Monday’s new “NCIS” episode, titled “Docked,” will most likely be the most fun we’ve had on the show in a while. We’re long overdue for a funny episode, and “Docked” looks like it’s going to deliver.
The episode centers around a dead body found in the sauna of a cruise ship by none other than McGee’s mother-in-law, Judy. Patricia Richardson plays her, AKA Jill Taylor on “Home Improvement.”
In the trailer, we get a sneak peek at McGee stumbling through interrogating his mother-in-law. He stutters and fumbles when she explains that she’d been intimate with the dead man before his demise. She says, “Would it help the investigation if I went into more detail?” which causes Torres, in the interrogation room viewing area, to turn and leave. Jessica Knight holds in her laughter next to him.
Other than putting an old lady’s love life on blast, it looks like there’s going to be a scene between McGee and his wife Delilah. Hopefully, she can give us some insight into why McGee turned down the Special Agent in Charge job. This episode promises to be comedic but also insightful; we’re going to see more of McGee front and center, which fans love. It’ll be a nice look into McGee’s family life, and maybe answer some questions about his decision to turn Gibbs’ job down.
‘NCIS’: Wilmer Valderrama On Torres and His Future On the Show
Amid rumors that he might be leaving “NCIS,” Wilmer Valderrama spoke to Entertainment Tonight earlier in the year about the impact of the show on fans and Torres’ future.
“That’s what’s exciting about what’s to come,” he said. “The show is not slowing down. If anything, it’s the same magic but different energy. It’s different dynamics that continue to take us to different places on the show. As long as they keep watching, we’re going to keep showing up.”
A fan on Reddit addressed those different dynamics with an interesting and new way of looking at the show; they said they separate the new team from the old Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Ziva team. They consider this iteration of “NCIS” to be a spinoff of itself, and when they do that, the new faces don’t seem so strange. Truly, everything about “NCIS” is the same, there’s just a few new people on it.
As for Valderrama, he is currently working as executive producer on “Mexican Beverly Hills,” a new CBS show based on an essay by Erick Galindo. It’s unclear whether he will have an acting role, but fans are still concerned he won’t be able to make time for “NCIS.” The show will be produced under Valderrama’s company, WV Entertainment.
“I’m grateful that at such a historic time in our industry and the world, we can in a very, very, very, very small part be a contributor to a little bit of sanity,” Valderrama said. “And if we can just stay on the air and we can continue, that is everything you want as an actor and as an entertainer. I’m glad and I’m happy.”