‘NCIS’ Promises the ‘Search Begins’ in Intense New Pic Ahead of Tonight’s Season Premiere

by Lauren Boisvert

In a new post from NCIS, “the search begins” in the season 19 premiere. Attached to the tweet is a photo of Sean Murray’s McGee, Wilmer Valderrama’s Torres, and Pam Dawber’s Marcie Warren gathered in the bullpen having what looks like a heated discussion.

They could be arguing about Gibbs and his fate; maybe this is the beginning of their search for him, or the moment when they first find out he’s been blown up. Besides, Torres looks like he’s ready to go, carrying a backpack in the photo.

NCIS captioned the photo, “The search begins… tune in to the season premiere of #NCIS TONIGHT at 9/8c followed by the series premiere of @NCISHawaiiCBS.”

At the end of season 18, Gibbs’ boat exploded, throwing him into the water. We recently saw a teaser of Gibbs emerging from the water, bloodied and injured. It’s currently unknown just how injured he is, and we’ll have to wait and see tonight how he gets out of this one.

Furthermore, this is the perfect opportunity for Gibbs to be completely “unchained,” as showrunner Steven D. Binder called it. He’s out of the NCIS for the foreseeable future, there’s the possibility that everyone thinks he’s dead; he can essentially do whatever he wants. And something tells me that “whatever” is going to be finding and arresting (or killing) the serial killer who’s been plaguing him.

Could We See ‘NCIS’ Crossovers?

NCIS: Hawaii showrunner Christopher Silber and NCIS showrunner Steven D. Binder have apparently had thoughts about a crossover between their two shows. Binder told TV Line that nothing official had been discussed, but Binder and Silber have worked together “for a really long time.” Could the two showrunners team up at some point and trade characters?

Silber seems to be on board; he mentioned the possibility during a summer press tour, saying, “I am always open to any sort of crossover that CBS will allow.”

Where to Watch ‘Hawaii’ Tonight

Speaking of NCIS: Hawaii, the new spin-off series premieres right after the NCIS season 19 premiere. Fans can watch Hawaii at 10/9c on CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the show on CBS’ Paramount+. The streaming service is $4.99 a month with ads, or ad-free for $9.99. Additionally, you can watch the show on Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV.

Indeed, exciting things are happening for the new series; Vanessa Lachey’s Jane Tennant is the first-ever female agent-in-charge for an NCIS series, and Lachey is the first-ever female lead. The scenery is bound to be gorgeous, and hopefully, NCIS pays homage to Hawaii’s rich culture and heritage. Only time will tell, and the time is 10 pm on CBS.