Next week marks the start of a new chapter on NCIS, as Emily Wickersham joins the cast. She's not Cote de Pablo's replacement, per se, but she is her successor.
Comparisons will be made because she's occupying a series regular spot that became available when Ziva was written off the show on NCIS Season 11 Episode 2.
Her character, Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, will the be judged by the very high standards of the audience, but NCIS' producers clearly like what she brings to the table.
Next Tuesday, after discovering the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, NSA Analyst Bishop partners with the NCIS team.
It turns out she predicted the security breach in exact detail two years ago, and inevitably her expertise in the field lands her a full-time gig under Gibbs.
Check out the promo for NCIS Season 11 Episode 9, "Gut Check," below ...
For a rundown on yesterday evening's NCIS Season 11 Episode 8, "Alibi," read our official review and stay tuned for our weekly Round Table Q&A discussion.
In the meantime, click to enlarge photos from next week as well: