Do you want to see a first look of Bishop on “NCIS” season 11? Well, for the time being, a look at half of her face via Michael Weatherly may have to suffice. The actor posted the attached photo on his Twitter account, and it shows Emily Wickershaw’s character from the eyes up … and that’s all she wrote. For all that the show has teased about other developments this season, they have been rather shy about showing off the Bishop character.
So what can we say about her for the time being? Quite a few things. She is set to bring a much different energy to the show, and despite her being in some ways a successor to Ziva David as a cast member, she is not a replacement for Cote de Pablo by any means. Don’t expect her to have anywhere near the same relationship with Agent DiNozzo that Ziva did, or for her to be nearly as deadly or capable in that regard. A better comparison for her may be McGee, but there are also some differences between her and Sean Murray’s character.
You will be seeing the Bishop character by the time the November sweeps roll around, and for Gary Glasberg and the rest of the “NCIS” team, there is one question that still remains unanswered: Will she be promoted to series regular before her first episode airs? There are two schools of thought on this:
1. In promoting her early, CBS and the show would give her the confidence that she is clearly doing a good job with the role and should be rather happy with the performance that she is giving. “The Mentalist” did this, as they promoted Rockmond Dunbar to series regular before his first appearance.
2. Meanwhile, holding off until after her first episode would be evidence that the producers are really looking to gauge fan reaction. This is something that happened with Amber Tamblyn on “Two and a Half Men” earlier this season.
Want to see some official photos featuring Weatherly? Then be sure to click here, where you can see him and Mark Harmon’s Gibbs aboard a boat in another key scene from an upcoming “NCIS” episode. There are some other developments coming up on the series, and we are going to be sharing those soon.
Photo: Twitter / Michael Weatherly