NCIS season 14 ended with Gibbs and McGee fighting for their lives in Paraguay, and two months later, it looks like nothing has changed. The season 15 premiere, “House Divided,” picks up with the team still searching for the missing agents, while Vance and Torres will have to answer questions regarding the fallout from the Paraguay mission at a congressional hearing.

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But that’s not all that’s coming up, as Maria Bello is joining the cast as a new series regular, Special Agent Jacqueline Sloane, a forensic psychologist, in the fourth episode of the season. Her introduction — “I think you’ll like having me around,” she says — is just one of the events teased in the new preview released by CBS:

As you’d expect after two months of captivity, Gibbs and McGee are looking rough. But will the team find them before they find a way to escape themselves? They have to have a plan, right? (Is that Gibbs punching McGee?!)

The others are looking for them, with Vance seeking all hands on deck to find his missing agents, even while at the congressional hearing. And something tells me he won’t be turning over any new leads and will instead have his people follow up on them. 

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And while everyone knows that Gibbs and McGee will survive this, is anyone else worried what Gibbs’ “I’ve survived worse, cheated death a bunch, but this is different” could mean for what will happen to them before the end of the premiere?  

But it also looks like Gibbs and McGee aren’t the only ones who are going to be in trouble, as Ducky warns Palmer to get away from a body, but it may be too late because Jimmy collapses.

Do you think Gibbs and McGee will save themselves, or will the team rescue them? What are you hoping to see from Maria Bello’s character?

NCIS season 15 premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 8/7c on CBS. Want more news? Like our NCIS Facebook page.

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