In Season 1 of the NCIS franchise’s newest entry, DIA officer Kate Whistler started off as a bit of a foil for NCIS Special Agent Jane Tennant’s (Vanessa Lachey) team, occasionally operating at cross-purposes. But the series premiere let slip that Kate in private sparked in a very different way with Special Agent Lucy Tara (played by Yasmine Al-Bustami).
Kate and Lucy (aka “Kacy”) would navigate ebbs and flows in their nascent relationship, namely when the former’s girlfriend (say what?) slipped into town. But by the season’s very end, as Jane hosted a pot luck for the extended team, Kate showed up to take Ernie’s “grand gesture” advice very literally and serenade her love, with Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Following an instant of confusion, and upon hearing Kate plainly profess her love, Lucy pulled her ex into a long kiss, as the partygoers on the deck whooped and hollered.
With NCIS: Hawai’i‘s Season 2 premiere now a month away (on Monday, Sept. 19) — and ahead of the Sept. 6 DVD release of NCIS: Hawai`i — Season One, via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment — TVLine spoke with Tori Anderson about Kate Whistler’s evolution-to-date, that season-ending serenade, and what to expect from the new episodes.