‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Sets Up a Potential ‘JAG’ Reboot: Here’s How

by Madison Miller

Could “NCIS” be going back to where it all started?

For those who don’t know, “NCIS” is actually a spin-off of the popular series “JAG.” Now, the show is entering its 19th season and is still remaining popular with fans.

It’s also helped launch several other spin-offs, one of which is “NCIS: Los Angeles,” which is 12 seasons in.

Possible ‘JAG’ Reboot from ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

“JAG” ended all the way back in 2005, but luckily season eight of the series helped launch what seems like an infinite number of possibilities for the naval investigation world. Recent seasons of “NCIS: Los Angeles” may have opened up a possibility for a “JAG” reboot.

Two “JAG” stars first appear in the season finale of the tenth season, “False Flag.”

Both Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (played by Catherine Bell) and Harmon “Harm” Rabb Jr. (played by David James Elliott) made guest appearances on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Just like our beloved “NCIS” golden couple Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo, Mac and Harm proved to be quite the on-and-off maybe couple that kept viewers hooked for seasons on end.

The romantic limbo the two characters were stuck in is a huge focal point for longtime “JAG” fans.

On the reunion episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans finally got to learn what happened to the couple everyone was rooting for. At the end of “JAG,” both had finally gotten the courage to pursue the relationship fully. However, they were assigned to opposite sides of the globe. To solve the problem they resorted to the best way to solve any 50-50 decision — a coin flip.

The person who won would keep their assignment. The other would quit so they could be near each other. We never found out how the coin toss went, however, thanks to “NCIS: Los Angeles,” we know the relationship didn’t work out. When the couple reunited on the show, they hadn’t seen each other for about a decade.

No Future Reboot in Sight

There’s nothing definitive about the reunion. The fact that the two appeared on the same screen just gave fans hope that something could be rekindled — whether that be the relationship or the show itself. A thread on Reddit argued just how realistic this idea is. Some had a lot of optimism, while others had no hope of a reboot at all.

“As a reboot, the idea is solid. Make either Harm or Mac a flag officer and in charge of JAG. That way you can bring them in to tie the series but have totally new lawyers. Also, they can make it like Law & Order where the first half is the NCIS investigation and the second half is the JAG trial,” one user suggested the show should function.

Obviously, nothing is currently underway and this is speculation. TVLine even confirmed that there wasn’t anything in the works.

“There have always been ‘talks.’ I can’t say there is anything specific in the works, but there have just always been talks about it. […] I think that there’s always that possibility,” Catherine Bell told the publication.

You never know, but right now it’s all just a fan dream.