The 2010 NCIS season premiere is Tuesday night. This 2010 NCIS season premiere will pick up where the finale left us, as the CBS fall schedule hits day two. The season seven NCIS finale in one episode provided viewers with some closure, but also left us with a cliffhanger in the last 10 seconds that will play into the eighth season of the show. At the very end of the finale last year, we saw the head of the Reynosa cartel walk into the candy shop where the father of Gibbs was working. It left us wondering about the fate of his father, but also gave the next season somewhere to go.
The final few episodes of season seven dealt with the fine line that Special Agent Jethro Gibbs had to walk on a case he had been involved with many years ago. Gibbs (Mark Harmon) had taken out the man who killed his family, and that case was finally coming back to haunt him. The final report, though, ended up in the hands of Margaret Allison Hart, who had been the lawyer for Colonel Bell, but had shifted her loyalties right before he died. Now she seems to want to bury the secret and protect Gibbs, but she may also have a card she can play at a later date if the writers go in that direction.
In addition to the NCIS season eight premiere dealing with the Reynosa cartel making a move on Gibbs and his family, we will also find out where the careers of Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David take them. DiNozzo was sent on his first solo mission at the end of the season seven finale, and David passed the citizenship test in order to become a full-fledged agent. They will both surely have even more important roles in the new season of the show, especially with the careers of their characters advancing. That shouldn’t change much in the dichotomy of the show, but it may earn them more respect within the writing.
The 2010 NCIS season premiere is on Tuesday, Sept. 21, and will lead into the NCIS: Los Angeles season premiere on CBS. That all begins at 8 p.m. and will continue to be the timeslots for these shows all season. During this past summer, CBS made the odd decision to keep their entire Tuesday night schedule the same in order to keep people infused into their three shows, and it worked. NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Good Wife were all among the most-watched shows of the summer, despite no new episodes. Now that the new episodes are finally here, though, the shows could shoot to the top of the ratings for fall as well.