We already know that “NCIS: Hawai’i” couple Lucy Tara and Kate Whistler have been keeping their relationship as secret as possible from the rest of their coworkers. However, could things get messy for the two in the next episode?
This Monday, December 6, the episode “Imposter” will air. The crew is working on investigating a cold case using bones from WWII. Suddenly, they are all shocked when learning that the DNA from the bones comes back as a 100-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor that is being honored for the 80th anniversary of the attack. The team must figure out what is going on and if they have a years-long imposter on their hands.
Tension Between Whistler and Lucy
This is going to be the last “NCIS: Hawai’i” episode of 2021 and could potentially start Lucy and Kate on some bad terms. A sneak peek of the episode revealed some tension between the two when Whistler decides to be a “tour guide” for an important event.
Lucy innocently implies that she’s doing this because it’s part of her active mission to work her way up career-wise. Since we’ve been introduced to Whistler, viewers have learned just how important work is for her. It’s why she’s being secretive about their relationship and it’s also implied that it may have been why their fling didn’t work out in the past.
Whistler quickly disagrees with Lucy and says that not everything is about her work. She even accuses Lucy of not asking her enough personal questions.
It’s clear Lucy and Whistler have some general communication problems. Things could get better after this confrontational talk, however.
Regardless, Lucy did know that she likes pinot grigio, which is a step in the right direction.
The Goal of ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’
Similar to the other “NCIS” franchise shows, “NCIS: Hawai’i” focuses on exploring and getting to the bottom of some pretty gruesome deaths.
However, cast members and bosses over on the rookie show have also said “NCIS: Hawai’i” sets itself apart because it also focuses on the outside-of-work lives of the agents and team members.
Lucy and Kate’s relationship is also groundbreaking for the “NCIS” world. It’s the first time an LGBTQ Special Agent has appeared in the first season of one of the procedurals.
“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. But on a procedural show, when you have a case going on it’s difficult to be like, ‘But I have a date tonight!’ So having Whistler in our world, in an NCIS-adjacent role, seemed like a way we could add relational qualities to our show that wouldn’t impede our procedural storytelling,” Executive Producer Jan Nash said to TV Line.