With TV's top scripted show approaching its 200th episode in early 2012, NCIS exec producer Gary Glasberg is pulling out all the stops. Among the reveals coming up:
- Abby will meet a brother. "The story is so lovely and unexpected," says Glasberg, promising that this will change Abby's whole perception of her past. "There is a big, stunning twist," adds Pauley Perrette, who is campaigning for her real-life male doppelgänger, ex-model Daniel Louis Rivas, to play the role.
- A personal Ducky episode will introduce a possible new love interest.
- A November two-parter will take Gibbs overseas.
- Both Tony's father and Gibbs' father will return.
- A spring wedding for Palmer and his embalmer fiancée is planned for season's end.
And for that 200th episode, Glasberg says, "We came up with a unique, unexpected story to help us look back on everything prior. You're going to see faces you haven't seen in a long time." Among them: Gibbs' murdered wife Shannon and daughter Kelly, plus recently deceased Mike Franks. Alas, Lauren Holly's Jenny Shepard... likely not.