The boss of “NCIS: Hawaii” about this great gesture of Casey, the future of Jane and Joe and more | Entertaining news

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the NCIS: Hawai’i Season 1 finale “Ohana.”]

The first season is closer, at NCIS: Hawaii the team (of course) saves the situation, and to celebrate, they gather in Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachi) for the party. But they knew little that the party would include a monthly serenade!

Having received relationship advice from Ernie Malik (Jason Antun), Kate Whistler (Tory Anderson) surprises Lucy Tara (Yasmin Al-Bustami), singing “Make You Feel My Love”. As she explains, she sings “because the conversations didn’t work, but I love you and I don’t know anyone else to prove it, and I can’t go another day without you,” promising, “This time I’ll do it right. ». A big gesture works and Lucy kisses her while everyone is welcome.

Meanwhile Jane’s relationship with Captain Joe Milius (Enver Gokay) doesn’t have such a happy ending as he is in DC and her life is on an island. So far they can just live in “pleasant thoughts” while he’s there.

Executive producer Ian Nash breaks the finale and teases the second season.

It was a great way to end the first season. How did you decide to bring Lucy and Kate back with a rather grand gesture?

Jan Nash: The common arc of this relationship has existed since the beginning of the season. Obviously we didn’t know what was going to happen, how many episodes we would be ordered, etc. If we received a longer order, we expanded things. But we always knew we would go through this journey if they got together, broke up, and then came back together.

The big gesture of all this is rooted in an earlier episode where Kate Whistler refers Say anything, a film that many of us really, really like, and the feeling that if you have someone you love and you’ve been through a tough time, sometimes you have to make that big gesture that breaks through the congestion of what was holding you separately. Thanks Chris [Silber] and Matt [Bosack] for the peculiarities of this, but the grandiose gesture was based on the romcom of the 80s. I think it turned out very, very well. All the actors worked great in the finale, and the characters Ernie, Lucy and Kate had really great things, and the actors just worked great.

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I liked Ernie’s reaction to Kate’s singing and his “I Wasn’t Literal”.

Yeah. [Laughs] Ernie’s role as a teacher in a relationship was a lot of fun to reveal over the course of the season, and Jason just did such a great job and made it really, really fun and special.

Now you have to make the Tories sing again.

Yes, yes.

What is Lucy and Kate’s relationship ahead of?

Our goal of this relationship has always been to make it feel like it’s just an organic part of the show and the lives of these characters. Obviously we just started working on Season 2, but now that we have what we’re really talking about at the beginning of the season, it’s not that they don’t have problems, they obviously had some problems, but we not going to live in these matters. Will we live in a space of how their relationship looks? At the start of the season we really focus on that. What do they want from the relationship and how is it embodied in our TV show?

Enver Gokay as Captain Milius and Vanessa Lecce as Jane Tennant at NCIS Hawaii

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Speaking of relationships, Jane and Joe! Talk about building these relationships this season and especially in these two episodes, knowing that distance for them is a complication.

Enver is very charming. We had ideas about what that relationship would be like when we put Joe in the pilot. Basically, I think it was supposed to be a really interesting foil for Tennant, and Enver just gave this piece such charisma that in fact we just fell in love with it and decided to turn it into a little more, and then out there, looking for a way to bring it back . What we did in the final seemed like a natural way to do it. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. But we certainly want to figure it out because we really like the relationship and we just like Enver’s presence on our show.

So is it just about affordability?

At the moment we are talking about the affordability of this relationship. But it is clear that Jane Tenant as the leader of this team, living a full life, both in terms of raising children with her ex-husband, whatever opportunities and challenges her children face, we want her to have a full adult life too. And so we will look for ways to figure out how to give her an interesting acquaintance in the future.

Vanessa Lecce as Jane Tennant in NCIS Hawaii

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I really like what you’ve done with Jane, showing every part of her life this season.

It’s the problem of a procedural TV show that you have a crime you want to uncover, and personal stories can suffer in that context. What we decided to do was see if we could simplify our affairs so that there was room for these personal stories because they were important to us and we thought they would be really helpful to our actors. For the most part, I think we did it. I think we managed to simplify things in such a way that none of the viewers would think that they could not understand how the crime was committed and how we caught the bad guy, but there is enough room for personal stories that have become so important to our show.

You’ve done a great job researching everyone’s families this season – Jane and her children, Jesse (Noah Mills) and his family, Kai (Alex Tarant) and his father …

These are great actors, each of them, and we wanted to make sure that everyone had the opportunity to demonstrate what he could do, not only in terms of chasing a bad guy or sliding down the stairs, but also interpersonal things, relationships with each other, because I think some of them are also very hilarious in the show, but their lives are outside of an agent who uncovers Navy crimes.

Noah Mills as Jesse Boone, Jason Antun as Ernie Malik in NCIS Hawaii

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Is there anything you want to do with the cases next season? More about Kate with the team, Ernie in the field, Jesse is still in danger at work and beyond …

We feel some things that the show does well. Obviously, there are things we haven’t tried, but which will probably work very well in our show, and we’ll try to figure out what it is, but we want to keep learning more about these characters. We want to continue to discover their strengths and weaknesses. We want to continue to figure out how to make them richer and fuller characters for the audience, and that will inform cases. If you learn an interesting thing, such as that Lucy doesn’t like water, then it makes the case where she has to be near water more interesting.

Boom-Boom (Sharif Atkins) will continue to be a recurring character, right? He’s very hilarious and I like the idea of ​​him teaching Kay.

Sharif is great and we certainly hope he comes back. Boom boom and chase [Seana Kofoed] and various other people have appeared, we really hope they come back and appear in more episodes because they were great and they made the show even more interesting.

Was it a conscious decision to make it the most romantic NCIS franchises so far, especially in the first season?

Aware only to the extent that we really wanted all of these characters to have a full life and they were all adults, and so this full life of at least some of them will include relationships.

Can you share anything else about what will be in season 2?

The writers returned last week. We had talk about what we thought worked on the show from Season 1, and what I thought worked was what really captivated the audience, and these are really fun occasions, humor , Hawaii’s beauty, mixed with stories based on characters that have become a bit of a character for our show. I think we’ll do more of that without necessarily repeating the beats we did before, but hopefully we’ll discover new things and build on those characters and make them even richer and fuller characters in our show.

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