NCIS is plotting some love and heartache in the new year, kicking off with a potentially inappropriate love triangle and a life-changing near-death experience for one of the team members.
After losing Ziva, Tony (Michael Weatherly) will finally show some interest in another woman. Unfortunately, she's already dating his dad! In the CBS series' 250th episode, set to air in late February, Anthony DiNozzo Sr. (Robert Wagner) returns to introduce his son to his considerably younger lady friend. "This woman could potentially be Tony's new stepmom, and a big part of the story is her age and the awkwardness that brings to Tony," says executive producer Gary Glasberg. "Prior to meeting her, Tony tries to find out as much as he can about who she is." The alluring mystery woman could end up coming between the DiNozzo men.
Another agent is in danger of the nonromantic variety. The international terrorist Benham Parsa (Karan Oberoi) reemerges in January to wreak havoc in a three-episode arc that will result in "a critical injury" for a familiar face, Glasberg teases. "This event," he says, "will impact this person for his or her future and prove devastating to the team for the remainder of our season."