‘NCIS’ Wants to ‘Bless Your Feed’ With These Fun Behind-Scenes Shots From Upcoming Episode

by Kati Michelle

Alright, “NCIS” fans. This whole Gary Cole-Parker transition is hitting a ton of bumps in the road. You know it, we know it. Heck, the TV ratings know it. Even the President of CBS made a statement. No, really. That’s how far the fan reaction reached. But as the show prepares for “dark times” ahead, we wanted to give our Outsiders a break from all that doom and gloom if even for a minute or two. Let’s take some time to focus on the reasons we fell in love with the show in the first place, mmmmkay?

We’ve still got our OG Sean Murray who has appeared in over 16 seasons and he’s joined by some newer favorite. And whether or not the chemistry translates on-screen, it looks like the cast is having a blast together off-screen. A recent post from the official “NCIS” Instagram account wants to “bless your feed” with some fun behind-the-scenes shots ahead of Monday’s new episode.

See Photos of the ‘NCIS’ Cast Cracking Up Between Takes

Here’s the photo-set that promises to “bless your feed”:

We get a glimpse of several key “NCIS” players in their natural habitat and it just makes you wonder what life on set is really like. Who’s the class clown? If Michael Weatherly was still around, our money would probably be on him. The good news? He’s been teasing what might be his much-anticipated return to”NCIS” roots.

He actually visited the set back in July and shared a snap dressed in his Anthony DiNozzo costume. Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…it might be a duck.

Other Cast Superlatives

In addition to being a funnyman, turns out that Michael Weatherly used to forget his lines the most out of anyone else on the cast. He once told ET that he started carrying around cheat sheets to help him out and he would stow them away in the palm of his hand. He also joked about taping them to his co-stars’ heads off -camera.

Apparently, that trick also saved Sean Murray once. He tells the Chicago Tribune:

“So I think it was the last day we were shooting the episode, I was doing a scene with Pauley Perrette in Abby’s lab and I had a monologue that was supposed to be very frustrated and rushed…My brain just hit a wall. I remember feeling panicked and…saying, ‘I’m not going to remember a word of this. I can’t do this.’”

He ended up writing the monologue down and taping it somewhere off-screen, but he still feels guilty from time to time “because that goes against everything that acting is about!”