NCIS season 17 is currently airing weekly on Tuesday evenings on CBS for fans of the hit crime show to watch. The latest episode saw the team deal with a murder case with a strange link to a garden gnome as well as the bustling romance between Leroy Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) and Jack Sloane (Maria Bello). Ahead of the fourth episode, here’s everything fans need to know about what will happen next.
What will happen in NCIS season 17, episode 4?
Episode three mainly saw the team deal with a grisly murder victim who was found with a destroyed gnome next to them.
However, along with the criminal case were a number of sub-plots for the characters to deal with.
This was namely to do with the team reeling with the fall-out of Ziva David’s (Cote de Pablo) return.
In the latest episode, there is a difficult atmosphere in NCIS HQ as the characters react to her reappearance and disappearance once again.
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However, while she seemingly left the show in the second episode, she is set to be back again later in the season.
Another major storyline in the episode was the developing relationship between Sloane and Gibbs, which was hinted at by Nicholas Torres (Wilmer Valderrama).
This culminated in a lot of romantic tension between the pair when Gibbs swung by Sloane’s office to check in on her.
While nothing happens between the pair in the episode, fans will be hoping that it will be picked up again in episode four.
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The latest outing will feature the team as they deal with a dark new case.
According to CBS’s official synopsis, the episode will take the gang to Arlington National Cemetery for their next crime.
This reads: “The team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans.
“Vance (Rocky Carroll) orders McGee (Sean Murray), Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Torres to complete hours of evidence garage cleanup for withholding information.”
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CBS has also released a short 20-second trailer for the new episode, which shows a horse galloping through the cemetery.
The voiceover says “NCIS steps in to protect the forgotten,” as it is revealed that the homeless population is being targeted.
It seems like there could be more than one victim as, at the end of the short clip, Gibbs says “hold on I’ve got another one.”
The latest episode will be released on CBS on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm EST.
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There has been no news yet about when the episodes will be released in the UK but it is unlikely to be until early 2020.
This is based on when Fox previously aired the last series of the hit show.
In a recent interview with Parade, actor Wilmer Valderrama teased what is next for the team now Ziva has left.
He told the publication: “Ziva resurfacing definitely took a toll on the team.
“Everything has been disturbed and has been disrupted. I think you’re going to see the characters handle the new reality, the new truth.”
NCIS season 17 airs weekly on Tuesday evenings on CBS.