NCIS: Los Angeles' Eric Beal is getting an assistant.
The tech wiz played by Barrett Foa rarely needs help with what he does, but he'll be offered it anyway. Renee Felice Smith is joining the sophomore series in the recurring role of Nell, an incredibly bright, somewhat quirky, and extremely chatty intelligence analyst.
She'll be assisting Eric in the OPS center, EW reports.
A relative newcomer prior to this casting news, Smith recently starred in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ill-fated CW pilot The Wyoming Project, which never made it to air.
NCIS: L.A.'s Season 2 premiere is September 21. The two-hour episode reportedly will feature a heavy dose of Kensi and newcomer Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen).