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NCIS, Season 10, Episode 16: “Detour”

Written by Steven D. Binder

Directed by Mario Van Peebles

Airs Tuesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

Nine months have passed since the devastating attack on NCIS that coincided with Jimmy Palmer’s wedding date. So far, the season has illuminated the residual effects of the incident on every character to varying degrees except Palmer. “Detour” welcomes back Brian Dietzen as the Autopsy Gremlin after an extended absence with a story that, predictable though it may be, is a respectable addition to this year’s trend of stand-alone episodes that advance character development.

Not long after Dietzen was promoted to series regular, he dropped off the radar when the show neglected to incorporate subplots that justified his recent inclusion in the opening credits. However, acting as a sidekick to David McCallum’s ‘Ducky’, the return of Dietzen’s character is both necessary and endearing. Jimmy »

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