‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Fan Favorite Could Return To Main Series?

Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant on NCIS: Hawai'i | YouTube

When NCIS: Hawai’i filmed its last season, the creators were not told it was ending. They gave much of the season closure but also threw in a cliffhanger teaser for what fans could expect from the next season. That won’t happen now, but that doesn’t mean the story has ended.

There is still a way the cliffhanger could end up resolved on the main NCIS series.

How Did NCIS: Hawaai’i End?

NCIS: Hawai’i ended with a cliffhanger involving Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey). Some stories ended as Sam Hanna (LL Cool J from the also canceled NCIS: Los Angeles) had his going-away party, and everyone had a chance to say goodbye as they toasted fallen agents.

NCIS Pictured: Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant and Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant and Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS

However, after the party ended, Jane left and returned home, where she expected to see her daughter greet her. That didn’t happen because her daughter wasn’t there, and Maggie Shaw (Julie White) was waiting on her couch. Maggie was Jane’s mentor but hasn’t been on the show since Season 1.

That is when Maggie said, “You’re probably going to need a drink for what’s coming next.” Sadly, CBS canceled the series, and no one thought they would know what was going to happen next. However, there is a chance NCIS could still give people those answers.

Jane’s Story Could Continue On NCIS

There have been some crossovers between the different NCIS shows in the past. When it comes to NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i, there was even a romantic relationship that sparked when those two teams worked together.

NCIS Hawaii - YouTube/TVLine
NCIS Hawaii – YouTube/TVLine

Jane Tennant and Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) developed a relationship during the crossover. Nick had some unresolved feelings for Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) at the time, so not much happened past that crossover for Nick and Jane. However, this could open the possibility for Jane to show up on NCIS and have a story already in place.

With Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) possibly leaving the show, it needs another strong female character. Since Maggie told Jane that something was happening in the cliffhanger of Hawai’i, it makes sense that it could even be something far from Hawai’i, putting her on a path to the main show.

Whatever the case, bringing Vanessa Lachey to the main series would be a great way to finish the story teased in the series finale. Fans followed the show to the end, and leaving them with unanswered questions didn’t make many people happy. Even if she returns for a short few episodes to finish her arc, it could go a long way to resolve some bad feelings.

Do you want to see Jane show up on NCIS? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. I hope that she doesn’t take Jess’s place.on NCIS! just don’t think she would be a good replacement. just my opinion 😁

  2. I happened to like that show N.C.I.S Hawai’i I was upset when I found out it was cancelled. I liked the idea of another Hawaii show and I liked the action in the show. And I like LL. COOL. J. I liked him in ncis los angels. That was to me great.
    he was good on that show too. I liked all the characters in that show.

  3. I think it would be a great idea to bring her over to finish what the conversation was leading to, but that doesn’t mean that we as The viewers are going to be completely happy with them discontinuing a series the way they did. We are not happy and won’t be. What they did to that show canceling it the way they did doesn’t make them look good in our eyes and the explanation on why they did. It makes the anger grow.

  4. Yes, yes, yes!! I loved that show and was so disappointed that it was canceled. 😞 I would be partially satisfied to at least see her on the original NCIS. So yes, please.

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