Nick Torres (played by Wilmer Valderrama) is just one of the stars from who’ll soon be joining forces with stalwarts G Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Kensi Blye () as well as Hawaii’s Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and Jesse Boone (Noah Mills). There have been a few pictures and plot details released to tease what’s in store from the January 2 event, but the latest spoiler from actor Valderrama has left a number of fans concerned there could be an exit for former leading man Gibbs ().
After all, Gibbs hasn’t been seen in the world of NCIS since he decided to enjoy some downtime in Alaska at the start of season 19.
Alden Parker (Gary Cole) has since led Torres, Knight (Katrina Law), McGee (Sean Murray) and the rest of the team in Gibbs’s absence and a return has looked increasingly unlikely.
But could CBS bosses really be lining up his death? Fans have shared their concern after a new snap was shared on Valderrama’s .
He’s joined by NCIS LA’s Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) Callen as well as Hawaii’s Jesse and Tennant, and Parker, McGee, Knight and (Brian Dietzen) also strike a pose.
Dropping a worrying teaser, Valderrama replied: “@lindajillrandall someone we ALL know..” followed by a handful of sad emojis.
Inevitably, this sparked concern amongst followers who saw Valderrama’s reply in the comments.
And Gibbs quickly emerged as the frontrunner who’d fit the bill to be the victim according to fans.
“@wilmervalderrama Please not Gibbs,” @arlarm112 pleaded while @ts_mme.g echoed: “@wilmervalderrama tell me it's not gibbs.”
Elsewhere, @alexissssespinoza_ went one step further with her reply: “@wilmervalderrama If he is one of the most beloved characters, I swear to hate NCIS with all my soul.”
While @rebeccainnes_ seemed puzzled by the clue: “@wilmervalderrama um, what!?” followed by a straight-faced emoji.
And @dianehep was already fearing the worst: “@wilmervalderrama oh. I don’t say that,” followed by crying emojis. (sic)
Fans will have to tune into the episode to find out for sure but judging by Valderrama’s tease, the agents are going to have a personal connection to the victim.