Last season’s finale left NCIS fans with three big bomb shells as Tony (Michael Weatherly) was reassigned to the nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan, Ziva (Cote de Pablo) was ordered back to Mossad and Tim (Sean Murray) to the cybercrimes unit. Naturally, viewers were left to speculate whether the police drama will reshuffle Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) team.
While we already established that NCIS won’t pull another House shake-up, we can still expect some interesting storylines as three new recruits join the police procedural drama.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Jonathan Magnum, Liza Lapira and Jonathan LaPaglia will be joining the cast of NCIS when season 6 kicks off on September 23. These three will reportedly serve as replacements for McGee, DiNozzo, and Ziva.
As of this moment, the new hires’ duration on the show hasn’t been disclosed yet. On the other hand, they are being considered as recurring players.
Magnum will reportedly play Special Agent Daniel Keating, a highly skilled computer expert with extensive background in solving cyber crime, including recent ring of computer intrusions in the D.C. metropolitan area. While he has a lot of strong qualities, he does need improvement in filed work as he lacks hands-on experience.
Lapira, on the other hand, will portray Special Agent Michelle Lee, a NCIS legal division transfer. She is described as a strong analytical thinker with widespread knowledge of both domestic and international law. Yet, she has developed a structured form of methodical investigation. She also needs to be more creative in terms of implementation, especially when research leads to physical road blocks.
As for LaPaglia, he will play Special Agent Brent Langer. This FBI agent with more than 10 years of field work experience has been recommended and referred to NCIS by Gibbs. He has leadership potential, sharp investigation skills and has previously worked with Gibbs on joint NCIS/FBI case involving the death of a marine near a a Mosque under FBI surveillance for suspicion of domestic terrorism.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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