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To those who, when I reported on Diane Neal guesting on USA Network’s Suits, hoped that the actress would also return to NCIS…. well, this is for you.

Speaking with TVLine at Tuesday night’s Thirst Gala event in Los Angeles (honoring those committed to ending the global water crisis), Neal said that she is in talks to once again reprise her role as Special Agent Abigail Borin, during the CBS megahit’s upcoming Season 10. (CBS was unable to confirm the casting as of Tuesday evening.)

First and foremost a Law & Order: SVU vet, Neal made her NCIS debut toward the end of Season 7, when Gibbs’ team discovered striking-slash-amusing similarities between themselves and their counterparts at CGIS (Coast Guard Investigative Services), which is led by Borin.

Also, as individuals, Borin and Gibbs discovered they share much — too much? — in common, rules lists, head-slap habits and all.

“It is the most fun place to work,” Neal told us her now-and-again NCIS visits, counting Pauley Perrette, Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly among her good buddies on the set and hailing series lead Mark Harmon as “the nicest man in TV.

And I get to have a gun!” she added. “It’s also really fun because I play the female Mark Harmon.”

Neal most recently visited NCIS in the October 2011 episode “Safe Harbor,” when Gibbs’ team considered her as a “perfect match” for their boss. (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)


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Valeria Sherlock
Jun. 27th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Out of all the women in Gibbs life this is one chick I would like to see again. Bravo!
Jun. 27th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
Yeah! I like her! :D
Jun. 27th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Urgh, No. I hate her. :(
Jun. 27th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
I,liked her a lot. Oddly enough, the last episode she was on it seemed like she actually had more chemistry with Tony. She is fun!
Jun. 28th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Agreed - I really thought she had a ton of chemistry with Tony last ep - way more than with Gibbs....

liked her too - out of all the guest stars, I think I like her, Rachel, Fornell & the dads the best
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Definitely so much chemistry with Tony! I saw it before and was surprised they didn't go there but this past episode was crazy with it.

They really click and, with his Gibbs obsession, it would be comedy gold when he discussed his relationship with Gibbs during stakeouts etc. ["She's always drinking coffee, Boss, even in bed" *Gibbs' eyebrow rises' as he sips his coffee*]

Jun. 27th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I like Agent Borin and love her interaction with the team.

I don't see her as a potential love interest for Gibbs (or anyone for that matter) - she is just a good addition to the show and I always get excited when she shows up on the scene.

Diane Neal is so cool, so I happy that she gets another guest spot!
Jun. 27th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't she awesome. For me, it's like having an episode with Fornell. I know it's going to be good, with great one liners and a pretty decent storyline (well, except for the one trucking peppy with Damon Werth...great lines, terrible story.)
Jun. 27th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
yes! exactly like with Fornell (who is my favorite recurring character).

Jun. 30th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I second this. :D
She is awesome and has great interaction/chemistry with pretty much everyone on the team.
Valeria Sherlock
Jun. 28th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Hey, whatever happened to Fornell anyway? See this is another thing I have not liked about these last two seasons. The writers have just casted aside all of the supporting (recurring) cast members like Fornell and Kort. It is like NCIS does not have to butt-head’s, and fight for cases and territory, with the FBI and CIA anymore. SMH!

Maybe with Borin back, NCIS can get some better cases, and start butting heads with other agencies’.
Jun. 29th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
I like Borin too. It seems like the writers are absolutely determined to involved Gibbs in a romantic relationship. I agree with those of you who posted that you saw some nice interesting spark between Borin and Tony. She's not exactly his type, but they have a fun kind of dynamic. Of course IMO, MW has chemistry with everyone. He just clicks.
Jun. 30th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
YAY! I love Agent Borin! Can't wait to see her again.
Jun. 30th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)
now that's some spoiler news I like! really liked borin. she was/is cool.
Jul. 1st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
I love Borin! I'm glad she's coming back.
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