The Season 20 finale of NCIS left fans on the edge of their seats with a major cliffhanger involving Special Agent Nick Torres. In the episode titled "Black Sky," Torres finds himself undercover in prison, gathering information about an impending terror attack. However, the most intriguing part of the episode came when he recognized someone from his past, a man who had been making his and his family's lives miserable.
Upon returning to NCIS, Torres leaves a voicemail for his sister, revealing that he found the man who had caused them so much pain. It is clear that Torres has a deep hatred for this man and wants to settle the score. The season finale ends with Torres waiting for the man in his house, gun in hand, ready to take his revenge.
The finale co-writer David J. North and executive producer Steven D. Binder had previously hinted at Torres being put into a difficult position and having to face his demons. They questioned whether Torres would break and risk everything he had worked for or if he would find a way to handle the situation professionally.
As we await the premiere of Season 21, it is unlikely that Torres will pull the trigger and kill the man. Assuming Wilmer Valderrama, who plays Torres, is not leaving the show, there must be a different outcome in store for this storyline. It is possible that Torres may have evidence against the man that could lead to legal actions, or we may see him take matters into his own hands in a less legal way.
Another question is when the rest of the NCIS team will realize that something is awry with Torres. They believed he had gone home to rest, unaware of his true intentions. It will be interesting to see how this storyline unfolds and how the other characters will react.
While we eagerly anticipate Season 21, it's clear that there are high stakes involved in Torres' quest for revenge. The writers have set up a compelling storyline with real consequences, and fans are excited to see how it all plays out.