‘FBI’: Shantel VanSanten Teases Nina and Scola’s Future Following Undercover Operation (Exclusive)

Shantel VanSanten returned to FBI in tonight's episode and she spoke to PopCulture.com about what could be next for Nina and Scola. The duo went undercover as a married couple deep in the diamond game after a retired FBI agent is tortured and killed. This is definitely a different side of Nina and Scola than fans are used to seeing, but VanSanten loved playing off that dynamic with John Boyd.

"For both of us, we talked about how much we love playing undercover because there's these me, Shantel, this is going to be mind-blowing, is playing a fake character who's also playing a character," VanSanten explained. "And so there's these capabilities that I have to pretend to have and knowledge I have to pretend to have to be Nina. And then Nina has to pretend to have in order or not have. A lot of what I would think are her strengths is not something that she can present in undercover situations. Most of the time, she needs to play like, whoa, oh my gosh, there's a gun. A little bit more ignorant, let's say, for lack of a better word, of her capabilities. And that part is really interesting to play into, for me and for John, there are different reasons, but there gets to be a lot of looks between them, like these knowing looks that the other characters wouldn't know what it's really about, that were really fun to play."

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Since it sounds like it was fun to play a married couple, albeit undercover, could fans expect Nina and Scola to really walk down the aisle at some point in the future? VanSanten admitted she tends "to go against any convention or expectation that society or pop culture places." 

She continued, "I've never seen Game of Thrones. I don't subscribe to watching The Bachelor, Bachelorette. I tend to go against it, and I think that they're a very unconventional couple who, at the moment, they're very focused on the baby and, the life that they're living, and the relationship that they're growing as parents. But I'm not in the writer's room, and we get handed episodes, and you're constantly surprised. So I wouldn't put it against them that someday there might be, but I think their focus at the moment is just their home life and Dougie and being new parents."

It is a bit early to start thinking about that kind of future, especially since the two were just fighting over parenting styles in last week's FBI: Most Wanted. The two of them seem to be in a good place right now as they navigate being new parents. With the FBIs coming back next season, you never know what could happen. In the meantime, new episodes of FBI air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.