As Season 12 of NCIS begins, Gibbs - who just learned of his father Jackson's death as a result of a stroke on the NCIS Season 11 finale - is off to Russia with Tim. As NCIS approaches Season 12, for once there are few cliffhangers to resolve, although it looks like they waste little time with the new high-stakes peril Gibbs and McGee find themselves in. Embarking on a key mission that has Abby in fear for their safety - enough to take her fears to Director Vance himself - we know little about it excpect that CBS has spliced together the scenes in teasers for the new season in a way that leaves them subject to many different interpretations as to what kind of mission this is.
Abby: It's okay. Breena's fine. Breathe. Good. Now hurry up and get to the hospital because Breena is in labor. McGee: Jimmy? Did you hear what she said? She just said Breena's having a baby. I think you broke him.
Qasim: Who did you lose, exactly? Bishop: A co-worker, a few years ago. Qasim: It stays with you doesn't it? It's a heavy burden to bear alone. Bishop: Look, I focus on the analytic aspects of things. That's where I'm effective. It's how I can best help people. Qasim: And who is it that helps you? It's what we don't say that weighs the most. I hope you find the answers you're looking for.