‘NCIS’: When Was the Last Time Show Had a Crossover with Its Spinoffs?

by Joe Rutland

“NCIS” fans love the original show and it has had spinoffs on CBS. When was the last time it was in a crossover episode with a spinoff?

Well, let’s go back to the 11th season of “NCIS” and the third season of the now-canceled “NCIS: New Orleans.” In an episode called “Pandora’s Box,” Abby [Pauley Perrette] has her homeland security think tank compromised. It leads to the team realizing that a theoretical terror playbook has been stolen.

Where could it go? That leads “NCIS” team members Timothy McGee [Sean Murray] and Nick Torres [Wilmer Valderrama] to New Orleans. There, they meet up with “NCIS: New Orleans” boss Dwayne Pride [Scott Bakula] and Christopher LaSalle [Lucas Black], among others.

‘NCIS’ Second Part of Spinoff Happened To Air On ‘New Orleans’ Show

The second part of the two-part “Pandora’s Box” episode is shown on “NCIS: New Orleans.” This is where McGee and Torres get help from the New Orleans crew to find that stolen playbook.

Now the question some “NCIS” fans might have is when will the next one take place?

Right now, “NCIS: Los Angeles” will be airing on Sunday nights this fall. “NCIS” has moved from its traditional Tuesday night timeslot to Monday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. It will be the lead-in to the latest spinoff, “NCIS: Hawai’i” starring Vanessa Lachey, that kicks off this fall.

So there are options available should the “NCIS” world want to get rocked again by a spinoff or two. Will it happen? There’s no advance word of a crossover episode heading into the fall schedule. But you never know what might happen down the road.

Also, it might be something the show’s producers are saving Mark Harmon for as his appearances this season will be less than in previous seasons.

David McCallum Explained Why Harmon Doesn’t Pull Practical Jokes on Him

Well, apparently in the “NCIS” world, Harmon is known to be a practical joke-pulling machine. He’s done it to some of his co-stars, but there is one he hasn’t messed with at all.

David McCallum, who plays Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, explained why Harmon does not pull those types of jokes on him.

During a Reddit AMA that McCallum took part in for the show’s fans, he was asked about it.

“Has Mark Harmon ever played a practical joke on you?. Since I have heard he is a major jokester,” one person asked.

McCallum replied, “Mark Harmon knows I am not the type to be toyed with.”

Indeed. McCallum has been on the show since it first premiered. Outsiders who love classic TV, though, will remember McCallum from the 1960s NBC spy show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” He played Russian spy Illya Kuryakin and, well, McCallum became a superstar around the world.