Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has had several intense storylines so far on “NCIS.” Last season, the team leader was shot by a child terrorist, worrying fans about his painful recovery process. However, in the CBS show’s Season 14, Gibbs is going to have a fun, lighthearted storyline.
In “NCIS,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is going to get a new roommate. FBI Special Agent Tobias C. Fornell (Joe Spano) will be sharing the flat with the agent, TVLine reports. “Fornell is living with Gibbs as he’s recuperating [from his wounds],” the long-running procedural’s showrunner, Gary Glasberg, told the publication. Fornell had been shot by a rogue agent in the Season 13 finale.
Of course, fans of the crime series are well aware of the relationship Gibbs shares with the FBI Agent. The two may be excellent agents and good friends, but they certainly know how to annoy each other. “Be prepared, because it’s some wonderful, light, funny stuff!” Glasberg cautioned.
On a more serious note, Fornell has a long road to recovery ahead. Glasberg told CBS, “For months, Joe Spano and I have been talking about trying something new and different. When people experience a severe trauma that leaves them injured and in need of rehab, they face some mammoth hurdles in the future. Often, injured characters on TV instantly recover. Fornell will have a more realistic road ahead of him. Spano is excited. I’m excited. Watch him in Season 14. He’s a truly gifted actor,” he said.
While Gibbs is busy adjusting to his new roommate, professionally, the leader will be busy finding a replacement for Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly). In the Season 14 premiere, he wouldn’t have selected anyone, prompting a visit from Special Agent Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) to ask him why no probationary agent is good enough for the job.
Meanwhile, the NCIS team has a new case on their hands that involves undercover agent Nick Torres (Wilmer Vladerrama). Towards the end of Season 14, episode 1, both Quinn and Torres join the team. Later on, MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) is also added to the team. He assisted Gibbs in capturing the rogue agent last season.
“NCIS” Season 14 premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.