NCIS sneak peeks from the upcoming new episode reveal a lot of what Torres has been going through lately.
Though Agent Nick Torres (played by Wilmer Valderrama) has been carrying things from his past for quite some time, the end of Season 18 and the beginning of Season 19 really added to that baggage.
Just as Torres began opening up to Eleanor Bishop (Emily Wickersham), the character left NCIS during the Season 18 finale. And then, his new mentor and father figure, Gibbs, retired to Alaska early in Season 19.
Torres has put himself in dangerous situations ever since Gibbs left, with the tense moments including an undercover cage match. Some of Torres’ underlying issues will be subject matter during the April 18 episode of NCIS.
NCIS sneak peek: Torres meets with Dr. Grace Confalone
In the scene below that previews NCIS Season 19 Episode 18, viewers see Agent Nick Torres sitting down for a session with Dr. Grace Confalone (played by Laura San Giacomo).
It’s an intense conversation and leads to a startling revelation that some NCIS fans may have already seen coming.
Another NCIS sneak peek from Last Dance
In the video shared below, viewers get another sneak peek from the upcoming NCIS episode called Last Dance. It serves as a teaser about the case that the team will be working on, all while holding back any specific spoilers about what will happen on Monday night.
NCIS synopsis for Season 19, Episode 18
“When an infamous arms dealer, Reymundo Diaz (Joseph Melendez), is released from prison and bodies start piling up, Torres is forced to face the repercussions of his actions during an undercover operation he worked on years ago,” states the synopsis for the brand-new episode of NCIS.
The synopsis definitely shows that the upcoming episode will be critical for Torres, even if that wasn’t made clear by the first sneak peek that the network shared. It seems that the show will spend a lot of time on further exploration of Torres’ past and how he is dealing with the job now.
It’s really starting to look like the show is moving in a direction where Wilmer Valderrama leaves the NCIS cast, but there has not been an official announcement.
What the network has announced is that CBS ordered Season 20 of NCIS. Regardless of how the Spring 2022 season finale ends, NCIS is returning for new episodes in the fall.
NCIS airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.
If they are planning on getting rid of Torres, they’re getting rid of the only really interesting character they have left. Not that I don’t love McGee, Palmer, and Ducky but two of them are bland and the third’s best days are behind him. Torres has a backstory, one the writers have never really explored, which is a shame. In the right hands he could be an incredibly effective foil for Parker. Torres is the only one left who could develop into a reasonably good stand in for Gibbs. He could do the stuff Parker can’t.