‘NCIS’: Will the Show Explore Jimmy’s Family?

by Joe Rutland

Now that NCIS is moving forward without Gibbs, what will the show do when it comes to looking at Jimmy Palmer’s family?

The CBS military drama, with Brian Dietzen playing Palmer, has some things to focus upon leading into next Monday’s episode. Let’s take a look at it, Outsiders, with some support from Matt & Jess.

One thing that makes NCIS solid is in-between cases, the show’s writers work to give personal updates on other characters. It gives viewers more insight into what is going on in their lives.

As for Palmer, well, he’s been through it. First, his wife Breena died during the pandemic. Second, he’s now a single father raising a daughter. Third, his stress-filled job working in the morgue leaves him frazzled at times

Fans are hoping his life has some happiness soon.

And, in case you didn’t know, Gibbs is Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the longtime character of Mark Harmon.

Watch NCIS on Monday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, on CBS.

‘NCIS’ Star Talks About The Challenges of Playing Palmer on the Show

Dietzen started out on NCIS as a recurring character. But he has moved up to a full-time cast member a few seasons ago.

The actor understands that challenges will be there when it comes to playing Palmer.

What is a challenge for him and the NCIS cast these days?

Dietzen told Starry Mag that “one of the challenges is not to rest on our laurels and repeat what we’ve done in the past.

“It’s to continue to have the character grow and to create new challenges and opportunities for the character while sticking true to what brought us here,” Dietzen said. “Sticking to the same DNA that Jimmy has grown up with.”

He sees it as a fun challenge as an actor “because you could sit back and say, ‘Well, let’s just do the same stuff we did in Season 8, 9, and 10’ and repeat the same notes.”

Dietzen Offers His Perspective On Working With Harmon, McCallum

One thing Dietzen has had the chance to do is work with actors Mark Harmon and David McCallum.

Both were established stars before joining NCIS. Harmon had been on St. Elsewhere and other shows. McCallum has had the eye of TV fans for nearly six decades thanks to playing Russian Spy Illya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Dietzen shared his observations in an interview with Pop Entertainment.

“What’s great about working with David and Mark…is that you don’t feel an intimidation factor when you are on the set,” he said. “I’m learning to enjoy what we have because it doesn’t come along very often.”

And, as NCIS fans know, Harmon left the show this season.