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FBI Boss Teases Maggie’s Return, the Team’s New Addition, and More

November 17, 2020 by  

FBI season 3 spoilers

“Unreasonable Doubt” – The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims, on FBI, Tuesday, Nov. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Network.
Pictured (l-r) Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan, Katherine Renee Turner as Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, John Boyd as Special Agent Stuart Scola and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell
Photo: Michael Parmelee/ CBS 2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When FBI concluded its second season—early, due to COVID-19 shutting down production—things were very different: Maggie (Missy Peregrym) was undercover and CHICAGO P.D.’s Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) was temporarily OA’s  (Zeeko Zaki) new partner.

But when season 3 kicks off, Maggie is back, and the team has to find the people responsible for a shooting at a media company.

FBI boss Rick Eid previews—via email—what’s ahead for the show’s third season, including Maggie’s new mindset, the latest addition to the team, and more…

There has been a lot of talk about police reform since the show was last on the air. Though the FBI and police are different entities, how has that ongoing conversation shaped the stories the writers are telling this season?
The calls for social justice and issues surrounding police reform will be reflected on FBI, and are top of mind in the writers’ room. This season we’ll have cases involving domestic terrorists, serial killers, kidnappers and drug cartels, but we hope the personal stories and dilemmas inside those cases will be even more exciting.

Every show is varying how they approach COVID. What role will it play in FBI’s season?
COVID exists in our FBI universe, but we’re not emphasizing it.

Maggie is back when the season kicks off. How has the time away changed her, and how are she and OA re-adjusting to their partnership after their time apart?
When Maggie returns to 26 Fed, she wants to focus on the present and is not eager to look back on the undercover operation. As partners, she and OA are able to eventually fall back into a comfortable work rhythm, but OA senses that she’s hiding something. While Maggie hasn’t changed per se, her experience working undercover has definitely affected her.

There’s a new agent joining the team. What can you preview about Special Agent Tiffany Wallace and how she fits in with our characters?
Tiffany Wallace is a strong, intelligent and outspoken agent, but it will take some time for her and Scola to fully understand and trust each other. Katherine Renee Turner plays this character with great complexity, and we’re grateful to have her on the show.

OA and Jubal seem to have personal connections to the first couple of cases back. What can you tease about that and how it impacts the investigations?
A case always becomes more complicated when one of our own has a personal connection or investment. In the premiere, OA’s connection to an individual involved in the case threatens to cloud his judgement. The following week, Jubal is forced to re-examine an old case with eerie similarities to the present case.  He’s also forced to re-examine his relationship with his former partner. 

How have the production restrictions impacted the way you crafted the season? Have you had to change the kinds of cases the team investigates, arced the season in a different manner, gone on location less, etc?
Similar to what we’re doing on CHICAGO P.D., COVID exists but we’re not emphasizing it. Viewers will see subtle references, such as our characters wearing masks at times, but we think the audience would prefer to suspend some disbelief and enjoy the drama. Our crew has worked hard to maintain the same look that the show has had in past seasons, while following the necessary protocols.

Is there anything else you want to tease about the upcoming season? Any guest stars you’re particularly excited for viewers to see?
Maggie is finally embracing her status as a single woman.  We’ve got lots of exciting guest stars coming up in the first three episodes! 

FBI, Season Premiere, Tuesday, November 17, 9/8c, CBS


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