NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles air their season premieres tonight, and you can find several sneak peeks from the episodes after the jump. There are also more news articles, interviews and videos for both shows that relate to the start of the season. (Spoilers after the jump!)
Here are two sneak peeks from “Whisky Tango Foxtrot”, featuring Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), McGee’s girlfriend Delilah (Margo Harshman), Dr Donald “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum) and Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen). (also available on SpoilerTV.)
Check out 8 “Burning Questions” about season 11 on TV Guide, including this tidbit:
2. Will Ziva and Tony get a happy ending? “The will-they-won’t-they is answered,” Weatherly promises. “It covered all the bases, for me.” Less clear is whether fans will get definitive answers about Tiva’s history (like what really happened in that Paris hotel room!).”The second episode is really all about Tony and Ziva, and I hope delivers all the things that the Tiva fans are going to react to and want,” Glasberg says. “There’s some really lovely moments between Tony and Ziva, and a really passionate, lovely goodbye.”
Here’s a video from Entertainment Tonight featuring Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs), Murray, Diane Neal (Abigail Borin), Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo), and Perrette talking about the show and the exit of Ziva David (Cote de Pablo):
This TV Guide interview with de Pablo includes a few major spoilers about Ziva’s exit. “On a September day in New York, I’m looking out my balcony, and I still miss my family,” she said. “But they’re with me all the time, every day, and that won’t change.”
Perrette spoke to Extra about de Pablo’s exit and the addition of Emily Wickersham to the cast, but she isn’t sure if Wickersham’s character, Bishop, will be sticking around. She explained, “She’s doing an arc on the show… that’s what I’ve heard so far.”
This is another interview with Perrette, in which she discusses de Pablo’s exit and her love for NCIS. Here’s an excerpt:
The first two episodes of the season are really heavy. I don’t even know how to tell the fans to reassure them…. I love TV. I get nervous if one of my characters leave. And I get sad and I cry, too. But I want to reassure the fans that its dealt as respectfully…. Is it heartbreaking? Yeah, it’s a tearjerker. But is it also completely respectful not only to Cote but to her character and her fans? Absolutely.
Here’s a sneak peek at “Ascension”, featuring Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah), Owen Granger (Miguel Ferrer), Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J). (Also available on SpoilerTV.)
Next, check out “6 Teases” about the season 5 premiere, from TV Guide. Here’s one of them:
5. Brace for a showdown between Callen and The Chameleon. Callen feels a level of responsibility for Deeks’ and Sam’s predicament, since it was his decision to work with the Chameleon that compromised Sam and Michelle in the first place. “He needs to right this,” Brennan says. “He needs to make sure that the Chameleon does not get away with what he did.” But their story line won’t be wrapped up neatly. “At some point, these two men will find themselves in a room and only one will come out alive,” Brennan promises. “I’m not saying that it happens in the opening episode, but it will happen.”
Finally, check out this preview from TV Line and Executive Producer Shane Brennan—here’s an excerpt:
TVLINE | As the new season opens, obviously we’re not getting rid of Sam and Deeks. So I guess it’s not a question of will they survive, but how they survive?
That’s correct. It is always hectic to come out of these things and explore what the implications are — not just for them, but for their relationships with others.