennan, for that matter. “We love ambiguity on NCIS,” he says, noting that Hart will be featured heavily in this May's final episodes.

Any theories on what that means for Gibbs? Do you like her character? How do you see the rest of this season of NCIS playing out? Comment away!

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There surely have been quite a few women around Gibbs lately. I'm not sure why Hart rubs me the wrong way, Rachel. She seems to just always be in the way, like a brick wall or something. I liked the chemistry between Gibbs and Holly I don't really think she needs to come back, but it was sweet while it lasted. Diane Neal's character, Abagail, is my favorite of Gibb's ladies this season. However, there wasn't muck flirting and I doubt they'll bring her back. Iskatie, no....I'm pretty positive there is no way Lauren Holly's character to come back, what is keeping her away is kind of...erm permanent. I do agree with you that no one has come close to their chemistry, I liked the history implied between them. ----


I like Hart, to be honest. Maybe because I've liked the actress in other things before this, I don't know. But when I first came online after her episodes and found that most people were really irritated by her, I was a bit surprised. Is it just because she's kind of snarky or what? That said I did find Holly a bit annoying at first but only because there seems to be SO MANY guest starring women after Gibbs, lmao. It's sort of like how many do we need after awhile? But after the last episode she's grown on me (maybe because she said she wanted to be his friend?)


Iskatie, how far along in watching NCIS are you? If you've watched beyond season 5, you'd know Lauren Holly's character of Director Jenny Shepard is never coming back to NCIS. In case you haven't seen all of the episodes, I won't spoil how and why she's not coming back.


No one has yet even come close to the chemistry Lauren Holly had with Mark Harmon. Surely there is a way to bring her back.

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