‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Faces a Potential Impostor in New Trailer

by Madison Miller
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“NCIS: Hawai’i” is looking ahead at an action-packed and dramatic episode that will air next Monday.

A new promo for the episode shows as the team walks into a cave by the water as they investigate a cold case involving WWII-era remains. An investigator pulls out a skull and Jane Tennant (played by Vanessa Lachey) states, “He was murdered.” They run the DNA from the skull in the database.

Imposter on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

Eventually, they find out that this DNA belongs to a 100-year-old Pearl Harbor attack survivor. Ernie Malik, the computer specialist played by Jason Antoon, states that the remains suggest this person was killed 80 years ago. This suggests that this 100-year-old is not actually who he says he is after all.

As a result, the team is going to have to face an exceptionally hard circumstance. Or, as Ernie puts it, “are we ready to accuse a hero of being an imposter.”

This new episode is accurately called “Imposter.” It will air on December 6 on CBS.

Meanwhile, during Monday night’s episode, we finally got to see some romantic sparks fly for Jane Tennant. “NCIS” has teased a potential romance between Tennant and Joe Milius (Enver Gjokaj) for a bit now.

During this recent episode, the duo finally shared a kiss together and fans rejoiced in the powerful moment.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Ads During ‘NCIS’

If you tune into “NCIS” before also sitting down for “NCIS: Hawai’i” right after, then you may have noticed some interesting promotional techniques CBS is trying out.

It may have even startled you into thinking you accidentally fell asleep and missed the “NCIS” episode. CBS has been suddenly playing actual scenes of “NCIS: Hawai’i” during commercial breaks for “NCIS.”

These new kinds of promos have a lot of mixed reviews from viewers at home. Those who are very opposed to watching any kind of commercial, especially. In fact, there have been whole important scenes dropped right in the middle of these breaks.

“It is very odd. I actually thought the feed was messed up the first time I saw one,” wrote one fan on Twitter regarding this new promotional technique. This new method is also being used for “FBI” and “FBI: International.”

According to TV Line, the technique is supposed to help truly engage audiences who have found other ways to stay occupied during these breaks. “The 10-second teaser spot that many of us grew up with and are used to ‘generally isn’t effective anymore’ because people are busy, have phones in their laps….” a CBS insider said to the news outlet.

The method really scares people into looking at their TV again, which accomplishes their goal. It’s also a way to draw in as many viewers as possible for this 10 p.m. time slot. It’s a notoriously difficult time slot for networks to perform well.