‘NCIS’ season 11, episode 5 preview: Is Michael Weatherly back in the spotlight?

The latest -Do you want more Tony on “NCIS”? Well you are going to get plenty of that and then some on next week’s all-new episode “Once a Crook.”

Tonight in our review for “Anonymous Was a Woman,” we bemoaned that in leaving Tony back in Washington, it was more of a reminder that Ziva was gone. You had him held back and almost playing a supporting role, and we want more for Michael Weatherly. Luckily, this next episode is going to provide that. It will propel him back to some of his early days in Baltimore, and also bring back some memories of events that happened a very long time in the past. Want to read a little bit more about it? Before you do anything else, take a look at the synopsis (if you have not seen it already):

“DiNozzo returns to his Baltimore Police Department days when he sees a felony suspect from a 15-year-old case at the NCIS crime scene of a murdered Petty Officer.”

In case you have not heard already, Margo Harshman is also going to return in this episode as Delilah, McGee’s new girlfriend who squared off with Abby in some pretty funny scenes back during the premiere. Maybe this time around she’ll have more air time, but at least we know that she will be more intimately involved in the main case, which is sure to make some more waves between the characters.

As for the promo below, it definitely suggests that the trouble that Tony runs into is going to be of the emotional variety. Is he sick? Does he have Ziva on the brain? Is he tired of hearing about McGee’s love life? Maybe all of the above, but you are going to find out in just seven days’ time. Hopefully, this will be the hour that really gets the rest of the season back on track.

Is there anything that you want to see on next week’s “NCIS” episode? Then share your thoughts below! Meanwhile, click here if you are interested in checking out what series boss Gary Glasberg had to say about his plans to not “replace” Cote de Pablo following her exit from the show.

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