This Tuesday at 8/7c, CBS’ NCIS kicks off its February sweeps run, during which TV’s most watched drama will tackle a sensitive
topic, do some mourning, delve into DiNozzo’s past and, on a lighter note, throw a party in that big orange room.
Showrunner Gary Glasberg gave TVLine a week-by-week peek at what to expect.
“We Build, We Fight,” airs Feb. 3 |
Directed by cast member Rocky Carroll, this hour revolves around the
murder of an openly gay and married Medal of Honor recipient. Was it a
hate crime? “The story twists and
turns, and of course we go down that road,” Glasberg says, “but not
necessarily.” All told, “It’s a strong episode that touches on subject
matter that I think is relevant, and Rocky did a terrific job,” the show
boss notes. “I personally love when we take on subject matter that has
some sensitivity to it, because I feel like we do a good job.”
Since the DoD was vetting the Medal of Honor recipient at the time of
his death, Susannah Thompson puts in an appearance as Hollis Mann —
though she proves to be on hand not purely for professional reasons.
“She’s also there for Gibbs, at a time when he’s still dealing with the
ramifications of [ex-wife] Diane’s murder,” Glasberg says. “They have some really nice scenes together.”
Serving as a “light runner” in the otherwise heavy episode is a baby
shower for parents-to-be Jimmy and Breena Palmer, the former of which is
“your classic, nervous dad… making everybody a little crazy!” Could a
sweeps birthdate be in the cards? “Prepare to meet Baby Palmer!” the EP
“Cadence,” airs Feb. 10 | As previously reported, this episode guest-stars Tanner Stine (The Thundermans) as a teenaged DiNozzo, who is seen in flashbacks attending military prep school; Steve Harris (The Practice)
plays Tony’s onetime mentor/basketball coach turned school provost. “I
think we captured the essence of who Tony may have been when he was
younger — and any time that we can give continued insight into young
DiNozzo, it only informs who he is today,” Glasberg says. Among the new
intel to be gleaned: You’ll see in teen Tony “a respect [for his mentor]
that carries over into how he handles himself as an agent, with Gibbs.
It bounces back and forth in time pretty nicely.”
“Cabin Fever,” airs Feb. 17 |
As the manhunt for Season 12 baddie Sergei Mishnev comes to a head,
Gibbs and Fornell will “spend some time in Gibbs’ cabin in the woods and
really hash through some of the grief and the issues they’re both
facing” in the wake of Diane’s murder, Glasberg says. The result is
“some really beautiful performances between [Mark] Harmon and Joe Spano.
Those guys worked really hard on that episode.”
“Blast From the Past,” airs Feb. 24 |
Closing out sweeps, a covert identity created for one of Gibbs’
undercover cases from 20 years ago resurfaces when a murder victim is
found living under the alias. A blast from the past, indeed.
Looking further down the road, Glasberg says, “We’re going to see
Delilah again,” while Robert Wagner. Jr. is due for an encore as DiNozzo
Sr. And with Mishnev’s days numbered, the question is how to close
Season 12 with a bang. Having sewed up last season with an atypically
quiet, cliffhanger-free finale (so as to instead honor the late Ralph
Waite/”Jackson Gibbs”), Glasberg hints that this time around, “I think
I’m going to try and rattle people a little bit!”
My take on the mother goddess if she had a form for my novel
might be a step to when i finally create her carvings
a little bit of a cliche for me having her have brown hair, but i didn’t want her to look like Fern or Ally, drawn
last night, penned and scanned this morning spending the rest of the
day applying color and finishing it up with a some filter textures.
I don’t have a tablet anymore gave that to an old roommate, so this was all edited/made with the mouse pad on a mac
eyes are a bit big, but this is how i draw without reference
Size 11x14 on paper/ 12x14 digital includes black boarder