We’re about 10 days away from the NCIS season 10 premiere episode and already the spoilers are flying. Here are a few facts we know based on what’s been seen and heard on the rumor-mill. 

The bombing will affect some people physically and others mentally

NCIS headquarters was blown to bits in the season 9 finale and as we start the new season, we find the team struggling to rescue those who are trapped and those who are injured. Michael Weatherly told EW.com that we will see “Tony and Ziva stuck in an elevator” and “McGee injured.” 

It all sounds very scary, so it’s no wonder that Abby is reportedly having nightmares it by the time the second episode rolls around. According to CBS’ official synopsis for the episode, called “Recovery,” the team is required to complete mandatory psych evaluations with a crisis counselor, but Gibbs is most concerned about Abby’s recurring nightmares since the bombing. 

Personally I’m happy to see that there will be continuing ramifications from the bombing. I think it will add a lot of depth to the characters to see them dealing with something like that in a very realistic way. I doubt anyone could just move on after something like that and I’m interested to know how each character will react to what has happened. 

Gibbs will make a new connection this season

Looks like the effects of the bombing will go on well into the season. TV Guide reports that Jericho and Third Watch alum Brad Beyer will be guest starting in the series for a two-episode arc. Beyer will play Marine Capt. Joe Westcott, described as “an upstanding unit leader who returns from a tour in Afghanistan after his best friend and many more of his men lose their lives.” 

Gibbs and Beyer will turn out to have a lot in common as Beyer’s story progresses. When Gibbs questions him, Beyer begins to unravel and will reportedly start to show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Not only that, but it appears that some of Westcott’s issues may stem from a tense relationship with his gruff father, himself also a former Marine. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s not too far off from Gibbs’ story as well. 

Executive producer Gary Glasberg says that Gibbs and Westcott will make a “real connection” during the two episodes, which sounds extremely interesting. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Gibbs connect with someone outside his little NCIS (and FBI, if you count Fornell) family and I am looking forward to seeing him interact with someone new.

What do you think of all the intriguing news about NCIS‘ 10th season? Are you, like me, more excited than ever for it to start?

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Michelle Carlbert

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV