"It's a great dynamic," Rocky Carroll said of the brewing Gibbs-Vance relationship. "Now Harmon really has a rival and there's not the male-female thing."
What surprised a lot of fans on the season premiere of NCIS
last week was the fact that the new director Vance would turn out to be a “good guy” after all. He didn't have a good start, that's for sure. He reassigned Gibbs' (Mark Harmon
) original team to different places (and firing Ziva) and then handed him three envelopes marked confidential – introducing him to his new team.
And while early on the episode, “Last Man Standing,” the viewers would already surmise that the shakeup was a mere temporary setup, I guess it wasn't until the final scene, when Ziva (Cote de Pablo
) was walking in through that elevator when the viewers can finally heave a sigh of relief that their favorite team is back (and that Lee is making her exit, or maybe not yet).
In a recent interview, Carroll, who worked with Harmon before on Chicago Hope
, said the Gibbs-Vance relationship represented a new kind of dynamic into the show. Although what appeared to be a fierce rivalry at first, would eventually turn out to be gentle cooperation.
For his part, Michael Weatherly
, who plays Agent DiNozzo, said Carroll “really clicked with everyone,” and that “there's a deep mistrust between Leon Vance and Gibbs, and I don't know what it is. It will be interesting to see what develops."
Speaking of DiNozzo, who had to hilariously pretend that he was talking to his dad when he was called to sort of hack into a system, his character will be the focus of tonight's episode called “Agent Afloat” (something he was called several times in the premiere).
According to CBS, “While stationed on an aircraft carrier, DiNozzo finds that a Navy Lieutenant's apparent suicide may be connected to a larger, deadly scheme.”
tonight at 8pm on CBS.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Star News Online
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