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NCIS: New Orleans got off to a little bit of a shaky start when it debuted as the third NCIS series on CBS, but it's come into its own in the years since as the cast gelled and the stories picked up. Now in its third season, New Orleans shook up its cast by adding a new character with a shady past in the Big Easy. FBI Agent Tammy Gregorio joined the team, and she brought a big secret with her. Executive producer Brad Kern had this to say about Gregorio's secret in the second half of Season 3:
The gods have a way of bringing us back, in way, of what we're trying to run from. She will be confronting that emotionally and literally as the season progresses.
When Tammy Gregorio made her NCIS: New Orleans debut in the beginning of Season 3, she didn't get the warmest welcome as she began to investigate the team. It quickly became apparent that she wasn't entirely thrilled to be in New Orleans, either, due to a troubled past in the city. As it turns out, she has an ex-husband whose behavior during their marriage put her career and professional reputation in danger. Brad Kern's tease to TV Guide indicates that she won't be able to hide from her past much longer.
It's hard to blame Gregorio for wanting to run from her past with her ex-husband. He was part of a plot to siphon money away from projects run by FEMA. As a federal agent, her connection - however unintentional - to such a scheme could have been positively ruinous to everything she had worked for to that point. Honestly, I wouldn't want to come back to New Orleans either.
Still, Gregorio has gotten comfortable with the NCIS team in New Orleans as time passed in Season 3, so it should be a rude awakening when her ex enters the scene. We can only cross our fingers and hope that she has bonded well enough with her new crew that they'll stand by her if the reunion gets ugly. She may need support both as a person facing somebody who betrayed her and as an agent forced to deal with a criminal who nearly destroyed her life.
Gregorio's ex-husband will make his debut at some point in 2017. Unfortunately, Brad Kern didn't reveal any details about which episode will first feature him or who will play him when he does appear. NCIS: New Orleans airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what else you can catch on the small screen in the not-too-distant future, and check out our breakdown of shows that definitely aren't going to be cancelled any time soon.