Probie, here is some fantastic ‘NCIS’ news! Muse Watson will be returning to the hit CBS series as the legendary and beloved Mike Franks.
Watson revealed the news himself today via Twitter, “Throw this back on your Thursday! Mike Franks is back! New Episode starts filming next week. Polish your boots, Probie.”
The actor also directed fans to his Facebook page for an answer to one of these questions, “Will Mike Franks be ghost or flashback? Will Muse start shooting NCIS next week?” Well, as stated above, he starts shooting next week. It still remains unclear if he’ll be “ghost Mike” or “flashback Mike,” but as soon as other details have been released we’ll be sure to update you right away. I'm sure fans are hoping he isn't really dead and will just come out of hiding. What are the chances of that happening?
After recurring on the series from Season 3 through Season 8 as Gibbs’s (Mark Harmon) mentor and friend, Franks was killed near the Season 8 end by the villainous Port-to-Port killer. Fans were devastated, but I’m sure this news will send ‘NCIS’ fans into a frenzy. Remember last season when Franks reappeared as a ghost to Gibbs in the finale? The ‘NCIS’ audience was thrilled he was back for an episode, so this time around the reaction will ultimately be the same.
His triumphant return comes at the perfect time, especially since Cote de Pablo will exit the series as Ziva David at the beginning of Season 11. We lose a highly-adored character, but gain another, even if it is only for a short time.
Are you excited to see Franks back on ‘NCIS’?