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Maggie returns in a shocking final twist




Maggie returns in a shocking final twist

The sun has set on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i,’ leaving the show on a wild cliffhanger.

The series, which ran for three seasons on CBS, said its final aloha on Monday night with a season finale-turned-series finale.

At the end of last week’s episode, the Compound X bioweapon was in the hands of the nefarious Dr. Annalize Cruz (Rachel Mars), the late Alexi Volkoff’s assistant. She also wanted to take out the NCIS ELITE team, much to the horror of Sam Hanna (LL Cool J).

The episode opens with Sam risking exposing himself to Compound

From there, Jesse Boone (Noah Mills) and Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) try to find Cruz, also known as Tala Flores, and save the day. Sam also pursues her, but coughs a lot, eventually falls and confirms a mild exposure to Compound X. He is sidelined to heal.

After thwarting a Compound Back at the command center, Tala suddenly shows up and holds Carla Chase (Seana Kofoed) at knifepoint, but a recovered Sam shoots her in the head to end things. Hurrah!

Our heroes then have a very “Fast and the Furious”-esque surprise party to celebrate a job well done and Sam’s recovery, ending with some speeches that seem like a fitting, if abrupt, way to end the series.

But then! In the final scene, which seemed inspired by the post-credits of MCU films, Jane heads home, expecting to find her daughter Julie (Mahina Napoleon). Instead, she walks into the living room and sees Maggie Shaw (Julie White) on the couch! The last time Maggie was on the show, she was on the run at the end of the season 2 finale – so the past rushes back.

“You’ll probably need a drink for what’s coming,” Maggie says ominously, before the show cuts to credits that never lead to resolution.

The decision to cancel “NCIS: Hawai’i” came as a surprise to many viewers. The spin-off series maintained steady ratings through its third season, but CBS ultimately called the cost of a production from Hawaii too expensive to warrant more episodes. “Hawai’i” was the fourth series in the network’s “NCIS” franchise and the third to reach a conclusion, although “NCIS: New Orleans” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” had much longer runs, seven and a half, respectively. fourteen seasons. .

The ending of “NCIS: Hawai’i” also shocked Lachey. The lead took to Instagram Stories to share viewing figures for the significant audience the series had attracted, highlighting a four-episode stretch that saw the series attract more than 10 million viewers across linear and streaming channels. In an earlier post immediately after news of the cancellation, Lachey wrote that she was “gutted, confused and blindsided” but expressed her gratitude to “confident, beloved fans.”

Goodbye, “NCIS: Hawai’i.”