IS “NCIS: LA” coming to an end?

"JAG" Screen Capture.

With no sign of “NCIS: Los Angeles” being renewed for an eleventh season, it appears the Los Angeles set Naval Criminal Investigative Service series is coming to an end.

If the series is coming to an end this year, it looks like the “NCIS: LA” producers want the production to go out with a seriously big bang.

With a teleplay written by Shane Brennan, the last two episodes of the season and possibly the series will feature David James Elliott as his “JAG” character Captain Harmon Rabb Jr. In the second part of the two part story, in addition to Elliott, Catherine Bell will be reprising her “JAG” role as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie.

“NCIS: LA” Promotional Poster. Credit: IMDb.
“JAG” Fourth Season Promotional Poster. Credit: IMDb.

 “JAG” series finale ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas.’

The last time we saw Rabb and MacKenzie was in the 2005 Bradford May-directed “JAG” series finale “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”

With the then Lieutenant Commander Bud Roberts, Jr. (Patrick Labyorteaux) tossing now retired Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden’s (John M. Jackson) service coin into the air, the long running series came to an end.

Screen Capture. “JAG” series finale “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”

Crossover Appearances

“NCIS: LA,” currently in its tenth season, is a spin-off series of “NCIS.”

Since “JAG” ended, Labyorteaux reprised his character for “NCIS” episodes three times. Further to Labyorteaux, Jackson made appearances on both “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” as the rear admiral.

Fans have been wanting Rabb and MacKenzie to make appearances as their respective “JAG” characters in an “NCIS” series ever since the first of the three shows premiered. With both Elliott and Bell making appearances on “NCIS: LA,” fans are finally getting what they want.

Who stars in “NCIS: LA”?

The series stars Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, Renée Felice Smith, Linda Hunt and LL Cool J as G. Callen, Kensi Blye, Marty Deeks, Eric Beale, Nell Jones, Hetty Lange and Sam Hanna, respectively.

Backdoor Pilot

Like “NCIS” in respect to “JAG,” the Los Angeles set series originated in a backdoor pilot. the 2009 Tony Wharmby / James Whitmore Jr. directed two part “NCIS” story “Legend,” featuring O’Donnell, Foa Ruah, Foa, Peter Cambor and Louise Lombard was the perfect  set up for a new series.