8:30pm – Tuesday, June 26 on TV 3
NCIS fans looking to learn more about how Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) became the woman she is today are in luck, this week sees Karina Lombard (The L Word) joining the hit series as Ziva’s long-time friend and mentor. NCIS continues its latest season on Tuesday, June 26 th at 8:30pm on 3. Lombard’s character, named Monique Lisson, was first alluded to in this year’s season premiere when Ziva made mention of a female friend she had in Central America.
“We established in the [season] opener that she has this friend who she was going to talk to and see,” executive producer Gary Glasberg explains to Entertainment Weekly. “In this episode, we’re actually going to meet this woman, who is a friend of Ziva’s who shares a bit of big sister relationship with her.” The episode, titled “The Missionary Position”, sends the team to Colombia to investigate the case of a missing Navy chaplain.
“She participates with us and helps us figure it out,” Glasberg continues. Along the way, you get an understanding of the relationship [between Ziva and her friend].”
All this is just a piece of the character-centric puzzle producers are putting together that will come into play heavily in the season finale. “[Ziva] is realising that she’s made decisions along the way. She has to decide how important a relationship is to her and what she really wants from her life too,” he says.
“It’s nice to be nine-and-a-half seasons into a show and feel like the characters are still figuring out who they are. I feel like there’s a long way to go. It is realistic.”
Make sure not to miss this when NCIS screens on Tuesday, June 26 th at 8:30pm on 3.