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On Tuesday’s NCIS (8/7c on CBS), Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) takes a rare trip outside her lab, and her visit to Mexico could mean trouble for Gibbs (Mark Harmon).
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Abby is invited to speak at a symposium in Mexico about cold-case forensics, using real evidence from old cases. “Abby is in Mexico simply to teach, but she does make some cold-case discoveries while she’s there,” Perrette tells TVGuide.com. “She makes a few discoveries, actually, that come back around to other parts of our NCIS story lines that have been building for years.”
In particular, Abby finds a bullet she believes she can trace, which makes Gibbs, who murdered a Mexican drug dealer responsible for the death of his wife and daughter, more than a little nervous. The discovery will greatly impact Gibbs and Abby’s relationship well into next season.
“We’re really getting into their relationship, and it’s heavy,” Perrette says. “There’s a lot of stuff going on. We’re going to new territory and putting a microscope on the intensity of their relationship”
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Abby’s relationship with McGee (Sean Murray) will also be explored while she’s south of the border. When McGee ends up in Mexico as well, he’s a bit jealous that Abby has a crush on the organizer of the symposium, Perrette says.
“There’s a handsome Latino stranger that Abby has her eye on,” she says, noting that McGabby fans shouldn’t give up hope. “There will always