‘NCIS’: Torres Goes the Distance Chasing a Criminal in Upcoming Episode

by Lauren Boisvert

Nick Torres is on the run in the upcoming “NCIS” episode, but he’s not running from anything; he’s putting his track skills to the test in a daring chase scene with, potentially, a suspect. The episode, titled “Pledge of Allegiance,” airs on Jan. 3, kicking off the new year.

The episode features a Navy Officer who’s accused of selling classified technology, and the NCIS is called in to crack the case. Somehow, this is going to lead to Torres in a high speed footrace.

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The previous “NCIS” episode mentioned Jessica Knight’s background, could this highlight on Torres mean we’re going to get a look at his current state? Maybe, maybe not, but we are wondering if Wilmer Valderrama’s new projects are going to interfere with “NCIS.”

Recently, Valderrama was cast as the titular Zorro in Disney’s reboot of the classic tale. He’s also attached as an executive producer, so his plate is going to be mighty full. Additionally, he’s writing and producing the comedy series “Mexican Beverly Hills”. Is “NCIS” still going to be on his radar during all that? It’s possible he could work on his other projects during the off-season, but that’s really not a lot of time when you think about it, only a few months.

It’s possible that Valderrama could give up his spot on “NCIS” in favor of newer projects. As of right now, we’re just going to have to wait and see; the actor hasn’t given any hints that he’s leaving “NCIS”.

‘NCIS’ Star Considers ‘Zorro’ Casting a ‘Dream Come True’

Disney is rebooting its 1950s classic series “Zorro,” and Wilmer Valderrama seems honored to be playing the title role. He made a statement about the casting recently, saying, As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life. As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life.”

Valderrama is going to be busy in the next couple of months, but he seems to be thrilled about it. He said in a statement, “To bring Zorro back into the family after 60 years, and be a part of the legacy for other children to know they too can be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true.”

Valderrama has worked with Disney before on “Onward,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” and, most recently, “Encanto.” He seems to like to work on projects that highlight his heritage and culture, which is so important for representation. Although, I do have my trepidations; Antonio Banderas was the one true Zorro, can Wilmer Valderrama bring the same intensity to this new project? We’ll have to wait and see.