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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didnt know mgee"s mother is dead


Read the spoilers then made the mistake of reading the comments. Good lord, what embarrassing, immature behavior.


@Michael, I like your idea of McGee being responsible for his mother's death through the car accident when he was younger. That could tie in very nicely to what we already know. I am actually very intrigued by that idea.


@I just think it would be funny if Frank came back in a dream and was like YOU put them in the basement :).
I do not know if that were they are going with mcgee but that the only thing i can think of I really use they would make mcgee like Eric(NCIS LA) and Ried(CM)as far as who would play mcgee dad I was thinking mandy patinkin or peter williams but it sound like their bad blood between those two actors and their shows.


@Michael That would be a great dark secret from Mcgee's past. I feel like we don't really get enough Mcgee in most episodes. A car accident that killed his mom would explain the tension between him and his dad and where his mom has been this whole time. Awesome idea!


@Michael I like that idea with McGee


Michael, I actually think your suggestion regarding Tim and that accident, along with Tiva's, is a possibility. As for why Gibbs would want Franks' daughter-in-law and grandaughter to live in the basement instead of upstairs, it's most likely because he pretty much keeps most of the rooms upstairs as shrines to Shannon and Kelly, not wanting anything in their rooms to be disturbed. He seems to want them to remain the way the were up to the moment that they were killed.


Best show on TV. Gibbs needs a lady in his life and my husband and I would like to see Hollis Mann played by Susanna Thompson come back. They worked perfect together.


@Jim Then why would he give them the basement when he has a whole upstairs they can live in


@jim you could be right .as for mgee dark past i really cant think of anything only that maybe he was adopted or his father wasnt such a good father.

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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.
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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.