D.C.-based coworkers Jessica Knight and Nick Torres, that’s who. Wait, what?
The NCIS half of the crossover ended with Wilmer Valderrama’s Special Agent Nick Torres arriving in Hawaii to reunite with old friend Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and chase a new lead on a case they once worked together.
After their vehicle was riddled with bullets and then flipped during an ambush by baddies, the sequence segued straight into the NCIS: Hawai’i hour, where the two, with help from Tennant’s team, aimed to get to the bottom of the attack and who at some private defense contractor wanted what covered up.
Katrina Law’s Jess showed up a few scenes later, and yet for the entirety of the remaining episode, she never appeared alongside Nick in a scene — indicating that Law and Valderrama didn’t shoot their scenes at the same time in February. That bit of scheduling is entirely understandable, since NCIS proper wouldn’t want to hit pause on the filming of any scenes involving two of its series regulars.
How quickly did you pick up on the lack of Nick/Jess togetherness? To jog your memory, we’ve recapped below six instances where it became, and then became patently, obvious.