‘NCIS’ season 12 spoilers: First details on Marisol Nichols’ return as Zoe Keates

Zoe -While you may have heard already about Marisol Nichols signing on for at least one more “NCIS” episode as potential Tony DiNozzo love interest Zoe Keates, there have been questions as to when she would be showing up again. Now, we have a somewhat better idea what the answer to that is: Tuesday, January 13.

An official press release from CBS confirms that Nichols will be back in action for “The Enemy Within,” which is the second episode of 2015. There is going to be a terrorism plot at the center of one part of the episode, while the other part features two of the characters trying to get to the bottom of what is happening with Michael Weatherly’s character. Want to know more? Then check out the attached synopsis below:

“The NCIS team searches for a home-grown terrorist after a rescue mission in Syria reveals an American was involved in the capture of a social worker. Meanwhile, McGee and Bishop question DiNozzo’s unusual behavior.”

What we suppose is somewhat interesting about this Keates character is that while we’ve seen her spend some time with Tony and have some flirtatious traits, there has not been confirmation that the two are necessarily in a full-fledged relationship yet. Therefore, there is a little bit of creativity and flexibility for this story to go a variety of different ways, depending of course on what the writers want to see for these two.

Before that, tomorrow night’s episode “Check” features the first appearance of Jeri Ryan as the mysterious ex of Agent Gibbs, and she will be bringing with her some pressing business. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out a new sneak peek for this episode right away.

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