Without even airing just yet, “Choke Hold” is set to be one of the most controversial episodes of “NCIS” season 12 for one reason and one reason only: Tony’s possible new love interest is set to make an appearance here.
While Leia Pendergast (Stephanie Jacobsen) is someone you can expect to see quite a bit of over the course of this episode, the one thing that we’d caution you to remember is that at least for the time being, this may just be a one-episode appearance. There’s no reason to think that it will last longer than one episode for now, especially after hearing that there could be many different women in Tony’s life over the course of this season.
We figure that there will be some excited to see this, and others not so much; either way, this October 14 episode is going to have more than just this one story. Just take a look at the official synopsis if you want to see more in terms of what you can expect right now:
“The Secretary of the Navy assigns the NCIS team to a joint terrorism task force after a Naval research scientist is murdered and the lead suspect is wanted by the Russian government. In order to get a jump on the case, Gibbs has DiNozzo run interference with the leader of the task force, FBI Agent Leia Pendergast.”
Given that the Russian government is involved here, one other question we could see many asking is simple enough: Could this episode be tied to the premiere story in some way? We are not ruling it out.
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