As “NCIS” heads into its 19th season, a new agent is joining the team. The 15th episode of Season 18 kicked off with an explosion. The explosion killed all the members of an NCIS Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Team. However, there was one survivor.
The lone survivor, Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law,) helped the team determine who was responsible for the deaths. Although this was the first time viewers saw Law joining the “NCIS” ranks, viewers should get used to seeing her.
In March, CBS announced that Law would appear in the show’s 18th season in the final two episodes. Her character is described as “a formidable REACT Team agent.” She specializes in hostage negotiations and handles high-risk operations.
“She was raised by a single mother and had to fight for everything in life. Fiercely tenacious and with a wry sense of humor, Jessica is married to a stay-at-home dad who is raising their infant son.”
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The network also announced that Law would become a series regular in Season 19 when the show returns in September. Previously, Law was a regular on the final season of “Hawaii Five-O.” For 20 episodes, she also played Nyssa al Ghul of “Arrow.” She also starred in the TV series “Spartacus,” “Training Day,” and “The Oath.”
According to “NCIS” star Wilmer Valderrama, Law’s energy “just fits right in and we’re having a lot of fun. Both of our characters have a lot of interesting dynamics and energies and philosophies [in common], so I think these two characters are going to have fun in the field as well.”
On Twitter, Law commemorated her debut on the popular CBS show, tweeting: “Hope everyone enjoyed tonight’s episode of @NCIS_CBS! Thank you for all the love and support!”
Law will come back for the Season 18 finale, which airs on CBS on May 25. The finale’s synopsis, titled “Rule 91,” reads: “While pursuing a dangerous arms dealer, the team is shocked when Bishop [Emily Wickersham] is implicated in an old NSA leak. Also, Gibbs [Mark Harmon] and Marcie [Pam Dawber] realize that the killer they’ve been tracking may be onto them.”
“The writers did an incredible episode to pay tribute to all the questions that people had from Season 17 to 18 and then really kick off the 19th season,” Valderrama added.
Season 18 of “NCIS” airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT on CBS.