She could also be about to be written out of the show altogether, leaving someone like Kai Holman (Alex Tarrant) or Kate Whistler (Tori Anderson) to take up the mantle.
As for the male hostage, the dark green jacket could easily be something from either McGee or Dr Jimmy Palmer’s (Brian Dietzen) wardrobe.
Unfortunately, for now, fans will just have to keep speculating before NCIS returns to kick off the new year with one of the biggest TV events in US history.
The NCISverse Crossover Event will air Monday, January 2 on CBS in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be announced.