‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Fans React to Kate and Lucy’s Budding Relationship

by Shelby Scott

“NCIS: Hawai’i” has marked several new milestones for the “NCIS” franchise. And obviously,the highlight is Jane Tennant actress Vanessa Lachey as the first female Special Agent in Charge. However, the show has marked another first for the franchise. Following the latest episode, it appears fans will see more growth as “NCIS: Hawai’i” spotlights the franchise’s first openly LGBTQ+ romance.

Vanessa Lachey has continued to share with fans that “NCIS: Hawai’i” has remained number one in its time slot for several weeks following the premiere. Overall, we can credit early success to the show’s explosive plot lines and dynamic characters. In addition, though, lately fans have been delighted by the newest romantic development.

The latest episode of “NCIS: Hawai’i” saw another dynamic kiss between characters Kate and Lucy. The first took place earlier this season. According to Brinkwire, the kiss caused quite a frenzy over on social media, with fans absolutely thrilled at this latest development.

“YES to this kiss,” exclaimed one fan, and many others shared similar sentiments. “Lucy and Kate finally kissed again!” shared another “NCIS: Hawai’i” fan, while someone else pointed out, “Lucy and Kate making NCIS history.”

Their developing relationship will be interesting to follow. If “NCIS: Hawai’i” fans remember correctly, the two did not get off on the right foot in the premiere episode. Instead, Kate and Lucy, a couple that fans have now shipped as “Kacy,” butted heads when the former refused to supply Lucy with documents essential to an investigation.

Now, however, the two have obviously overcome or overlooked their problems following their latest kiss.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Producers Plan to Grow New ‘Kacy’ Relationship

“NCIS: Hawai’i” has seen major success as a rookie show and part of it has to do with the unique characters and plot lines. Further, seeing that the spin-off is so new, producers have the ability to really explore new relationships and character pairings and, already, we’re beginning to see that in our first potential LGBTQ+ couple.

In speaking to Kate and Lucy’s developing romance, showrunners have said they plan to add depth to the relationship.

Brinkwire states “NCIS: Hawai’i” producers intended the character of Lucy to be the first openly LGBTQ+ team member. From the start, they envisioned Lucy expressing her love for another woman and team member. As a new milestone, it has us craving more as to their budding relationship.

Additionally, “NCIS: Hawai’i” producer Jan Nash said, “We want these characters to feel like they have full lives.”

Nash continued, “They have families, they have interests, they struggle with things–and certainly relationships are a part of that.”

Now it seems production’s decisions are being received incredibly well following the pair’s second kiss. Hopefully, as we head into more new episodes, we continue to see additional development surrounding Kate and Lucy.