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The actress is leaving the CBS drama after one season as a series regular, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Esposito joined the show’s cast in last fall’s Season 14 premiere, playing NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn. An instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center, Quinn was lured back into field work by Mark Harmon’s Gibbs.
The character of Quinn was conceived by former showrunner Gary Glasberg shortly before his death last September. »
This Tuesday on NCIS (CBS, 8/7c), Jimmy Palmer has a ledge-endary adventure, setting the stage for startling insight into Ducky’s mild-mannered assistant.
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As first revealed by TVLine, Jimmy will stumble into the role of hero, from seven stories up, when he rushes to the aide of a would-be jumper.
Halfway through its 14th season, “NCIS” has explored terror plots, assassinations, mistaken identities, and more murders than one can count. Yet there are still new stories waiting to be told, as in the episode airing Jan. 24, titled “Keep Going.” It features Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen), assistant to medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, at center stage. In the episode, Palmer breaks rank and, in an out-of-character move, climbs onto a building ledge in an attempt to stop the son of a murder victim from committing suicide. Variety sat down with Dietzen to talk about the episode, changes to the set with the absence of Michael Weatherly and showrunner Gary Glasberg, and some big news Jimmy reveals at episode’s end.
This was one of the first episodes for which showrunner Gary Glasberg wasn’t around, after his death. Has the direction of the show changed without him?
The remainder of this season, after »
- Dani Levy
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