CBS’ long-running crime procedural, “NCIS,” is gearing up for its fourteenth season. Although the Season 13 finale saw the departure of Michael Weatherly’s Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, the network has replaced him with three fresh faces. If the season premiere synopsis is anything to go by, it looks like the show will reinvent itself after the exit of a fan-favorite character.
Gibbs’ team investigates a car explosion that connects to NCIS Special Agent Nick Torres (new cast member Wilmer Valderrama), who disappeared six months ago while undercover; Gibbs asks NCIS Special Agent Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) to shadow his team after rejecting eight agents she referred for DiNozzo’s vacated position. Duane Henry joins the cast as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves.
“NCIS” fans have already been introduced to MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves, played by British actor Duane Henry. He appeared in the Season 13 finale to help Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team catch a rogue agent and take revenge for Ziva David’s (Cote de Pablo) murder.
Now, the CBS series has added “Blue Bloods” and “Mistresses” actress Jennifer Esposito as agent Alex Quinn and “Minroty Report” and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Wilmer Valderrama as agent Nick Torres. The show has replaced Weatherly with three actors!
It’s clear from the synopsis that episode 1 sets the stage for the introduction of these three new agents. Although no one can replace DiNozzo, it remains to be seen what these new characters can bring to the team. A change in the team’s dynamics will certainly take place in Season 14.
Weatherly can still be seen on his new TV series, “Bull,” which premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Meanwhile, “NCIS” returns to CBS on the same day (Tuesday, Sept. 20) at 8 p.m. EDT.
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