Amongst the normal drama and action common on the screen on Monday nights, fans also couldn’t stop talking about a major moment between two of the lead characters. Kate (played by Tori Anderson) and Lucy (played by Yasmine Al-Bustami) had a romantic moment that fans are still gushing over.
“NCIS: Hawai’i” is the first show in the “NCIS” franchise that features an LGBTQ+ pairing during the first season. This franchise first is causing a frenzy online.
Kate and Lucy Kiss on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’
In fact, during the first episode of the series, Kate and Lucy kissed briefly. For a pilot episode, it was a huge relationship advancement for the two characters. Since then, not much romance has come along.
Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and Lucy, as well as the rest of the team, worked to try to find a kidnapped social media star. Kate Whistler is a CIA agent and often helps the team with different matters related to intel, but more often than not provides a speed block.
This time she tried to stop the team from taking the case any further. The case has been picked up by the DIA, but everyone agrees to collaborate to get to the bottom of it all. Luckily, everything works out in the end. It also leaves Lucy and Kate to meet in the parking lot at the end of the episode.
The two “NCIS: Hawai’i” characters have a vulnerable conversation about work and expectations and after-hours beers before sharing a sweet kiss. Fans responded on Twitter to the scene. One person wrote, “Lucy and Kate finally kissed again! we never lose!”
Meanwhile, other people are commenting on how they like the overall pairing in terms of character traits. One person noted, “I might not like Kate completely but she and Lucy are cute.” Another person wrote, “Lucy and Kate making NCIS history.”
Executive Producer Talks About Pairing
The goal for “NCIS: Hawai’i” all along was to create an incredibly well-balanced and diverse team of people. While it is a notable first for the franchise, Executive Producer Jan Nash told TV Line what the intention behind this relationship truly is.
“Our desire was was to create a show that had a really diverse — and we meant that in every way — palette of characters. And having these two characters was part of that … We want these characters to feel like they have full lives — they have families, they have interests, they struggle with things — and certainly relationships are a part of that,” Nash said to the news outlet.
Nash also noted that there are not currently any labels applied to either Kate or Lucy at the moment. As more information comes regarding the duo’s past and future, this will likely be mentioned.