One of the impulsive agent’s most recent undercover missions didn’t go well, and on the upcoming NCIS, Torres will be even more in danger of straying from the group.
For more high-stakes missions with Alden Parker and the NCIS team, played by Gary Cole, millions of viewers continue to tune in to one of the most popular shows in the United States. Next week, when the popular CBS drama returns, Wilmer Valderrama’s character Nicolas Torres will have to put himself in danger in order to seek justice for an old friend.
When Torres makes the decision to go undercover for the upcoming NCIS: Big Rig episode, he is entering potentially hazardous territory.
The episode’s synopsis states: “When an old friend of Torres asks him for advice during an undercover FBI operation and then vanishes, NCIS helps track him down.
Sean Murray’s character, Timothy McGee, gets ready to compete on a well-known game show.
Torres’ next mission will be personal, despite McGee’s side story’s promise of lighter fare.
The most recent teaser shows Torres and his partner Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) being called to a car fire.
The two agents are shocked by what they discover inside the boot after a firefighter prys it open with a crowbar.
A special investigation report is then displayed, followed by video of a potential suspect lurking around a bathroom and pulling a gun.
Then Torres says to Parker, who is now worried, “I’ll go undercover.”
The NCIS director inquires, “Are you sure about this?” Torres responds with a firm nod.
Torres’ investigative skills should prevail and his mission should be a success, though the agent’s recent history might be cause for concern.
The NCIS agent causes concern for his team in the season 19 episode Fight or Flight by infiltrating a clandestine fight club.
Torres, who is devastated by Mark Harmon’s (Leroy Gibbs’) departure, loses control of his emotions during a cage match and suffers a terrible beating.
Fortunately, he eventually prevails, but not before McGee, who is posing as his handler, begs him to stop fighting.
The other agents confess earlier in the episode that they are worried about Torres’ welfare because he has been avoiding them and staying out late in the weeks following Gibbs’ departure.
Thankfully, he was able to resolve his abandonment issues, but it is obvious that he still has a rebellious nature.
If last season’s undercover mission is any indication, his new boss, Parker, has good reason to be worried about his upcoming case.
Torres might be about to cross the line and seriously damage NCIS’ reputation given that his upcoming task also involves the safety of a close friend.
Zane Holtz will also be back in the upcoming episode as agent Dale Sawyer, who will undoubtedly cause some commotion as the agents take on yet another delicate investigation.
Can Torres be relied upon to complete his mission without incident? Will Parker have to send someone after him to make sure nobody gets hurt, or not?