On Tuesday's NCIS, Director Leon Vance makes plans to resume his post following a leave of absence brought on by the death of his wife Jackie.
But is Vance (Rocky Carroll) truly ready?
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"He's been really working through some things," Carroll tells TVGuide.com. "But we don't know really if Vance is ready to assume his position. I think what this episode will show is that even if he does come back to his position, he may never really be the same...
CBS has renewed NCIS for an 11th season after closing a contract extension with star and executive producer Mark Harmon, the network announced Friday.
When NCIS goes for an emotional gut-punch, it always hits hard.
In last week's episode, the veteran CBS drama walloped its audience with not one, but two deaths, as a shooting spree at the home of Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) took the lives of both Ziva's father Eli (Michael Nouri) and Vance's wife Jackie (Paula Newsome).
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"I just couldn't help myself," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com of the body count. "This is a story line that we've actually been thinking about for a long time — all the way back to last spring. I pulled Rocky Carroll aside and told him I was thinking of this scenario, and we really talked it through. We talked about the doors it would open for his character and things that this character would have to face as a single dad and as a widower. It all seemed exciting. It was new material and a new direction for Vance."
Indeed, Tuesday's episode ...
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